Resolution No. 196


Supervisor KINOWSKI offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:



WHEREAS, in 2018, the NYS Office of Parks, Restoration and Historic Preservation launched a Master Planning development process for improvement of the Johnson Hall State Historic Site, Johnstown, New York; and

WHEREAS, a number of County and local officials offered input regarding ways to improve the Johnson Hall site, its place as a heritage site and its tourism potential; and

WHEREAS, the Draft Master Plan has resulted in many Action Items, that, if completed, would be an extraordinary boost to the economy in Fulton County; and

WHEREAS, as a result of direct community input into the Master Planning process, new attractions such as a blacksmith shop, visitor center, better signage, trading post, encampment areas, etc, are in the Draft Plan; and

WHEREAS, a Public Meeting for the Draft Master Plan/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Johnson Hall State Historical Site was held on Wednesday, July 22, 2020; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors hereby supports the enactment and implementation of the Johnson Hall State Historic Site Master Plan; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the County Treasurer, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, City of Johnstown, City of Gloversville, All Towns, All Villages, Fulton County Historical Society, Johnson Hall staff, Fulton County Center for Regional Growth, County Historian, Fulton Montgomery Chamber of Commerce, Budget Director/County Auditor, Administrative Officer/Clerk of the Board.






Seconded by Supervisor CALLERY and adopted by the following vote:

TOTAL:  Ayes: 19   Nays: 0   Vacant: 1 (City of Johnstown – Ward 1)