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September 22, 2018

Fulton Block Builders Receives Support From Legislator Karasek


FULTON, NY – For the first time in eight years the Oswego County Legislative body received a pay increase, but rather than keep this for himself, Legislator Karasek decided to donate his entire raise to the Fulton Block Builders (FBB.)

Legislator Karasek said; “I represent the 22nd District which includes parts of the City of Fulton and I am impressed with the positive energy FBB is bringing to our residents. I make a point of supporting and sponsoring initiatives that I think are good for my District, so this decision was an easy one for me.”

The Fulton Block Builders is dedicated to revitalizing our neighborhoods one block at a time.

Legislator James Karasek (right) presents Linda Eagan (left) with a check that includes his entire Legislative raise for 2017.

It is based on the Healthy Neighborhood Initiative and follows the positive lessons learned by the Oswego Renaissance Association.

The Pre-Application deadline has been extended to Friday April 14th thanks to the success of our Fundraising Campaign.

“It is because of people like Legislator Karasek that we are able to fund more Block Challenge Grants and wanted to give as many city residents as possible, a chance to apply.” said Eagan, FBB Administrative Director.

The core feature of this approach is to build on strengths rather than just fix weaknesses.

Bringing homeowners together in one block builds community and generates confidence that their investment will financially pay off.

More information about FBB can be found at: https://www.fultonblockbuilders.com/ or on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pg/fultonblockbuilders/posts/?ref=page_internal

You can also find information on the City of Fulton’s website.

The Pre-Application deadline has been extended to Friday April 14th.

How do I apply?

1. Recruit neighbors to participate in the Challenge with you.

2. Fill out the pre-application and submit to the Fulton Block Builders.

3. Meet with the Challenge Ambassadors to learn all about the Block Challenge

4. Fill out and turn in the final application. Your block must outline the scope of work at each house, how you propose completing the work, other resources you can provide, and how you plan to develop and sustain a neighborhood identity.

Key Dates:

Pre-applications due by Friday, April 14th, 2017

Final applications due by Monday, May 1st, 2017

Awards announced by Monday, May 15th, 2017

Improvement projects and events: Summer and Fall 2017

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