JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors appointed members of various agencies, volunteer boards and commissions at its first regular meeting of the year Monday at the County Office Building.
“This meeting is to make appointments,” county Administrative Officer Jon Stead told the board.
Stead reminded supervisors the New York State Association of Counties will conduct a Legislative Conference Jan. 30 to Feb. 1 at the Desmond Hotel in Albany. He urged supervisors planning to attend to contact his office.
Among appointments made were these members of the Fulton County Planning Board: Frederick Bochenek, Bill Simpson, Karen Smith, Matthew Ginter, John Kessler, Frank Malagisi, Gloversville 2nd Ward Supervisor Frank Lauria Jr. as an alternate, James Anderson, Peter Goderie and Jerry Moore.
Appointed to the Fulton County Industrial Development Agency were: William Sullivan, Joseph Gillis, Todd Rulison, Joseph Semione, Timothy Munn, Diana Putnam and David D’Amore.
Named to the Great Sacandaga Lake Advisory Council for 2017 were: William Waldron, Thomas Christopher, Jack Putman, James Groff, Warren Greene, Jennifer Gilston, Steve VanAllen and William Gritsavage.
Members appointed to the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth board were: Grant Preston, Greg Fagan and Travis Mitchell.
Other groups to have members appointed included the Fish and Wildlife Management Board, Office for Aging Advisory Board, Fulton County Emergency Medical Services Council, county Traffic Safety Board, county Hazardous Materials Response Team and county Law Library Board of Trustees.
In other business, the board named Joseph DeCristofaro of Johnstown to the Capital District Off-Track Betting Corp. Board of Directors through 2017.
Supervisors authorized advertisement for bids for a Children with Handicapping Conditions Transportation Program route until 2 p.m. Jan. 25. Bids will be sent to the office of Stead, county purchasing agent.
Lauria called on respect for the new president. But he also called on Donald Trump friend Carl Paladino to resign from the Buffalo School Board because of what he said were “insulting and racist” remarks about outgoing First Lady Michelle Obama.
“This man should step down from office,” Lauria said. “What message is he sending to young people across America?”
Asked to put his recommendation in the form of a board motion, Lauria declined.
Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at [email protected]