Brush deadline looms

JOHNSTOWN – The last day for city residents to place brush on their terraces for pick up by the city is looming, city officials said.

In her Department of Public Works report to the Common Council Monday night, 2nd Ward Councilwoman Kathi Iannotti reported May 5 will be the last day city residents can put brush on the terraces.

She also noted the city’s normal brush drop off area is open off West Main Street.

Iannotti also reported the DPW is encountered several issues this year.

A state Department of Environmental Conservation cleanup will continue at a city-owned property on North Market Street, she said.

In other liaison reports given to the council at City Hall:

First Ward Councilwoman Cindy Lakata reported the city Police Department received 914 calls for service in March. She said the department made 45 arrests, issued 67 traffic tickets and investigated 29 motor vehicle accidents in March.

“The entire department trained on the topic of domestic violence,” Lakata said.

Lakata reported the city Fire Department in March completed in-service training on first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The Codes Division conducted inservice training on the use and applications of the Property Maintenance Code.

The fire department in March responded to 48 calls for service, including three structure fires, three motor vehicle accidents, 10 hazardous condition calls, four medical assistance, six carbon monoxide alarm calls, and 22 service calls.

Third Ward Councilwoman Helen Martin said the Johnstown Senior Citizens Center’s 50 Plus Club will conduct an inhouse garage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 3.

She said the center will celebrate Senior Center Week from May 12-16; and Older Americans Month in May.

Fourth Ward Councilman Edwin Queeney III noted the Johnstown Public Library’s annual fundraiser -Johnstown Classic: Mini-Golf at the Library – will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the library. In addition to 18 holes of mini-golf, the event includes 69 book-themed baskets for raffle, food for sale, and musical entertainment.

“The baskets are amazing,” Queeney said.

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