FULTON BEGINS PLACEMAKING PROCESS

Fulton, KY seeks public input as it begins Placemaking Planning

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FULTON BEGINS PLACEMAKING PROCESS

Fulton, KY seeks public input as it begins Placemaking Planning

FULTON, KENTUCKY, FEBRUARY 1, 2022 – The City of Fulton, KY is seeking public input as a part of a new planning process in partnership with Atlas Community Studios.

This project aims to address local challenges around three key areas, identify strategic opportunities, and develop goals, strategies, and action steps in a custom placemaking playbook.

The playbook will focus on three key areas:

  • Economic Development
  • Housing
  • Marketing

“Placemaking can empower communities to create a sense of belonging and lead to community pride.  Placemaking is another way to build environments that benefit health and well-being.” said Mike Gunn, Fulton City Manager

To begin, the Atlas team will lead an in person public visioning session for community members to give feedback and ideas about the future of Fulton. All who live, work or attend school in the community are invited to join the conversation:

Tuesday, February 8th at 5pm
Location: Pontotoc Community Center
100 W State Line St, Fulton, KY

In addition to the work of planners, designers and architects, placemaking works best as a collaborative process involving the community.  Community input is perhaps the best way to plan a place.  When a place represents shared community vision it has value to those people empowering them to support, maintain, promote and protect that place.” said Mark Welch, Steering Committee Member

The placemaking process is broken down into three phases: Community Visioning; Capacity Assessment and the Playbook with public input and guidance from a local steering committee of volunteers representing an essential component of the process.  The playbook is scheduled to be completed in July 2022 and will be publicly available online.


FULTON, SOUTH FULTON PARKS BOARDS’ TRUNKS-N-TREATS TO BE STAGED SATURDAY IN UNITY, PONOTOC PARKS

October 17, 2021

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 THIS SATURDAY, FREE COMMUNITY EVENT, SPONSORED BY FULTON, SOUTH FULTON PARKS BOARDS, TRUNK OR TREAT AND FALL FEST FUN!

In their first partnership to coordinate and stage a community event, South Fulton’s Parks and Recreation Board, and Fulton’s Parks Board members have scheduled a Trunk or Treat, Fall Festival event for the community on Oct. 23, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Both South Fulton’s Unity Park and Fulton’s Ponotoc Park will be utilized, to provide family friendly entertainment and activities, which will include a hayride, games, bump-n-jump inflatables, a story walk, trunk-or-treating from vehicle trunk stations, face painting and a costume contest. Local police, fire and EMS vehicles and equipment will be on display for viewing.

Free hot dogs, chips and drinks will also be available.

Trunk-or-Treat spaces will be available for groups, churches, civic organizations, clubs, families and individuals, who would like to provide a trick-or-treat candy distribution station for children in attendance. Those who would like to display a trunk-or-treat station may start set up at 3:30 p.m., on a first come, first serve basis.

Those planning to attend are asked to bring canned goods to be contributed to the local food bank, however all events, food and activities are free.

Children may come in costume, and should bring their own bags or buckets for candy and prize collection.

The costume contest registration will be in Pontotoc Park, in three age group divisions. All participants will have photos in costume, posted on facebook, with the entry receiving the most “likes” the winner, and prizes to be awarded.


Fulton Tourism Commission Summer Concert Series and Movie Night

We want to encourgae everyone to come out and enjoy the summer concert series and movie nights. All events are free and open to the public. Vendors and food trucks will be there too. Come out and enjoy fellowship music and movies.

May 1, 2021 at 7pm Soul Dog performing.

June 5, 2021 at 7pm Lew Jetton & 61 South performing.

June 19, 2021 at dusk movie “Aladdin” showing.

July 3, 2021 at 6pm Creative Jazz performing.

July 3, 2021 at 7pm Tim Stanek performing.

July 17, 2021 at dusk movie “Goonies” showing.

August 7, 2021 at 8pm Stronhold performing.


More Good News Delivered by Amtrak

(submitted by Kim Jobe, FCTA)

03/26/2021

More good news has been delivered to the Fulton County area
by Amtrak.
“We have begun the process to get Fulton the new station we
promised,” said Derrick James, Senior Manager of
Government Affairs for Amtrak. “Right now, we’re selecting
from our on-call team of design firms. Throughout the summer
we will review the designs as it advances through several
phases (30%/60%/90%/100%). Once a design if finalized we’ll go
out for bid for construction.”
If all flows smoothly, James said, construction could begin in
November and be completed 9-10 months later.
According to James, the project will encompass a new,
enclosed, climate-controlled station building with unisex
restroom, and a 750’ long, 12’ wide, lighted, passenger
boarding platform.
Locally raised funds are still in consideration for utilization in
the project.
“We had discussed using locally raised funds for enhancement
of our project, items that we’re not allowed to spend funds on,”
James explained. “Our work will all take place on CN ROW,
but we could certainly use a marquee sign out on Highway 51
to highlight the location of the station. This location is not on
property we have access to. We could use Fulton County’s
support for such an initiative.”
Fulton County Transit Authority Executive Director Kenney
Etherton, who has been the most recent leader of a grassroots
effort to get a new station built, was ecstatic about the news
about a tentative construction start date.
“In spite of a pandemic, we can still put good news out,”
Etherton said. “Our Amtrak project is progressing. I am now
looking forward to the design and construction phases to
begin.”
City Manager Mike Gunn echoed the elation generated by the
news.
“I know the community has heard it before, but I am excited to
finally have an anticipated start date for construction of the
new Amtrak station here in the City of Fulton. Just be
patient,” Gunn said. “Having one of our transportation
partners committed to providing the community a new station
by 2022 is such great news. I can’t wait for the design to be
completed and construction to begin in November.”
With Fulton being one of only four stops in the Commonwealth
for Amtrak service, Gunn feels the new station will only
enhance connectivity to the rest of the country for the city as
well as Kentucky.
The new station will also be a good tribute to Fulton’s railroad
history.
“In the past, Fulton was one of those great American stops,”
Gunn said. “My hope is that this train station will let us reflect
on our past and look toward the future. Hopefully the new
station will be a part of the catalyst the community needs as it
seeks to expand its appeal as a place to invest in and cultivate
civic pride.”
Having a new station will also reflect Fulton’s desire to
positively embrace those who travel here.
“A train station is often the first impression of a community for
visitors coming to stay or simply passing through,” Gunn
explained. “Fulton wants to make that good impression. I am
extremely proud of all the effort that has made getting a new
Amtrak station here a reality.”


Guidelines to Special Pick Up (Curbside Bulk)

This service is very vaulable to the citizens of Fulton as a whole to keep large bulk items removed from the City and not placed in an unsightly or unsanitary mannner.  In the past this service has been abused in many ways.  The services abuse has made it unsustainable and made the curbs throughout the City a “trash dump”.  The guidelines for this service are as follows and will be enforced by the Code Enforcement Officer.  

Bulk Pick Up (Curbside) Rules

ATTN FULTON RESIDENTS – BEGINNING OCT 1st, 2020 – BULK PICKUP WILL OCCUR ON TUESDAY AND THURSDAY, THE 2nd and 4th WEEK OF THE MONTH.

                   

·         Residents can set out (3) bulky (large) items or appliances at the curb 24 hours before their regular trash (cart) pick-up on the second and fourth week of the month. No loose or bagged items will be allowed.

·         Large or bulky items shall mean those typically contained within the residence, such as couches, chairs, tables, mattresses. Large appliances shall mean, but not limited to, empty refrigerators or freezers (doors removed), stove or ranges, air conditioners, water softeners, water heaters, washers, dryers, furnaces, or any type of whole house heating unit. (NOTE) Any item such as refrigerators, air conditioners, or freezers, must be tagged by a certified technician that the compressor and freon has been removed. Items set out without this tag will not be collected.

·         Bulk pick up does not include construction, renovation, or demolition debris.

·         All bulk items must be 4 feet from a pole, guidewire, parked car and please be aware overhead power lines or cables when placing on the curb.