Fulton City School District qualified voters showed up to vote on the district’s proposed 2018-2019 budget, three open seats on the board of education, and a proposition to approve the purchase of two passenger vans. Unofficial results show the $71,992,850 budget was approved by voters with 340 votes in favor and 142 against, several hundred fewer voters than the previous year. Two newcomers and one incumbent have secured three available seats on the district’s board of education.
As the recent warm weather has concluded the long winter season, melted snow has resulted in littered streets and yards, Fulton city officials said. Sam Vono, Fourth Ward representative on the Fulton Common Council, has led his ward by example in an effort to combat the litter plaguing community neighborhoods. “One of my pet peeves has always been litter. I’m so opposed to people just driving and throwing litter out the window. I’d like to raise awareness in the city to try to get people on board, everybody, all of our residents, to just take some pride in our community. If you see it, pick it up,” he said.
With summer weather on the horizon, city officials continue working on plans to construct Fulton’s first splash park. A splash park, a fenced concrete pad with sprinkler systems, is a more cost efficient and inclusive summer entertainment activity for the youth, Fulton Mayor Ronald Woodward said. City officials budgeted $45,000 to construct the splash park for the summer of 2018 after the idea was voiced by council president representing the third ward, Donald Patrick Jr.
“Welcome to the 17th season, 2018 opening day of Fulton Little League!” Vice president of Fulton Little League Dave Webber greeted an enormous crowd on Saturday’s (April 28) chilly opening day of the 2018 baseball and softball season. Eager players lined the third and first base lines at Kiwanis Ball Park while Weber, Little League president John Florek and Fulton Mayor Ronald Woodward Sr. gave the season’s opening remarks.
Fulton’s self-sufficient city softball league is approaching the registration deadline to enter a team for the 2018 season. Interested teams must submit a registration form with $280 for an entry fee, ASA sanction fee and forfeit fee to the City Clerk’s office at the Fulton Municipal Building, 141 South First Street by Friday, April 27.
A recent informational meeting for the Third Ward organized by Third Ward councilor and council president, Donald Patrick Jr. allowed residents to express questions and concerns. The first meeting allowed the city’s Department of Public Works Commissioner Charles Smith III to help field questions and provide information to residents. Commissioner Smith provided information on city garbage pick up, road work funding and restrictions, infrastructure, sewer and water bills, proper collection of yard materials, and more.
Friends of Fulton Parks announces participation in the 13th annual Canal Clean Sweep on April 21.As part of this multi-community celebration, Friends of Fulton Parks will host the first of its annual Earth Month Sparkle-a-Park cleanups at Veterans’ Park and Towpath Trail, on April 21 from 10 a.m. to noon.
The fourth annual Parent University brought community resources together with district families. With more than 30 service providers lining the halls of G. Ray Bodley High School at Saturday’s Parent University, parents learned of the many offerings for families of the Fulton community.
Fulton City School District will hold the fourth annual Parent University on Saturday, March 24 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at G. Ray Bodley High School. New this year, Parent University will include two showings of the award winning film, “Resilience.” As in years past, parents will have the opportunity to attend several informational sessions, attend student performances, and gather information from the community resource fair. Breakfast, lunch, transportation, and child surpervision is provided for free.
The Kiwanis Club of Fulton, with the co-sponsorship of Fulton Savings Bank, hosted the annual Nunzio Fichera Foul Shooting Contest on Saturday March 10 at the Fulton War Memorial. Read the full article for a list of winners from each grade division.