City to consider camera resolution

JOHNSTOWN — The Common Council will consider an agreement Monday with the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department to better catch criminals in the city.

The action is part of six resolutions to be considered by the council at its meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall.

City officials want to enter into an interagency agreement with the sheriff’s office for a camera software viewing station. The station will allow the ability to communicate real time information to the Johnstown Police Department for suspected criminal activity.

In other business Monday, the council will conduct a public hearing on a parking ordinance being considered. Later in the session, the council is expected to vote on the ordinance, which removes two-hour parking and bans parking anytime on the east side of North William Street, between West Main Street and Church Street.

In regular resolutions, the council will consider a 2019 budget amendment, for which no details were available.

The council will consider approving an agreement with Absolute Auction & Realty, Inc. The firm will provide the city with both live and online auction services for the purpose of selling properties obtained by the city through tax sale proceedings for delinquent taxes. The city agrees to contribute up to $2,500 towards advertising for each auction.

The council will also consider: a reappointment to the city Board of Assessment Review, new contract with the James A. Brennan Memorial Humane Society Inc., and approval of a military marriage license waiver.

Other parts of the council session will include: a public speaker portion, reports from city officials and liaisons, a possible executive session, and Mayor Vern Jackson will make announcements.

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