Jim Myers has announced his candidacy for 4th Ward Councilor in the City of Fulton.
Myers had been councilor, or alderman as they were called then, from 1988-1993.
He was president of the council from 1992-1993.
I was the member of the council that pushed through the legislation that changed out the street lights from mercury vapor to high pressure sodium giving us more light on the streets while saving the city $80,000 per year, said Myers.
I also was the one that heard about an energy audit that was done for the community center (skating rink) 10 years prior and initiated those ideas saving the recreation department tens of thousands of dollars, Myers continued. I worked with the city clerk at the time to do the same energy saving measures at City Hall, again saving thousands of dollars. These are the things I want to continue to do to save money without cutting services. I would also like to look into ways of raising revenues aside from taxes such as the advertising done at the Community Center and War Memorial.
Myers has lived in the 4th Ward all his life, 57 years and knows almost everybody in the ward.
He is past president of the Fulton Rotary Club and recipient of the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow, past president of the Salvation Army advisory board, current member of the Fulton Music Association Board, member of the Fulton Community Band, Fulton Dixieland Band and organizer of the annual Veterans’ Day concert which brings the 10th Mountain Division Band to Fulton.
He has owned and operated Jim Myers-Upholstering for the past 37 years and has worked at Battle Island State Park as a starter for the past 9 years.
Myers was unanimously endorsed by the Fulton Republican City Committee.