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SEVENTH REGULAR SESSION
Johnstown, NY July 9th, 2018

Roll Call – Quorum Present

Supervisors: Argotsinger, Blackmon, Born, Bradt, Breh, Fagan, Greene, Groff, Handy, Howard, Kinowski, Lauria, Perry, Potter, Rice, Selmser, Waldron, Wilson, Young TOTAL: Present: 19 Absent: 1 (Supervisor Callery)

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.

 

PUBLIC SPEAKER

Stephen Smith, Executive Director of Mohawk Valley Economic Development District – Mr. Smith explained that he was present to provide an update on activities that MVEDD does to support Mohawk Valley counties. Mr. Smith provided an overall background of MVEDD services, including infrastructure planning and development, business loans and assistance to local governments. There are 50 Board of Directors at MVEDD, four (4) are from Fulton County (Supervisors Waldron, Born, Potter and Wilson). Mr. Smith continued that his agency works very closely with Fulton County Center for Regional Growth and its President, Ron Peters. He also stated that MVEDD can provide funding for job development for any type of agriculture related business and can lend funds. He further explained that approximately six (6) or seven (7) years ago, Fulton County stopped providing funds to support MVEDD, but that MVEDD still provides services to the region. MVEDD is also involved in the Clean Energy Program, which provided grants to local municipalities thorough NYSERDA. MVEDD worked with Fulton County to help it get a grant in the amount of $150,000.00.

Chairman Groff next asked Joseph DeCristofaro, Capital District OTB Representative to join him for presentation of the 2018 OTB Student Scholarship awards.

Jon Stead, Administrative Officer/Clerk of the Board, advised that this is the time of year when the County Board of Supervisors and the Capital District OTB jointly sponsor a scholarship essay competition for high school seniors in Fulton County on the topic of County government. First place winner receives $500.00, second place winner receives $300.00 and the third place winner receives $200.00 toward first year college expenses.

Mr. DeCristofaro and Chairman Groff then presented certificate of awards to the following students:

1st place Winner – Maria Danise – Gloversville High School
2nd place Winner - Olivia Cromer - Broadalbin-Perth High School
3rd place Winner - Abigail Levin - Johnstown High School

All award winners also received a Fulton County “Posi+ive” water bottle, key chain and pen.

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

LATE COMMUNICATIONS

  1. Letter from NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services, dated 4 June 2018, to Jon R. Stead Subj: Approval of 2018 Alternative to Incarceration Service Plan (Supervisor Lauria requested a copy)
     
  2. Communication from Tioga County Legislature Subj: Resolution No. 135-18 Requesting New York State Legislature to Support Acts to Amend the Executive Law in Relation to the Cost of Maintenance and Operation of Veterans’ Service Agencies (Supervisor Born requested a copy)

 

UPDATES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

Personnel Committee

Supervisor Lauria advised that on the Agenda today are two (2) Collective Bargaining Agreements slated for approval

REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES

Inter-County Legislative Committee of the Adirondacks

Supervisor Potter stated that Fulton County was the host for Inter-County meeting on June 21 and the meeting was very wellattended. Chairman Groff gave the opening remarks and David Karpinski, Executive Director of the Parkhurst Field Foundation, gave a presentation on “Field of Dreams”. He continued that the group went to Partners Pub for lunch. He also thanked the Chairman of the Board, Jon R. Stead and the Board staff for hosting the event.

Soil and Water Conservation District

Supervisor Greene advised that the District Board met on June 19. He further advised that fish sales went well. Some field work is being done as well as culvert work in Northville and a sewer line in Johnstown. There was work done at the airport. Mr. Greene said that the Soil and Water District is looking into selling the boat washing system that they have on advice from District Field Manager John Persch. The next meeting will be held on July 24

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

Chairman Groff advised that the presentation that was done at the Inter-County Meeting on the “Field of Dreams” was very interesting and informative.

PUBLIC HEARING: PROPOSED 2018-2019 FMCC BUDGET

Chairman Groff opened the Public Hearing at 1:26 p.m. to receive comments on the Tentative Budget for Fulton-Montgomery Community College as related to the financial share and obligation of Fulton County for the fiscal year beginning September 1, 2018, pursuant to Chapter 631 of the Laws of 1965.

Chairman Groff recognized Dr. Dustin Swanger, President, FMCC, and invited him to provide a brief overview of the proposed 2018-2019 FMCC Operating Budget.

Dr. Swanger advised that the FMCC Budget for 2018-2019 totals $18,132,437.00, which is a 1.9 percent decrease from the current year's Budget. He further advised that enrollment has been going down at the College as well as all around the country. The College is asking for a $50,000.00 increase from each county sponsor. Dr. Swanger stated that the full-time equivalent (FTE) reimbursement rate is $2,847.00. He further stated that with fewer state dollars, FMCC will use approximately $250,000.00 in Fund Balance to balance the Budget. Tuition will be increasing by $150.00 per student. The 2018-2019 cost per year for a student to attend FMCC is $4,600.00. Dr. Swanger provided a chart of annual tuition rates in New York State to compare FMCC’s rate to other SUNY Community Colleges.

Dr. Swanger thanked Chairman Groff for attending the graduation ceremony that was held in Schenectady due to the gym at FMCC being renovated.

Supervisor Greene asked why the enrollment is going down at FMCC. Dr. Swanger responded that when the economy is up, fewer people go to college, and this was true throughout the country.

Chairman Groff asked if there was anyone present who wished to make comments regarding the 2018-2019 FMCC Budget. There being no one, Chairman Groff advised that he would keep the public hearing open.

Public Hearing

RESOLUTIONS (TITLES ATTACHED)

No. 265 (Resolution Authorizing an Intermunicipal Agreement Between Fulton County and Village of Broadalbin for Use of its Wastewater Treatment Plant (SMART Waters Initiative): Mr. Stead advised that this initiative was launched more than three (3) years and it was a “historic event” for Fulton County and was quite an accomplishment.

Supervisor Young said it was great for BOCES and FMCC to lower the water costs.

No. 268 (Resolution Amending the Rules of Order to Realign Committee Oversight for the Department of Solid Waste and Rename the Standing Committee on Building and Grounds/Highway to Standing Committee on Public Works): Mr. Stead explained that due the change in the Standing Committee Structure, Ms. Kuntzsch, Budget Director, would be sending out a new Budget Schedule.

Chairman Groff asked again if there were any members of the public who wished to make comments regarding the Tentative Budget for Fulton-Montgomery Community College as related to the financial share and obligation of Fulton County for the fiscal year beginning September 1, 2018, pursuant to Chapter 631 of the Laws of 1965. There being no interested speakers, Chairman Groff closed the Public Hearing at 1:43 p.m.

No. 227 (Resolution Appointing David C. Rackmyre, Jr. to the Fulton County Planning
Board):
Supervisor Lauria advised that the Fulton County Planning Board is in need of another member and would like to see the vacancy filled.


No. 231 (Resolution Accepting Empire State Development Grant to Assist in funding the
Hales Mills Wastewater Treatment System Project (SMART Waters – 2018 Capital Plan)
: Mr.
Stead advised that the Inter-Municipal Agreement with the Village of Broadalbin has been
signed and approved by the Village. He stated that this agreement is an instrumental piece in the SMART Waters project.

A motion was offered by Supervisor Fagan, seconded by Supervisor Callery and unanimously
carried to waive the Rules of Order to take action on Late Resolutions 254 through 256.

No. 255 (Resolution Authorizing 2018 Community Development Block Grant Application to the NYS Office of Community Renewal to Operate a Fulton County Micro-Enterprise Grant Program and Setting Date of a Public Hearing regarding said Application): Mr. Stead stated that HUD Applications are due in late July and public hearings are required for all applications. Therefore, this Resolution had to be added to the Late Agenda for this month’s meeting in order to meet the necessary requirements. Supervisor Fagan stated that this is a very successful program; however, it is unfortunate that no residents in Fulton County received any funding last year.

Mr. Stead advised that there is a meeting for the Johnson Hall State Historic Site Master Plan this evening and he plans on speaking at the public hearing that is being held at Johnstown High School to encourage New York State Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation to add replicas of historic buildings that were used during the mid to late 1700’s to the site.

Chairman Groff opened the Public Hearing to receive comments regarding the request to Include Additional Property Within the Town of Johnstown in Agricultural District No. 1 in Fulton County at 1:30 p.m.

Dean MacVean, Norboro Road, Johnstown: Mr. MacVean asked the Board if the Zoning Board is planning to make said property on Norboro Road in the Town of Johnstown “non-residential”.

Mr. Stead stated that this process has nothing to do with zoning. Supervisor Fagan stated this
process is beneficial for farmers because they can get help from the State if their property is
added to Fulton County Agricultural District No. 1. Supervisor Fagan advised that said property owner would gain protection from the State by being added to Agricultural District No. 1. Mr. MacVean asked if it said property was developed into residential property, would that require zoning changes. Supervisor Fagan stated that any changes regarding zoning laws would have to go through the Town of Johnstown, not through the County. Mr. MacVean thanked the Board for its time.

Chairman Groff called for a Recess at 1:37 p.m.

Chairman Groff asked if there were any other members of the public who wished to make
comments regarding the requests to include additional property within the Town of Johnstown in Agricultural District No. 1 in Fulton County. There being no other interested speakers,
Chairman Groff closed the Public Hearing at 1:49 p.m. and moved forward with consideration of Resolutions.

Upon a motion by Supervisor Fagan, seconded by Supervisor Callery and unanimously carried, the Board entered into Executive Session at 1:50 p.m. to discuss collective bargaining and pending litigation.

Upon a motion by Supervisor Callery, seconded by Su

Upon a motion by Supervisor Callery, seconded by Supervisor Handy and unanimously carried,
the Board adjourned at 3:21 p.m.

by and between the representatives for the County and Sheriff of Fulton (hereinafter “Employer”), and the Fulton County Deputy Sheriff’s Police Benevolent Association, (hereinafter “Association”), affiliated with the New York State Union of Police Associa
RESOLUTION APPROVING COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE COUNTY OF FULTON, FULTON COUNTY SHERIFF AND THE FULTON COUNTY DEPUTY SHERIFFS’ POLICE BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION (2013-2016)
RESOLUTION SETTING DATE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED LOCAL LAW “B” of 2018 ADJUSTING SALARIES OF ELECTED AND APPOINTED POSITIONS IN THE COUNTY OF FULTON (2018-2021)
RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE NON-UNION SALARY SCHEDULE (2018-2021)
By and Between The County of Fulton and The Civil service Employees Association, Inc. Local 1000 AFSCME, AFL-CIO Fulton County General Unit
RESOLUTION APPROVING COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE COUNTY OF FULTON AND CSEA LOCAL #818 GENERAL UNIT (2018-2021)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CERTAIN TRANSFERS AND BUDGET AMENDMENTS
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING DISPOSAL OF CERTAIN SURPLUS EQUIPMENT
RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE 2018-2019 FMCC BUDGET
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH NAPOLI SHKOLNIK, PLLC FOR LEGAL SERVICES TO RECOVER UNCOLLECTED 911 CHARGES FROM CELL PHONE PROVIDERS (COUNTY TREASURER)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING TRANSFER OF TITLE OF 12 SOUTH MAIN STREET AND 26 SOUTH MAIN STREET, GLOVERSVILLE TO THE CITY OF GLOVERSVILLE FOR NEIGHBORHOOD REHABILITATION
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF CERTAIN COUNTY-OWNED PROPERTIES NOT MEETING THE SET MINIMUM AUCTION PRICE AT THE JUNE 2018 AUCTION
RESOLUTION TEMPORARILY WAIVING RESIDENCY RULE FOR HIRE OF AN ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION SERVICES
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH AUCTIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION TO SELL CERTAIN SURPLUS COMPUTER EQUIPMENT (INFORMATION SERVICES)
RESOLUTION AWARDING BID TO HUMMEL’S OFFICE PLUS FOR ENVELOPES FOR USE IN THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT/PRINTING DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING FULTON COUNTY TO ACCEPT ANNUAL PAYMENT OF CAPITAL DISTRICT REGIONAL OFF-TRACK BETTING CORPORATION NET REVENUES RATHER THAN QUARTERLY PAYMENTS
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION FOR 2019 PUBLIC SAFETY ANSWERING POINTS (PSAP) OPERATIONS GRANT FROM NYS OHSES
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION AND ACCEPTANCE OF SLETPP HOMELAND SECURITY PROGRAM GRANT FOR 2018-2019 (SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PURCHASE OF COMPUTER EQUIPMENT AND DATA SERVICE PLANS FOR THE MOBILE COMMAND TRAILER WITH 2017 NYS OHSES GRANT FUNDS (CIVIL DEFENSE DEPARTMENT)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PURCHASE OF VIDEO ENHANCEMENT SECURITY EQUIPMENT WITH 2017 NYS OHSES PERFORMANCE GRANT FUNDS FOR USE IN THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT (CIVIL DEFENSE)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE COUNTY OF FULTON AND CITY OF GLOVERSVILLE GOVERNING ACCESS TO A SURVEILLANCE CAMERA VIEWING STATION (DISTRICT ATTORNEY)
RESOLUTION MAKING THE NYS DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN AVAILABLE TO ALL FULTON COUNTY EMPLOYEES
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE OF YEAR 4 GRANT FUNDS FROM NORTH COUNTRY DSRIP FOR THE TELEHEALTH PILOT INITIATIVE (PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT)
RESOLUTION ACCEPTING 2018-2019 NEW YORK STATE CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY INCENTIVE GRANT (PUBLIC HEALTH)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE OF 2018-2019 EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS GRANT FROM THE NYS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH ATTORNEY ALLEN DAY FOR THREE ASSISTED OUTPATIENT TREATMENT ORDERS (COMMUNITY SERVICES)
RESOLUTION ACCEPTING GRANT FUNDS FROM NORTH COUNTY DSRIP FOR THE TELEHEALTH PILOT INITIATIVE (OFFICE FOR AGING)
RESOLUTION AMENDING THE RULES OF ORDER TO REALIGN COMMITTEE OVERSIGHT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOLID WASTE AND RENAME THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON BUILDING AND GROUNDS/HIGHWAY TO STANDING COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING GRANT APPLICATION TO THE NYS CONSOLIDATED FUNDING APPLICATION PROCESS FOR CERTAIN PROPOSED 2019 CAPITAL PROJECTS
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN INTERMUNICIPAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN FULTON COUNTY, CITY OF JOHNSTOWN COMMON COUNCIL AND JOHNSTOWN WATER BOARD FOR PURCHASE OF WATER (SMART WATERS INITIATIVE)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN INTERMUNICIPAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN FULTON COUNTY AND VILLAGE OF BROADALBIN FOR USE OF ITS WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT (SMART WATERS INITIATIVE)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING INTERMUNICIPAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN FULTON COUNTY AND STEUBEN COUNTY TO TRADE AN ALJON COMPACTOR FOR AN INGERSOLL-RAND 10 TON ROLLER (SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS FOR UNLEADED GASOLINE FOR THE CENTRAL FUEL DEPOTS LOCATED AT THE COUNTY SERVICES COMPLEX AND SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONTRACT WITH AUCTIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION TO SELL CERTAIN SURPLUS EQUIPMENT (HIGHWAY AND FACILITIES DEPARTMENT)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING RECIPROCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS AND FACILITIES AND THE CITY OF JOHNSTOWN FOR SNOW AND ICE CONTROL ON COUNTY ROAD 148 AND MAPLE AVENUE
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONTRACT WITH THE TOWN OF BLEECKER FOR 2018-2019 WINTER MAINTENANCE OF THE COMMUNICATIONS TOWER ROAD
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING 2018-2019 AGREEMENTS FOR SNOW AND ICE CONTROL ON CERTAIN DESIGNATED ROADS
RESOLUTION DESIGNATING COUNTY ROADS FOR SNOW AND ICE CONTROL DURING WINTER OF 2018-2019
RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 131 OF 2018 TO CORRECT CONTRACT AMOUNTS TO INCLUDE CONTINGENCY ALLOWANCE WORK TASKS TO THE R &B CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT FOR THE FULTON COUNTY OFFICE BUILDING RENOVATION PROJECT (2017 CAPITAL PLAN)
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