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EIGHTH REGULAR SESSION
Johnstown, NY August 13th, 2018

Roll Call – Quorum Present

Supervisors: Argotsinger, Blackmon, Born, Bradt, Breh, Fagan, Greene, Groff, Handy, Howard, Kinowski, Lauria, Perry, Potter, Rice, Selmser, Wilson, Young
TOTAL: Present: 18 Absent: 2 (Supervisors Callery and Waldron)

Chairman Groff called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, Chairman Groff asked if there was anyone from the public who wished to address the Board. No one from the public came forward.

Chairman Groff asked Mr. Lee Hollenbeck to come to the front of the Chambers to receive a letter recognizing his service on the FMCC Board of Trustees. Chairman Groff then read the “Chairman’s Letter” to Mr. Hollenbeck and to the Board.

Mr. Hollenbeck advised that this letter is “backwards” because, in his opinion, he should be thanking the Board. He said that the College is important to the County and he thanked the Board for the opportunity for him to serve on the FMCC Board of Trustees. He also encouraged the Board to attend the FMCC tour later this afternoon to see how the College is progressing with its building projects. Mr. Hollenbeck then went around and thanked each Board member.

Chairman Groff then asked Mr. Stead for the reading of the Communications on the Agenda

COMMUNICATIONS

  1. Letters from: Senator James Tedisco, Mayor Vernon Jackson, Mayor Dayton King, and Attorney Michael Albanese Subj: Supporting Fulton County Micro Enterprise Program (Supervisor Young requested a copy).
     
  2. Communication from Adirondack Association of Towns & Villages Subj: Resolution 4 of 2018 - Requesting Suspension of Demolition of the Gooley Club Camp on Third Lake of the Essex Chain Pending Further Review (Supervisor Young requested a copy).
     
  3. Letter from Miller, Mannix, Schachner & Hafner, LLC, Attorneys at Law Subj: Resolution 73 of 2018 from Town of Johnstown – Adopting Negative Declaration Pursuant to the NYS Environmental Quality Review Act Concerning Amendment of the Town Master Plan and Zoning Law and Potential Future Development (Supervisor Greene requested a copy).
     
  4. Communication from Schoharie County Board of Supervisors Subj: Resolution 74 of 2018 – Requesting State Action to Relieve Recycling Mandates in a Time of Crisis (Supervisors Born, Greene, Howard, Lauria and Young requested a copy).

 

 

UPDATES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

Buildings & Grounds/Highway

Supervisor Fagan advised that the first meeting of the newly re-named Public Works Committee went well and the Committee is looking forward to working with the Solid Waste Department.

REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES

Soil and Water Conservation District

Supervisor Greene advised that the District Board met on July 24 and it was a very productive meeting. He highlighted some topics such as shared services between Soil and Water and the Town of Caroga and the Town of Oppenheim. Soil and Water will be helping with stumping and hydroseeding at the Fulton County Airport after some trees are removed. He also spoke about some accomplishments of the Soil and Water Conservation District. Mr. Greene said that pipe sales have been going really well.

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

Chairman Groff reminded the Board that they are invited to attend a FMCC tour of their campus after the Board meeting at approximately 3:00 p.m.

RESOLUTIONS
 

A Memorial Resolution was adopted by “unanimous silent standing second” for former Supervisor George Manchester from the Town of Bleecker, who recently passed away.

Supervisor Young advised that he would be Abstaining from proposed Resolutions 19-26 and 34 due to his employment with FMCC.

Nos. 329 and 330 (Resolution Authorizing Application to NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services for an Interoperable Communications “Formulary” Grant and Resolution Authorizing Application to NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services for an Interoperable Communications “Targeted” Grant): Mr. Stead explained that the Civil Defense Director/Fire Coordinator got late notice that applications were available for possible funding, so only the Finance Committee was able to approve the proposal for application for said grants.

(Resolutions continued to be deliberated on.)

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 332.

Chairman Groff opened the Public Hearing for the purpose of receiving comments regarding Proposed Local Law “B” of 2018 Adjusting Salaries of Elected and Appointed Positions in the County of Fulton (2018-2021) at 1:33 p.m.

Chairman Groff asked if there were any members of the public who wished to make comments regarding Proposed Local Law “B” of 2018 Adjusting Salaries of Elected and Appointed Positions in the County of Fulton (2018-2021). There being no interested speakers, Chairman Groff advised that he would keep the Public Hearing open for a portion of the Board meeting.

Upon a motion by Supervisor Fagan, seconded by Supervisor Greene and unanimously carried, the Committee entered into Executive Session at 1:34 p.m. to discuss collective bargaining.

Upon a motion by Supervisor Fagan, seconded by Supervisor Bradt and unanimously carried, the Committee re-entered into Regular Session at 1:44 p.m.

Chairman Groff asked if there were any members of the public who wished to make comments regarding Proposed Local Law “B” of 2018 Adjusting Salaries of Elected and Appointed Positions in the County of Fulton (2018-2021). There being no interested speakers, Chairman Groff closed the public hearing at 1:45 p.m.

Mr. Stead advised that he had one more proposed Resolution that was missed by the Board Office for deliberation for today’s Agenda. The Agenda Item was only reviewed by the Public Works Committee and they did approve it. It was a Resolution Authorizing a Contract with Tim VanNostrand Logging for Logging Services at the Fulton County Airport.

Supervisor Fagan was the sponsor and Supervisor Perry made the second and it was unanimously carried.

PUBLIC HEARING: A PUBLIC HEARING TO RECEIVE COMMENTS REGARDING THE SHARED SERVICES PANEL 2018 DRAFT SHARED SERVICES TAX SAVINGS PLAN IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 59 OF THE LAWS OF 2017.

Chairman Groff opened the Public Hearing at 1:50 p.m. to receive comments regarding the Shared Services Panel 2018 Draft Shared Services Tax Savings Plan in Accordance with Chapter 59 of the Laws of 2018 and asked if there was anyone present who wished to make comments. There being no interested speakers, Chairman Groff advised that he would keep the Public Hearing open for a portion of the Board meeting.

Chairman Groff called for a ten minute recess at 1:50 p.m.

Chairman Groff then called the meeting back to order at 2:03 p.m.

Chairman Groff asked if there was anyone was present who wished to make comments regarding the Shared Services Panel 2018 Draft Shared Services Tax Savings Plan in Accordance with Chapter 59 of the Laws of 2018.

Tim Rizzo, 272 County Highway 107, Johnstown and also a Town of Johnstown Councilman: Mr. Rizzo commented that he was present today to ask the Board when the Shared Services Plan had “substance” and when was the Report provided to the Supervisors, because the Johnstown.

Town Board has not seen the Report. If the Report involves assessing process changes in municipalities, why didn’t the municipalities have a say in the Report.

Mr. Stead advised that the there is nothing new regarding assessing in the 2018 Draft Services Plan that was not in the 2017 Shared Services Plan and Report and that the Plan has been available since September of 2017. By state statute, municipal Town Boards are not involved in the Shared Services Plan. The chief elected official from each jurisdiction has had input in the Plan. If any initiative were to more forward affecting a town, each Town Board would have to ultimately approve their municipality being involved in the Shared Services Plan.

Mr. Rizzo maintained that he still “wanted numbers and was denied answers” from the Town. He advised that the Plan would have negative impacts for the Town of Johnstown if it mandated contract assessing.

Chairman Groff then asked if there were any other public speakers who wished to make comments regarding the Shared Services Panel 2018 Draft Shared Services Tax Savings Plan in Accordance with Chapter 59 of the Laws of 2018. There being no interested speakers, Chairman Groff closed the public hearing at 2:10 p.m.

Mr. Stead reminded the Board that 2019 Budget Committee Meetings start next week.

Supervisor Lauria advised that the Planning Board is in need of a member from the western part of Fulton County and to let him know if anyone may know of someone who would be interested.

PROCLAMATION

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH TIM VANNOSTRAND LOGGING FOR LOGGING SERVICES AT THE FULTON COUNTY AIRPORT
RESOLUTION ADOPTING LOCAL LAW 2 OF 2018 ADJUSTING SALARIES OF ELECTED AND APPOINTED POSITIONS IN THE COUNTY OF FULTON (2018-2021)
Memorandum of Agreement By and Between Fulton Montgomery Community College and Fulton Montgomery Community College Education Support Personnel
RESOLUTION APPROVING NEW COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT BETWEEN FMCC, FULTON COUNTY, MONTGOMERY COUNTY AND THE FMCC EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT PERSONNEL (ESP)
RESOLUTION AWARDING BIDS FOR FOODSTUFFS AND OTHER SUPPLIES FOR USE IN THE FULTON COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CERTAIN TRANSFERS AND BUDGET AMENDMENTS
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION TO NYS DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVICES FOR AN INTEROPERABLE COMMUNICATIONS “TARGETED” GRANT
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION TO NYS DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVICES FOR AN INTEROPERABLE COMMUNICATIONS “FORMULARY” GRANT
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING DISPOSAL OF CERTAIN SURPLUS EQUIPMENT
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONTRACT WITH BENETECH FOR THIRD PARTY ADMINISTRATOR SERVICES FOR THE WORKERS COMPENSATION SELFINSURANCE PLAN (2019-2021)
RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE DRAFT 2018 FULTON COUNTY SHARED SERVICES PLAN
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING COUNTY PARTICIPATION IN THE LEGAL DEFENSE OF CERTAIN ASSESSMENT REDUCTION ACTIONS WITHIN THE TOWN OF JOHNSTOWN
RESOLUTION APPROVING PAYMENT FOR LEGAL DEFENSE OF REAL PROPERTY ASSESSMENT CHALLENGE (TOWN OF BROADALBIN)
RESOLUTION DESIGNATING AN ADDITIONAL BANK FOR COUNTY FUNDS (COUNTY TREASURER)
RESOLUTION APPORTIONING 2019 WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INSURANCE PROGRAM EXPENSES
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING RENEWAL OF SPECIFIC EXCESS EMPLOYERS LIABILITY INSURANCE POLICY FOR 2018-2019 (WORKERS COMPENSATION PLAN)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS FOR DIESEL FUEL FOR USE BY THE HIGHWAY AND FACILITIES DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PURCHASE OF UPGRADED HVAC CONTROLS FOR THE FMCC PRIORITY CAMPUS SAFETY PROJECT (2015 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CHANGE ORDER NO. 2 TO THE CONTRACT WITH BAST HATFIELD CONSTRUCTION LLC FOR THE FMCC PE BUILDING BATHROOMS AND LOCKER ROOMS PROJECT (2018 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH FULMONT COLLEGE ASSOCIATION FOR CLERK OF THE WORKS SERVICES FOR THE FMCC CAMPUS LABS AND CLASSROOMS PHASE 1 PROJECT (2018 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PURCHASE OF CERTAIN FURNITURE AND FURNISHINGS FOR THE FMCC STUDENT UNION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (2015 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH FULMONT COLLEGE ASSOCIATION FOR CLERK OF THE WORKS SERVICES FOR THE FMCC PE BUILDING BATHROOMS AND LOCKER ROOMS PROJECT (2018 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION RELEASING WILLIAM BRADY CONSTRUCTION FROM ITS CONTRACTS FOR CLERK OF THE WORKS SERVICES FOR THE FMCC PE BUILDING BATHROOMS AND LOCKER ROOMS PROJECT AND FMCC CAMPUS LABS AND CLASSROOM PHASE 1 PROJECT (2018 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO THE CONTRACT WITH JMZ ARCHITECTS & PLANNERS, LLC FOR ADDITIONAL CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION SERVICES FOR THE FMCC CAMPUS LABS AND CLASSROOMS PROJECT (2018 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO THE CONTRACT WITH JMZ ARCHITECTS & PLANNERS, LLC FOR ADDITIONAL CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION SERVICES FOR THE FMCC PE BUILDING BATHROOMS AND LOCKER ROOMS PROJECT (2018 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION RENEWING PROPERTY AND LIABILITY INSURANCE FOR 2018-2019 FOR COUNTY DEPARTMENTS
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PURCHASE OF A PRINTER FOR USE IN THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS OFFICE
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT BETWEEN THE COUNTY OF FULTON AND GENERAL CODE FOR A LASERFICHE DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (2018 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING 2018 PC UPGRADE PROJECT FOR THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT (2018 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PURCHASE OF A COMPACT EXCAVATOR VIA STATE CONTRACT FOR USE IN THE SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT AND TRANSFERS THEREFORE (2018 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION AWARDING BID FOR THE PURCHASE OF SEVEN (7) STATIONARY RECYCLABLES COMPACTORS FOR USE AT THE SOLID WASTE TRANSFER STATIONS AND TRANSFERS THEREFORE (2018 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH SMART WATT ENERGY FOR MEASUREMENT AND VERIFICATION SERVICES FOR THE LIGHTING AND JAIL ENERGY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (2018 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A LEASE/PURCHASE AGREEMENT WITH NATIONAL GRID FOR A LIGHTING AND JAIL ENERGY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (2018 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION AWARDING BID FOR DIESEL FUEL FOR USE AT THE CENTRAL FUEL DEPOT AT THE COUNTY SERVICES COMPLEX
RESOLUTION AWARDING BID TO CITY OF JOHNSTOWN FOR A 1999 INTERNATIONAL TRACTOR TRUCK (HIGHWAYS AND FACILITIES)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXTENSION OF LEASE AGREEMENT WITH THE 195 FACTORY, LLC, FOR FIXED BASE OPERATOR SERVICES AT THE FULTON COUNTY AIRPORT (2019-2023)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PURCHASE OF CERTAIN EQUIPMENT FOR USE IN THE CIVIL DEFENSE/FIRE COORDINATOR’S OFFICE WITH 2017 STATE HOMELAND SECURITY PROGRAM FUNDS
RESOLUTION ACCEPTING DONATION OF A 1999 MOTOR VEHICLE FOR USE IN THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING GRANT APPLICATION TO THE USDA TO OPERATE A TELEHEALTH PILOT PROJECT IN 2019 (PUBLIC HEALTH)
RESOLUTION ACCEPTING GRANT FUNDS FROM NORTH COUNTY DSRIP FOR THE TELEHEALTH PILOT INITIATIVE (OFFICE FOR AGING)
RESOLUTION AMENDING CONTRACT WITH ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN PARTNERSHIP FOR PRELIMINARY DESIGN OF “PHASE 1 EXPANSION” OF VILLAGE OF BROADALBIN WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT (SMART WATERS INITIATIVE)
RESOLUTION AND ORDER AMENDING BOUNDARIES OF FULTON COUNTY WATER DISTRICT NO. 1
RESOLUTION IN MEMORY OF FORMER SUPERVISOR GEORGE MANCHESTER
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