Johnstown to talk county vehicle swap

JOHNSTOWN –The Common Council will consider a vehicle exchange between the city and Fulton County at its meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall.

The council will review a proposed resolution to do an “even exchange” of the city’s 1992 dump truck for the county’s 2009 freight van “for mutual benefit and for the purpose of intermunicipal cooperation.”

In other action, the council will consider resolutions involving: advertising for bid for certain city-owned properties, accepting a bid for a used ambulance, and cementing a new agreement for City Court cleaning. The proposed $35,000 ambulance purchase would be for the city Fire Department’s initiative to start up a limited ambulance service in the city.

In the public speaker portion of the meeting, Richard Menconi will discuss traffic issues on East Avenue.

The council is slated to conduct a discussion related to the Johnstown Public Library, which is due to officially become a new school district public library.

Due to the library going through a charter change and becoming such a library, the city will no longer be able to issue winter parking permits for the library parking lot. But officials noted winter parking permits will still be available for parking lots at: City Hall, West Main Street, South Market Street and the Johnstown Senior Citizens Center on East Main Street.

Greater Johnstown School District residents voted June 5 to pass a public proposition 662-243 to permanently establish the facility as a school district public library. The South Market Street facility is currently working with the state on securing its charter.

In other business Monday, the council is expected to: approve meeting minutes, hear city official and liaison reports, and hear announcements from Mayor Vern Jackson.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at manich@leaderherald.com.

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