Marine patrol gets two gifts

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County supervisors last week accepted $2,700 from two donations for the Sheriff’s Department’s Marine Patrol Program.

The Board of Supervisors authorized Sheriff Richard Giardino to accept a $2,200 donation from the Sacandaga Triathalon Club and a $500 donation from the Sean Craig Fund for the Marine Patrol.

The sheriff’s office had its existing budget amended, and will use the $2,700 to purchase six 75-foot rescue throw bags; six survival elite inflatable life jackets; and 12 ResQ Discs, which are water and ice rescue devices.

In other board business, supervisors authorized purchase of items for the county District Attorney’s Office using $15,370 in crime forfeiture proceeds. Items purchased will consist of: six desks, one bookshelf, and one printer.

Gloversville 6th Ward Supervisor Warren Greene gave a report on the Fulton County Soil & Water Conservation District board’s Aug. 28 meeting. He said future projects may entail district help in replacing North and South Chase culverts in the city of Johnstown.

“I think the real holdup is the DPW coming up with time,” Greene said.

The board set fees for flu vaccinations through the county Public Health Department. The charge for administering the seasonal flu vaccine provided by the department was set at $34 for qualifying Fulton County residents without Medicare coverage or private insurance. There is no vaccine cost to Public Health Department employees.

Supervisors authorized distribution of requests for proposal for water quality testing services at the county landfill. Proposals must be addressed to county Purchasing Agent Jon Stead no later than 2 p.m. Oct. 17, at which time they will be publicly opened. RFPs are being sought for water quality testing of wells at the landfill and other testing services for a contract period of 2019-21.

The board authorized purchase of a vehicle GPS tracking system for seven snowplows in the county Highway and Facilities Department.

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

By Josh Bovee

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