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Johnstown amends Yost Street parking ordinance

Johnstown Mayor Vern Jackson reads a Common Council resolution Monday night at City Hall. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

JOHNSTOWN — The Common Council on Monday night amended the city Code of Ordinances involving no parking on Yost Street.

The council approved an ordinance to indicate that there will be no parking from “here to corner” on the west side of Yost Street, from the intersection with West Main Street to approximately 85 feet south. The ordinance takes effect immediately.

In other action by the council at City Hall, a $35,085 renewal agreement was approved with the state Unified Court System for court cleaning and minor repairs for a period retroactive to April 1 and running through March 31, 2021.

“Why do they always get to us so late?” asked 2nd Ward Councilwoman Kathi Iannotti.

She said it seems like the city is always lagging behind in getting its state court contracts done.

The council approved a resolution involving a right-of-way agreement with paint manufacturer Benjamin Moore & Co. on Union Avenue Extension. The company is undergoing an expansion project. The agreement is for the purpose of developing and constructing on land that abuts city property. The right-of-way land is on both the north and south side of Union Avenue.

A resolution passed establishing a standard work day for 1st Ward Councilman Bradley Hayner. The state Comptroller’s Office requires the city establish a standard work day for elected and appointed officials in order to correctly report information to the state Retirement System.

“This is the first I heard of this,” said 4th Ward Councilman Max Spritzer.

Mayor Vern Jackson said Hayner, who works for DMV, was accidentally left off an original list. Hayner’s work day was listed as seven hours a day, for the term that runs through 2023.

The council also voted to accept a property offer on Charles Street. The resolution accepted a $900 offer from Mark Hayes for city-owned property on that street.

Jackson announced city offices will be closed Nov. 26 and 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The mayor said the council’s next business meeting will be 6 p.m. Dec. 21.

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