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Fayetteville mayor steps up

When last week's snow storm hit Fulton hard, Fayetteville's mayor Mark Olson reached out to its northern neighbor.

Early Sunday morning, Jan. 21, the Fulton DPW's roof collapsed due to heavy snow accumulation. The cave-in damaged dump trucks, garbage packers, snow blowers and other equipment.

Olson called DPW Supervisor Daniel O'Brien and offered to loan them a garbage truck -- an extra for the village of Fayetteville that's only used when its primary truck is down.

"I want to extend my thanks to the mayor of Fayetteville," O'Brien said, impressed with Olson's efforts. "He was very responsive and delivered the truck without us having to come and get it."

Olson said giving back was the right thing to do.

"They can't even get in the garage yet because of asbestos," Olson said.

Sharing equipment with other municipalities such as Minoa and Manlius has become a standard between the villages, especially in dire times.

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