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City approves pawn shop law

by Andrew Henderson

Members of the Fulton Common Council adopted a law last week that regulates secondhand dealers, also known as pawn shops.

Mayor Ron Woodward said the legislation was crafted after a number of pawn shops opened in the city.

“Last year, we saw a number of secondhand dealers pop up in Fulton,” he said. “We believe that this has led to an increase in burglaries.”

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Common council upholds decision on boarding house

by Andrew Henderson

The Fulton Common Council voted Tuesday night to uphold a Fulton Planning Commission decision to deny the conversion of a single-family home into a seven-room boarding house.

In March, Robert Bloom submitted an application for site-plan approval to convert the property, located at 236 Oneida St., into a rooming house.

After reviewing the proposal, the Fulton Planning Commission denied the request April 9, stating that the property does not meet the required parking guidelines outlined in the city’s zoning ordinance. The property currently has room for four cars.

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Captain William Molascon, who is the acting assistant fire chief, discusses the bids received for a new custom pumper during Tuesday’s meeting of the Fulton Common Council.

FEMA grant to help pay for new Fulton fire vehicle

Captain William Molascon, who is the acting assistant fire chief, discusses the bids received for a new custom pumper during Tuesday’s meeting of the Fulton Common Council.

by Andrew Henderson

The Fulton Common Council voted to purchase a new custom pumper for the Fulton Fire Department during its meeting Tuesday night.

The city received a federal grant that would cover more than half of the new vehicle and equipment, which is expected to cost around $705,000, according to Mayor Ron Woodward.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will cover $377,000 of the new vehicle.

The council approved a bond resolution to finance the remaining portion of $328,000.

“This pumper will last for 25 to 30 years,” said Woodward. “I highly recommend it. I think this is a good thing. Over the years, we have been short on new equipment for the fire department.”

Two companies submitted bids for the new custom pumper.

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