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Numerous events set at Johnstown Senior Center

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Senior Center has several events planned during the winter, stretching through February, according to center Director Diedrie Roemer.

Roemer reported on center activities and Johnstown 50 Plus Club events during the Common Council meeting Tuesday night at City Hall.

She noted over 1,400 people came through the center for various reasons in December. The facility held a New Year’s Party for seniors.

On Jan. 9, Roemer said the Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education conducted an informational session about the city school system that was “very well attended.” Meanwhile, she said yoga classes are going well at the center.

Roemer said the Fulton County Office for Aging at noon Jan. 30 will conduct a “Soup & Sandwich” luncheon at the center, followed by a “Stop the Bleed” presentation by nurses from Nathan Littauer Hospital. Basic first aid will be stressed during the presentation.

Other upcoming events at the center, Roemer said, include: a Feb. 2 Super Bowl Party; Feb. 6 program by the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired; and 1 p.m. Feb. 12 Senior Movie Day for Johnstown 50 Plus Club members and their guests only. She said the movie event includes admission to your choice of movie at the Johnstown Movieplex, a small popcorn and a drink for $6.

Roemer said plans are underway for the center’s April 11 spring bazaar.

In other reports before the council:

∫ City Engineer Christopher Vose stated: “We have a busy year planned for construction.” He reported that city Department of Public Works employees have been applying a hot patch to certain streets in the city.

“It should be a much more permanent fix,” Vose said.

Vose said DPW has upgraded its radios, which has lent itself to much more efficient dispatching of crews.

“I think it’s going to pay dividends down the road,” he said.

Mayor Vern Jackson thanked Vose and the DPW for keeping up with snow removal on city streets.

∫ In liaison reports, 1st Ward Councilman Bradley Hayner reported Ralph Marotta is a new member of the city Water Board.

He also reported a representative from Nestle has been testing on Eagan Road to possibly purchase ground water.

∫ Second Ward Councilwoman Kathi Iannotti reported the assessor is reminding the public that applications for real property exemptions for STAR and Enhanced STAR benefits must be in by March 1.

“The assessor continues to work on the 2020 [tax] roll,” she said.

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

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