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SEVENTH REGULAR SESSION
Johnstown, NY July 8th, 2019

Roll Call – Quorum Present

Supervisors: Blackmon, Bradt, Breh, Callery, Fagan, Greene, Groff, Kinowski, Lauria, Perry, Potter, Rice, Selmser, Wilson, Young TOTAL: Present: 15 Absent: 5 (Supervisor Argotsinger, Born, Handy, Howard, Waldron)

Chairman Wilson called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, Chairman Wilson called for a moment of silence for Arlene Sitterly, who recently passed away. He noted that Arlene was very instrumental in economic development efforts in Fulton County. She was heavily involved for decades and she was a community volunteer who will be greatly missed.

Chairman Wilson asked if there was anyone from the public who wished to address the Board. No one from the public came forward.

Chairman Wilson then asked Mr. Stead for the reading of the Communications and Report on the Agenda.

COMMUNICATIONS

  1.  Communication from Livingston County Board of Supervisors

Subj:  Res No. 222 of 2019 Committee on Ways and Means Opposing a Portion of  Proposed Legislative Bills S4676A/A4863 Changing the Order in which Multiple Tax Liens are to be Redeemed (Supervisor Young requested a copy)

  1. Public Notice from the Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Site Program (State       Superfund Program)

Subj:  State Superfund Site Classification Notice for New Process Cleaners, 115 North Market Street, Johnstown, New York 12095

REPORTS

  1. 2017/2018 Annual Report, Fulton County Department of Social Services

 

Chairman Wilson asked Joseph DiCristofaro, Capital District OTB Representative to proceed with the presentation of the 2019 OTB Scholarship awards. 

Jon Stead, Administrative Officer/Clerk of the Board, advised that this is the time of year when the County Board of Supervisors and the Capital District OTB jointly sponsor a scholarship essay competition for high school seniors in Fulton County regarding County government.  He had copies of the winning essays if any Supervisor wanted to read one.

Mr. DiCristofaro and Chairman Wilson then presented Alexis Houser of Johnstown High School with a certificate for the second place scholarship award for 2019.  Next, third place winner, William Phillips from Johnstown High School, was presented his third place certificate.  Mr. DiCristofaro advised that the first place winner, Emily Wheelis of Johnstown High School, was not able to attend today.

PROCLAMATION

Chairman Wilson invited Dr. Dustin Swanger to come forward to be recognized.

RECOGNIZING PRESIDENT DUSTIN SWANGER FOR HIS DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO FULTON-MONTGOMERY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

WHEREAS, Dr. Dustin Swanger, Fulton-Montgomery Community College President, is retiring from College service effective July 31, 2019; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Swanger was ceremoniously installed on April 28, 2007 as the eighth President of Fulton Montgomery Community College; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Swanger’s affable personality and record of leadership have made him a notable Fulton-Montgomery Community College President; and

WHEREAS, President Swanger’s accomplishments have bound higher education and the community closer together by developing programs to support the regional workforce while introducing innovation and creativity to the FMCC mission; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Swanger created a campus atmosphere that attracts students eager to learn, live and lead in a diverse and dynamic global culture; and

WHEREAS, Dusty served as Chair of the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth and Fulton-Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce, Co-chaired the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council, guided the CEO Roundtable and immersed himself in many other community service efforts; and

WHEREAS, President Swanger’s tenure will go down in history as a period of exponential growth and advancement for the College and its community; and

WHEREAS, President Swanger distinguished himself as the consummate statesman in a craft where such acumen is a superior quality; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors hereby recognizes President Dustin Swanger for his distinguished service to Fulton-Montgomery Community College; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the Board hereby offers its sincerest best wishes on the occasion of his retirement. Chairman of the Board Wilson thanked Dr. Swanger for his contributions to FMCC and the community.

Dr. Swanger thanked the Board of Supervisors for their dedication to Fulton-Montgomery Community College. He thanked the Supervisors for their friendship and commitment.

 

 

UPDATES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

Personnel: Supervisor Callery advised that there will be a special Personnel Committee meeting on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 for labor negotiations.

REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES

Soil and Water Conservation District Board: Supervisor Greene stated that fish deliveries were completed in addition to stump removal at Fox Run Golf Course. The City of Johnstown bridge replacements were completed as well as hydroseeding for the City and Town of Johnstown.

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

Supervisor Wilson stated that he recently attended a national-level economic development conference in Washington, DC with members from the Center for Regional Growth. Four (4) U.S. department Secretaries and eight (8) Governors were also in attendance. Chairman Wilson and the CRG members spoke with representatives from several countries. He also stated that Shared Services Panel meetings continue with the upcoming meeting being held later today.

RESOLUTIONS

No. 238 (Resolution Authorizing Grant Application to the NYS Consolidated Funding Application Process for a Proposed 2020 Capital Project: Smart Waters: NYS Route 30 Sewer Feasibility Study): Supervisor Callery stated that it is a great idea and he is looking forward to seeing hotels in the area. He believes it will be a positive move forward because the Great Sacandaga Lake is the area’s greatest asset.

No. 267 (Resolution Adopting the 2019-2020 FMCC Budget): Dr. Swanger gave an update regarding the proposed FMCC Budget. He stated that the budget is down five percent from last year. He stated that FMCC is not requesting any additional funds for 2019-2020. Dr. Swanger stated that recent state legislation now provides no community college will receive less than 98 percent funding than that college received in the previous year. Dr. Swanger stated that FMCC tuition is currently $4,900.00 per year for an enrolled student and that the College is utilizing around $300,000.00 in fund balance for the 2019-2020 budget.  He also advised that FMCC has eliminated 42 positions for cost-cutting purposes.  

PUBLIC HEARING: PROPOSED 2017-2018 FMCC BUDGET

Chairman Wilson opened the Public Hearing at 1:30 p.m. for the purpose of receiving comments regarding the Public Hearing for the Tentative Budget for Fulton-Montgomery Community College as related to the financial share and obligation of Fulton County for the fiscal year beginning September 1, 2019, pursuant to Chapter 631 of the Laws of 1965. 

(Supervisor Bradt arrived at the meeting at 1:30 p.m.)

Chairman Wilson asked if anyone was present who wished to make comments regarding the 2019-2020 FMCC Budget. 

There being no one, Chairman Wilson advised that he would keep the public hearing open for a period of time.

Chairman of the Board Wilson then called for a recess at 1:32 p.m for Supervisors to personally congratulate Dr. Swanger on his retirement.

Chairman Wilson called the meeting back to order at 1:41 p.m.

Chairman Wilson called for any additional speakers for the 2019-2020 FMCC Budget.  There being no one, Chairman Wilson closed the Public Hearing regarding the 2019-2020 FMCC Budget at 1:42 p.m.

No. 255 (Resolution Authorizing a Contract with Auctions International Corporation to Sell Certain Surplus Vehicles and Equipment (Solid Waste Department)): Mr. Stead explained that prior to the meeting he spoke to David Rhodes, Solid Waste Director, and it was Mr. Rhode’s understanding that the 1980 John Deer Backhoe had a replaced hour meter and the 205 hours listed on the Resolution does not reflect hours from a previous meter.

No. 264 (Resolution Opposing Proposed Legislation S.4676/A.4863 Changing Existing Property Tax Foreclosure Processes): Supervisor Young stated that this bill reduces interest and penalties. In his opinion it will enhance protections for single family owner-occupied homes with the purpose of keeping people in their homes. He stated that he believes the Board of Supervisors should try to keep people in their homes as opposed to selling the properties in County auctions. He stated that the County had a profit of over $300,000.00 from the last auction.

Supervisor Callery stated that he disagrees with Supervisor Young. Overall, the bill will push the burden of unpaid taxes on other property owners.

Mr. Stead stated that he believes the biggest concerns of county governments aren't the interest rate and penalty reductions, but the sequencing of when delinquent taxes are due. This would propose the oldest taxes owed could be paid initially, and a property owner could always remain two years in arrears if they continue to pay the oldest taxes due.

No. 265 (Resolution Authorizing the Sale of Certain County-Owned Properties Not Meeting the Set Minimum Auction Price at the June 2019 Auction): Supervisor Lauria asked if any of the property purchases had violations from previous non-payment. Mr. Stead stated "no".

Mr. Stead stated that the City of Gloversville is interested in rehabilitating "underbids" and has proposed purchasing five (5) specific underbid properties to do a Pilot Program.

LATE PROCLAMATION

Upon a motion by Supervisor Fagan, seconded by Supervisor Callery and unanimously carried, the Committee entered into Executive Session at 2:02 p.m. to discuss pending litigation.

Upon a motion by Supervisor Callery seconded by Supervisor Groff and unanimously carried, the Committee entered into Regular Session at 2:12 p.m.

Upon a motion by Supervisor Callery, seconded by Supervisor Greene and unanimously carried, the Committee adjourned at 2:16 p.m.

Certified by:                                                     _________________________________________
Jon R. Stead, Administrative Officer/      DATE
Clerk of the Board

 

 

RESOLUTIONS

 

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING SETTLEMENT OF LITIGATION COMMENCED BY FULTON COUNTY AGAINST MONTGOMERY COUNTY RELATED TO THE PARTIES’ INTERMUNICIPAL AGREEMENT FOR WASTE DISPOSAL SERVICES DATED MARCH 6, 2014
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING TRANSFER AND BUDGET AMENDMENTS
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING DISPOSAL OF CERTAIN SURPLUS EQUIPMENT
RESOLUTION JOINING LAWSUIT AGAINST GENERIC PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES RELATED TO PRICE FIXING FOR CERTAIN GENERIC DRUGS
RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE 2019-2020 FMCC BUDGET
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY DEMOLITION TEAM TO ASSIST CITY OF GLOVERSVILLE IN DEMOLITION PROJECT FOR 211 AND 213 NORTH MAIN STREET AND REDUCING THE TIP FEE RATE
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF CERTAIN COUNTY-OWNED PROPERTIES NOT MEETING THE SET MINIMUM AUCTION PRICE AT THE JUNE 2019 AUCTION
RESOLUTION OPPOSING PROPOSED LEGISLATION S.4676/A.4863 CHANGING EXISTING PROPERTY TAX FORECLOSURE PROCESSES
RESOLUTION APPOINTING SUPERINTENDENT OF HIGHWAYS AND FACILITIES
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS FOR DIESEL FUEL FOR USE BY THE HIGHWAY AND FACILITIES DEPARTMENT AND SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS FOR UNLEADED GASOLINE FOR THE CENTRAL FUEL DEPOTS LOCATED AT THE COUNTY SERVICES COMPLEX AND SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING RECIPROCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS AND FACILITIES AND THE CITY OF JOHNSTOWN FOR SNOW AND ICE CONTROL ON COUNTY ROAD 148 AND MAPLE AVENUE
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONTRACT WITH THE TOWN OF BLEECKER FOR 2019-2020 WINTER MAINTENANCE OF THE COMMUNICATIONS TOWER ROAD
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING 2019-2020 AGREEMENTS FOR SNOW AND ICE CONTROL ON CERTAIN DESIGNATED ROADS
RESOLUTION DESIGNATING COUNTY ROADS FOR SNOW AND ICE CONTROL DURING WINTER OF 2019-2020
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CHANGE ORDER NO. 1 WITH BASELINE KING CORPORATION FOR THE AIRPORT RUNWAY AND TAXIWAY LIGHTING AND FENCING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT (2019 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH AUCTIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION TO SELL CERTAIN SURPLUS VEHICLES AND EQUIPMENT (SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT)
RESOLUTION AWARDING BID FOR A NEW COMPACT LOADER FOR USE IN SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT (2019 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH SPECTRUM COMMUNICATIONS FOR DEDICATED INTERNET CONNECTION FOR COMMUNICATIONS CENTER VIDEO FEED (SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PURCHASE OF LED DISPLAY MONITORS FOR USE IN THE DISPATCH CENTER (SHERIFF)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PURCHASE OF CCTV EQUIPMENT AND INTEROPERABLE COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT WITH 2017 NYS OHSES EMERGENCY PERFORMANCE GRANT (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PURCHASE OF REMOTE SPEAKER MICS WITH 2017 NYS DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT FUNDS (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PURCHASE OF LED MONITORS AND EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS WITH 2016 NYS DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT FUNDS (EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH LIGHTSPEED/NOKIA FOR MICROWAVE CONNECTIVITY AND BACKHAUL BETWEEN LATIMER HILL AND ANEY HILL COMMUNICATION TOWER SITES (2018 INTEROPERABLE COMMUNICATIONS PROJECT, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT)
RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING ON-CALL RATE FOR PUBLIC DEFENDERS PROVIDING COUNSEL AT ARRAIGNMENT (100 % NYS CAFA GRANT, PUBLIC DEFENDER)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH MARK ELLITHORPE FOR FISCAL MANAGER CONSULTING SERVICES IN THE PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ACCEPTANCE OF NORTH COUNTRY DSRIP ENGAGEMENT FUNDS (PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT)
RESOLUTION ACCEPTING 2019-2020 NEW YORK STATE CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY INCENTIVE GRANT (PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE OF 2019-2020 EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS GRANT (PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT)
RESOLUTION ACCEPTING FAMILY FIRST TRANSITION AWARD FUNDS FOR USE IN THE SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES AND THE GLOVERSVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR THE “EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS ACT” (ESSA)
RESOLUTION RECLASSIFYING AN AGING SERVICES SPECIALIST POSITION FROM PART-TIME TO FULL-TIME (OFFICE FOR AGING)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH TOP QUALITY HOME CARE FOR IN-HOME SERVICES (OFFICE FOR AGING)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING GRANT APPLICATION TO THE NYS CONSOLIDATED FUNDING APPLICATION PROCESS FOR A PROPOSED 2020 CAPITAL PROJECT: SMART WATERS: NYS ROUTE 30 SEWER FEASIBILITY STUDY
RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING CAPITAL PROJECT ACCOUNT FOR THE TRYON ELECTRIC SERVICE PROJECT (2019 CAPITAL PLAN)
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