Fulton County highway superintendent is reappointed

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County Superintendent of Highways and Facilities Mark Yost was reappointed, heading up personnel matters approved by the Board of Supervisors Monday at the County Office Building.

The Gloversville resident was reappointed to a term that is retroactive to April 1, and runs through March 31, 2023. His non-union salary was not publicly listed by the county.

Supervisors in the same resolution also authorized Yost to appoint deputy superintendents of both highways and facilities.

In other action, the board issued a proclamation recognizing the Retired Public Employees Association on its 50th anniversary.

The board passed a resolution reclassifying an aging specialist position from part-time to full-time in the county Office for Aging. The resolution noted the Human Services, Personnel and Finance committees evaluated the “service needs” of the community, recommending modifying the position to full-time, effective July 15.

The $18.40 per hour position will increase from 20 hours per week to 35 hours per week, including benefits.

Supervisors also authorized a county contract with Mark Ellithorpe for fiscal manager consulting services in the county Public Health Department. He retired June 21 as the department’s fiscal manager. Department Director Laurel Headwell recommended the county contract with the Gloversville resident for services from Aug. 1 through Oct. 31. Ellithorpe’s services will include training a new fiscal manager, budget management duties, and PHC Program monitoring.

Ellithorpe will be paid at a rate of $45 per hour, not to exceed 20 hours per week.

In a non-personnel item, board Chairman Jack Wilson noted he and county Planning Director Scott Henze, Fulton County Center for Regional Growth President/CEO Ronald Peters and CRG board member Ronald Olinsky attended an economic program in Washington D.C. He said the program was titled. “Select USA.”

“Our country is booming and there is a lot of interest in investing here,” Wilson said.

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