Supervisors consider $4K in equipment

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County supervisors on Monday proposed purchase of over $4,000 of office equipment for the county Sheriff’s Department.

Sheriff Richard Giardino requested the purchases, which were approved by the Public Safety Committee. The full Board of Supervisors will consider final approval March 12.

The board last year accepted a $25,000 legislative grant from state Sen. James Tedisco, R-Glenville.

A total of $4,080 in grant money was recommended to be allocated this way: surveillance equipment — $2,200; drug analysis containment kit — $1,700; and containment hood maintenance — $180.

On another matter, Giardino requested permission to sign loan agreements with the state Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic preservation to renew leased equipment.

The sheriff said the county must maintain property in its possession for the Law Enforcement Marine Unit, which receives 50 percent state reimbursement for fuel and maintenance.

Giardino requested a proposed resolution to authorize new loan agreements for two pieces of equipment. The county in 2016 authorized an agreement with the state for use of two 2009 Kawasaki jet skis with a trailer. The county in 2017 authorized a loan agreement with state for use of a 2015 Boston Whaler patrol boat.

He said county Administrative Officer Jon Stead asked about how far the extension for the agreements will go, but he wasn’t sure.

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