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Johnstown Police Dept. wrapping up COVID-19 vaccinations

JOHNSTOWN — COVID-19 vaccinations for members of the Johnstown Police Department should be wrapping up soon.

Police Chief David Gilbo stated in his monthly report Monday to the Common Council that officers are receiving their COVID shots.

He reported the police department was due to complete the COVID-19 vaccinations by the end of February.

Gilbo also reported a draft version of the department’s state-mandated Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative Plan was completed and turned over to the council.

Also in his report, Gilbo said that for January, the police department handled 515 calls for services.

Out of those calls, 55 criminal cases were generated. There were 22 arrests made during the month — 12 male suspects and 10 females.

City police had 106 citations issued in January — 42 for traffic and 64 for parking. There were 29 traffic accidents investigated.

Fire Chief Bruce Heberer noted his department in January conducted training on the Incident Management System, and a refresher course on the Johnstown Fire Department’s Policy and Procedure Manual. The Codes Division conducted training on writing and issuing code citations.

In January, the fire department responded to 154 calls for service. These included three structure fires, four motor vehicle accidents, one motor vehicle fire, one mutual aid fire call to Gloversville, 30 hazardous condition calls and 10 service calls.

The city had 105 emergency medical calls in January.

The city’s January Monthly Building Permit Report was as follows: 30 permits issued with an estimated cost of construction or renovation of $164,739; and fees of $982.50 collected. Heberer said complaint responses in the city are being addressed as needed.

Types of permits issued were: Building, demolition, heating device, housing inspection, plumbing, renewal, sign, and bank/zoning letter.

For the period, Heberer said the Codes Division conducted 675 inspections/complaint responses.

City Clerk Carrie Allen reported total sales in January in her office was $10,191.

They included sales for DPW/Codes, dogs, bingo, marriage, landfill, miscellaneous and health.

Allen reported that the Record Management Procedure Manual — approved and adopted by the Common Council — has been provided to all city officials and council members.

Her office is also updating office applications and forms.

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