County set to hold 4 public hearings

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors will conduct four public hearings at its meeting, which starts at 1 p.m. Monday at the County Office Building.

The monthly session in the second-floor Supervisor’s Chambers begins with a presentation by the board to the 2017 Fulton County OTB scholarship winners.

The board will conduct a public hearing at 1:30 p.m. on the tentative Fulton-Montgomery Community College budget for 2017-18. Budget adoption is expected later in the meeting.

A 1:45 p.m. hearing to receive comments on a previously-awarded Fulton County Community Development Block Grants is slated.

At 2 p.m., supervisors will conduct a hearing on a proposed local law to impose a new wireless communications surcharge. Approval of the local law is expected later in the meeting.

The fourth hearing at 2:15 p.m. will entail receiving comments on a proposed 2017 Fulton County Community Development Block Grant through the state’s Microenterprise Grant Program.

In regular business, the board’s light agenda includes setting a date for a public hearing regarding a local law to authorize overriding the state-mandated tax levy limit for the 2018 proposed county budget.

The board will consider approving a resolution to purchase portable radios for a mobile data system for the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department using state Homeland Security Program grant funds.

In personnel matters, the board is set to honor through proclamation and resolution former County Historian William Loveday Jr. and former Johnstown Town Supervisor David C. Edwards, both of whom recently passed away.

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

By Patricia Older

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