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Fulton sells another part of former Nestle site for Charter Communications lease

The City of Fulton started tearing down the former Nestle plant in 2016 after seizing the land for back taxes.

Another plot of land on the site of the former Nestle plant in Fulton has been sold.

Fulton officials have been working overtime in recent years to get the 24 acres of land where the Nestle factory once stood back on the tax rolls. The city took another step toward that goal this month when its Common Council approved a resolution to sell a 9,000-square-foot parcel to Construction Design and Management, Inc., a Cicero-based business.

Fulton Mayor Ron Woodward says Construction Design and Management plans to lease the building to Charter Communications.

"They'll have probably 35 technicians working out of that building," Woodward said. "It's a good thing for the city. It's a clean business. There won't be any tractor trailers, and any of the traffic for that business will come off Fay Street, not through the neighborhoods."

The city sold the parcel, which is on the former Nestle parking lot, for $110,000. It's the third sale of land on the Nestle site in recent years. The supermarket chain Aldi's opened a store on 2 acres of the site in 2017.

Charter Communications declined to comment.

Payne Horning is a reporter and producer, primarily focusing on the city of Oswego and Oswego County. He has a passion for covering local politics and how it impacts the lives of everyday citizens. Originally from Iowa, Horning moved to Muncie, Indiana to study journalism, telecommunications and political science at Ball State University. While there, he worked as a reporter and substitute host at Indiana Public Radio. He also covered the 2015 session of the Indiana General Assembly for the statewide Indiana Public Broadcasting network.