Fund In Mayor Miller’s Memory To Plant, Preserve Trees In City

Fund In Mayor Miller’s Memory

To Plant, Preserve Trees In City

Police Chief Dennis Nayor addresses a press conference in City Hall this morning.  Also present, from left, are Council members Larry Malone, Bob Brzozowski and David Rissberger, and City Manager Martin Murphy.  (Ian Austin/allotsego.com)
Police Chief Dennis Nayor addresses a press conference in City Hall this morning. Also present, from left, are Council members Larry Malone, Bob Brzozowski and David Rissberger, and City Manager Martin Murphy. (Ian Austin/allotsego.com)
Flowrs and other tributes appeared on City Hall steps over the weekend.
Flowers and other tributes appeared on City Hall steps over the weekend.

ONEONTA – Mayor Richard P. Miller Jr.’s legacy will live on in the continued beautification of Oneonta.

At a City Hall press conference this morning, a Mayor Miller Memorial Fund was announced.  The proceeds will be used to plant and preserve trees in the city.

Donations may be mailed to City Hall, 258 Main St., Oneonta NY 13820.

City Manager Martin Murphy gave details of the funeral services for Miller, who died at home Saturday, Oct. 25.  He was 71.

There will be no formal calling hours, but a memorial service is planned for the public at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2 at Foothills Performing Arts Center.

“This is a very difficult time for his family, Common Council and the entire community of Oneonta,” said Murphy. “But Mayor Miller’s legacy has put us on a path to continued prosperity.”
“He was an extraordinary person,” said City Attorney David Merzig.  “He took his personal and political life very seriously, but with a joy that’s hard to explain.”

Also attending were Council members Bob Brzozowski, Larry Malone and David Rissberger.

Chief Dennis Nayor also gave a timeline of the case, which is still considered an open investigation.