Youth Fishing Derby is planned for May 1

GLOVERSVILLE — The city is planning to hold a May public event — its first since December 2019 when it was a few months before COVID-19 shut everything down.

City Clerk Jennifer Mazur announced to the Common Council Tuesday night that the city Recreation Commission is looking to again conduct the annual Youth Fishing Derby at Wohlfarth’s Pond on Saturday, May 1.

The free event is open to the public and will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mazur said the derby with a pond stocked with fish will feature trophies, ribbons and fun. It is open to Gloversville youth only, aged 15 and younger.

The last Youth Fishing Derby was conducted in April 2019. The city clerk said this will be the city’s first public even since December 2019.

Elsewhere in her report to the council at City Hall, Mazur noted that landfill permits are up from last year.

She said the public is also wondering if the city will holding a citywide garage sale this year. If it were to be held, she said it could be May 22.

In other departmental reports to the council, Transit Manager Brent Warren said there was probably a minimal issue with a recent report of a possible COVID-19 exposure on one of the Gloversville Transit System buses. He said one of the bus drivers, who is home now, contracted COVID. He said that he told the Fulton County Public Health Department that the drivers are “completely barricaded” from the public bus riders.

“I don’t think that’s going to be a big deal,” Warren said.

City Assessor Joni Dennie reported: “Its been very busy the last two weeks. The tax bills went out.”

Dennie said her office picked up 22 sales this week. She said she’s ready to get her tentative tax rolls ready by May 1.

She said the city is up $3.6 million is taxable assessable property over last year.

Finance Commissioner Tammie Weiterschan said her office has been busy collecting taxes and wrapping up financials from 2020.

By Patricia Older