Supervisor BRADT offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

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

WHEREAS, Fulton County is considering an application for Community Development Block Grant funding under the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended; and,

WHEREAS, the Center for Regional Growth (CRG) has notified the Board of Supervisors that Community Development Block Grant funding from the NYS Office of Community Renewal will be available to operate Micro-Enterprise grant programs; and

WHEREAS, the application will be available through New York State’s Consolidated Funding Application process with an application deadline of July 27, 2018 and

WHEREAS, the CRG proposes to apply for and administer said grant program on behalf of the County in a grant amount of $200,000.00; and

WHEREAS, the Micro-Enterprise Grant program is intended to provide grants up to $35,000.00 to small businesses with five or less full-time employees to assist with start-up or expansion costs; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That upon the recommendation of the Committee on Economic Development and Environment, the Chairman of the Board be and hereby is authorized to submit an application to the New York State Office of Community Renewal for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), in the amount of $200,000.00 to operate a “Fulton County Micro-Enterprise Grant” program to benefit area businesses; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors for the County of Fulton will meet at the Board of Supervisors’ Chambers in the County Office Building, Johnstown, NY, on Monday, July 9, 2018, at 1:45 p.m. for the purpose of holding a public hearing regarding application to the NYS Office of Community Renewal to Operate a Fulton County Micro-Enterprise Grant Program; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors give notice of said public hearing on the application to the NYS Office of Community Renewal to Operate a Fulton County Micro-Enterprise Grant Program and that said notice shall be published once in the official newspaper of this County, at least five (5) days prior to the date of said public hearing; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the County Treasurer, Fulton County Center for Regional Growth, Fulton County Industrial Development Agency, Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce, Fulton County Rotary International, City of Gloversville, City of Johnstown, All Towns, Budget Director/County Auditor and Administrative Officer/Clerk of the Board.

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