Fulton County reappoints officials to posts

JOHNSTOWN -The Fulton County Board of Supervisors made county department head reappointments at its annual organizational meeting Thursday.

County Administrative Officer Jon Stead welcomed those in attendance, including spouses and family members of county supervisors, as well as those being reappointed.

“I want to wish everyone a very, very happy new year,” the county administrator said.

Stead noted a large gathering of those who braved Thursday’s snowstorm. New Northampton Supervisor James Groff, who had served as a county sheriff’s deputy, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Supervisors adopted the board’s Rules of Order for 2014. The rules were originally adopted in 1990. That action was followed by the reappointment of several people. Salaries of the appointees were not provided by the board.

New County Clerk Ann Nickloy was authorized to appoint a mortgage tax clerk in her office through the end of 2015.

Stead, of the town of Northampton, was reappointed to a two-year term through Dec. 31, 2015. He was officially named administrative officer/clerk of the board, but Stead also serves as county purchasing agent, public relations director and records access officer.

Stead was authorized to appoint a deputy clerk at an annual sum of $6,000; and a deputy purchasing agent at an annual sum of $4,000.

County Budget Director Alice Kuntzsch of the town of Perth was reappointed to that position through Dec. 31, 2015.

County Director of Information Services-Printing Perry Lovell of Johnstown was reappointed to a two-year term.

Jeff Bouchard of the town of Ephratah was reappointed director of the county Department of Solid Waste through Dec. 31, 2015.

Also reappointed by the board for terms expiring Dec. 31, 2015, were: Andrea Fettinger of Johnstown as director of the Fulton County Office for the Aging, Allan Polmateer of the town of Ephratah as county civil defense-fire coordinator-code enforcement officer, and County Veterans Service Agency Director Frank Ruggiero of Gloversville.

County Public Defender Gerard McAuliffe Jr. of Perth was reappointed through the end of 2015. He was also authorized to appoint five assistant public defenders to be paid through non-union salaries.