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Officials may put off late Dec. meeting

Citing pandemic numbers on the increase as reason

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors may skip its usual late December meeting in this year of the pandemic.

Late in Monday’s board meeting at the County Office Building, county Administrative Officer Jon Stead mentioned a schedule for upcoming sessions.

He said the board’s next public session will be at 1 p.m. Dec. 14 in the Supervisor’s Chambers of the County Office Building. But he said county government may not need “an additional meeting” to round out the year. That is the meeting in which the outgoing board chairman usually delivers a few remarks. County officials on Monday mentioned how the COVID-19 pandemic is ramping up, although Fulton County seems to only have a slight uptick.

“This is not the time to be reckless,” board Chairman Warren Greene said of holiday gatherings.

The board did set its annual county organizational meeting for 10 a.m. Jan. 4 in the Supervisor’s Chambers.

In other business, the board observed a moment of silence for former Johnstown City Court Judge Thomas Walsh, who recently passed away.

The board accepted $62,762 in Federal Transit Administration 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES Act) funds for I. Persch Transit Inc.

Supervisors approved the sale of a used Bobcat skidsteer to Bobcat of Gloversville-Johnstown at a sale price of $9,500.

The board approved an official resolution to appropriate monies for Fulton-Montgomery Community College. The $1,545,821 total involves four installments retroactive to September of approximately $386,000 each.

Board members also accepted various reports, including: Report on Returned School Taxes, Report on Town and City Accounts, Report on Returned Village Taxes in Broadalbin, Mayfield, Northville and Mayfield; Report of the Committee on Footing of Assessment Rolls, Report of the Committee on Equalization, and the Report of the Committee on Apportionment.

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