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Officials approve landfill contract

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors recently authorized a contract with a Syracuse engineering firm for design of the county landfill’s vertical expansion project.

Supervisors approved a contract not to exceed $82,950 with Barton & Loguidice, as part of Fulton County’s 2021 capital plan.

The firm will provide design services for future vertical landfill expansion, including permit modification applications to the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

In other business, the board withdrew until a later date a proposed resolution to set a date for a public hearing to amend a 1982 local law to delete a provision requiring former Fulton-Montgomery Community College land to be used for student housing.

County Administrative Officer Jon Stead said the Montgomery County Legislature wasn’t ready to act on the measure yet involving FMCC.

“We did discuss it at length at [the] Finance [Committee meeting],” Stead said. “At least for the time being, we’re going to hold off on that.”

The board authorized advertisement for bids for the FMCC Financial Technology Lab project that is in the county’s 2021 capital plan. Bids are to be received by the county no later than 2 p.m. May 26 at the County Office Building, at which time they will be opened publicly.

Contractors were awarded bids for various highway construction materials for use in the Fulton County Department of Highways and Facilities for 2021.

A resolution was approved authorizing agreements between that department and certain town highway departments for mowing of county rights-of-way in 2021. Fulton County owns and is responsible for maintenance of county roads and attending rights-of-way, which require mowing. Municipalities accomplish certain roadside mowing of county highways. The $29,886 contract involves Ephratah, Caroga Lake, Johnstown, Northampton and Oppenheim.

Board members authorized $14,086 in emergency repairs for the Fulton County Office Building in Johnstown. The main entrance to the West Main Street government building was reconstructed in 2018,, with a new handicap accessible ramp. But officials said at least one large section of limestone has since cracked in several pieces, efflorescence developed on vertical limestone, and mortar joints have become loose.

R&B Construction of Amsterdam will replace broken limestone, pressure wash and seal limestone, rake and replace mortar joints, and make repairs to railing items.

The board authorized an amendment to the Office for Aging-Youth/Fort Johnstown Annex custodial services contract the county has with Brezzy’s Cleaning Service to include services for the county’s building at 57 E. Fulton St., Gloversville. Full custodial services will now be available for the Gloversville building at a cost not to exceed $12,700 from May through December.

Fulton County’s 2021 capital plan was also amended to expand projects on County Highways 131 and 131A in the town of Johnstown.

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