Sharon mayor seeks re-election
Posted: Friday, October 5, 2012 5:00 pm
Monroe Ary announced he is seeking re-election as Sharon’s mayor.
A resident of Sharon for 39 years and a local business owner for 17 years, he has served as mayor for two years and as an alderman for four years prior to that.
He said experience is an asset, allowing for better understanding and knowledge of governmental laws, grants, etc.
Ary is a member of Mount Vernon Methodist Church, West Tennessee Mayor’s Association and an official on the Weakley County Chamber of Commerce and Weakley County Economic Development Board.
“The city of Sharon residents have not had a property tax increase in six years,” he said. “Property taxes provide 30 percent of our total revenue.
“The increase in revenue from sales tax and good management has made no tax increase possible. Local option sales tax is 10 percent of our revenue and has increased 51 increase in the last two years. State sales tax is 14 percent of our revenue.”
He said the city currently has no debt, but the city streets are in need of repair and plans are under way to submit a grant application for paving in the upcoming year. He noted that each department has adequate-and-above equipment.
Ary said the city annexed and installed water and sewer lines in 2011 on the northwest end of town, which he said will continue to seek business growth in that area and all areas of Sharon.
“The above events were not possible without the support of board members, employees and the community,” he said. “Sharon is a great place to live, but I want to make it even better. I am looking forward to serving and continuing our success and progress together. I humbly ask for your vote and support in the Nov. 6th election.” Published in The WCP 10.4.12