FOURTH REGULAR SESSION

Johnstown, NY April 12, 2021

 

Roll Call – Quorum Present

Supervisors: Argotsinger, Blackmon, Born, Bowman, Bradt, Breh, Callery, Fagan, Goderie, Greene, Groff, Horton, Howard, Kinowski, Lauria, Perry, Potter, VanDenburgh, Wilson, Young

TOTAL: Present: 20 

 

Chairman Callery called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m. and welcomed all attendees. He noted that National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week is April 11-17, 2021 which honors 911 Dispatchers. He took a moment to thank local dispatchers for the tremendous job they do. 

Following the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, Chairman Callery asked if there was anyone from the public who wished to address the Board. No one came forward.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

Mr. Stead stated that Assemblyman Robert Smullen has scheduled a presentation to unveil Fulton County’s “Purple Heart Signs” on May 10, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. prior to the monthly Board of Supervisors meeting. The unveiling ceremony will be held in Sir William Johnson Park in Johnstown.

  1. Resolution from Hamilton County urging the Governor and Federal Government to Expand Broadband and Rural Cellular Coverage to all New Yorkers

  2. Letter from NYSAC thanking Fulton County for forwarding a copy of Resolution No. 73 of 2021, Calling upon NYS Legislators to Curtail Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Emergency Powers Authority

  3. Letter from Town of Johnstown Code Enforcer notifying Fulton County of a Public Hearing for the purpose of reviewing Olbrych Realty, Inc’s Site Plan application for a warehouse addition along East State Street Extension in the Town of Johnstown

 

LATE COMMUNICATION:

L-1 – Letter from the NYS Public Service Commission by Transco, LLC. 

Subj: Stray Voltage Testing of Various Facilities

 

REPORTS

  1. Fulton County Industrial Development Agency 2020 Annual Report

  2. Fulton County Planning Board 2020 Annual Report

 

 

UPDATES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

Human Services: Supervisor Potter presented a handout of current covid-19 statistics listed below: 

1. Current Statistics: Total Positive Cases 3,927

Active Cases 117

Recovered Individuals 3,715

Hospitalized Currently 15

Total Deaths 95

Total Persons Tested 91,787

7-day Rolling Average 3.2%

  • Statistics are stable at these levels but have not gone down much either in last 4 weeks. After-effects of Spring Break/vacations may keep numbers around this level for a few more weeks.

  • The Sheriff and his staff have been working through an outbreak at the Correctional Facility that has affected inmates and staff.

 

2. Vaccinations

  • The Fulton County Public Health POD has been running routinely every Thursday. POD Link is typically released each Tuesday on Public Health Facebook page.

  • This Thursday will have a POD of 200 first doses as well as additional second dose visits.

  • Most counties, including ours, are starting to see a slow-down in persons looking for vaccination.

a. It appears some people are not wanting vaccine.

b. Some respond “I am waiting for single-dose Johnson & Johnson brand”.

 

- Vaccine is now available to all age groups.

 

- The COVID-19 Task Force is beginning to reach out to CRG, Chamber of Commerce and larger local businesses to pass the POD Link to employers.

Mr. Stead stated that Fulton County will likely stay on the current plateau and won’t see a large downtick for a few weeks due to schools restarting and spring vacation traveling. 

 

Public Works: Supervisor Fagan stated that bids for “Main Apron Project” at the Fulton County Airport were opened and the lowest bidder was $300,000.00 lower than originally projected. He also stated that road paving material bids came in exceptionally well this year and the State is restoring some of the funding it had said it would withhold. 

He noted that there are three (3) Resolutions that will be reviewed today, and if passed, will allow LifeNet of NY (Air Methods) to be based at our Fulton County Airport. 

 

REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES

Soil and Water Conservation District: Supervisor Horton stated that prices of construction materials have increased greatly due to the pandemic. He also stated that Soil and Water has had an 8 percent “hike” in plastic piping and landscaping fabric costs. He noted that people may want to get orders in if fabric is needed because they are expecting future shortages and an increase in prices. He stated that Soil and Water is going to create tighter credit policies due to people not paying their debts. 

 

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

Chairman Callery stated that it’s been a “normal month”. He noted that U.S. Senator Charles Schumer came to town and had a meeting with Administrative Officer Jon Stead and him at the Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market in Gloversville. He stated that Senator Schumer asked how the County has been doing during the COVID-19 pandemic. He noted that it was an informative meeting. 

Chairman Callery also stated that he presented the sewer line project for the Route 30/30A Corridor to Senator Schumer. He stated that the Senator was very appreciative of the meeting and listened to the concerns of Fulton County and local City officials. 

Chairman Callery added that Dr. Gregory Truckenmiller was recently appointed as President of the Fulton-Montgomery Community College and is no longer in interim status. He stated that he is glad that the process is over and noted that Dr. Truckenmiller is very deserving of that position. 

Resolutions were then deliberated on.

 

PROCLAMATIONS

 

RECOGNIZING FULMONT COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY, INC. AND DECLARING MAY 2021 “COMMUNITY ACTION MONTH IN FULTON COUNTY”

WHEREAS, Fulmont Community Action Agency is one of the 48 Community Action Agencies serving the low income, elderly and disabled residents of the State of New York; and

WHEREAS, Fulmont Community Action Agency has served the low income, elderly and disabled residents of Fulton and Montgomery counties for over 56 years; and 

WHEREAS, Fulmont Community Action Agency conducts numerous programs to meet the needs of Fulton and Montgomery County residents, including Head Start, Universal Pre-Kindergarten, Weatherization, EmPower, Senior Transportation, Community Services, Wheels for Work and Women, Infants and Children Programs; and

WHEREAS, Fulmont Community Action Agency, in partnership with government, the private sector and low-income citizens, continues to identify poverty conditions and find solutions; now, therefore be it 

RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors hereby commends the Fulmont Community Action Agency for its steadfast efforts to improve the human condition; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the Fulton County Board of Supervisors hereby proclaims the month of May 2021 as “COMMUNITY ACTION MONTH” in Fulton County.

 

OLD BUSINESS

Mr. Greene spoke about the passing of Town of Mayfield resident, Earl Hare. Mr. Greene stated that he was a former member of the Board of Directors of the Fulton County Soil and Water Conservation District and served on its Board for many years. He stated that anyone who knew Earl would probably classify him as a “character in the nicest sense of the word”. He also noted that he was a nice guy, touched a lot of people’s lives and was involved in a lot of local events and programs. Chairman Callery stated that Earl was a teacher for Mayfield Central School District and was a contributor to many District activities. 

 

ADJOURNMENT

Upon a motion by Supervisor Bradt, seconded by Supervisor Wilson and unanimously carried, the Board entered Executive Session at 1:32 p.m. to discuss employment history.

(Supervisor Young left the meeting at 1:32 p.m., stating that he would be leaving the meeting in order to recuse himself from the subject of the executive session due to his employment at FMCC.)

Upon a motion by Supervisor Fagan, seconded by Supervisor Groff and unanimously carried, the Board re-entered into Regular Session at 2:18 p.m. 

 

ADJOURNMENT

Upon a motion by Supervisor Greene seconded by Supervisor Bowman and unanimously carried, the Board adjourned at 2:19 p.m.

 

          Certified by:

                                                                         _________________________________________

                                                                    Jon R. Stead, Administrative Officer  /        DATE.

                   Clerk of the Board.

 

RESOLUTIONS

 

RESOLUTION APPOINTING TRUSTEE TO THE FMCC BOARD OF TRUSTEES
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CERTAIN TRANSFERS AND BUDGET AMENDMENTS
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS FOR THE FMCC FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGY LAB PROJECT (2021 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING DISPOSAL OF CERTAIN SURPLUS EQUIPMENT
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A FIVE-YEAR EXTENSION OF THE LEASE AGREEMENT WITH THE 195 FACTORY, LLC, FOR FIXED BASE OPERATOR SERVICES AT THE FULTON COUNTY AIRPORT
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A LEASE AGREEMENT WITH N NUMBER HOLDINGS, LLC FOR LEASE OF THE ENTERPRISE BUILDING AT THE FULTON COUNTY AIRPORT
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A LEASE AGREEMENT WITH N NUMBER HOLDINGS, LLC TO CONSTRUCT A NEW HANGAR AT THE FULTON COUNTY AIRPORT
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH PASSERO ASSOCIATES FOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT FOR RECONSTRUCTION OF THE MAIN APRON AT THE FULTON COUNTY AIRPORT
RESOLUTION AWARDING A BID TO CALLANAN INDUSTRIES, INC. FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE MAIN APRON PROJECT AT THE FULTON COUNTY AIRPORT (2021 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2021 CAPITAL PLAN TO EXPAND PROJECTS ON COUNTY ROADS 131 AND 131A FOR THE HIGHWAYS AND FACILITIES DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AMENDMENT TO THE OFA/FORT JOHNSTOWN CUSTODIAL SERVICES CONTRACT WITH BREZZY’S CLEANING SERVICE TO INCLUDE 57 EAST FULTON
RESOLUTION RECLASSIFYING A SENIOR MAINTENANCE MECHANIC POSITION TO MAINTENANCE WORKER AND ABOLISHING A CUSTODIAL WORKER POSITION IN HIGHWAYS AND FACILITIES DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING REPAIRS AT THE COUNTY OFFICE BUILDING MAIN ENTRANCE
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS AND FACILITIES AND CERTAIN TOWN HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS FOR MOWING OF COUNTY RIGHTS-OF-WAY (2021)
RESOLUTION AWARDING BIDS FOR VARIOUS HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS FOR USE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS AND FACILITIES (2021)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH BARTON & LOGUIDICE ENGINEERS FOR ENGINEERING/DESIGN OF THE VERTICAL LANDFILL EXPANSION PROJECT (2021 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION RE-APPROPRIATING INSURANCE RECOVERY FUNDS FROM 2020 TO REPLACE A PATROL VEHICLE (SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT)
RESOLUTION CREATING A FULL-TIME DEPUTY SHERIFF POSITION AND PLACING A “ONE DOLLAR HOLD” ON A TEMPORARY DEPUTY SHERIFF POSITION IN THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PAYMENT OF TRAINING REIMBURSEMENT FOR HIRE OF A DEPUTY SHERIFF (SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SHERIFF TO COMMENCE THE PROCESS FOR NYS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES ACCREDITATION FOR THE ROAD PATROL DIVISION
RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE CONTRACT WITH UNITED UNIFORM COMPANY FOR UNIFORMS IN THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT (2021)
RESOLUTION AWARDING BIDS FOR FOODSTUFFS AND OTHER SUPPLIES FOR USE IN THE FULTON COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION FOR A 2021-2023 SMART PROSECUTION – INNOVATIVE PROSECUTION SOLUTIONS GRANT (DISTRICT ATTORNEY)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION FOR A 2020-2021 CRIMINAL JUSTICE DISCOVERY REFORM GRANT FROM THE NYS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES (DISTRICT ATTORNEY)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXTENSION OF THE 2020 STATE AID TO PROSECUTION GRANT FROM THE NYS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES (DISTRICT ATTORNEY)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION AND ACCEPTANCE OF 2020 NYS HOMELAND SECURITY EMERGENCY SERVICE AND EMERGENCY PERFORMANCE GRANT FUNDS FOR PURCHASE OF AN ANNUAL SERVICE CONTRACT (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PURCHASE OF FREQUENCY COORDINATION AND LICENSING FEES USING 2019 NYS HOMELAND SECURITY INTEROPERABLE COMMUNICATIONS GRANT FUNDS (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE)
RESOLUTION RE-APPROPRIATING 2020 NYS HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT FUNDS FOR PURCHASE OF CERTAIN EQUIPMENT (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AGREEMENTS FOR LEASE OF COMMUNICATIONS TOWER SPACE ON BLEECKER MOUNTAIN (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE)
RESOLUTION APPOINTING CHERYL GALARNEAU TO THE TRAFFIC SAFETY BOARD
RESOLUTION TEMPORARILY WAIVING THE START RATE FOR PER DIEM REGISTERED NURSES AND LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES AT THE FULTON COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
RESOLUTION WAIVING THE RESIDENCY RULE FOR THE HIRE OF CERTAIN POSITIONS WITHIN FULTON COUNTY
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TEMPORARY BACKFILL OF AN EMPLOYMENT COORDINATOR POSITION AND A PRINCIPAL SOCIAL WELFARE EXAMINER POSITION WITH LOWER LEVEL TITLES
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A REORGANIZATION OF THE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE UNIT IN THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH ERIN ESLER TO PROVIDE PRESCHOOL ED (3-5) ITINERANT SPEECH THERAPY SERVICES (PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS FOR CHILDREN WITH HANDICAPPING CONDITIONS 2021-2022 TRANSPORTATION
RESOLUTION ACCEPTING ADDITIONAL NYS OASAS, NYS OMH AND NYS OPWDD FUNDS FOR LOCAL PROGRAMS (COMMUNITY SERVICES)
RESOLUTION ENDORSING THE CONCEPT OF A SANITARY SEWER CONSTRUCTION PROJECT ALONG THE NYS ROUTE 30/30A CORRIDOR FROM GLOVERSVILLE TO MAYFIELD AND NORTHVILLE
RESOLUTION APPOINTING, RE-APPOINTING OR CONFIRMING MEMBERS TO THE FULTON-MONTGOMERY-SCHOHARIE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD
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