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Council to hire new deputy engineer

JOHNSTOWN — The Common Council is poised to hire a new deputy city engineer at its meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.

Deputy City Engineer Joel Wilson retired Friday, according to the City Clerk’s Office.

The council on Tuesday will consider approving a resolution confirming Mayor Vern Jackson’s appointment of Jeffrey Putman of Johnstown as the new deputy city engineer, effective today. The position runs through Dec. 31, 2021. Putman will earn an annual salary of $65,000 to start.

In other business, the council is expected to entertain a resolution to appoint two persons to the city Board of Health.

The council will consider advertising for a public hearing for March 16 to amend the city Code of Ordinances.

A proposed resolution is on the agenda to advertise certain obsolete city vehicles on the Auctions International website.

The council will consider having the city hire Arcadis for continued consulting support and 2020 monitoring activities of the closed Johnstown Landfill. The city is required to conduct semi-annual groundwater and surface water monitoring sampling as part of the Post-Closure Monitoring Plan for the former landfill.

Other proposed resolutions on the agenda deal with: bond financing for a proposed Johnstown Senior Center roof, and advertising for sealed bids until March 11 for two garbage trucks.

The meeting is expected to begin with Johnstown Citizens In Action as public speakers.

Susan Brink will give a presentation on the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2020 Census.

The council session will also include: open public speakers, city official and liaison reports, and Jackson providing announcements.

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

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