City of Fulton and Police Benevolent Association Reach 4-Year Agreement – Oswego County Today

Left to right: Councilman Lawrence Macner, Mayor Deana Michaels, Councilman Donald Patrick Jr, Fulton Police Officer Jeremy Hutchinson, Fulton Police Officer Kaitlyn McCue, Fulton Deputy Police Chief Michael Curtis and Police Officer of Fulton and PBA President Jacob Chernesky. Photo courtesy of Mayor Michaels’ office.

FULTON – The City of Fulton and the Fulton Police Benevolent Association have entered into a four-year agreement, focusing on community safety, improving the recruitment process for new employees and recognizing the need to be more competitive in the force market of the order.

“The negotiations were respectful of both parties,” said Mayor Deana Michaels. “There were give-and-takes from each party and in the end we agreed to a fair and just contract that emphasizes, above all else, the safety of the community and people. and women who serve our city.”

“On behalf of the Fulton Police Benevolent Association, we are pleased to have reached an agreement with the City of Fulton regarding the contract for the years 2021 through 2024,” said PBA Chairman Officer Jacob Chernesky. “After many years of contracts with little to no raises, we are taking a step in the right direction. The hope is that we will be able to attract new candidates to build the future of this department as well as retain currently working officers. The union thanks the city for working with us and fulfilling this contract.

The PBA negotiating teams included Chernesky, Deputy Chief Curtis and several other PBA members. The town was represented by Mayor Deana M. Michaels, Councilor Larry Macner, Councilor Don Patrick and input from the Clerk/Chamberlain’s office.

“We have agreed to a fair contract and appreciate the professionalism of the police and the union during the negotiations. Our police men and women have a tough job they do every day,” said Patrick.

“I want to thank Mayor Michaels, Fulton PBA President Jacob Chernesky, and the other members of the bargaining committee for a very productive and fair contract. Both parties have always had the best interest of the people who reside in Fulton at the forefront,” Macner said.

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Andrew B. Reiter