Resolution No. 228

Supervisor FAGAN offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY ATTORNEY AND PLANNING DIRECTOR TO DEVELOP A “RIGHTS OF WAY ACQUISITION PLAN” FOR THE F. J. AND G RAIL TRAIL

WHEREAS, for many years, the County has worked to obtain former F, J and G Railroad parcels in order to create the F, J & G Rail Trail connecting from the Village of Broadalbin to Mohawk River region hiking and biking trails; and

WHEREAS, the County and local municipalities have worked together to create southern sections of the Trail in Johnstown and Gloversville, and extend to Dennie’s Crossing in the Town of Mayfield; and

WHEREAS, the County has created a northern section from the Village of Broadalbin to County Road 155 in the Town of Mayfield; and

WHEREAS, a 5.1 mile section of the Rail Trail between Dennie’s Crossing and County Road 155 is currently incomplete; and

WHEREAS, the Planning Director recommends making a new push to complete Rail Trail by working with the County Attorney to develop a new Rights of Way (ROW) Acquisition Plan for the F, J and G Rail Trail; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Board of Supervisor authorizes the County Attorney and Planning Director to develop a new Rights of Way (ROW) Acquisition Plan to complete the F, J and G Rail Trail for submission and consideration by this Body; and, be it further

RESOLVED, that certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to County Attorney, Planning Director, Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce, Center for Regional Growth, Town of Mayfield, Administrative Officer/Clerk of the Board and to each and every institution or agency which will further the purport of this resolution.

Seconded by Supervisor BLACKMON and adopted by the following vote:
TOTAL: Ayes: 437 (17) Nays: 0 Absent: 114 (3) (Supervisors Waldron, Wilson and Young)