Board of Supervisors - Resolutions

Supervisors BREH AND ARGOTSINGER offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:




WHEREAS, the Emergency Management Office operations and responsibilities have expanded over the last several years, including broader management of homeland security programs, hazard mitigation, radio communications infrastructure and Board of Supervisors’ creation of an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) division; and

WHEREAS, the Civil Defense Director/Fire Coordinator has discussed the need for more office space with specialized areas to accommodate staff offices, conference room and EOC facilities with the Committee on Public Safety and has submitted a proposed capital project for said purpose; and

WHEREAS, a .47 acre parcel, including an office building and co-located garage meets most of the goals of the capital project proposal and is available for purchase; and

WHEREAS, the property owner has committed to sell the property to the County for a sale price of $375,000.00, with the option to purchase parking area adjacent to the building for an additional $25,000.00; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Chairman of the Board be and hereby is authorized to execute a real estate purchase agreement, in the amount of $400,000.00, with property owner Townsend Leather Co. Inc. (dba Stitchery Realty, LLC) of Johnstown, NY for identified tax parcel 162.16-20-10.1; same being approximately .47 acres, more or less, located at 231 N. Perry Street in the City of Johnstown; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That said purchase agreement is subject to the approval of the County Attorney; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That upon the recommendation of the Committees on Public Safety, Finance and Capital Projects, the 2021 Capital Plan be and hereby is amended to include the purchase of an office building and real property located at 231 N. Perry Street in the City of Johnstown (SBL #162.16-20-10.1), at a cost not to exceed $400,000.00 to house the Fulton County Emergency Management Office; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the County Treasurer be and hereby is directed to make the following transfer:


From: A-0883.0800 - Capital Improvements Reserve

To: A-0909 - Unreserved Fund Balance

Sum: $400,000.00


RESOLVED, That the 2021 Adopted Budget be and hereby is amended, as follows:



Increase A.1000.0511-0511 - REV - Appropriated Reserve                              $400,000.00



Increase A.1000.1940-2010.1200 - EXP- Capital Improvements                      $400,000.00


and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the Civil Defense Director/Fire Coordinator and County Attorney do each and every other thing necessary to further the purport of this Resolution; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That certified copies of this Resolution be forward to the County Treasurer, County Attorney, Civil Defense Director, Townsend Leather Co., Inc. (dba Stitchery Realty, LLC), Budget Director/County Auditor and Administrative Officer/Clerk of the Board.






Seconded by BOWMAN and adopted by the following vote:

TOTAL: Ayes: 17 Nays: 0 Absent: 3 (Supervisor Fagan, Potter and VanDenburgh)