Change order for roof given approval

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday approved an emergency change order related to a roof project for the county’s Gloversville-based annex.

The Fulton County Probation Department and Public Defender’s Office recently moved into the annex, 57 E. Fulton St.

The board passed a resolution confirming a $11,000 transfer connected to a $65,000 contract the county has with Titan Roofing Inc. The firm will proceed with emergency repairs, including replacement of insulation underlayment for the roofing project.

During his monthly report at the County Office Building, board Chairman Jack Wilson noted that Probation Director Cynthia Licciardi sent to a letter to county Superintendent of Highways and Facilities Mark Yost thanking him for helping her department move from across the street to the annex.

She thanked Yost’s crew for assisting with an “endless stream of office furniture,” Wilson said.

“They’re hard work did not go unnoticed by [probation],” he said.

County Administrative Officer Jon Stead said he met recently met with probation and public defender staffs, and they “seem to be very satisfied.” He said more cosmetic upgrades may come to the annex, including outside signage.

In other matters, supervisors authorized a contract between the board, Johnstown 2 Solar, LLC, and the town of Johnstown to enact a Payment In Lieu of Taxes, or PILOT agreement, for a two-megawatt solar array farm in the town. The Finance Committee recommended an agreement in which the PILOT payment is based on the amount of $8,000 per megawatt of capacity with a 2 percent escalator per year for 15 years.

The board authorized advertisement for bids until 2 p.n. June 12 for a compact loader for use in the Solid Waste Department. The loader is needed to improve single stream recyclable collection, officials say.

A contract was approved with Prestige Services Inc. of Clifton Park for vending services through April 1, 2020. Such services are offered at the County Office Building, Department of Social Services’ Cooper Building, and the Solid Waste Department.

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