Council to eye energy capacity

JOHNSTOWN – The Common Council on Tuesday will consider taking action on improving energy capacity at city government buildings, something city officials have discussed the last few years.

The council will have 10 resolutions to consider at its business meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.

Among the proposed resolutions is one to award a $17,607 contract to L&S Energy Services of Clifton Park. The firm will conduct an energy assessment of certain city-owned buildings.

“We need to have the whole energy situation in the city relooked at – heating, cooling, whatnot,” Mayor Michael Julius said Friday.

The city previously sought an assessment of certain city-owned facilities to reduce energy consumption, according to guidelines and procedures of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s Flextech Program. Officials previously advertised requests for proposals for the assessment.

Other business to come before the council Tuesday includes a proposed resolution to authorize an indemnity and hold harmless agreement with a North Perry Street couple to construct a drainage ditch on their property.

The council will also consider granting a town of Johnstown property owner’s request to connect to an existing city water line for their properties at Route 29 at 170 Wemple Road.

Additional resolutions on the agenda include one to scrap several old lever voting machines, a resolution to scrap an obsolete 2007 Chevy Impala police car, and one to advertise for bids to sell city property.

Julius also is expected to make an appointment to the city’s Tourism/Special Events Committee.

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