New start time, proposals for Common Council on Monday

JOHNSTOWN — The Common Council will consider property matters at its meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall.

The meeting will be the first with a newer time of 6 p.m., as the council starting time has been 7 p.m. for many years, but was recently changed.

“I know the property we put out to bid came in,” Mayor Vern Jackson said Tuesday.

The council has two proposed resolutions on Monday’s agenda. One has to do with rejecting of accepting property bids.

Another resolution notes that no bids were received for city-owned properties offered at 9 Yost St. and 159 E. State St.

In other business Monday, the council is slated to conduct a public hearing on a Community Development Block Grant.

Reports by city officials and liaisons are also expected to be given.

Resolutions proposed to come before the board include one to forge an agreement with North Shore Solutions to update the city’s website. The firm has provided a proposal to perform the work for an initial set up cost of $500.

A proposed resolution is on the agenda to advertise for bids for street resurfacing using state Consolidated Highway Improvement Program, or CHIPs funding. The state Department of Transportation has notified the city of Johnstown that $279,250 has been appropriated for CHIPS capital funding for the 2017-18 state fiscal year.

The council is expected on Monday to make some appointments to the Johnstown Public Library Board of Trustees.

A proposed resolution is also on the agenda endorsing the application by St. John’s Episcopal Church to the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation for a historic structure report. The report is designed to undertake the historic preservation of the church’s structure and grounds.

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

By Patricia Older

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