Stefanik to be at meeting virtually

JOHNSTOWN — U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik will provide an update on federal issues at the Fulton County Board of Supervisors’ online meeting at 1 p.m. Monday.

The monthly meeting will be held via Zoom teleconference, according to the office of county Administrative Officer Jon Stead.

Shortly after the meeting starts, Republican Congresswoman Stefanik of the 12-county 21st Congressional District will be checking in and giving her remote presentation to the board, county officials said.

In regular business, the board is expected to pass a resolution in memory of the late Johnstown 1st Ward Supervisor Richard Handy, who recently passed away.

The board is also expected to issue a proclamation supporting the role of police across the nation.

Supervisors will consider a resolution requesting the Adirondack Park Agency change its policy for the siting of telecommunications towers. Also on the board’s “preferred agenda” — items approved in a block — are resolutions to authorize acceptance of COVID-19 funding for use in the county Office for Aging, and setting a date of a public hearing regarding the 2020-21 Fulton-Montgomery Community College budget presentation.

The board will consider a personnel resolution authorizing a waiver of vacation accrual maximums for all county employees during the COVID-19 “state of emergency.”

A resolution is on the agenda to waive the start rate for the secretary to the Fulton County sheriff position.

The Finance Committee has moved along several proposed resolutions including one requiring a Payment In Lieu of Taxes agreement for Bantam Solar LLC for an array farm in the town of Oppenheim. Another allows the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to obtain a portion of auction proceeds for certain county-foreclosed properties.

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


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