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Fulton County Board of Supervisors approve an emergency fund transfer

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday made an emergency transfer of funds to shore up a vacancy in the county Veterans Service Agency.

The board acted at the County Office Building to authorize County Treasurer Terry Blodgett to make a transfer of $3,200.

County Administrative Officer Jon Stead told the board the county had an employee — a full-time senior typist — resign Jan. 3 from the Veterans Service Agency.

Stead said agency Director Daniel Engel wants to bring in an employee as a “consultant” on a limited basis “while he is trying to recruit someone” to fill the vacancy permanently. He said it was too late in the year of 2019 to do something about the personnel situation immediately, so the consultant is a “stop gap measure.”

The resolution approved Monday indicated the consultant will be a former senior typist who will work part-time in the veterans office at a rate of $20 per hour, not to exceed 20 hours per week from last Monday through March 9.

In other business Monday:

∫ Stead reported the New York State Association of Counties will conduct its 2020 Legislative Conference Jan. 27 to 29 at the Desmond Hotel in Albany. He asked that any supervisors interested in attending contact the Board of Supervisors office. According to NYSAC, the event includes a “lineup of great speakers, networking opportunities, extensive educational session,” as well as cutting edge workshops to “keep county leaders ahead of the curve on emerging local issues.”

∫ In his chairman’s report, Gloversville 6th Ward Supervisor Warren Greene said he is getting used to the position, meeting with county department heads on “existing projects.”

“I’ve been signing a lot of contracts,” he stated.

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

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