Board of Supervisors - Resolutions

Supervisors GROFF and ARGOTSINGER offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:




WHEREAS, the County has obtained a commercial building at 45 Harrison Street, Gloversville, New York (Parcel # 149.17-7-6.123) through Tax Foreclosure; and

WHEREAS, in 2020, the Finance Committee and Treasurer discussed the building and the Committee recommended holding the building for any potential future uses, including any developments related to the nearby Parkhurst Field Foundation’s “Field of Dreams” Project; and

WHEREAS, after hearing of the availability of the building, the Parkhurst Field Foundation has proposed to lease the building for a new additional partnership it is launching related to tourism and the Little League Baseball Tournament Facility; and

WHEREAS, the Committees on Economic Development and Environment, and Finance have reviewed a proposal by the Parkhurst Field Foundation to lease said building for the purposes of housing the New York State Baseball Hall of Fame to complement the “Field of Dreams” Little League Baseball Tournament Facility; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors has received a briefing on the details of said lease proposal; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That in accordance with the recommendation of the Committees on Economic Development and Environment and Finance, the Chairman of the Board be and hereby is authorized to sign a Lease Agreement with Option to Purchase between the County of Fulton and the Parkhurst Field Foundation of Ballston Spa, NY, for the County-owned Building at 45 Harrison Street, Gloversville to house the New York State Baseball Hall of Fame, including the following terms and conditions:

Lease Term:

April 1, 2022- March 31, 2032 (10 years)

Lease Payment:


$100.00 per month (April 1, 2022 through March 31, 2024)

$250.00 per month (April 1, 2024 through March 31, 2027)

$500.00 per month (April 1, 2027 through March 31, 2032)

Option to Purchase:

  • Parkhurst Field Foundation shall have the option to purchase the 45 Harrison Street Building, including any improvements made, for the price of $276,900.00, said sum being the 2021 full market value real property tax assessment.

  • If the Option to purchase is exercised at least six (6) months prior to the expiration of the lease term, all monthly lease payments by the lessee shall be deducted from the above said purchase price.

  • Lessee Parkhurst Field Foundation shall be responsible for all utilities and maintenance costs for the premises.


and, be it further

RESOLVED, That said Lease Agreement be, and hereby is, subject to the approval of the County Attorney; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the County Attorney, Planning Director and Superintendent of Highways and Facilities 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 forwarded to the County Treasurer, County Attorney, Planning Director, Parkhurst Field Foundation, Superintendent of Highways and Facilities, Budget Director/County Auditor and Administrative Officer/Clerk of the Board.






Seconded by Supervisor BREH and adopted by the following vote:

TOTAL: Ayes: 18 Nays: 0 Absent: 2 (Supervisors Goderie and Potter)