New 3-day festival in the planning

Fulton County Planning Director Scott Henze details a County Airport event at the Board of Supervisors’ Public Works Committee meeting Tuesday at the County Office Building in Johnstown. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County supervisors this week gave preliminary approval to a three-day, Southern Adirondack Antiques and Collectibles Festival set for Labor Day Weekend at the County Airport off Route 67.

The Board of Supervisors’ Public Works Committee on Tuesday approved the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce public event set for Aug. 30 to Sept. 1. The full board votes June 10.

General admission will be free, with a possible parking donation.

“The chamber is very excited about this event,” county Planning Director Scott Henze told the committee.

Henze said the county received a facilities use application from the chamber to hold what will be called the Southern Adirondack Antiques and Collectibles Festival at the airport. The event will include 60 antique dealers showcasing their antiques via portable booths Food and drinks will be provided through food trucks, and restroom facilities will be by Porta-Johns.

Henze said he met with chamber staff at the aviation facility to review a potential layout. The event has been discussed with airport fixed-base operator Bill Milton.

“He is supportive of it,” Henze said.

He said Milton will be closing the airport for the three days of the event. Henze said he also discussed the event with 28 Left Inc., which will be leasing the airport’s enterprise building starting Saturday. The event has also been discussed with hangar user R&R Aviation.

Henze said the facilities use application for the event was forwarded to County Attorney Jason Brott. The chamber will be responsible for cleanup, and electrical power, if desired.

In another matter, the committee authorized an agreement with AJ Sign Company — with an $18,230 proposal — for a new entrance sign at the airport. The proposed project will involve removal of two dilapidated signs on the airport property, and construction of a new sign with a concrete base.

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

By Patricia Older

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