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Adams files for at-large council seat

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By Vince Luecke

TELL CITY - Former Tell City Councilman Jim Adams announced Thursday his bid as a Republican candidate for the Perry County Council. He is seeking one of the three at-large seats voters will decide in 2008.

Adams held the city council's at-large seat for four years.

"Just as when I was elected by the voters of Tell City, my goal is to face the challenges we are experiencing as citizens of Perry County and find better ways of bringing our community into the 21st century," Adams said. "We have to expand our population and I have experience in finding solutions to accomplish that. We have to improve our infrastructure and I have experience in doing that. And, we have to listen much closer to what our citizens need to be prosperous, which I have experience in, too."

While on the city council, Adams was a member of the board of public works and safety, was involved in the city's downtown-redevelopment program and said he helped reduce maintenance costs by nearly 50 percent within the street department. He also worked to expand sewer lines along Indiana 237 and encouraged economic development in that corridor.

He cited his efforts to redevelop land along Seventh Street and helping citizens along Windy Creek in Tell City to improve the sewer system serving that area to alleviate problems he said some homeowners had been experiencing and complaining about for 30 years.

"It's time we find new ways of doing things better in Perry County because that is exactly what our citizens deserve," he said.

Adams and his wife, Sharla, have been married for 32 years and have two grown children, Jayme and Seth. Adams is a salesman for Bower Construction in Tell City and before that, worked at Ace Hardware.