Kinowski to say farewell

Chair of Fulton County Board of Supervisors ends tenure Thursday

JOHNSTOWN — Outgoing Fulton County Board of Supervisors Chairman Mike Kinowski will give farewell remarks at the board’s last meeting of the year at 1 p.m. Thursday at the County Office Building.

Kinowski, Johnstown’s 2nd Ward supervisor, is expected to give some parting remarks to cap off his chairmanship.

He is slated to be replaced as chairman by Northampton Supervisor James Groff at the board’s reorganizational meeting at 10 a.m. Jan. 2 at the County Office Building.

In regular business, several contracts for outside county support agencies are on the agenda.

The board will consider authorizing a “Smart Waters” memorandum of agreement between the county and the city of Johnstown concerning the county’s Route 67 water district.

A resolution to accept a State and Municipal Facilities Program Grant is on the agenda.

Contracts will be considered for 2018 for the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth.

The board will consider appointing Cindy Livingston to a newly-created position of deputy director of solid waste (administration). In another personnel matter, the board is looking to pass a resolution recognizing the service of retiring County Clerk Ann Nickloy.

Supervisors will review an amendment of a contract to JMZ Architects and Planners P.C. of Glens Falls for additional construction administration services for Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s Allen House project. The board will also consider a change order to a contract with Bishop Beaudry Construction of Schenectady for the Allen House project.

Two separate resolutions will be considered to withdraw involvement in Gloversville projects at 93 and 102 S, Main St. due to potential environmental hazards.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at