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THIRD DAY OF ANNUAL SESSION
Johnstown, NY December 10th, 2018

Roll Call – Quorum Present

Supervisors: Argotsinger, Blackmon, Born, Bradt, Breh, Callery, Fagan, Greene, Groff, Handy, Howard, Kinowski, Lauria, Perry, Potter, Rice, Selmser, Waldron, Wilson, Young TOTAL: Present: 20

Chairman Groff called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, Chairman Groff called for a Moment of Silence for the passing of our 41st President George H.W. Bush.

Mr. Stead asked Public Defender J. Gerard McAuliffe, Jr. to join him and Chairman Groff at the dais for presentation of a Proclamation recognizing his many years of service to Fulton County. Mr. Stead read the Proclamation on behalf of the Board.

PROCLAMATION

December 10th, 2018

WHEREAS, Public Defender Gerard McAuliffe, Jr. will be resigning on December 31, 2018 due to his election to the post of Fulton County Family Court Judge; and

WHEREAS, Mr. McAuliffe distinguished himself as a studious and dedicated public servant during his 26 years in public defense, first as Assistant Public Defender from 1992 to 1996, and then as Public Defender from 1996 through 2018; and

WHEREAS, Gerard threw his heart into the evolving mission of the Office, guiding its growth and complication through many phases and changing priorities; and

WHEREAS, Gerard demonstrated consummate professionalism in all facets of his duties and proved himself at all times, dedicated to helping those in need of legal representation; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors hereby joins with local leaders throughout the area to honor J. Gerard McAuliffe, Jr. for his longstanding service to the community; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the Board hereby offers its appreciation to Gerard and wishes unto him the “gladsome light of jurisprudence” upon his ascension to the Family Court Bench.

Mr. McAuliffe thanked everyone and thanked God for his many gifts and blessings. Mr. McAuliffe added that he is truly humbled. He thanked his wife Maureen for being patient with his nights away at night court and while he was at home preparing for a trial or at the office. He emphasized that it has been a privilege to have his wife present and supportive every step of the way. He further thanked his office staff of Jill Ovitt and Robin Kane.

Mr. McAuliffe thanked Chairman Groff and Administrative Officer Jon Stead for their help over the past year. He also thanked all members of the Board of Supervisors past and present for their support and said that “Fulton County is the greatest place on earth to live”. He is also looking forward to serving the people of Fulton County in his capacity as Family Court Judge.

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

 

COMMUNICATIONS

1. Communication from Town of Northampton

Subj: Resolution 13 of 2018 – Requesting that the Board of Supervisors Create a Property Valuation Unit within the Fulton County RPTSA to Perform Contracted Assessing at the Option of Local Assessing Units. (Each Supervisor received a copy in their mailbox located in the Board Office)

 

LATE COMMUNICATIONS

L-1 Communication from Denis Wilson, Chairman, Town of Johnstown Zoning Board

Subj: Notice of Public Hearing on October 4, 2018 for Review of an Area Variance for Universal 137 Realty Proposed Solar Project.

L-2 Communication from Mayor Dayton King of the City of Gloversville, dated 18 September 2018

Subj: Thanking the County for forgiving taxes on 20, 22 and 24 S. Main Street in Gloversville, NY. (Supervisor Young requested a copy)

L-3 Communication from New York State Empire State Development, dated 4 October 2018

Subj: Mohawk Valley Region Council Grant for Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home (Primary Care Facility – Fonda and Renal Dialysis Center – Gloversville). A Public Hearing will be held for said Project on October 15. (Supervisors Born, Lauria and Young requested a copy)

 

UPDATES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

Supervisor Born advised that new Public Health Director Laurel Headwell started on December 3, 2018.

REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

Chairman Groff commented that he wanted to thank everyone for their well wishes during his recent illness. He advised that he, Mr. Stead, along with Supervisors Wilson, Potter and Young attended the NYSAC Fall Seminar in Rochester on September 24-26. He further advised that Fulton County was awarded a “NYMIR 25 Year Foundation Award” at the conference. He also attended several workshops while at the conference.

RESOLUTIONS

No. 405 (Resolution Directing the County Treasurer to Issue a Certificate of Restoration for SBL# 143.-2-25 to Reinstate Parcel to a Taxable Status): Mr. Stead advised that during the Finance Committee Meeting, the Committee voted to have the parcels merged with the property owner’s existing parcel. The Town line is the property line, so the parcel being purchased must remain a single parcel because they are in different assessing units. Also, the property owner is willing pay more for the parcel than what was discussed during the Finance Meeting. (Resolutions continued to be deliberated on.)

Upon a motion by Supervisor Callery, seconded by Supervisor Howard and unanimously carried, the Committee entered into Executive Session at 1:38 p.m. to discuss pending litigation.

Upon a motion by Supervisor Callery, seconded by Supervisor Selmser and unanimously carried, the Committee re-entered into Regular Session at 1:49 p.m.

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

Chairman Groff called the meeting back to order at 2:00 p.m.

Mr. Stead then provided a MS Power Point presentation on the 2018 Fulton County Shared Services Plan.

Upon a motion by Supervisor Wilson, seconded by Supervisor Rice and unanimously carried, the Committee entered into Executive Session at 2:25 p.m. to discuss employment history.

Upon a motion by Supervisor Callery, seconded by Supervisor Handy and unanimously carried, the Committee re-entered into Regular Session at 4:31 p.m.

Upon a motion by Supervisor Callery, seconded by Supervisor Handy and unanimously carried, the Board adjourned at 4:33 p.m.

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

RESOLUTION APPOINTING ROGER PAUL PUBLIC DEFENDER
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CERTAIN TRANSFERS AND BUDGET AMENDMENTS FOR THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING VARIOUS 2019 CONTRACTS FOR THE COUNTY TREASURER’S OFFICE
RESOLUTION RECLASSIFYING THE POSITION OF PUBLIC DEFENDER FROM PART-TIME TO FULL-TIME
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH ROBIN KANE CONSULTING FOR INDIGENT LEGAL SERVICES CONSULTING
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CERTAIN TRANSFERS AND BUDGET AMENDMENTS
RESOLUTION TO CLOSEOUT 2018 TRANSFER TO CAPITAL APPROPRIATION, Capital Projects
RESOLUTION ACCEPTING REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON TAX RATIOS
2019 TAX LEVIES – CITY OF GLOVERSVILLE
2019 TAX LEVIES – CITY OF JOHNSTOWN
2019 TAX LEVIES – TOWN OF STRATFORD
2018 TAX LEVIES – TOWN OF PERTH
2019 TAX LEVIES – TOWN OF OPPENHEIM
2019 TAX LEVIES – TOWN OF NORTHAMPTON
2019 TAX LEVIES – TOWN OF MAYFIELD
2019 TAX LEVIES – TOWN OF JOHNSTOWN
2019 TAX LEVIES – TOWN OF EPHRATAH
2019 TAX LEVIES – TOWN OF CAROGA
2019 TAX LEVIES – TOWN OF BROADALBIN
2019 TAX LEVIES – TOWN OF BLEECKER
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN EXTENSION TO THE CONTRACT WITH STAPLES CONTRACT AND COMMERCIAL, INC. FOR PRINT MANAGEMENT SERVICES (2019)
RESOLUTION WAIVING THE RESIDENCY RULE FOR THE HIRE OF CASEWORKERS (SOCIAL SERVICES & OFFICE FOR AGING)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN INTER-MUNICIPAL AGREEMENT WITH HAMILTON COUNTY FOR SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL (2019-2023)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH SENATOR JAMES TEDISCO FOR OFFICE SPACE AT THE COUNTY OFFICE BUILDING (2019-2020)
RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING A STIPEND FOR DEPUTY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER IN THE BOARD OF SUPERVISOR’S OFFICE
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONTRACTS BETWEEN THE COUNTY TREASURER AND CERTAIN TITLE INSURANCE COMPANIES FOR TITLE SEARCH SERVICES
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A THREE YEAR CONTRACT WITH SAX/BST FOR COUNTY AUDIT SERVICES AND PREPARATION OF ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (2018-2020)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH SCHILLER & KNAPP, CLP FOR BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEY FEES FOR 2019 (TREASURER’S OFFICE)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONTRACT BETWEEN THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND HAMILTON COUNTY TO PROVIDE WEB HOSTING SERVICES FOR THE HAMILTON COUNTY PROBATION DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CERTAIN CONTRACTS FOR THE REAL PROPERTY TAX SERVICES AGENCY IN 2019
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONTRACT BETWEEN THE COUNTY CLERK AND INFO-QUICK SOLUTIONS, INC. FOR COMPUTER INDEXING SERVICES
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A MAINTENANCE CONTRACT WITH NTS DATA SERVICES WITH THE FULTON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS (2019-2023)
RESOLUTION RECLASSIFYING A SENIOR ACCOUNT CLERK POSITION TO PRINCIPAL ACCOUNT CLERK IN THE SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION AWARDING BID FOR ELECTRONICS RECYCLING FOR THE SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT (2019)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONTRACT WITH JAMES MRAZ FOR PLANNING DIRECTOR CONSULTING SERVICES IN THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AGREEMENTS WITH VARIOUS MUNICIPALITIES/AFFILIATIONS FOR PLANNING SERVICES FOR 2019
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AGREEMENT WITH TYCO SIMPLEX GRINNEL FOR FIRE ALARM TESTING FOR VARIOUS COUNTY BUILDINGS (2019)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AGREEMENT WITH STANWYCK AVIONICS, INC. FOR OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE SERVICES FOR THE NON-DIRECTIONAL BEACON AND AWOS SYSTEMS AT THE FULTON COUNTY AIRPORT (2019)
RESOLUTION RECLASSIFYING A PROBATION OFFICER POSITION TO SENIOR PROBATION OFFICER IN THE DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION
RESOLUTION CREATING A PROBATION OFFICER POSITION IN THE PROBATION DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION CREATING A CORPORAL DEPUTY SHERIFF POSITION IN THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION RECLASSIFYING REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSE TO SUPERVISING NURSE IN THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT (CORRECTIONS)
RESOLUTION INCREASING CORONER’S FEE (2019)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONTRACT BETWEEN THE PROBATION DEPARTMENT AND AUTOMON FOR PROBATION CASE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE MAINTENANCE (2019)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING 2019 CONTRACT BETWEEN THE CIVIL DEFENSE/FIRE COORDINATOR AND PITTSFIELD COMMUNICATIONS FOR RADIO MAINTENANCE SERVICES FOR COUNTY DEPARTMENTS
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A MAINTENANCE CONTRACT BETWEEN FULTON COUNTY CIVIL DEFENSE/FIRE COORDINATOR AND R.S. TELECOM FOR FULTON COUNTY’S DIGITAL MICROWAVE RADIO SYSTEM (2019)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CERTAIN MAINTENANCE CONTRACTS FOR THE FULTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT (2019)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CERTAIN MAINTENANCE CONTRACTS FOR THE FULTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT CORRECTIONS DIVISION (2019)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN FULTON COUNTY AND RURAL LAW CENTER OF NEW YORK, INC. TO PROVIDE MANDATED APPEALS REPRESENTATION FOR 2019-2020 (PUBLIC DEFENDER’S OFFICE)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING VARIOUS 2019 CONTRACTS FOR THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONTRACT WITH BENETECH, INC. FOR THIRD-PARTY ADMINISTRATOR SERVICES FOR THE FULTON COUNTY SELF-INSURANCE DISABILITY PLAN (PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT)
RESOLUTION RECLASSIFYING THE POSITION OF DIRECTOR OF VETERANS SERVICE AGENCY FROM PART-TIME TO FULL TIME
RESOLUTION CREATING A CASEWORKER POSITION IN THE SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION CREATING A CASE AIDE POSITION IN THE SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING MONIES FOR COMMUNITY SERVICES FOR 2019
RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING MONIES FOR THE FULTON COUNTY VETERANS AGENCY FOR 2019
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONTRACT BETWEEN THE FULTON COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND FAMILY COUNSELING CENTER IN 2019
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CERTAIN CONTRACTS BETWEEN THE FULTON COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS IN 2019
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE FULTON COUNTY COMMUNITY SERVICES BOARD AND FAMILY COUNSELING CENTER (2019)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CERTAIN 2019 CONTRACTS BETWEEN THE FULTON COUNTY COMMUNITY SERVICES BOARD AND INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONTRACTS BETWEEN THE FULTON COUNTY OFFICE FOR THE AGING AND INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS (2019)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONTRACTS BETWEEN THE YOUTH BUREAU AND INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS FOR VARIOUS 2019 YOUTH PROGRAMS
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONTRACT WITH HAMILTON COUNTY FOR SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE FULTON COUNTY VETERANS SERVICES AGENCY IN 2019
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE FULTON COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE AGENCY AND MONTGOMERY COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE AGENCY FOR TRANSPORTATION SERVICES IN 2019
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PATIENT TRANSFER AGREEMENTS WITH VARIOUS HOSPITALS AND INSTITUTIONS TO ENSURE CONTINUITY OF PATIENT CARE IN 2019 (PUBLIC HEALTH)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONTRACTS BETWEEN THE COUNTY OF FULTON AND NYS APPROVED PROVIDERS FOR PRESCHOOL ED (3-5) CENTER-BASED SERVICES AND/OR PRESCHOOL EVALUATIONS IN 2019 (PUBLIC HEALTH)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONTRACTS BETWEEN THE COUNTY OF FULTON AND INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS FOR PRESCHOOL ED (3-5) ITINERANT RELATED SERVICES IN 2019 (PUBLIC HEALTH)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONTRACTS BETWEEN THE PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS IN 2019
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONTRACTS BETWEEN THE STOP-DWI PROGRAM AND VARIOUS AGENCIES FOR SERVICES IN 2019
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