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THIRD REGULAR SESSION
Johnstown, NY March 11th, 2019

Roll Call – Quorum Present

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

Chairman Wilson called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, 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 Reports on the Regular Agenda and the Late Communications and Reports on the Late Agenda.

 

REPORTS

  1. 2018 Annual Report, Fulton County Industrial Development Agency
  2. 2018 Annual Report, Fulton County Real Property Tax Service Agency

LATE COMMUNICATIONS

  1. L-1 Communication from Adirondack Park Local Government Review Board
    Subj: Resolution In Support of Snowmobiling and Increasing Snowmobile Trail Miles in the Adirondacks (2019) (Supervisors Groff and Lauria requested a copy)
     
  2. L-2 Communication from Adirondack Park Local Government Review Board
    Subj: Resolution No. 2 of 2019 – Urging Adirondack Intercounty, AOT, NYCOM, NYSAC, and NYS to Come Together with a Plan to Provide Cell Coverage for All Adirondack Residents and Visitors (Supervisors Blackmon, Greene, Groff, Lauria, Perry, Wilson and Young requested a copy)
     
  3. L-3 Communication from Town of Arietta
    Subj: Resolution No. 2 of 2019 – Imploring AATV, Adirondack Intercounty, AOT, NYCOM, NYSAC, and NYS to Come Together with a Plan to Provide Cell Coverage for All Adirondack Residents and Visitors

LATE REPORTS

  1. L-A 2018 Annual Report, Fulton County Planning Board
     
  2. L-B 2017-18 Audited Financial Statements, Fulmont Community Action Agency, Inc.
     
  3. L-C 2018 Annual Report, Fulton County Soil & Water Conservation District

UPDATES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

(No Report)

REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES

Soil and Water Conservation District Board:

Supervisor Greene advised that the District Board met on February 12. He further advised that their 2018 Annual Report has been submitted and everyone should have received a copy in their mailbox. Also, that Soil and Water has met all their performance measures per the state and will be receiving funding in an amount over $88,000.00.

Adirondack Government:

Supervisor Selmser advised that he attended a meeting on February 27 in Minerva, NY. The meeting centered around APA discussions. He explained that New York State is pushing for electric vehicle charging stations at all state campsites. Other topics discussed were cell towers and continued issues with snowmobile trails. There was also a discussion on invasive species and he found out that the state has millions of dollars budgeted to combat this. He further advised that the Town of Caroga has submitted a grant to the state for funding for this issue.

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

Chairman Wilson advised that he has been in constant contact with Emergency Management Director Steven Santa Maria regarding the ambulance issues in Fulton County, but there is no new information to report.

RESOLUTIONS

No. 86 (Resolution Supporting Passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): Supervisor Young advised that there has been good progress on this subject; however, he would like to see more generic prescription drugs available from Canada so the big drug companies do not profit.

No. 95 (Resolution Opposing the Governors Proposed Elimination of Medicaid Cross-Over Coverage Payments for Part B Co-Insurance): Supervisor Young advised that this subject was discussed during the Human Services Committee Meeting that was held on February 27 before the announcement that JAVAC was going to close. He said this is important because ambulance companies are getting less and less reimbursement.

No. 101 (Resolution Amending the 2019 Capital Plan to Substitute the Purchase of an AllWheel Drive SUV Instead of a Sedan for Use in the Sheriff’s Department): Supervisor Callery questioned why this was not brought up during the discussion of the 2019 Capital Plan.

Mr. Stead, Administrative Officer, explained that once the Sheriff’s Department Investigators realized that the current SUV (Chevy Tahoe) was being moved for some other use and they would be without a SUV, the Sheriff requested the purchase of an SUV in place of a sedan. The Sheriff also advised that there was savings that could be utilized for this purchase of a SUV with no increase to the department budget.

Upon a motion by Supervisor Potter, seconded by Supervisor Callery and unanimously carried, the Committee entered into Executive Session at 1:19 p.m. to discuss employment history. Upon a motion by Supervisor Howard, seconded by Supervisor Breh and unanimously carried, the Committee re-entered into Regular Session at 1:33 p.m. Chairman Wilson opened the Public Hearing to receive comments regarding Local Law “A” of 2019, entitled, “A Local Law Amending Local Law No. 1 of 1987 to Delete Part-Time Designation from the Title of Public Defender” at 1:34 p.m. Chairman Wilson asked if there was anyone present who wished to comment regarding proposed Local Law “A”. There being no public speakers who wished to address the Board, Chairman Wilson announced that he would keep the public hearing open for a portion of the Board Meeting.

No. 110 (Resolution Opposing the Proposed and Amended 2020 Executive State Budget Impacting Aid and Incentives to Municipalities and State Cost Shifts to Counties): Supervisor Lauria advised that he was “upset” because the Governor imposes a 2 percent tax cap but wants to cripple counties by cutting the Aid and Incentives to Municipalities (AIM) funding. Supervisor Fagan commented that town and cities cannot keep under that State Tax Cap when the Governor keeps imposing new mandates on the County. Towns have to balance their budgets by cutting spending. Supervisor Greene asked where was the tax relief that was promised for unfunded mandates when the Governor keeps adding new ones. Supervisor Young commented that the Governor’s proposal reminds him of people who go into debt by saying they will use their tax refund to pay for something over and over again. Supervisor Born advised that all New York Counties should unite together against this issue and send a message to the Governor that “we are not happy with him”. Chairman Wilson again asked if there were any members of the public who wished to make comments regarding Local Law “A” of 2019, entitled, “A Local Law Amending Local Law No. 1 of 1987 to Delete Part-Time Designation from the Title of Public Defender”. There being no speakers, Chairman Wilson closed the Public Hearing at 1:45 p.m. and moved forward with the remainder of the Resolutions.

No. 122 (Resolution Approving Sale of (113 Washing Street and 12 Elk Street, Gloversville) to the City of Gloversville): Supervisor Young advised that there are “exciting plans” for these two properties. He attended a workshop over the weekend regarding the plans for updating the parks. Supervisor Born advised that these properties are in her ward and it has been a long time coming because so many of the buildings have been allowed to deteriorate and this will be a big improvement for the area.

PROCLAMATIONS

March 11th, 2019

WHEREAS, the Fulton County region is blessed to have many dedicated first responders whose service safeguards the health and safety of its residents; and WHEREAS, the commitment of these first responders, as volunteers, paid staff, auxiliary, support professionals, emergency managers and others, is often overlooked until an emergency occurs; and

WHEREAS, several events during the winter of 2018-19, including weather emergencies, fires, accidents, and EMS coverage issues, have tested the community’s first responders; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Fulton County Board of Supervisors hereby recognizes all first responders for their excellent performance meeting the challenges of 2018-19 head-on; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the Board offers its sincere appreciation to all those working to maintain public safety and public health in times of need.

 

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 SUPPORTING PASSAGE OF THE U.S.-MEXICO-CANADA AGREEMENT (USMCA)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN PARTNERSHIP (EDP) TO PREPARE A MAP, PLAN AND REPORT FOR CREATION OF A WATER DISTRICT AND A MAP, PLAN AND REPORT FOR CREATION OF A SEWER DISTRICT IN THE VICINITY OF JOHNSTOWN TOWN HALL (SMART WATE
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS FOR THE LEASE OF TWO FRONT WHEEL DRIVE SEDANS FOR USE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
RESOLUTION RE-APPROPRIATING TRANSPORTATION INITIATIVE FUNDS IN THE 2019 ADOPTED BUDGET (SOCIAL SERVICES)
RESOLUTION SUPPORTING PROPOSED 2019-2020 NYS BUDGET PROPOSAL APPROPRIATING ADDITIONAL FUNDING TO ADDRESS WAITING LISTS FOR OFA IN-HOME SERVICES
RESOLUTION REVISING THE SLIDING FEE SCALE FOR LEAD TESTING CLINICS AND IMMUNIZATIONS CLINICS IN THE PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE OF 2019-2020 RABIES GRANT FROM THE NYS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE OF 2019-2020 IMMUNIZATION GRANT FUNDS FROM THE NYS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE USE OF NORTH COUNTRY DSRIP FUNDS TO PURCHASE CERTAIN EQUIPMENT FOR USE IN THE PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION OPPOSING THE GOVERNOR’S PROPOSED ELMINATION OF MEDICAID CROSS-OVER COVERAGE PAYMENTS FOR PART B CO-INSURANCE
RESOLUTION WAIVING THE RESIDENCY RULE FOR HIRE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES DISPATCHERS IN THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING GRANT AGREEMENT WITH THE NYS CRIME VICTIMS BOARD FOR THE 2018-2019 VICTIM ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (DISTRICT ATTORNEY)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION FOR A 2019-2020 DCJS LEGISLATIVE GRANT (SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION FOR 2019-2020 GOVERNOR’S TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMITTEE GRANT (SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT)
RESOLUTION RE-APPROPRIATING CERTAIN 2017-2018 NEW YORK STATE LETPP GRANT FUNDS FOR THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2019 CAPITAL PLAN TO SUBSTITUTE THE PURCHASE OF AN ALL-WHEEL DRIVE SUV INSTEAD OF A SEDAN FOR USE IN THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH AUCTIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION FOR SALE OF SURPLUS VEHICLE SEATS (SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT)
RESOLUTION RECLASSIFING A PART-TIME FIFTH ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDER POSITION TO FULL-TIME IN THE PUBLIC DEFENDER’S OFFICE
RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2019 ADOPTED BUDGET TO INCLUDE CAFA GRANT FUNDS (PUBLIC DEFENDER’S OFFICE)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING USE OF YEAR 1 INDIGENT LEGAL SERVICES GRANTS FOR CASELOAD REDUCTION, QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AND COUNSEL AT FIRST APPEARANCE TO PURCHASE CERTAIN EQUIPMENT AND FURNISHINGS FOR THE PUBLIC DEFENDER’S OFFICE
RESOLUTION APPOINTING WALTER FITZGERALD TO THE FULTON COUNTY PLANNING BOARD
RESOLUTION CLASSIFYING THE PROPOSED FULTON COUNTY SEWER DISTRICT NO. 3: MECO PROJECT AS AN UNLISTED ACTION, PROPOSING THAT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS SERVE AS LEAD AGENCY AND AUTHORIZING THE DISTRIBUTION OF A PART 1 ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FORM TO INVOLVED
RESOLUTION SETTING A PUBLIC HEARING DATE REGARDING THE DRAFT MAP, PLAN AND REPORT FOR PROPOSED FULTON COUNTY SEWER DISTRICT NO. 3: MECO
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS FOR THE RUNWAY 10-28 REHABILITATION AND CONNECTOR TAXIWAY CONSTRUCTION PROJECT AT THE FULTON COUNTY AIRPORT (2019 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION OPPOSING THE PROPOSED AND AMENDED 2020 EXECUTIVE STATE BUDGET IMPACTING AID AND INCENTIVES TO MUNICIPALITIES AND STATE COST SHIFTS TO COUNTIES
RESOLUTION ADOPTING LOCAL LAW “1” of 2019 “A LOCAL LAW AMENDING LOCAL LAW NO. 1 OF 1987 TO DELETE PART-TIME DESIGNATION FROM THE TITLE OF PUBLIC DEFENDER”
LOCAL LAW 1 OF 2019 ENTITLED “A LOCAL LAW AMENDING LOCAL LAW 1 OF 1987 TO DELETE PART-TIME DESIGNATION FROM THE TITLE OF PUBLIC DEFENDER”
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A LEGAL RETAINER WITH BOND, SCHOENECK & KING TO PURSUE LITIGATION AGAINST FULTON CENTERS TO RECOVER NURSING HOME UNIVERSAL SETTLEMENT FUNDS
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE DISPOSAL OF CERTAIN RHCF AND NURSING SERVICE RECORDS THAT ARE BEYOND THEIR STATUTORY RETENTION DATE (COUNTY CLERK)
RESOLUTION SETTING DATE OF PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING LOCAL LAW “B” OF 2019 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 TO DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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
RESOLUTION AWARDING BIDS FOR PRIME CONTRACTS FOR THE FMCC CAMPUS LABS AND CLASSROOMS PHASE II PROJECT (2019 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONTRACTS FOR VARIOUS SUPPORTING SERVICES RELATED TO THE FMCC CAMPUS LABS AND CLASSROOMS PHASE II PROJECT (2019 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AMENDMENT NO. 3 TO THE CONTRACT WITH JMZ ARCHITECTS & PLANNERS, LLC FOR CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION SERVICES FOR THE FMCC CAMPUS LABS AND CLASSROOMS PHASE II PROJECT (2019 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION AWARDING BIDS FOR PRIME CONTRACTS FOR THE FMCC THEATRE AND OTHER BUILDINGS RENOVATION PROJECT (2019 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONTRACTS FOR VARIOUS SUPPORTING SERVICES RELATED TO THE FMCC THEATRE AND OTHER BUILDINGS RENOVATION PROJECT (2019 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO THE CONTRACT WITH JMZ ARCHITECTS & PLANNERS, LLC FOR CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION SERVICES FOR THE FMCC THEATRE AND OTHER BUILDINGS RENOVATION PROJECT (2019 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING 2019 CAPITAL PROJECT FOR PRIMARY ELECTRIC SERVICE AT THE TRYON TECHNOLOGY PARK
RESOLUTION APPROVING SALE OF (113 WASHINGTON STREET AND 12 ELK STREET, GLOVERSVILLE) TO THE CITY OF GLOVERSVILLE
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH ABSOLUTE AUCTIONS AND REALTY FOR 2019 REAL PROPERTY AUCTION SERVICES (TREASURER’S OFFICE)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING DISPOSAL OF CERTAIN SURPLUS EQUIPMENT
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF SURPLUS FILE CABINETS TO THE TOWN OF OPPENHEIM
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CERTAIN TRANSFERS AND BUDGET AMENDMENTS
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