Southern Adirondack Antique and Collectibles event to begin Aug. 30

JOHNSTOWN — The Southern Adirondack Antiques and Collectibles Event is set for Aug. 30 through Sept. 1 at the Fulton County Airport.

The Board of Supervisors on Monday at the County Office Building approved the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event.

The chamber will arrange for cleanup, as well as provide for sufficient insurance protection coverage as required by county policy.

Featured will be 60 antique dealers showcasing their antiques via portable booths Food and drinks will be provided through food trucks, and restroom facilities will be by Porta-Johns.

Elsewhere at the supervisors’ session:

∫ The board authorized an $18,230 contract with the AJ Sign Co. of Burnt Hills for installation of a new entrance sign at the county airport. The board’s Public Works and Finance committees had recommended a revised proposal for a sign without solar power installation.

∫ Johnstown 3rd Ward Supervisor Jack Callery asked in new business about buses being parked at the Tryon Technology Park, which the county has assisted on, but is owned by the Fulton County Industrial Development Agency.

County Administrative Officer Jon Stead said the park tries to have a “good neighbor policy” with Don Brown Bus Sales, which has used the park on a temporary basis.

Supervisors in March approved a request by Don Brown Bus Sales to use four parking lots at Tryon to park vehicles. Don Brown Bus Sales is located on County Highway107, adjacent to the Tryon Technology Park. The company conducted an onsite auction. All vehicles located at the Brown facility that weren’t part of the auction had to be moved offsite.

∫ The board authorized Chairman Jack Wilson to sign a $21,244 grant agreement with the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services for 2019-20 grant funds for use of equipment in the Sheriff’s Department. Those items include 10 portable radios and 27 ballistic helmets.

∫ Supervisors adopted Fulton County’s Title VI Plan as one official formal policy related to Title VI requirements. Title VI relates to discrimination as first spelled out in the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964.

∫ Amended was the 2019 adopted county budget to reflect highway funding. The state Department of Transportation notified county Superintendent of Highways and Facilities Mark Yost that Fulton County will be receiving about $1.02 million in Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program, or CHIPs revenue, for 2019-20. The county will also be receiving PAVE NY funding of $231,940.

∫ The board awarded a $37,533 contract to MXI Environmental Services LLC of Abingdon, Va. for the county’s 2019 Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program Aug. 10 at the landfill.

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