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.
David Howard (alternate)
Supervisor Selmser advised that he attended a meeting that was held last month. He further advised that there was a presenter from ADK Action that explained the problems with the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) process the Governor is proposing to assess state forest preserve lands. For example, in Essex County, they would lose 8.5 percent or $185,000.00.
Charles Potter (alternate)
Supervisor Perry advised that the Inter-County meeting was held on April 18 and hosted by Warren County. She passed out a report from that meeting to all Board members, highlighting the topics discussed. She further advised that Fulton County will be the host for Inter-County in October. She also explained that next month the Committee meets in Essex County, but that she would be unable to attend. Chairman Wilson asked her to provide him the date and he would try to attend the meeting.
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
Supervisor Potter advised that the next Inter-County meeting will be held on Thursday, November 15 in Herkimer County. The group will be touring the new Tractor Supply Co. Distribution Center in Frankfort, NY.
Supervisor Potter advised that the last meeting that was scheduled to be held in Lowville, NY was cancelled due to poor attendance. He stated that Fulton County is hosting June's meeting and Mr. Dave Karpinski, Director of the Parkhurst Field Foundation will be presenting regarding the “Field of Dreams” project. He advised any Supervisors that are interested in attending the June 21 meeting should contact Mr. Stead so they can be added to the attendees list for lunch at Partners Pub.
Supervisor Potter advised that he attended a “Herkimer County Legislative Breakfast” three weeks ago. Those in attendance included, Senator Tedisco, Assemblyman Marc Butler and Congresswoman Claudia Tenney. He further advised that the presentation gave a broad view of New York State and the federal government. He further advised that the event hosted about 150 people. He said attendees mentioned that they were looking forward to coming to Fulton County in June when we host the Inter-County Legislative Meeting.
John H. Blackmon
Supervisor Greene advised that the District Board met on April 23. They are continuing to assist with excavator work at the airport and at Tryon. They are also working at Fox Run, with the City of Johnstown for a bridge replacement and with the Town of Broadalbin with their new inter-seeder. Mr. Greene further advised that the Board has hired a tax service to conduct an audit and that pipe sales are up.
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.
Supervisor Greene advised that the District Board met on September 18th. He further advised that stump removal has been completed at the Tryon Technology Park. There are several tile draining and culvert projects being done throughout the county. The Fulton County “Day on the Farm” was a huge success at Rogers Orchards in late September.