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TENTH REGULAR SESSION
Johnstown, NY
October 15, 2019

Roll Call – Quorum Present

Supervisors:  Argotsinger, Blackmon, Born, Bradt, Breh, Callery, Fagan, Greene, Groff, Handy, Howard, Lauria, Perry, Potter, Rice, Selmser, Wilson, Young

            TOTAL:  Present: 18  Absent: 2 (Supervisors Kinowski and Waldron)

Chairman Wilson called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, Chairman Wilson asked if there was anyone from the public who wished to address the Board.  No one from the public came forward.

UPDATES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

Finance: Mr. Argotsinger stated that the Finance Committee has been making progress on the 2020 Budget.

REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES

Inter-County Legislative Committee of the Adirondacks: Supervisor Perry announced that Fulton County would be hosting the Inter-County Meeting on October 24 in the Board of Supervisors Chambers starting at 10:00 a.m.

Soil and Water Conservation District Board: Supervisor Greene advised that the District Board met on October 8. District employees are continuing with hydroseeding in various areas in the County. The District has also “interseeded” 125 acres. Interseeding helps eliminate erosion. He continued that the tree and shrub program has been going well. A grant has been extended for two (2) bridges on S. Chase Street and N. Chase Street in Johnstown. The District has been waiting for National Grid at the Tryon Technology Park and they are ready to help with trenching once National Grid gives the o.k. He finished his report by advising that the District Board has completed sexual harassment training, which has been mandated by the State.

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

This has been a very busy month for all of us.  We are well into our budget year and working very diligently to keep our costs under control while trying to maintain our services that are relied upon.

On October 1st Fire Coordinator Santa Maria, Warren Greene and myself went to Herkimer County Community College.  This was at the request of Senator Tedisco and Assemblyman Smullen.  They have been working behind the scenes in Albany putting together a group of Legislators who represent the upstate areas affected with potential loss of EMS Services to our constituents.  We all take this very seriously and now we understand that there are 24 counties with issues of concern over loss of EMS.  The problem here is it took several years to get into this predicament and it will take a few years before we get totally out of it.  The State now more fully understands the seriousness of this issue.  The Legislators will continue to work on this with legislation that will start to level the playing field for EMS Services.  We need to assure that insurance companies pay the provider and not the consumer for the service.

We need to make sure that the service is compensated for the cost of that service not the current 30 to 60% that they are being compensated.  We need to have the Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement rate put at a rate that compensates appropriately as well.  This appears to be the biggest issue.  I have every intention of bringing some kind of fix to this problem before the end of my tenure as your chairman.  It will not be the final answer because it is a complex issue, but, it will be stopgap and bring assurances that when 911 is dialed for an EMS problem, the PHONE WILL BE ANSWERED.

It appears that this year the big Budget issue will be manpower.  The new Public Defender’s Office is expensive and currently funded at 100% by New York State.  The Sheriff’s Office is struggling for manpower and trying to get built back up to a standard that serves us all well.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and a time to bring about discussions of it. Chad Brown dedicated the tree in front of our building here to bring this discussion forward.  The tree has a stone provided by Cherry Valley Memorials dedicating it.  The tree has purple L.E.D.’s lighting it as well.

Respectfully submitted and thank you for this opportunity.

Jack Wilson

RESOLUTIONS

No. 346 (Resolution Reimbursing the Fulton County Industrial Development Agency for Legal Expenses Incurred in Cancelled Eminent Domain Procedure): Supervisor Callery advised that he would not support this Resolution and was against it from the beginning.  Supervisors Howard, Lauria, Groff and Perry advised that they agreed with Supervisor Callery.

No. 347 (Resolution Authorizing a Contract with C.T. Male Associates to Conduct a Wetlands Investigation – Route 30A Shovel Ready Site (2019 Capital Plan):  Supervisor Callery asked if this was the “Ossip property” and wasn’t there a study done on that property years ago. He also expressed concern because part of the property is in Montgomery County.  Mr. Stead, Administrative Officer, advised that the County is primarily interested in the section of the property that is in Fulton County.   Supervisor Groff advised that he heard that the County would have to purchase all the parcels.

Upon a motion by Supervisor Callery, seconded by Supervisor Lauria and unanimously carried, the Committee entered into Executive Session at 1:15 p.m. to discuss the proposed acquisition, sale or lease of real property.

Upon a motion by Supervisor Selmser, seconded by Supervisor Callery and unanimously carried, the Committee re-entered into Regular Session at 1:32 p.m.

Mr. Stead advised that while in Executive Session for the proposed acquisition, sale or lease of real property, the Board also discussed Employment History.

Resolutions on the Agenda were continued to be deliberated upon.

No. 364 (Resolution Authorizing Purchase of Two Parcels from the Delaware Otsego Corporation Related to the F.J. & G Trail Right of Way Acquisition Project (2019 Capital Plan):  Mr. Stead explained that the Resolution title is different on this proposed Resolution from how the topic went through the Committees.  The first step was to obtain a deed and survey of the property and then to try to purchase the two (2) parcels.  After the Committee Meetings, it was learned that the seller had agreed to the County’s offer price to purchase the parcels.  Mr. Stead further explained that is why the proposed Resolution was changed to purchase the two parcels and also have the updated survey and deed description work completed.  This will now complete what the Committees approved in one step, rather than two steps.

Supervisor Young commented that the Rail Trail is a great asset to our County and it was great to see this moving forward. 

No. 371 (Resolution Authorizing Change Orders for Various Contracts within the FMCC Campus Labs and Classrooms Phase II Project (2019 Capital Plan):  Supervisor Lauria asked that FMCC invite the Board to tour the Campus now that the projects have been completed.  Greg Truckenmiller, Acting FMCC President, was present at the meeting and said that could be arranged. 

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 Resolution 1.

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, domestic violence affects all New Yorkers, and far too many people suffer abuse at the hands of a spouse or partner; and

WHEREAS, domestic violence victims can be of any age, race, religion, or economic status and the resulting damage is inflicted not only on victims, but their children, families and communities; and

WHEREAS, Fulton County’s commitment to ending domestic violence is exemplified by the work of county agencies and their employees that are assisting victims and their families; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors recognizes the outstanding work of the region’s dedicated not-for-profit organizations that serve victims and their communities; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors hereby proclaims October 2019 to be “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” in Fulton County and encourages all county residents to participate in community awareness events during “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors joins with all citizens to support victims of domestic violence and to support the work of victim advocates, public and private entities and many others who have worked tirelessly to bring hope to the millions of individuals, families and communities harmed by crime.

 

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

Supervisor Fagan asked for clarification of where the Inter-County Legislative Committee of the Adirondacks Meeting was going to be held.  Mr. Stead advised here in the Board Chambers.

Upon a motion by Supervisor Greene, seconded by Supervisor Callery and unanimously carried, the Committee adjourned at  1:56 p.m.

 

 

Certified by:

                                                                        _________________________________________

                                                                        Jon R. Stead, Administrative Officer/DATE

                                                                       Clerk of the Board

RESOLUTIONS

RESOLUTION EXTENDING CIVIL CLERK POSITION IN THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CERTAIN TRANSFERS AND BUDGET AMENDMENTS
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH JMZ ARCHITECTS AND PLANNERS, P.C. FOR DESIGN SERVICES FOR THE FMCC FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGY LAB PROJECT (2019 CAPITAL PLAN
RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE FMCC FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGY LAB – DESIGN PROJECT IN THE 2019 CAPITAL PLAN AS A PRECURSOR TO 2020 CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION (2019 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CHANGE ORDER NO. 2 TO THE CONTRACT WITH AOW ASSOCIATES, INC. FOR THE FMCC THEATRE AND OTHER BUILDINGS RENOVATION PROJECT (2019 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CHANGE ORDER NO. 1 TO THE CONTRACT WITH RAY SUPPLY FOR THE FMCC THEATRE AND OTHER BUILDINGS RENOVATION PROJECT (2019 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CHANGE ORDER NO. 2 TO THE CONTRACT WITH HAROLD R. CLUNE FOR THE FMCC THEATRE AND OTHER BUILDINGS RENOVATION PROJECT (2019 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CHANGE ORDERS FOR VARIOUS CONTRACTS WITHIN THE FMCC THEATRE AND OTHER BUILDINGS RENOVATION PROJECT (2019 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CHANGE ORDERS FOR VARIOUS CONTRACTS WITHIN THE FMCC THEATRE AND OTHER BUILDINGS RENOVATION PROJECT (2019 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CHANGE ORDER NO. 3 WITH HAROLD R. CLUNE (ELECTRICAL) FOR THE FMCC CAMPUS LABS & CLASSROOMS PHASE II PROJECT (2019 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CHANGE ORDERS FOR VARIOUS CONTRACTS WITHIN THE FMCC CAMPUS LABS & CLASSROOMS PHASE II PROJECT (2019 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION REQUIRING A PILOT AGREEMENT FOR THE HALES MILLS SOLAR LLC (NEXAMP) SOLAR ARRAY FARM (PARCEL 163.-1-52.1) IN THE TOWN OF JOHNSTOWN
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING DISPOSAL OF CERTAIN SURPLUS EQUIPMENT
RESOLUTION SETTING DATE FOR A PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE 2020-2022 CAPITAL PLAN
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT AMENDMENT WITH TYLER TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE FINANCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE SYSTEM TO ADDRESS FINAL CHANGE ORDERS AND CREDITS (2014 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT AMENDMENT WITH TYLER TECHNOLOGIES FOR A PISTOL PERMIT MODULE AS A COMPONENT OF THE SHERIFF CAD/RMS SYSTEM PROJECT (2019 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND NYS BOARD OF ELECTIONS FOR USE OF AID TO LOCALITIES GRANT FUNDING (100% STATE AID)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PURCHASE OF TWO PARCELS FROM THE DELAWARE OTSEGO CORPORATION RELATED TO THE F. J. & G TRAIL RIGHT OF WAY ACQUISITION PROJECT (2019 CAPITAL PLAN)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING DISPOSAL OF A 2003 CHEVROLET BLAZER IN THE SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT BETWEEN THE SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT AND FIRST ENVIRONMENT FOR CARBON CREDITS VERIFICATION FOR 2017 AND 2018
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS FOR ACCEPTANCE OF ELECTRONICS FROM FULTON COUNTY’S RECYCLING PROGRAM FOR 2020 (SOLID WASTE)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS FOR UNLEADED GASOLINE FOR THE CENTRAL FUEL DEPOTS LOCATED AT THE COUNTY SERVICES COMPLEX AND SOLID WASTE DEPARTMEN
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXTENSION OF 2017-2019 “COUNSEL AT FIRST APPEARANCE” GRANT (CAFA217) FROM THE NYS OFFICE OF INDIGENT LEGAL SERVICES (PUBLIC DEFENDER)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION AND ACCEPTANCE OF NYS OFFICE OF INDIGENT LEGAL SERVICES GRANT DISTRIBUTION NO. 10 TO CONTINUE PART-TIME SIXTH ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDER POSITION (2020-2022)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXTENSION OF 2017-2019 NYS OFFICE OF INDIGENT LEGAL SERVICES GRANT DISTRIBUTION NO. 7 TO CONTINUE PART-TIME SIXTH ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDER POSITION
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE OF 2019-2020 PUBLIC SAFETY ANSWERING POINTS OPERATIONS GRANT FROM NYS OHSES
RESOLUTION ACCEPTING NEW YORK STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT TERRORISM PREVENTION PROGRAM FUNDS FOR 2019-2020 AND AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF CERTAIN EQUIPMENT FOR USE IN THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PURCHASE OF REPLACEMENT ROUTERS FOR USE IN LPR’S BY THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE 2020 “S.T.O.P. VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN” GRANT FROM THE NYS DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES (DISTRICT ATTORNEY)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT EXTENSION WITH MARK ELLITHORPE FOR FISCAL MANAGER CONSULTING SERVICES IN THE PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF ADVERTISING AND SUPPLIES TO PROMOTE PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAMS
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING DISPOSAL OF CERTAIN EQUIPMENT FROM THE SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PURCHASE OF LINSTAR SECURITY DOOR HARDWARE AND ACCESSORIES FOR USE IN THE SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PURCHASE OF SECURITY CAMERAS FOR USE IN THE SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT (100% STATE AND FEDERAL FUNDS)
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH C.T. MALE ASSOCIATES TO CONDUCT A WETLANDS INVESTIGATION – ROUTE 30A SHOVEL READY SITE (2019 CAPITAL PLAN
RESOLUTION REIMBURSING THE FULTON COUNTY INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY FOR LEGAL EXPENSES INCURRED IN CANCELLED EMINENT DOMAIN PROCEDURE
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION FOR “I LOVE NEW YORK” TOURISM PROMOTION MATCHING GRANT FUNDS (2020)
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