JOHNSTOWN - The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday approved giving more than $150,000 to outside agencies for tourism and business development in 2014.
The board authorized a $75,959 contract with the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce for managing the county's Tourism Development Program. Supervisors also authorized a $75,000 contract with the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth for business development marketing next year.
Supervisors identified both programs as "important core programs" for 2014.
According to the CRG resolution, in the next year, the agency will be "promoting and marketing Fulton County to attract new businesses and industries, encouraging and assisting existing business and industries, and developing and implementing other economic development initiatives."
The board also approved other contracts at its meeting Monday:
Supervisors authorized agreements with municipalities that will pay for county planning services in 2014: Northville ($400), Caroga ($1,500), Ephratah ($1,000), the town of Johnstown ($6,500), the town Mayfield ($4,500), Northampton ($2,000), Perth $5,000) and Gloversville ($3,000).
The board authorized an agreement to pay $6,000 to Stanwyck Avionics Inc. of Newburgh, Orange County, for operation and maintenance services for the Fulton County Airport's non-directional beacon and Automated Weather Observation Station for 2014.
The board approved a $3,000 contract with the Adiriondack Park Local Government Review Board for 2014. The amount represents the county's membership fee to an organization involved in conservation of natural resources.
A $13,000 contract was approved with Hamilton County, which will pay for services provided by the Fulton County Veterans Services Agency in 2014.
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