Agreement between city, GHA reached

The six-member Gloversville Common Council considers approval of resolutions Tuesday night at City Hall. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council on Tuesday night authorized a two-year agreement between the city and the Gloversville Housing Authority for the use of city Fire Department personnel for smoke detector and CO alarm inspections.

The GHA requested the fire department perform such duties at DuBois Garden Apartments. The department agrees it can provide the services without any increase in staffing or increase in overtime, or cost to taxpayers.

The agreement involving smoke detector and CO alarm inspection will cost the GHA $2,400 per year for 2019 and 2020.

In related housing authority business, the council tabled until a September meeting a proposal by Mayor Vincent DeSantis to reappoint Gayle Ryan to the GHA board for a term from Sept. 27, 2019 through Sept. 26, 2024.

“I really haven’t had time to consider this at all,” DeSantis told the council.

In other business:

∫ The council authorized the city to send out requests for proposals for veterinary services. The city’s current contract with veterinarian Mark Will expires Dec. 31.

∫ A resolution passed to award a $6,600 2019 lawn and landscaping maintenance contract to Outdoor Designs, LLC.

∫ DeSantis was authorized to execute a contract with the Gloversville Enlarged School District regarding police personnel attendance at school functions. The agreement runs from September through Aug. 31, 2020. Hourly rates will be: Captain — $104.55; lieutenant — $97.34; detective sergeant — $93.71; sergeant — $90.06; detective — $87.83; corporal — $81.45; police officer — $77.67.

∫ The council set forth duties of the city liaison to the Recreation Commission. Those duties will include providing a monthly report to the mayor and council; working in cooperation with the commission to plan, coordinating and organizing all commission events and social activities; and ensuring and maintaining access to all city-owned equipment.

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

By Patricia Older

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