Council OKs plowing plan
JOHNSTOWN – The Common Council on Monday approved an agreement between the city and Fulton County involving shared services for snow plowing.
The resolution approved at City Hall noted the city owns and is responsible for snow and ice control of Maple Avenue, from North Perry Street to the city line. The county owns and is responsible for snow and ice control of County Highway 148, from the city line (Glebe Street) to the Montgomery County line.
City Engineer Chandra Cotter and Fulton County Superintendent of Highways and Facilities Mark Yost discussed sharing services for plowing for the upcoming winter. The county has already agreed to provide plowing of Maple Avenue, from North Perry Street to the city line, in exchange for the city providing plowing on County Highway 148, from the city line to the Montgomery County line.
In other action, the council accepted easements from Todd and Lisa Wright of 334 W. Main St. and Lee Dying of North Carolina Inc. of West Clinton Street because of planned maintenance work on the Glove Cities’ trunk sewer line. The Gloversville-Johnstown Wastewater Treatment Facility is doing an estimated $4.4 million trunk line project between the two cities.
Cotter explained the easements are needed because the sewage treatment plant wants to construct a gravel access road to reline the trunk sewer under the city’s West Main Street Bridge.
“This is on the opposite side of West Main Street from the [city] brush dropoff,” Cotter said.
Work on that involves a first phase of improvement and replacement on the main sewer pipeline. Initial work involves a $435,000 contract with Precision Industrial Maintenance Inc. of Schenectady. The company will do work on the facility’s 50-year-old main trunk line. The line runs 4 miles from Harrison Street in Gloversville to the sewage treatment plant on Union Avenue in Johnstown.
The council also voted to advertise for sale certain city vehicles and equipment that have become obsolete. The pieces of equipment were not specified. The city will accept written proposals until 10 a.m. Nov, 26 at City Hall.