Last week, an entire first ward neighborhood came together to express fear for their safety and frustration in their dropping quality of life, allegedly stemming from a “problem house” in their neighborhood. In response, Fulton Police Chief Orlo Green III and FPD Investigator Stephen Lunn joined Mayor Ronald Woodward Sr. and members of the Fulton Common Council to address misinformation and answer questions from neighbors in the West Second Street and Phillips Street area. The house in question, 102 W. Second St., is an owner-occupied multi-family property.
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The quarterly meeting for Fulton’s third ward will take place Thursday (Sept 27) at Lanigan Elementary School located at 59 Bakeman St. In the school library, the meeting will be held from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Third Ward councilor and common council president, Donald Patrick Jr. said the meeting will discuss recent rental property code changes.
On this National POW/MIA Recognition Day 2018 (Sept 21,) the Fulton Veterans Council hosted a remembrance ceremony for all Prisoners of War (POW) and Missing in Action (MIA) service members as well as all victims of September 11, 2001. As speakers took to the podium one by one to pay tribute to all POW/MIA service members, a special guest in the audience was preparing to deliver some positive news.
It’s that time of the year. The ever-growing Fulton Youth Basketball league is holding sign ups for the 2018-2019 season. Registration is open to all youth in any school district in grades pre-kindergarten through sixth.
New codes targeting non-owner occupied rental properties will set regulations that allow only curtains or blinds to be hung in windows (no blankets, towels, etc.,) matching exterior paint and siding, and proper storage of garbage receptacales, among many others.
An entire first ward neighborhood took a stand at Tuesday’s (Sept 18) regular meeting of the Fulton Common Council. One by one, neighbors of West Second Street South in Fulton addressed their pressing concerns with one troublesome house in their area. They detailed the drastic loss of quality of life in their neighborhood, all alleged to stem from one property: an owner-occupied multi-family unit that has been without water and power for months.
Following several cries for help in restoring neighborhoods and ensuring security for homeowners, Fulton’s fifth ward has taken action by forming a neighborhood watch. After bringing to light homeowner concerns at recent common council meetings including suspicious activity in neighborhoods, suspected drug use, and negligent properties, fifth ward councilor Dennis Merlino set up a meeting to form a neighborhood watch program.
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Six people have been transported to area hospitals following a car chase that resulted in a house fire, according to Oswego County 911 dispatch. A car chase beginning in the city of Fulton was called in at approximately 10:05 p.m. on Thursday, Sept 13. Some time later, 911 dispatch was alerted that the car had crashed and caught fire.
State and local primary elections were held across New York State today (Sept 13.) The unofficial results for Oswego County voters are as follows:
The Fulton Common Council recently moved to change the location of the city’s first splash park, a 40 foot by 40 foot fenced concrete pad with sprinkler systems. Originally intended to be constructed at Recreation Park, the splash park will instead be located at Hulett Park in the city’s Fourth Ward.