Foster re-elected as city council president

by Nicole Reitz

Fifth Ward Councilor Norman “Jay” Foster, a Republican, was re-elected Tuesday as president of the Fulton Common Council.

As council president, Foster will act as a liaison to the council and stand in for the Mayor should he be out of town.

When the council adopts an ordinance, it is signed by the president and presented to the mayor by the City Clerk.

Council members sung their praises for Foster during the meeting’s final comments.

“One of the nice things about our level of government is that we don’t have partisan politics,” said Third Ward Councilor Peter Franco, a Democrat.

Franco said that Foster brings a cool head to the council. “You’ve done a great job in the last year,” he said.

Second Ward Councilor Dan Knopp, also a Democrat, added, “He’s a very thoughtful and sturdy person to have in this position. He carries a lot of weight on his shoulders and does a wonderful job. He’s just calm, cool and collected and I’m glad to work with you again.”

“He’s really been excellent at everything he does in helping each and everyone of us,” said Fourth Ward Councilor Carm Cavallaro.

Sixth Ward Councilor Lawrence Macner noted, “Jay does an outstanding job. When I’ve called him with an issue, he’s always given me the good answers.”

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