Bid awarded for GPS system

JOHNSTOWN — A Michigan firm was awarded a nearly $100,000 bid for a GPS system to be used by the Fulton County Department of Solid Waste at the county landfill.

The county Board of Supervisors took the action on the equipment April 8 at the County Office Building.

Supervisors awarded a $97,960 bid to Geologic Computer Systems of Waterford, Mich. for the new landfill GPS system.

A previous county capital plan identified a Landfill GPS System for use at the county facility on Mud Road in the town of Johnstown. Bids were advertised, with two received. A bid from Carlson Software Inc. was rejected by the county for not meeting all requirements of the bid specifications.

Elsewhere at the meeting:

∫ The board awarded a $263,087 bid to Finke & Sons Equipment of Selkirk for purchase of an excavator to be used in the Department of Solid Waste.

∫ The following companies were awarded bids for four months of foodstuffs in the Fulton County Jail: Ginsberg’s Foods of Hudson, refrigerated foods/dry goods — $26,258; Ginsberg’s, frozen goods –$29,589; and Bimbo Foods of Albany, bread and rolls — $5,250.

∫ Supervisors authorized advertisement for bids for 2019-20 transportation for the Children with Handicapping Conditions Program. Bids are to be received by the county no later than 2 p.m. May 15.

∫ The board reappropriated $13,800 worth of 2016 state Homeland Security Grant funds into the 2019 adopted county budget to prepare a Fulton County Comprehensive Emergency Plan through the county Emergency Management Office.

∫ Broadalbin Supervisor Sheila Perry gave a report from a recent Inter-County Legislative Committee of the Adirondacks meeting she attended in Clinton County. As Fulton County’s liaison to the committee, she noted the actual meeting was hosted by Saranac Lake. But part of the experience, she said, was a more-than three-hour, 18-person tour of the Dannemora State Prison.

“It was just an amazing experience,” Perry said.

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