Supervisor CALLERY offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:


WHEREAS, former Supervisor Michael Mongin passed away on Friday, March 2, 2018; and

WHEREAS, the people of Fulton County and the City of Johnstown were saddened by the loss of a good friend, mentor and benefactor in public service; and

WHEREAS, Supervisor Mongin served the people of Fulton County as a member of this Board of Supervisors from 1974 through 1979, serving as Chairman of the Board in 1976; and

WHEREAS, Mike was also appointed by the Board of Supervisors to a nine year term as a Trustee of Fulton-Montgomery Community College, serving as Chairman of the College Board in 1986; and

WHEREAS, Mike also served as Fulton County’s representative on the Capital District Regional Off-Track Betting Corporation Board of Directors from August 1998 through April 2008; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Mongin dedicated a majority of his life to educating children during a 37 year career in area schools; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Mongin began his career in education at Perth Central School as a Teacher, Athletic Director and Head Football Coach; transitioning to Fonda-Fultonville Central School in 1970 as Athletic Director and Football Coach; and finally as High School Principal from 1979 until his retirement in 2002; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Mongin was also very involved in community civic leadership, including service on the Johnstown Board of Education, Johnstown Hospital and Johnstown Hospital Foundation, Section 2 Athletics, NYS Public High School Athletic Association, Gloversville YMCA, Knights of Columbus, fraternal orders of Eagles and Moose, Sons of American Legion and Sons of AM Vets, among others; and

WHEREAS, Mike was also actively involved in county and local Republican Committees, Republican National Committee and stayed aware of political issues until his passing; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors hereby joins with all the people of Fulton County to posthumously express its gratitude to Michael Mongin for his dedicated public service and “larger than-life” influence on the local community; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors hereby conveys its expression of deepest sympathy to his entire family, including his wife Elaine, his daughter Samantha and son Michael and four grandchildren; and, be it further 5 Resolution No. 90

RESOLVED, That certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to Michael Mongin’s family and to each and every other person, institution or agency who will further the purport of this Resolution.

Seconded by SILENT STANDING and adopted by the following vote:
TOTAL: Ayes: 18 Nays: 0 Absent: 2 (Supervisors Groff & Waldron)