Fulton resident, engineer and architect Kristen Collins submitted a proposal for the sale of a city-owned property located at 188 S. Second St.
Her bid of $6,000 was accepted and awarded by the Fulton Common Council Tuesday night.
According to Mayor Ron Woodward, the property had a lot of interest, but Collins was the first to bid.
Collins is looking to renovate her investment and plans to use the upstairs as a rental property and the downstairs as her personal office.
Being that the property is on a well traveled street, the council is looking forward to Collins modifications, which will add curb appeal to the neighborhood.
“This will be another beautiful building in the middle of town,” said Second Ward Councilor Dan Knopp.
The Collins family has been in the area for quite some time, and previously renovated a home in the second ward.
Knopp said that he was pleased that Kristen and her husband LeRoy decided to invest in the City of Fulton.
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According to the minutes of a recent Fulton Planning Board, Daryl Loguidice, owner of Able Smith Tent, came before the board requesting the approval to open a party rental office and showroom at 609 S. Fourth St.
The Fourth Street property is an empty three-bedroom home on less than two acres.
Able Smith Tent’s main business is located in Cicero. The Fulton site would be used as a pick-up/drop off site for smaller party items.
The smaller items, such as blow-up play houses and popcorn machines, would be rented out for various occasions.
Able Smith Tents does business in Oswego County, but since the main business is located in Onondaga County, Onondaga benefits from the tax revenue.
Loguidice stated that he would like to bring some of that revenue to Oswego County.
Traffic would be limited to the building Monday through Friday, as most people pick up and drop off the items they rented on Saturday and Sundays.
Loguidice plans to clean up the property, add green space, and blacktop the parking area. He also plans to paint the outside of the building, grey and red, to keep with the company’s colors.
He will hire two full-time employees, one to plan events and the other to store, clean and load small rentals.
Loguidice plans on opening before Memorial Day.