Annual 5K to be detailed at council meeting

JOHNSTOWN — The upcoming Eighth Annual Johnson Jog 5K Run/Walk will be detailed at a meeting of the Common Council at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall.

Ron Robinson, event organizer, is slated to give a presentation on the May 18 event.

Friends of Johnson Hall sponsors the event — a key fundraiser for the Johnson Hall State Historic Site. The course, lined with costumed historical figures, passes many historic sites in Johnstown. They include Johnson Hall, Drumm House, Fulton County Courthouse, Jimmy Burk Inn, Old Fort Johnstown, Johnstown Public Library and St. John’s Episcopal Church.

In another presentation at the council session, a Johnstown High School class is due to be recognized.

A public hearing will be conducted on a proposed ordinance that would ban parking anytime on Michael Circle and Robin Circle at Trackside Homes. The ordinance is due to be adopted later in the session.

In regular resolutions to come before the council, the council is set to consider advertising for a public hearing for a local law to revise the City Charter.

Other resolutions will related to: the city tax warrant, adoption of a corrective action plan, the sale of city-owned properties on Wells Street and Townsend Avenue, and the designation of banks for deposit.

Routine items to come before the council include approval of minutes, and claims and accounts; city official reports; liaison reports; council discussion; and announcements delivered by Mayor Vern Jackson.

Announcements include a 9 a.m. April 20 Easter Egg Hunt on Main Street, Earth Day on April 27, Citywide Garage Sale May 3-5, and the upcoming citywide cleanup May 9-11.

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