by Nicole Reitz After four months of meetings and reviewing the school district’s spending habits, Fulton Board of Education members unanimously approved the tentative budget for the 2012-2013 school year. Superintendent Bill Lynch and Business Administrator Kathy Nichols outlined the spending plan, which includes a 1.9 percent tax levy increase.
Beth Kazel, director of Oswego County Opportunities Education Services, has announced that Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County has joined the extensive list of human services programs that OCO provides for Oswego County residents. Established in 1985 as a non-profit community–based educational organization, Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County has provided tutoring in basic literacy skills and(…)
by Carol Thompson The Oswego County Legislature will consider a resolution in support of full casino gaming when lawmakers meets tonight. The resolution would be sent to state officials, who are considering a change to the state constitution to allow gaming at New York State facilities. During last month’s meeting of the legislature’s Strategic Planning(…)
by Carol Thompson Oswego County Legislature Clerk Wendy Falls said that she polled other counties in regard to their Freedom of Information Law policies through a list service provided by the New York State Association of Counties. At issue is whether Oswego County legislators should be required to request in writing and pay for copies(…)
During the month of April, Oswego County residents may be contacted by telephone to participate in an important all-hazards evacuation planning survey. The purpose of the survey is to gather data to help Oswego County improve evacuation plans for both man-made and natural disasters. The telephone survey is being conducted by First Market Research, based(…)
by Carol Thompson The Oswego County Ethics Board unanimously dismissed a complaint lodged against Legislator Shawn Doyle by former legislature Chairman Barry Leemann. The charges stemmed from the Town of Richland’s decision to house the town historian’s office in the Pulaski Courthouse, which is owned by the county. Doyle, the town’s historian, and other town(…)
by Carol Thompson The recent events in regard to an apparent ethics board leak has led to the discussion as to whether the composition of the board needs revamping. The Oswego County Legislature’s Strategic Planning and Government Committee will discuss the board when legislators meet April 23. In the meantime, some legislators are gathering information(…)
by Carol Thompson The United States District Court District of New York has placed a judgment on attorney’s fees in a civil case against the County of Oswego. The full legislature has been asked to approve the transfer of $65,214 from the appropriated fund balance to the insurance reserve. The court ordered the county to(…)