Johnstown Common Council gets 2019 business in order

First Ward Councilman Bradley Hayner stands to read a resolution during the Johnstown Common Council's organizational meeting Monday night at City Hall. To his left are Second Ward Councilwoman Kathi Iannotti and Third Ward Councilwoman Helen Martin. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

JOHNSTOWN — The Common Council on Monday night conducted its 2019 organizational meeting, a mix of annual resolutions and city property sale measures.

The council met at City Hall and passed a resolution stating that rules and regulations covering proceedings of the council for 2019 will be the same as the rules and regulations of the council for 2018, unless otherwise ordered.

A resolution was approved stating that pursuant to the City Charter, the council fixes the hour of 6 p.m. as the starting time of its business and committee meetings for 2019.

The Leader-Herald was designated the city’s official newspaper for 2019 to publish all notices, bylaws, rules and regulations of the council and other city boards and officials.

The council designated the city’s four official polling places for this year’s primaries and elections. Election sites for each ward are: Ward One — Trackside Homes (Community Hall), West State Street (Robin Circle); Ward Two — Johnstown Senior Center, 109 E. Main Street; Ward Three — First Baptist Church, 325 S. Comrie Ave.; and Ward Four — Grace Lutheran Church, 1 W. Montgomery St.

Compensation was fixed at a sum not to exceed $100 per day for each polling place, including lights and other necessary utilities and fixtures for holding the stated primaries and elections.

The council appointed 31 city commissioners of deeds for two-year periods, commencing Jan. 15 and running through Jan. 14, 2021.

The council conducted a closed-door executive session before approving several real property resolutions.

Approved was a resolution to accept a $14,000 bid from Linda Kollar to purchase a city-owned parcel on Linden Avenue.

A separate Linden Avenue property was sold to Danielle Chirichio for $10,000.

No bids were previously received on four other Linden Avenue properties so the council voted to pass a resolution to possibly offer them up for private sale in the future.

The council also passed a resolution related to the sale of a city-owned property at 11 Townsend Ave. The city will be soliciting sealed written bids for the parcel. Bids will be opened at 11 a.m. Feb. 7 at City Hall.

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