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SECOND REGULAR SESSION
Johnstown, NY February 11th, 2019

Roll Call – Quorum Present

Supervisors: Argotsinger, Blackmon, Born, Bradt, Callery, Fagan, Greene, Groff, Handy, Howard, Kinowski, Perry, Potter, Selmser, Wilson, Young TOTAL: Present: 16 Absent: 4 (Supervisors Breh, Lauria, Rice and Waldron)

Chairman Wilson called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, Chairman Wilson asked Supervisor Groff, Sheriff Richard Giardino and Captain Daniel Larkin of the NYS Police to come forward.

Sheriff Giardino introduced Captain Larkin to the audience. Sheriff Giardino explained about the structure fire that occurred on Nine Mile Tree Road in the Town of Mayfield on January 13, 2019, and the heroic actions of Deputy Sheriff Robert Furman and Troopers Ron Dacre and Russ Dennie on that day. Sheriff Giardino also thanked the Board for recognizing the Officers.

Captain Daniel Larkin advised that his Department and the Fulton County Sheriff have a good working relationship and wanted to acknowledge the actions of both departments on January 13, 2019. All Officers put themselves in harms-way by entering a burning home. Their heroic actions rescued a woman who would have perished in the fire. He is very proud to work with both Departments. He concluded with “Congratulations Gentleman!”

Chairman Wilson then asked the officers to come forward to receive Proclamations of Commendation. Chairman Wilson stated “hats off to you” and thanked them for their service.

Mr. Stead, Administrative Officer/Clerk of the Board, read the Proclamation of Commendation on behalf of the Board:

PROCLAMATIONS

February 11, 2019

WHEREAS, on January 13, 2019, Fulton County Deputy Sheriff Robert Furman and other first responders were called to a structure fire at 434 Nine Mile Tree Road in the Town of Mayfield; and

WHEREAS, this particular event was a dangerous situation that endangered the home’s residents; and

WHEREAS, at great personal risk, Deputy Furman partnered in the dramatic extrication of a resident that was trapped inside the burning home; and

RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors hereby commends Deputy Sheriff Robert Furman for his standout performance and heroism at said fire; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors hereby also extends its appreciation to Officer Furman on behalf of the entire Fulton County community.

Second Regular Session
February 11, 2019

WHEREAS, on January 13, 2019, State Trooper Ron Dacre and other first responders were called to a structure fire at 434 Nine Mile Tree Road in the Town of Mayfield; and

WHEREAS, this particular event was a dangerous situation that endangered the home’s residents; and

WHEREAS, at great personal risk, Trooper Dacre partnered in the dramatic extrication of a resident that was trapped inside the burning home; and

RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors hereby commends Trooper Ron Dacre for his standout performance and heroism at said fire; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors hereby also extends its appreciation to Officer Dacre on behalf of the entire Fulton County community.

Second Regular Session
February 11, 2019

WHEREAS, on January 13, 2019, State Trooper Russ Dennie and other first responders were called to a structure fire at 434 Nine Mile Tree Road in the Town of Mayfield; and

WHEREAS, this particular event was a dangerous situation that endangered the home’s residents; and

WHEREAS, at great personal risk, Trooper Dennie partnered in the dramatic extrication of a resident that was trapped inside the burning home; and

RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors hereby commends Trooper Russ Dennie for his standout performance and heroism at said fire; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors hereby also extends its appreciation to Officer Dennie on behalf of the entire Fulton County community

Second Regular Session

Chairman Wilson called for a five (5) minute recess at 1:11 p.m. Chairman Wilson called the meeting back to order at 1:18 p.m. Chairman Wilson then asked if there was anyone from the public who wished to address the Board.

Jerry Ryan, 37 Wooster Street, Gloversville: Mr. Ryan advised that he was at the meeting today to talk about the homelessness in Fulton County. He wanted to elaborate on the recent Guest Editorial that Supervisor Young submitted to The Leader Herald. He also referred to a statistic that Commissioner of the Department of Social Services recently provided that in 2018 there were over 500 families (totaling 800 people) that were homeless in Fulton County at one time or another. He explained that this population includes “our neighbors”. He added that all Social Services agencies in our area have done a “tremendous job” tying to combat homelessness. Also that the school systems are doing a "yeomen’s job”. He asked that the County reconsider the opportunity to join the Continuum of Care Consortium. He advised that there is 2 billion dollars being provided through the Trump Administration for municipalities to design and deliver customized programs for addressing homelessness. He stressed that it was very important that Fulton County have a plan and delivery system to combat homelessness. This is a federal grant that will cost the County no money, only time.

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

COMMUNICATIONS

  1. Communication from NYS Adirondack Park Agency Subj: Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, dated December 2018 (Supervisors Howard and Selmser requested a copy)
     
  2. Communication from NYSAC, dated 4 January 2019 Subj: Letter to Governor Cuomo regarding expanding cellular service coverage to rural parts of New York State (Supervisors Born, Greene, Lauria, Perry and Wilson requested a copy)

REPORTS

  1. 2018 Annual Report, Fulton County Citizens in Community Service
  2. 2018 Annual Report, Fulton County Solid Waste Department
  3. 2018 Annual Report, Fulton County Board of Elections

 

LATE NOTE:

Resolution No. 36 Allowing the Sheriff to Utilize 68 E. Fulton Street, Gloversville for Tactical Training has been Withdrawn

 

UPDATES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

(No Report)

 

REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES

Inter-County Legislative Conference of the Adirondacks:

Supervisor Perry advised that the Inter-County meeting was held on January 24 at Oak Mountain Ski Center, Speculator, NY. A presentation was given by Lynn Zimmerman and Greeley Ford of AT&T regarding the First Net Emergency Network

Mr. Stead advised Supervisors that there was a document on their desk with information regarding the recent closing of the Ambulance Service of Fulton County and the actions and steps that were taken by the Emergency Management Office.

Supervisor Born, Chairperson of the Human Services Committee, advised that she has received a lot of questions regarding the closure of the Ambulance Service of Fulton County. She explained that the County was very fortunate to have Mr. Santa Maria as our Emergency Management Director. As Supervisors, our job is to make sure that medical coverage remains stable for our constituents.

Supervisor Groff said that he also wanted to thank Mark Souza, EMS Coordinator, for his help.

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

Chairman Wilson advised that he and Mr. Stead have been involved in the discussion of the Ambulance Service of Fulton County related to Friday's notification. Chairman Wilson also advised that he couldn’t say enough about Mark Souza EMS Coordinator in Fulton County professionalism. He wanted to also thank Steve Santa Maria, Beth Putman, of the Emergency Management Office and Bruce Heberer, Fire Chief in Johnstown. Also, that there will be a meeting with the NYS Department of Health tomorrow. He also said that he is taking the situation very seriously and the people of our county deserve to have an ambulance when needed in an emergency.

Mr. Stead added that the County put together a team Friday afternoon and a quick response mutual aid plan was put in place. Mr. Stead advised that there is a good interim plan with a long range plan forthcoming. He also thanked volunteer and staff ambulance personnel who have stepped up to help out.

Supervisor Fagan wanted to thank area volunteer firemen also.

RESOLUTIONS

No. 48 (Resolution Adopting New Discriminatory Harassment Prevention Policy and Complaint Procedure for the County of Fulton): Mr. Stead explained that the County previously had one (1) policy. One section is a Sexual Harassment Policy and one section is a Policy for Dealing with Discriminatory Harassment Complaints. The state passed new legislation in 2018 for all employers that will require the County to separate the policies into different documents. He further explained that, in the first step, the Board of Supervisors adopted a Sexual Harassment Policy for the County of Fulton at the end of last year. Today, in the second step, the proposed policy is for adoption of a New Discriminatory Harassment Policy.

No. 53 (Resolution Establishing the New Neighborhood Plan: School Safety Project – 2019 Capital Plan): Supervisor Callery asked where the new equipment would be stored. Mr. Stead explained that most of the equipment would be stored in “go bags” in police cars for officers to use when responding to a school building emergency.

No. 79 (Resolution Authorizing the Sale of Tax Foreclosed Property (SBL# 149.-1-51 in the Town of Johnstown to Anthony & Michelle Ambrosino): Supervisor Callery advised that during the Finance Committee Meeting, County Treasurer Blodgett was asked to contact the other adjoining neighbor to see if there was any interest in the property. Mr. Stead confirmed that was done and the neighbor had no interest in the property.

Supervisor Young announced that he was recusing himself from the FMCC contract deliberations and left the meeting at 2:06 p.m.

Upon a motion by Supervisor Fagan, seconded by Supervisor Callery and unanimously carried, the Committee entered into Executive Session at 2:06 p.m. to discuss collective bargaining.

(Supervisor Young re-entered the meeting at 2:13 p.m.)

(Supervisor Lauria arrived at the meeting at 2:21 p.m.)

Upon a motion by Supervisor Fagan, seconded by Supervisor Selmser and unanimously carried, the Committee re-entered into Regular Session at 2:26 p.m.

(Supervisor Young left the meeting at 2:48 p.m.)

(Supervisor Young re-entered the meeting at 2:49 p.m.)

 

NEW BUSINESS

Supervisor Young commended GAVAC and JAVAC for stepping up and helping out on ambulance coverage for the area. He also stated that it is “unfortunate” that there is no state funding to help out ambulance services. Supervisor Young also commented that it would make sense for Fulton County to get involved in joining the Continuum of Care Consortium and that he is looking forward to discussing this further with the Human Services Committee.

Supervisor Callery advised that is not fair to the Ambulance Service of Fulton County that they have to accept the Medicaid rate and as a private ambulance company are losing money.

Supervisor Groff wanted to express his thanks to MOVAC, GAVAC, JAVAC, St. Johnsville Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps and Northampton Volunteer Ambulance Corps for stepping up and that Northhampton is covering the lower half of Hamilton County.

Supervisor Perry advised that the Great Sacandaga Lake Advisory Council recently donated $25,000.00 to a local charity. Perhaps Mr. Ryan should address that Council at its next meeting.

Sgt. Matt VanValkenburg, Fulton County Sheriff’s Department, commented that a thank you should also be given to the Communications Specialists at the Sheriff’s Department for routing and handling all calls for ambulance service during the interim plan.

Upon a motion by Supervisor Callery, seconded by Supervisor Fagan and unanimously carried, the Committee adjourned at 2:56 p.m.

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

 

 

By and Between Fulton-Montgomery Community College and The Fulmont Association of College Educators
RESOLUTION APPROVING NEW COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT BETWEEN FMCC, FULTON COUNTY, MONTGOMERY COUNTY AND THE FULMONT ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGE EDUCATORS (2019-2023)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CERTAIN TRANSFERS AND BUDGET AMENDMENTS
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH NYSERDA FOR THE INSTALLATION OF ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS ON THE FMCC CAMPUS
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING DISPOSAL OF CERTAIN SURPLUS EQUIPMENT
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY TREASURER TO CLOSE OUT CERTAIN CAPITAL PROJECTS
RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING RESERVE FUNDS TO CERTAIN 2019 CAPITAL PROJECTS
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF TAX FORECLOSED PROPERTY (SBL# 149.-1-51 IN THE TOWN OF JOHNSTOWN TO ANTHONY & MICHELLE AMBROSINO
RESOLUTION REVISING RATES FOR CONTRACT WITH SCHILLER, KNAPP, LEFKOWITZ & HERTZEL, LLP FOR BANKRUPTCY FILINGS FOR 2019 (COUNTY TREASURER)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS FOR PAPER SUPPLIES FOR USE IN THE INFORMATION SERVICES/PRINTING DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR CAD SOFTWARE FOR USE IN THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH MERIDIAN IT FOR AVAYA PHONE SYSTEM SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE (2018-2021)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXTENSION OF A CONTRACT WITH PHOENIX GRAPHICS FOR PRINTING OF ELECTION SUPPLIES AND PRINTED MATERIALS FOR USE IN THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS (2019-2020)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONTRACT BETWEEN THE SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT AND THE LEADER HERALD FOR ANNUAL NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING (2019)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS FOR PURCHASE OF A LANDFILL GPS SYSTEM FOR USE IN THE SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT (2019 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS FOR PURCHASE OF A TRACKED EXCAVATOR FOR USE IN THE SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT (2019 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PRE-APPLICATION TO THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION FOR THE RUNWAY 10-28 REHABILITATION AND CONNECTOR TAXIWAY CONSTRUCTION PROJECT AND THE MAIN APRON RECONSTRUCTION DESIGN PROJECT AT THE FULTON COUNTY AIRPORT (2019 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING SUBMITTAL OF FIVE YEAR AIRPORT CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN TO THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (2020-2024)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING LEASE AGREEMENT WITH JOHN EISLER FOR LEASE OF THE FULTON COUNTY ENTERPRISE BUILDING AT THE FULTON COUNTY AIRPORT (2019-2020)
RESOLUTION APPOINTING PHIL COMINI TO THE FULTON COUNTY PLANNING BOARD
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS FOR ROOF REPLACEMENT PROJECT AT 57 EAST FULTON
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS FOR VARIOUS HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS FOR USE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS AND FACILITIES (2019)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PURCHASE OF A 2020 WESTERN STAR TANDEM DUMP TRUCK WITH PLOW FOR USE IN THE HIGHWAYS AND FACILITIES DEPARTMENT VIA ONONDAGA COUNTY CONTRACT (2019 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT BETWEEN THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND THE U.S. DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DEA ALBANY TACTICAL DIVERSION SQUAD TASK FORCE
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY PER DIEM INVESTIGATIVE INSTRUCTOR POSITION IN THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY PER DIEM FORENSIC EVIDENCE INSTRUCTOR POSITION IN THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY PER DIEM TACTICAL TRAINING INSTRUCTOR POSITION IN THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH BLACK CREEK SECURITY SYSTEMS FOR INTEGRATED SECURITY PLC REPLACEMENT PROJECT FOR THE CORRECTIONAL FACILITY (2019 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION APPOINTING SCOTT MEYER TO THE FULTON COUNTY FIRE INVESTIGATION TEAM
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AGREEMENTS FOR LEASE OF COMMUNICATIONS TOWER SPACE ON BLEECKER MOUNTAIN (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CHANGE ORDER NO. 1 TO THE CONTRACT WITH MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS/PITTSFIELD COMMUNICATIONS FOR VHF SIMULCAST SYSTEM UPGRADE PROJECT (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE, 2018 CAPITAL PLAN
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONTRACT WITH ARMOR TOWER FOR MAPPING AND STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF LATIMER HILL TOWER SITE USING 2016 STATEWIDE INTEROPERABLE COMMUNICATION GRANT FUNDS (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE, 2018 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PURCHASE OF LICENSING FEES AND VHF HI-BAND SIMPLEX FREQUENCY USING 2016 STATEWIDE INTEROPERABLE COMMUNICATION GRANT FUNDS (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE, 2018 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE NEW NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN: SCHOOL SAFETY PROJECT (2019 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION ACCEPTING STOP-DWI PLAN FOR 2019
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION AND ACCEPTANCE OF YEAR 1 INDIGENT LEGAL SERVICES GRANTS FOR CASELOAD REDUCTION, QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AND COUNSEL AT FIRST APPEARANCE (PUBLIC DEFENDER)
RESOLUTION WAIVING THE “60-MILE RADIUS RULE” FOR CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE (CORONER)
RESOLUTION SETTING A PUBLIC HEARING DATE REGARDING AMENDMENT OF LOCAL LAW NO. 1 OF 1987 TO DELETE PART-TIME DESIGNATION FROM THE TITLE OF PUBLIC DEFENDER
RESOLUTION ADOPTING NEW DISCRIMINATORY HARASSMENT PREVENTION POLICY AND COMPLAINT PROCEDURE FOR THE COUNTY OF FULTON
RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE AMENDED SECTION 125 PREMIUM ONLY PLAN DOCUMENT AND SUMMARY PLAN DESCRIPTION
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A PAID LEAVE OF ABSENCE FOR PROBATION OFFICER RONALD BRIGGS TO ACCOMMODATE HIS SERVICE IN A CSEA REGIONAL OFFICER POSITION
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH AUCTIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION FOR SALE OF OBSOLETE OFFICE EQUIPMENT (SOCIAL SERVICES)
RESOLUTION ACCEPTING ADDITIONAL SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) AWARD FUNDS AND AUTHORIZING CERTAIN PURCHASES WITH SAID FUNDS (SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE OF 2018-2019 EARLY INTERVENTION ADMINISTRATION GRANT FROM THE NYS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE OF 2018-2019 CHILDHOOD LEAD POISONING PREVENTION GRANT FROM THE NYS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT)
RESOLUTION ACCEPTING CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS PROGRAM GRANT FUNDS FROM THE NYS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (2018-2019)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE OF NORTH COUNTRY DSRIP PROJECT FUNDS (PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT)
RESOLUTION TEMPORARILY INCREASING HOURS OF A PART-TIME AGING SERVICES SPECIALIST POSITION (OFFICE FOR AGING)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING MEAL EXPENSES FOR CERTAIN SCHEDULED EVENTS IN THE OFFICE FOR AGING AND YOUTH BUREAU (2019)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING USER AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE FULTON COUNTY WATER AND SEWER AGENCY AND PROPERTY OWNERS WITHIN FULTON COUNTY SEWER DISTRICT NO. 2: VAIL MILLS
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH FULTON COUNTY INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY FOR CERTAIN 2019 DEVELOPMENT COSTS AT TRYON TECHNOLOGY PARK
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH FULTON COUNTY CENTER FOR REGIONAL GROWTH TO ADMINISTER A FULTON COUNTY 2018 MICROENTERPRISE GRANT PROGRAM
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE OF A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FROM THE NYS OFFICE OF COMMUNITY RENEWAL TO OPERATE A FULTON COUNTY 2018 MICRO-ENTERPRISE GRANT PROGRAM
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF INCENTIVE PROPOSAL TO ACCEPT AN EMPIRE STATE DEVELOPMENT GRANT FOR THE PRIMARY ELECTRIC SERVICE PROJECT AT THE TRYON TECHNOLOGY PARK (2019 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CHANGE ORDER NO. 1 TO THE CONTRACT WITH BELLAMY CONSTRUCTION COMPANY TO EXTEND REQUIRED COMPLETION DATE FOR THE VAIL MILLS SEWER SYSTEM PROJECT (2018 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP OF WATER DISTRICT NO. 1 ELEVATED WATER TANK (AIRPORT LOCATION) TO THE CITY OF JOHNSTOWN WITH ASSOCIATED GROUND LEASE
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP OF WATER DISTRICT NO. 1 BOOSTER STATION (FON CLAIR TERRACE EXTENSION) TO THE CITY OF JOHNSTOWN
RESOLUTION ACCEPTING STATE MATCHING FUNDS FOR 2019 “I LOVE NEW YORK” TOURISM PROGRAM
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