On the brink of heading to arbitration, the city of Fulton and the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 3063 representing the Fulton Fire Department have reached a contract agreement after years of failed negotiations. After the previous contract expired at the end of 2014, city officials and union representatives failed to agree on the conditions of a new three-year contract. Yesterday, (June 15) both parties approved a contract that closely resembles the most recent contract between the city and the CSEA.
The Executive Director of the Fulton Community Development Agency, Joe Fiumara has announced the city of Fulton’s intent to submit for the second round of NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative funding. The DRI provides the opportunity for one municipality in each of the 10 regions across New York State to receive $10 million focused on revitalizing communities downtown areas.
Labor agreement negotiations between the city of Fulton and the International Association of Firefighters, the union representing the city’s firefighters, have remained at a standstill. Fulton Mayor Ronald Woodward Sr. said the next step is to enter into interest arbitration, scheduled to begin in late June.
The Fulton Common Council unanimously approved the proposed increase in the city’s water, sewer, garbage, and base water rates and also unanimously approved the increase for treatment of leachate and septage hauler disposal rates. Mayor Ronald Woodward Sr. and Commissioner of Public Works Charles Smith Jr. presented the proposed rates as well as background information and numerous graphs before opening a public hearing.
Fulton Mayor Ronald Woodward has proclaimed the Fulton Jazz Festival, Aug. 7-8, “Fulton Jazz Weekend, ” said event co-chair, Joe Cortini. In addition, the city of Fulton and the Tobacco Free Network of Central New York have partnered with the event to make it a “tobacco free” festival.
The city of Fulton employees have partnered with Catholic Charities of Oswego County for the fourth annual city of Fulton employees’ golf tournament fundraiser. The event will be held July 26, at Emerald Crest Golf Course, Palermo.
Members of the Fulton Lions Club, a representative of AmeriCorps, and several AmeriCorps volunteers spread new mulch and created a landing area around a slide recently as part of a cleanup project at Fulton’s Oswego Falls Park on South First Street.
Members of the Fulton Lions Club recently spread new mulch and cleared trees and brush recently as part of a cleanup project at Fulton’s Oswego Falls Park on South First Street, said David Dingman, Fulton Lions Club president. This is the fifth consecutive year that the club has made work at the park one of its annual projects.