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‘State of the City’ to be delivered on Tuesday

JOHNSTOWN — Mayor Vern Jackson is expected to deliver his office’s annual “State of the City” address at the Common Council business meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.

The address is an annual recap of where the city has been, and looks ahead to the future of Johnstown.

Elsewhere at the session, the council will conduct a public hearing and take action on a new parking ordinance. The hearing will be conducted on a proposal to amend the City Code of Ordinances to change an intersection by adding two stop signs. Proposed is the adding of stop signs for eastbound and westbound traffic for West Madison Avenue at the intersection with South Melcher Street. This will make the intersection of West Madison Avenue and South Melcher Street a four-way stop.

The council is expected to approve the new ordinance/local law during the session.

A handful of regular resolutions are slated to be consider for approval by the council. They involve: contracting for engineering services, a hold harmless agreement involving the Johnstown Police Department, approving ambulance rates, and consideration of a Johnstown Senior Center contract.

Other elements of the monthly meeting will include: public speakers, city official and liaison reports, council discussion, and announcements by the mayor.

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

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