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Council to consider CON for fire EMS

JOHNSTOWN — The Common Council will consider seeking a state certificate of need for the city’s Fire EMS Unit at its meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will be closed to the public. It will be broadcast using Facebook Live. The public can view the meeting from the official City of Johnstown Facebook page: City of Johnstown, New York.

In regular action, council members will look to approve a budget transfer involving the city’s Enterprise Fund. The city has determined there is a need to apply for a Municipal Certificate of Need (Muni-CON), from the New York State Emergency Medical Services Council to establish and operate an Advanced Life Support First Response Service.

The council will also consider authorizing City Treasurer Michael Gifford to establish an Enterprise Fund for emergency medical services.

City official and liaison reports will be on file, but not publicly read during the session.

In addition to routine items, the council is expected to contract for cleaning services with Brezzy’s Cleaning Service to perform janitorial and cleaning service for 2021.

The council will consider a proposed resolution to contract with the James A. Brennan Memorial Humane Society, Inc., for 2021 at an annual cost of $7,500.

Council members are scheduled to consider accepting highest bids for obsolete vehicles the city owns and is trying to sell through the Auctions International website.

Other resolutions to come before the council include ones to advertise for a public hearing for no parking on Yost Street; and to consider a property offer at 6 Spring St.

The council will conduct an open discussion, and Mayor Vern Jackson is due to make announcements at the conclusion of the meeting.

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

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