Fulton County set to spend $40k on court

JOHNSTOWN – The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday approved more than $40,000 for upcoming projects to improve the County Court’s infrastructure.

The board’s Buildings and Grounds-Highway Committee recommended action on the court projects in a committee meeting that preceded the board meeting at the County Office Building.

“The state has approved the money to upgrade the court system,” Ehpratah Supervisor Todd Bradt, committee chairman, told the board.

In the first resolution, supervisors authorized $24,000 in additional expenditures for renovations in the County Court Judge Chambers at the County Office Building. Work will include repairing paneling, chair rail work, asbestos abatement, and carpet work.

The resolution passed by the board noted work is expected to be completed by March 31. The work was approved for completion by county Superintendent of Highways and Facilities Mark Yost. The work is also contingent upon a written commitment from the state Office of Court Administration that 100 percent reimbursement will be made to the county within 45 days of submission of Yost’s invoice to the OCA.

In another resolution, board Chairman Charles Potter was authorized to sign a $14,700 county contract with Martin Environmental Services of Schenectady for removal of floor tiles in the County Judge/Surrogate Chambers of the County Office Building.

Potter was also authorized to sign a $2,081 contract between the county and Alpine Environmental Services of Albany for air mandatory monitoring services during the court work.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at [email protected].

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