SIXTH REGULAR SESSION
Johnstown, NY June 11, 2018
Roll Call– Quorum Present
Supervisors: Argotsinger, Blackmon, Born, Bradt, Breh, Callery, Fagan, Greene, Groff, Handy,
Howard, Kinowski, Lauria, Perry, Potter, Rice, Selmser
TOTAL: Present: 18 Absent: 3 (Supervisors Waldron, Wilson and Young)
Chairman Groff called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m. Following the Pledge of Allegiance to
the Flag, Chairman Groff asked if there was anyone from the public who wished to address the
Board. No one came forward.
- Letter from the Village of Northville
Subj: Copy of Resolution No. 7 of 2018 to abolish the Northville-Northampton
Consolidated Health District
- Letter from the Town of Northampton
Subj: Copy of Resolution No. 6 of 2018 to abolish the Northampton Consolidated Health District
- Letter from Herkimer County Legislature
Subj: Copy of Resolution No. 201 of 2018 opposing Assembly Bill A10428 that
Proposes the Elimination of Marksmanship and Shooting Programs in Public Schools
- Letter from Herkimer County Legislature
Subj: Copy of Resolution No. 202 of 2018 supporting State Senate Bill S8210 which would increase State contributions to Veterans’ Services Agencies
- Letter from Seneca County Board of Supervisors
Subj: Copy of Resolution No. 120 of 2018 supporting Senate Bill 8210 amending Executive Law in relation to the cost of maintenance and operation of Veterans’ Service Agencies
- Capital District Regional Off-Track Betting Corporation Audited Financial Statements for 2016 and 2017 |LS|Priority Reading|RS|
REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES
Inter-County Legislative Committee of the Adirondacks: Supervisor Potter advised that the last meeting that was scheduled to be held in Lowville, NY was cancelled due to poor attendance. He stated that Fulton County is hosting June's meeting and Mr. Dave Karpinski, Director of the Parkhurst Field Foundation will be presenting regarding the “Field of Dreams” project. He advised any Supervisors that are interested in attending the June 21 meeting should contact Mr. Stead so they can be added to the attendees list for lunch at Partners Pub.
Soil and Water Conservation District: Supervisor Blackmon stated that there was a meeting on May 14 and they discussed four (4) high tower projects that will be completed this year. He stated that the SWCD excavator is being put to good use during the ongoing Fulton County Office Building Renovation Project.
Chairman Groff advised that he attended the Fulton-Montgomery Community College
graduation ceremony at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady and stated that it was a very nice event. He also advised that he received a letter from Northville Central School to notify him of
Benjamin Moore’s donation for paint supplies for renovations that were not included in the
School’s capital project.
RESOLUTIONS (TITLES ATTACHED)
No. 179 (Resolution endorsing the concept of completing a County Office Building Asbestos Abatement Project) – Mr. Stead explained that there are currently no quotes or bids at this time which is why the title is “endorsing the concept”.
No. 227 (Resolution Appointing David C. Rackmyre, Jr. to the Fulton County Planning
Board): Supervisor Lauria advised that the Fulton County Planning Board is in need of another member and would like to see the vacancy filled.
No. 231 (Resolution Accepting Empire State Development Grant to Assist in funding the
Hales Mills Wastewater Treatment System Project (SMART Waters – 2018 Capital Plan): Mr.
Stead advised that the Inter-Municipal Agreement with the Village of Broadalbin has been
signed and approved by the Village. He stated that this agreement is an instrumental piece in the SMART Waters project.
A motion was offered by Supervisor Fagan, seconded by Supervisor Callery and unanimously
carried to waive the Rules of Order to take action on Late Resolutions 254 through 256.
No. 255 (Resolution Authorizing 2018 Community Development Block Grant Application to the NYS Office of Community Renewal to Operate a Fulton County Micro-Enterprise Grant Program and Setting Date of a Public Hearing regarding said Application): Mr. Stead stated that HUD Applications are due in late July and public hearings are required for all applications. Therefore, this Resolution had to be added to the Late Agenda for this month’s meeting in order to meet the necessary requirements. Supervisor Fagan stated that this is a very successful program; however, it is unfortunate that no residents in Fulton County received any funding last year.
Mr. Stead advised that there is a meeting for the Johnson Hall State Historic Site Master Plan this evening and he plans on speaking at the public hearing that is being held at Johnstown High School to encourage New York State Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation to add replicas of historic buildings that were used during the mid to late 1700’s to the site.
Chairman Groff opened the Public Hearing to receive comments regarding the request to Include Additional Property Within the Town of Johnstown in Agricultural District No. 1 in Fulton County at 1:30 p.m.
Dean MacVean, Norboro Road, Johnstown: Mr. MacVean asked the Board if the Zoning Board is planning to make said property on Norboro Road in the Town of Johnstown “non-residential”.
Mr. Stead stated that this process has nothing to do with zoning. Supervisor Fagan stated this
process is beneficial for farmers because they can get help from the State if their property is
added to Fulton County Agricultural District No. 1. Supervisor Fagan advised that said property owner would gain protection from the State by being added to Agricultural District No. 1. Mr. MacVean asked if it said property was developed into residential property, would that require zoning changes. Supervisor Fagan stated that any changes regarding zoning laws would have to go through the Town of Johnstown, not through the County. Mr. MacVean thanked the Board for its time.
Chairman Groff called for a Recess at 1:37 p.m.
Chairman Groff asked if there were any other members of the public who wished to make
comments regarding the requests to include additional property within the Town of Johnstown in Agricultural District No. 1 in Fulton County. There being no other interested speakers,
Chairman Groff closed the Public Hearing at 1:49 p.m. and moved forward with consideration of Resolutions.
Upon a motion by Supervisor Fagan, seconded by Supervisor Callery and unanimously carried, the Board entered into Executive Session at 1:50 p.m. to discuss collective bargaining and pending litigation.
Upon a motion by Supervisor Callery, seconded by Su
Upon a motion by Supervisor Callery, seconded by Supervisor Handy and unanimously carried,
the Board adjourned at 3:21 p.m.