Final tax roll to be filed by today


The Leader-Herald

JOHNSTOWN — The city’s 2021 final tax roll is due to be filed by the assessor by today, the Common Council learned recently.

Assessor Tina Dimitriadis reported the city’s final roll will be filed then with City Clerk Carrie Allen.

She said the final roll will also be available on the city website of; or on the Fulton County website at

In other financial reports before the council, Allen reported total sales through her office in May of $6,723. Broken down, sales were: DPW/codes — $3,315; dogs — $301; marriage — $320; landfill — $1,750; miscellaneous — $825; and health — $210.

Allen said she continues to update and inventory the records room. She has also been reviewing ordinances for dog licenses and landfill permits, with possible future amendments.

In his monthly report, city Fire Chief Bruce Heberer said the fire department in May completed training on basic first aid and CPR, as well as a refresher course on the operations of an aerial device. The Codes Division continued training on plan review and site inspections.

In May, the fire department responded to 165 calls for service. These incidents included three structure fires, eight motor vehicle accidents, two motor vehicle fires, two mutual fire calls to Gloversville, 32 hazardous condition calls and 14 service calls. The city had 102 emergency medical calls in May.

There were 80 permits filed in May issued with an estimated cost of construction or renovation totaling $441,055. Fees of $3,360 were collected.

For the period, the Codes Division conducted 865 inspections/complaint responses.

Police Chief David Gilbo reported the police department in May handled 638 calls for services. Out of those calls, 82 criminal cases were generated. There were 23 arrests made during the month — 18 males and five females. There were zero personnel complaints filed, and one use of force report filed. The city in May had 205 citations issued — 68 traffic, 137 parking.

Gilbo reported 20 traffic accidents investigated in May.

The chief reported signage was completed on East Clinton Street and Fon Clair Street, and also no parking signs on South Perry Street.

Johnstown Senior Citizens Center Executive Director Diedrie Roemer reported the facility had over 600 people coming to the center recently for a variety of events.

Line dancing for exercise has started on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. with instructor Audrey Smith. Other repeated activities at the center include “Bingo with Friends” on the third Tuesday at 1 p.m.; and pitch players on Monday and Wednesday at 1 p.m.

Roemer said the recent “Spring into Action” party at the center lot was a “wonderful” event, with 200 people in attendance.

The Farmer’s Market starts June 29 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the back of the center parking lot.

The center’s Art Class will be displaying its paintings at the Fulton-Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce in July and August. July 8 is the date for an opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. with refreshments.

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