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FOURTH REGULAR SESSION
Johnstown, NY April 8th, 2019

Roll Call – Quorum Present

Supervisors: Argotsinger, Blackmon, Born, Bradt, Breh, Fagan, Greene, Groff, Handy, Howard, Kinowski, Lauria, Perry, Potter, Selmser, Wilson, Young
TOTAL: Present: 17 Absent: 3 (Supervisors Callery, Rice Waldron)

Chairman Wilson called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, Chairman Wilson called for a moment of silence for Frank S. Rice, husband of Supervisor Allicia Rice, who recently passed away.

Chairman Wilson asked if there was anyone from the public who wished to address the Board. No one from the public came forward.

Chairman Wilson then asked Mr. Stead for the reading of the Late Communications and Report on the Late Agenda.

LATE COMMUNICATIONS

  1. L-1 Communication (2) from: Clinton County Legislative Office, Town of Arietta
    Subj: Resolution In Support of Snowmobiling and Increasing Snowmobile Trail Miles in the Adirondacks (Supervisor Lauria and Supervisor Young requested a copy)
     
  2. L-2 Communication from Orange County Legislature
    Subj: Resolution 45 of 2019 Calling for New York State Legislative Action to Classify as Controlled Substances Certain Fentanyl “Analogues” that are Responsible for Opioid Overdose Deaths (Supervisor Young requested a copy)
     
  3. L-3 Communication from Schoharie County Board of Supervisors
    Subj: Resolution Urging New York State to Fund All Costs Associated with New York State-Enacted Voting Reforms Implemented at the County Level (Supervisors Born, Howard, Lauria and Perry requested a copy)
     
  4. L-4 Communication from Seneca County Board of Supervisors
    Subj: Resolution Opposing New York State Senate Bill S.1947 and New York State Assembly Bill A.1261 Related to Hours, Wages and Supplements in Contracts for Public Work (Prevailing

LATE REPORTS

  1. L-A 2018 Basic Financial Statements, Fulton County Industrial Development Agency |LS|Priority Reading|RS|

UPDATES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

(No Updates)

REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES

Soil and Water Conservation District Board:

Supervisor Greene advised that the District Board met on March 19. He further advised that Soil and Water will be purchasing a combination hydro seeder/planter with a state grant. A new secretary has been hired and will start in late April. The tile and grass seeds have been picking up in the past few weeks. The next meeting is going to be held on April 16.

Inter-County Legislative Committee of the Adirondacks:

Supervisor Perry advised that the Inter-County meeting was held on March 28 and hosted by Clinton County. The highlight of the meeting was a tour of the State Correction Facility in Dannemora, NY. She commented that it was an “amazing and memorable experience”. The group received an update from NYSAC regarding the status of items in the NYS Budget that were due to be released the next day.

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

(No report)

RESOLUTIONS

Resolutions on the Agenda were then deliberated upon.

No. 157 (Resolution Referring Certain Parcels to the Fulton County Demolition Team (Operation Green Scene): Supervisor Young advised that a number of Gloversville City Supervisors have been meeting and are looking at the tax foreclosures in the City and are hoping that when the properties are purchased, people will take care of them and they won’t end up back on the County’s foreclosure list.

A motion was offered by Supervisor Fagan, seconded by Supervisor Lauria and unanimously carried to waive the Rules of Order to take action on Late Resolution 1.

Mr. Stead explained that Late Resolution No. 1 (Resolution Authorizing Advertisement for Bids for One (1) Patrol Car for use in Sheriff’s Department) may not be needed because the Sheriff may be able to access a state contract for the purchase of a patrol vehicle that was recently totaled in an accident.

Chairman Wilson opened the Public Hearing to receive comments regarding proposed Local Law “B” of 2019, “A Local Law Amending Local Law 3 of 1986, as Amended by Local Law 2 of 1996 to Revise the Name of the Department of Information Services to Department of Information Technology” at 1:30 p.m.

There being no interested speakers, Chairman Wilson advised that he would keep the Public Hearing open for a portion of the Board meeting.

Chairman Wilson called for a recess at 1:30 p.m.

Chairman Wilson then called the meeting back to order at 1:45 p.m.

Chairman Wilson again asked if there were any members of the public who wished to make comments regarding Proposed Local Law “B” of 2019, “A Local Law Amending Local Law 3 of 1986, as Amended by Local Law 2 of 1996 to Revise the Name of the Department of Information Services to Department of Information Technology”. No one came forward.

Chairman Wilson opened the Public Hearing to receive comments regarding the Draft, Map, Plan and Report for Proposed Fulton County Sewer District No. 3: Meco at 1:46 p.m.

John Kane 165 W. Bush Road, Gloversville: Mr. Kane asked what the Meco Sewer District annual cost would be. There is no water supply or any type of meters, so how will the sewage cost be calculated. Many home owners in the area have their own wells and own septic systems. He further asked why this Sewer District is being proposed. He also referenced Article 5, Chapter 100 and 102 of County Law that makes this action subject to permissive referendum. Petition forms must be made available by the Clerk of the Board for anyone wishing them.

Mr. Stead explained that this proposed district is totally optional for a homeowner to participate in or to share the cost of.

Wrandy Siarkowski, 28 Jay Street and also Chairman of Gloversville-Johnstown Joint Wastewater Treatment Facility: He advised that on C.T. Male’s Map, Plan and Report, he noticed that of 14 pages, 11 pages on the SEQR are blank and not filled out. He advised that he also has concerns regarding the metering for the sewer system. He said that the report referenced that the Gloversville-Johnstown Joint Sewer Board had discussions regarding the sewer district back in 2006. He asked why the project had not been discussed with the Sewer Board more recently. He had questions regarding, who will maintain the water meters, who is responsible for future tie ins and who will maintain the district once it is established.

Mr. Stead asked Mr. Siarkowski if the Gloversville-Johnstown Joint Sewer Board responded to the SEQRA notifications during the review period for involved agencies. Mr. Siarkowski said that he did not know.

Pat Malagisi, 774 Co. Hwy. 122, Gloversville: He asked where the Pump Station would be located and if one pump station could handle all the sewage. Mr. Stead responded that the existing pump station is located at “Meco flats” and yes, it can handle the projected flows.

Chairman Wilson then asked if there was anyone else present who would like to comment on proposed Sewer District Number 3: Meco. No one else came forward.

Chairman Wilson then called for a recess at 1:53 p.m.

Chairman Wilson called the meeting back to order at 2:05 p.m.

Chairman Wilson again asked if there were any members of the public who wished to make comments regarding Proposed Local Law “B” of 2019, “A Local Law Amending Local Law 3 of 1986, as Amended by Local Law 2 of 1996 to Revise the Name of the Department of Information Services to Department of Information Technology” or the Draft, Map, Plan and Report for Proposed Fulton County Sewer District No. 3: Meco. There being no further interested speakers, Chairman Wilson closed both Public Hearings at 2:06 p.m.

Proposed No. 27 (Resolution Establishing Fulton County Sewer District No. 3: Meco): Chairman Wilson recommended holding off on voting on this proposed Resolution to give the Gloversville-Johnstown Joint Wastewater Treatment Board time to meet with the Planning Director and C.T. Male to have any questions answered.

Mr. Stead then explained that he had spoken to the Planning Director during the recess and found out an answer to Mr. Siarkowksi’s question about why some of the pages were blank on the SEQR. He advised that, in accordance with SEQRA, only Section 1 was required to be filled out for this type of project.

Supervisor Howard asked if the Board tabled this proposed Resolution would the Board be required to hold another Public Hearing. Mr. Stead said only is there was a significant change in the scope of the project.

Supervisor Blackmon made a motion to TABLE proposed Resolution No. 27 (Resolution Establishing Fulton County Sewer District No. 3: Meco), seconded by Supervisor Greene and unanimously carried.

PROCLAMATIONS

WHEREAS, in 1982, the President’s Task Force on Victims of Crime envisioned a national commitment to a more equitable and supportive response to victims; and WHEREAS, this commemorative week celebrates the energy, perseverance and commitment that launched the victims’ rights movement, inspired its progress, and continues to advance the cause of justice for crime victims; and

WHEREAS, crime can leave a lasting impact on any person, regardless of age, national origin, race, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, immigration, or economic status; and

WHEREAS, incorporating communities’ existing experts and trusted sources of support into efforts to fully serve survivors will develop a criminal justice system response that is truly accessible and appropriate for all victims of crime; and

WHEREAS, engaging a broader array of healthcare providers, community leaders, faith organizations, educators and businesses can provide new links between victims and services that improve their safety, healing, and access to justice; and

WHEREAS, honoring the rights of victims, including the rights to be heard and to be treated with fairness, dignity, and respect, and working to meet their needs rebuilds their trust in the criminal justice and social service systems; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors hereby expresses its dedication to strengthening victims and survivors in the aftermath of crime and building resilience in our communities, and offers it appreciation to all those community members, criminal justice professionals and provider agencies working for a better future for all victims and survivors; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors hereby proclaims April 7-13 “Crime Victims Rights Week in Fulton County”. Upon a motion by Supervisor Fagan, seconded by Supervisor Greene and unanimously carried, the Committee adjourned at 2:21 p.m.

Certified by: _________________________________________
Jon R. Stead, Administrative Officer/DATE Clerk of the Board

WHEREAS, local resident Harry Robinson was inducted into the American Football Association National Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio on Sunday, June 22, 2018; and

WHEREAS, this Hall of Fame recognition arises from a stellar record of accomplishments as a Linebacker and Placekicker with the Glove Cities Colonials; and WHEREAS, Robinson’s impressive career earned a reputation as tenacious defensive force during competition and a good-hearted colleague off the field; and

WHEREAS, Harry’s defensive skills lead to him being named Empire Football League Defensive Player of the Year in 1974; and

WHEREAS, Harry’s accomplishments earned him a place in the Colonial’s Hall of Fame, inducted in 1990; and WHEREAS, Harry began his football career playing high school football at Gloversville High School; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors hereby recognizes the accomplishments and talent of Harry Robinson upon the occasion of his induction into the AFA Hall of Fame in Canton, OH.

Supervisor Lauria commented that it was a privilege to know the Robinson family and that Mr. Robinson’s father was his first baseball coach. He has known the Robinson family for years. Supervisor Greene said he was a “really good guy” and a “good student”.

Upon a motion by Supervisor Wilson, seconded by Supervisor Greene and unanimously carried, the Committee adjourned at 2:13 p.m.

Certified by: _________________________________________
Jon R. Stead, Administrative Officer/DATE Clerk of the Board

WHEREAS, local resident Harry Robinson was inducted into the American Football Association National Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio on Sunday, June 22, 2018; and

WHEREAS, this Hall of Fame recognition arises from a stellar record of accomplishments as a Linebacker and Placekicker with the Glove Cities Colonials; and WHEREAS, Robinson’s impressive career earned a reputation as tenacious defensive force during competition and a good-hearted colleague off the field; and

WHEREAS, Harry’s defensive skills lead to him being named Empire Football League Defensive Player of the Year in 1974; and

WHEREAS, Harry’s accomplishments earned him a place in the Colonial’s Hall of Fame, inducted in 1990; and WHEREAS, Harry began his football career playing high school football at Gloversville High School; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors hereby recognizes the accomplishments and talent of Harry Robinson upon the occasion of his induction into the AFA Hall of Fame in Canton, OH.

Supervisor Lauria commented that it was a privilege to know the Robinson family and that Mr. Robinson’s father was his first baseball coach. He has known the Robinson family for years. Supervisor Greene said he was a “really good guy” and a “good student”.

Upon a motion by Supervisor Wilson, seconded by Supervisor Greene and unanimously carried, the Committee adjourned at 2:13 p.m.

Certified by: _________________________________________
Jon R. Stead, Administrative Officer/DATE Clerk of the Board

Upon a motion by Supervisor Fagan, seconded by Supervisor Groff and unanimously carried, the Committee entered into Executive Session at 2:00 p.m. to discuss the proposed acquisition, sale or lease of real property.

Upon a motion by Supervisor Fagan, seconded by Supervisor Callery and unanimously carried, the Committee re-entered into Regular Session at 2:18 p.m.

Upon a motion by Supervisor Callery, seconded by Supervisor Howard and unanimously carried, the Committee adjourned at 2:19 p.m.

RESOLUTIONS

RESOLUTION ADOPTING LOCAL 2 OF 2019 “A LOCAL LAW AMENDING LOCAL LAW 3 OF 1986, AS AMENDED BY LOCAL LAW 2 OF 1996 TO REVISE THE NAME OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION SERVICES TO DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY”
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS FOR ONE (1) PATROL CAR FOR USE IN SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CERTAIN TRANSFERS AND BUDGET AMENDMENTS
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PURCHASE OF NEW FIREWALL HARDWARE FOR USE IN THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION AWARDING BIDS FOR PAPER AND PRINTING SUPPLIES FOR USE IN THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING DISPOSAL OF CERTAIN SURPLUS EQUIPMENT
RESOLUTION REFERRING CERTAIN PARCELS TO THE FULTON COUNTY DEMOLITION TEAM (OPERATION GREEN SCENE)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A SHORT-TERM LEASE AGREEMENT WITH BASELINE KING CONSTRUCTION FOR LEASE OF THE ENTERPRISE BUILDING AT THE FULTON COUNTY AIRPORT
RESOLUTION APPROVING USER AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO USE COUNTY VOTING MACHINES (2019)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXTENSION OF A HAVA “SHOEBOX” GRANT AGREEMENT WITH THE NYS BOARD OF ELECTIONS (BOARD OF ELECTIONS)
RESOLUTION OPTING NOT TO ENTER A NEW AGREEMENT WITH NYS UNIFIED COURT SYSTEM FOR COURT ATTENDANTS
RESOLUTION PROPOSING THAT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS SERVE AS LEAD AGENCY FOR THE CREATION OF FULTON COUNTY SEWER DISTRICT NO. 3 (MECO) AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A NEGATIVE DECLARATION UNDER SEQRA
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH AUCTIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION FOR SALE OF A 9,000 POUND ROTARY LIFT (HIGHWAYS AND FACILITIES)
RESOLUTION AWARDING BID TO TITAN ROOFING, INC. FOR A ROOFING PROJECT AT 57 EAST FULTON AND AMENDING THE 2019 CAPITAL PLAN TO INCLUDE THE PROJECT
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS AND FACILITIES AND CERTAIN TOWN HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS FOR MOWING OF COUNTY RIGHTS-OF-WAY (2019)
RESOLUTION AMENDING THE UTILITY ENERGY SERVICE CONTRACT WITH NATIONAL GRID FOR THE LIGHTING AND JAIL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT TO ADD 57 EAST FULTON STREET, GLOVERSVILLE TO THE PROJECT
RESOLUTION AWARDING BIDS FOR VARIOUS HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS FOR USE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS AND FACILITIES (2019)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION PROGRAM AT THE FULTON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOLID WASTE (2019)
RESOLUTION AWARDING BID FOR A LANDFILL GPS SYSTEM FOR USE IN THE SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT (2019 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION AWARDING BID FOR AN EXCAVATOR FOR USE IN THE SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT (2019 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION AWARDING BIDS FOR FOODSTUFFS AND OTHER SUPPLIES FOR USE IN THE FULTON COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CREATION OF A SPECIAL PATROL OFFICER POSITION AND ENTERING INTO A CONTRACT WITH HFM BOCES FOR SAID POSITION (SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT WITH HAMILTON COUNTY TO PROVIDE E911 BACK UP SERVICES (SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT)
RESOLUTION RE-APPROPRIATING CERTAIN 2017 AND 2018 NYS HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT FUNDS INTO THE 2019 ADOPTED BUDGET TO PURCHASE A CLOSED CIRCUIT CAMERA FOR USE BY THE GLOVERSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT (CIVIL DEFENSE DEPARTMENT)
RESOLUTION RE-APPROPRIATING CERTAIN 2016 NYS HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT FUNDS INTO THE 2019 ADOPTED BUDGET TO PREPARE A FULTON COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE EMERGENCY PLAN (CIVIL DEFENSE DEPARTMENT)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH AUCTIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION FOR SALE OF A TELEPHONE SYSTEM (PUBLIC DEFENDER)
RESOLUTION CREATING ONE (1) FULL-TIME ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (PUBLIC DEFENDER) POSITION IN THE PUBLIC DEFENDER’S OFFICE
RESOLUTION ADJUSTING THE NON-UNION SALARY STRUCTURE RELATED TO CERTAN NON-UNION POSITIONS
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN FULTON COUNTY AND FULTON COUNTY CSEA GENERAL UNIT TO DELETE THE DEADLINE FOR THE USE OF COMPENSATORY TIME
RESOLUTION AMENDING THE EMPLOYMENT POLICIES FOR FULTON COUNTY NONBARGAINING UNIT EMPLOYEES TO DELETE THE DEADLINE FOR THE USE OF COMPENSATORY TIME
RESOLUTION WAIVING THE RESIDENCY RULE FOR HIRE OF PUBLIC HEALTH NURSES AND A SUPERVISING PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE IN THE PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH MM HAYES TO IMPLEMENT A KRONOS EMPLOYEE TIME AND ATTENDANCE SYSTEM AND AMENDING THE 2019 CAPITAL PLAN TO INCLUDE THE PROJECT
RESOLUTION AWARDING BID FOR THE LEASE OF TWO (2) SEDANS FOR USE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING MEAL EXPENSES FOR THE 2019 FOSTER PARENT RECOGNITION DINNER (SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS FOR CHILDREN WITH HANDICAPPING CONDITIONS 2019-2020 TRANSPORTATION
RESOLUTION APPOINTING COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES TO THE GREAT SACANDAGA LAKE ADVISORY COUNCIL (GSLAC)
RESOLUTION DECLARING THE 2018 NEW YORK STATE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) TO OPERATE A MICRO-ENTERPRISE GRANT PROGRAM A TYPE II ACTION UNDER SEQRA
The County of Fulton (the “County”) and the CSEA, Inc. Local #1000 AFSCME, AFL-CIO, CSEA Local #818, Fulton County General Unit (the “Union”)
TO AMEND LOCAL LAW 3 OF 1986, AS AMENDED BY LOCAL LAW 2 OF 1996, TO REVISE THE NAME OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION SERVICES/PRINTING TO DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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