At the last Common Council meeting, the former Valero gas station was sold, and this week another Fulton property is off the market. Kristen Collins bought 188 South Second Street at the minimum bid of $6000.
This property previously had “lots of interest, but no bids,” said Mayor Ron Woodward. Collins is an architect, and plans to renovate the property. She’ll rent out the upstairs and use the main floor as her office.
Since the property is in a prominent location, the Council is looking forward to Collins adding some beauty and curb appeal to the neighborhood. “This will be a beautiful building in the middle of town,” said Councilor Dan Knopp. “People will get to see it, and we can be proud.”
An agreement between Physio Control and the Fulton Fire Department was approved. Physio Control makes sure that the Fulton Fire Department’s heart defibrillators are in proper working order.
A transfer of funds also took place to cover Fulton’s portion of a DEC grant for an assessment done to a brownfield site on Harrison Street. The $3,231 will go to GHD Consulting Engineers, LLC, which identified contaminates, such as arsenic, on the site and is developing a remediation plan. Council members hope that once the site is cleaned up a new business can take the land over. “Hopefully we can clear this site and develop it,” said Woodward.