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Supervisor’s approve contract with Minn. firm for data collection software

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors recently approved a contract with a Minnesota firm for a data collection software program that will promote Occupancy Tax compliance in the county Treasurer’s Office.

The board authorized a $14,700 contract with Granicus which runs through Feb. 28, 2022. The board in 2017 adopted a local law establishing an Occupancy Tax in Fulton County. The Treasurer’s Office is tasked with collecting tax payments, which include small establishments and/or individual owners that use an online reservation system.

Treasurer Terry Blodgett was notified by Granicus that its software collects short-term rental information.

In other business, the board voted to approve a $34,490 contract amendment with Tyler Technologies of Troy, Mich. for site licensing as a component of the county Sheriff’s Department’s CAD/RMS System.

Supervisors authorized county participation in the legal defense of a civil assessment reduction court action by Holland Meadows Golf Course in the town of Mayfield.

Caroga Supervisor Scott Horton said he supported the move, but questioned whether an area school district would be “joining in” to fight the assessment challenge.

“I believe the school district does that on their own,” said board Chairman Jack Callery.

County Attorney Jason Brott said he’s not sure if any school district would be joining this case. But he said the county generally pays for the challenge on behalf of all school districts involved.

Holland Meadows Golf Course is seeking a property assessment reduction from $570,000 to $381,700.

The board authorized advertisement of bids until March 17 for reconstruction of the main apron project at the Fulton County Airport.

A resolution was approved to authorize requests for proposals for the vertical landfill expansion project being done by the county Department of Solid Waste. Proposals must be in to the county by 2 p.m. March 17.

Also impacting that department was approval of a resolution authorizing a contract with First Environmental of New York City for carbon credit verification. The $10,800 contract is for carbon credit sales running through 2030.

The board approved a contract extension with Virginia-based MXI Environmental Services LLC for a county Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program in 2021. The county usually holds the waste collection day in August at the landfill off Mud Road in the town of Johnstown.

The board approved extension of a contract with Phoenix Graphics for printing materials in the county Board of Elections Office.

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