Fulton County 4-year contract with FM faculty union under review

Agreement with FMCC faculty union

By MICHAEL ANICH

The Leader-Herald

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday will consider approval of a new four-year contract with Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s faculty union.

Action is expected at the board’s monthly meeting at 1 p,m. Monday in the Supervisor’s Chambers at the County Office Building. Full contract approval is contingent upon final action later by Montgomery County.

On the agenda is a proposed resolution approving a new collective bargaining agreement between Fulton and Montgomery counties, FMCC, and the Fulmont Association of College Educators. The contract would run from 2019-2023. A one-year FACE contract was hammered out last summer, but it only ran through Aug. 31, 2019.

In other business Monday, the board is slated to accept state matching funds for the 2019 “I Love New York” Tourism Program.

The board is expected to accept 2018-19 Children With Special Health Care Needs Program Grant funding from the state Department of Health for the county Public Health Department.

Supervisors are expected to authorize purchase of licensing fees and a VHF Hi-Band Simplex Frequency using 2016 Statewide Interoperable Communication Grant funds for the county Emergency Management Office.

The board is slated to authorize advertisement for bids for roof replacement at the county’s annex in Gloversville.

In personnel action, the board is scheduled to make an appointment to the Fulton County Fire Investigation Team.

The board is expected to issue three proclamations commending state Troopers Russell Dennie and Ronald Dacre, and Fulton County sheriff’s Corporal Robert Furman for “heroic actions” during a Jan. 13 fire that destroyed a 434 Nine Mile Tree Road mobile home in Mayfield and injured two. The three men were the first to arrive on scene, saving Sally A. Stanton, 78. She was carried from the residence and treated at the scene by Fulton County EMS before being transported by LifeNet to Syracuse Upstate Medical Center, where she later died.

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

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