FULTON, NY – The Fulton Common Council will hold a public hearing on July 10 to amend a chapter of City Code under “Zoning.”
The public hearing will garner community input regarding city official’s proposal to enforce a temporary moratorium on used car sale lots.
If passed, the moratorium would prevent any new businesses entering the city for the purpose of opening a used car lot for a period of one year.
“On the (State Route) 481 corridor, the Nestle site is down now, the (former) Laqua’s site is down now, so I’m asking the council to put a moratorium on used car lots for one year, I don’t want any more of them,” Mayor Ronald Woodward Sr. said. “I really don’t think the gateway to the city should be filled with used cars.”
The resolution stated, “It has been determined that used car lots may have an adverse impact on existing commercial and residential districts due to the increased density and oversaturation … it has been determined that a moratorium be established on all new and newly created used car lots and said moratorium not to exceed one year would be in the best interest in general welfare of the City of Fulton.”
The public hearing will take place after the public comment section beginning at 7 p.m. during the Common Council’s next regular meeting on July 11 at the Fulton Municipal Building located at 141 S. First St.