FOURTH DAY OF ANNUAL SESSION
Johnstown, NY December 9, 2019
Roll Call – Quorum Present
Supervisors: Argotsinger, Blackmon, Born, Bradt, Breh, Callery, Fagan, Greene, Groff, Handy, Howard, Kinowski, Lauria, Perry, Potter, Rice, Selmser, Wilson, Young
TOTAL: Present: 19 Absent: 1 (Supervisor Waldron)
Chairman Wilson called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m. and asked the Board of Supervisors to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
Chairman Wilson then asked Civil Defense Director/Fire Coordinator Steve Santa Maria to come forward to introduce the presentation of a Proclamation.
Mr. Santa Maria thanked all those involved in the life saving event in Caroga that occurred on November 23, 2019. Mr. Santa Maria announced each department and individual that was involved. He asked EMS Coordinator Mark Souza to provide a synopsis of the event. Mr. Souza provided an overview of what occurred in Caroga Lake. He stated that te statedHwo (2) bystanders, Allen and Patrick Baurle took turns providing CPR on the patient until New York State Trooper Christopher Gardner and Fulton County Deputy Sheriff Jeffrey Fake arrived. He stated that the patient was then transported to Albany Medical Center by LifeNet after GAVAC personnel stabilized the patient. Caroga Assistant Fire Chief Ralph Palcovic was in charge of the scene.
Chairman Wilson presented a proclamation to those involved in the life saving event and thanked each person involved in this incident for the great team effort.
Sheriff Giardino stated that Deputy Sheriff Fake could not be present to accept his proclamation due to being out of state. He thanked all those involved.
Chairman Wilson invited District Attorney Chad Brown to the dais to display tactical equipment that has been distributed to the Sheriff’s Department as well as to the City of Johnstown and City of Gloversville Police Agencies. Mr. Brown invited the police agencies to the front of the Chamber. He stated that the New Neighborhood Plan was created by the Board of Supervisors for protecting the community with better equipment for area police agencies. He also stated that almost every police car in the county will have these tools from the 2019 School Safety Project as part of the County’s New Neighborhood Plan initiative. Local responding officers will now be better prepared for active shooter events.
Chairman Wilson next invited new Director of Tourism Anne Boles and President of the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce Mark Kilmer to the podium. Mr. Kilmer introduced Anne Boles to the Board of Supervisors. She stated she is very excited to promote Fulton County and advised that she is a lifetime resident of this community. She expressed that she wants to see our region thrive, not only for her son’s generation but for generations to come. She stated that Fulton County has a great foundation and wants to expand tourism in the area. She advised that there will be new and exciting events coming in 2020. She stated that the first event will be the Walleye Awakening which will have a bonfire and live music to kick off the Walleye Challenge.
Chairman Wilson asked if there was anyone from the public who wished to address the Board. No one came forward.
Mr. Stead advised that Proposed Resolutions No. 4 and No. 37 were withdrawn as noted on the Attachment to the Agenda.
Mr. Stead stated that Congresswoman Elise Stefanik coordinated with Chairman Wilson relating to a press release in support of FEMA assistance for damage from the Halloween storm. He also stated that Stratford has over a million dollars in estimated damages and is hoping that Stratford will receive FEMA monies to help pay for some of the damages.
RESOLUTIONS (TITLES ATTACHED)
Resolution No. 518 (Resolution Authorizing a Contract Between the Solid Waste Department and STX Group for the Sale of Carbon Credits): Mr. Stead stated that STX offered the highest offer to the Solid Waste Department for Carbon Credits. He advised that with that offer came a purchase deadline in the middle of December 2019. He stated that Solid Waste Director David Rhodes asked that the Board of Supervisors consider the offer since the next offer will be much less per carbon credit.
Mr. Callery presented a proclamation Honoring the 2019 Section II Class C Champion Johnstown Lady Bills Field Hockey Team.
Ms. Perry presented a proclamation Honoring the 2019 Section II Class B Champion Broadalbin-Perth Lady Patriots Volleyball Team.
Mr. Groff presented a proclamation Honoring the 2019 Section II Class D Champion Northville Lady Falcons Soccer Team.
Mr. Stead suggested that that Monday, 30 December 2019 might be a good day to have the closeout Board meeting for 2019. The Board agreed to that date.
Upon a motion by Supervisor Callery, seconded by Supervisor Greene and unanimously carried, the Board adjourned 1:53 p.m.
Jon R. Stead, Administrative Officer/ DATE
Clerk of the Board