Johnstown promotes fire dept. personnel

JOHNSTOWN – Personnel moves were made, including the naming of key city Fire Department positions, at the Common Council meeting last week at City Hall.

Mayor Michael Julius made appointments to the fire department, appointing Richard Danelorich of 9 Pleasant View Drive, Gloversville, as an assistant fire chief. He also appointed Paul Stegel of 106 Burton St. as a captain for the department.

Fire Chief Bruce Heberer said Friday that his department has four assistant chiefs at any given time, and Danelorich replaces former Assistant Fire Chief John Duesler, who retired. He said the department also has four captains and Stegel replaces Danelorich, who is being promoted.

In other personnel action, the council authorized Julius to contract with Nathan Littauer Hospital for city health officer services. Such services to the city will be for a term retroactive to April 1 ending March 31, 2015. The yearly cost for services will be $5,000 payable by the city in two installments of $2,500.

Julius issued a proclamation naming April 20-27 as Federation of New York Insurance Professionals Week. The proclamation calls on all employees in the insurance industry to support continued training and development of insurance professionals. The proclamation states that the federation was formed in 1942 to provide opportunities for increasing the knowledge of insurance professionals.

The mayor noted upcoming events in the city, which include the Citywide Garage Sale Friday through Sunday.

The city will also have a citywide cleanup program from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. May 8 and 9; and from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. May 10.

Julius noted the city’s annual Farmers’ Market begins 3-6 p.m. May 20 downtown.

The city’s annual Memorial Day Parade will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. May 23.

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