Account transfer eyed by dept.

JOHNSTOWN – The Fulton County Board of Supervisors’ Human Services Committee last week approved a proposed resolution to amend the 2014 county budget by transferring the Trust in Agency account.

Public Health Department Fiscal Manager Joy Little said the action – subject to full board approval – takes the account to zero.

It was noted the board in 1995 established a Trust in Agency account for funds received through donations.

But Public Health Director Irina Gelman notified supervisors there hasn’t been any activity on the account in many years. It has a current balance of $834, plus any current interest. The Public Health Department on Route 29 recently remodeled the lobby and will use the funds to furnish the lobby with chairs, an end table and artwork.

In other committee business:

The committee authorized the sale of excess dental equipment via an online auction service. Gelman said county Information Services Director Perry Lovell took pictures of the equipment – including chairs, lights and an x-ray system – and put them online.

“We can hopefully sell it for a fair price,” Gelman said.

Supervisors also authorized an agreement with the state Department of Health to accept $22,398 in funding for the mandated Early Intervention Program. Gelman said this is a reduction from $27,369 received last year by the county health department.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at