We want your news! Send us: News release |Letter to the Editor | Share a picture | Newborn | Birthday | Engagement | Wedding | Other Milestone
Today







Fulton Settles Debt To Police Force

FULTON, NY – Two contracts down; one to go.

The Fulton Common Council agreed Tuesday to transfer $106,000 from the contingency account to the police department account to settle money owed to the officers, who are now working under a new labor contract.

The council recently approved a new four-year agreement with the Police Benevolent Association. The contract will provide employees with a 2 percent raise this year; a 3 percent raise in 2009 and 2010; and a 3.5 percent raise in 2011.

“It was similar to what we did with the CSEA,” Fulton Mayor Ronald Woodward said.

The contingent transfer will cover the salary increases owed to the officers, retroactive to the beginning of the year. The PBA’s former contract expired Dec. 31, 2007.

“We are still negotiating with the firefighter’s union,” Woodward noted.

It will be the last of the negotiations with the three major bargaining units that represent city employees.

Resident Mark Aldasch asked if the city is projecting how much taxes will be affected by the salary increases.

Woodward said that once the city starts to develop the 2009 budget, the bottom line will factor in more than expenses.

“Once I figure out what the increases in revenue are, then I can (begin to evaluate) what the tax increase is,” he said. “You can’t just look at expenses.”

Woodward noted that he will host a meeting with the council soon to discuss department head agreements, which are not covered through regular contract negotiations. Historically, he said that those salary increases fall in line with the increases received by the units that the department heads represent.

Search Our Archives:

Fulton Firefighters Extinguish Porch Fire

Firefighters were call to a fire under the front porch of 717 Emery Street, Saturday evening (March 28). When unit arrived on the scene flames were visible. The fire was quickly extinguished.

Continue reading


‘Crinkleroot,’ Critters, Creating Art To Enliven Rice Creek Spring Programs

Story Hour, Sustainable Art and Rice Creek Rambles programs at 11 a.m. on selected Saturdays will celebrate spring at SUNY Oswego’s Rice Creek Field Station. Rice Creek will accept registrations through early June for two summer programs: Exploring Nature for children and Conservation Field Studies for teens.

Continue reading


Clarinetist, Accompanists To Perform Range Of Classical Music

SUNY Oswego faculty member Trevor Jorgensen will present a clarinet recital featuring works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Claude Debussy, Gioachino Rossini and Aram Khachaturian at 7:30 p.m. April 21, in Sheldon Hall ballroom. The date represents a change from the original for this event in the schedule for Focus on Faculty, a series presented by the SUNY Oswego music department.

Continue reading


Cooking Can Be Murder Coming To Hannibal Stage

Hannibal High School’s drama club, Purple Gallery, will present “Cooking Can Be Murder” by Eddie McPherson on April 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. in the Lockwood Auditorium. This parody murder mystery is a silly comedy filled with puns, gags and ridiculous situations.

Continue reading


Central Services Director Celebrates 40 Years With County Government

The Oswego County Legislature’s Infrastructure, Facilities and Technology Committee congratulated Central Services Director Richard Hogan for his 40 years of service to county government. Hogan is responsible for overseeing the county computer systems, phone systems, computer servers and programs.

Continue reading



v3_2014_64