Jacobson will ride into the sunset BVALYSIATATE Daily Herald Staff Writer Rolling Meadows Mayor Thomas F. Menzel remembers when former alderman Frederick Jacobson wanted to honor a dying council member. It was Jacobson, Menzel said, who won the council over to the idea of naming the city's new fire station after Raymond Neuckranz. Neuck- ranz, who later died of brain cancer, was wheeled in on a stretcher for a dedication ceremony in 1980. "Fred Jacobson, in what he did, made Ray's last few months very meaningful," Menzel said. 'You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who has devoted as much time to the city as Fred." Jacobson, 60, said he plans to say goodbye to roughly 30 years of public service next month, when he will move to San Diego with Frederick Jacobson his wife, outgoing City Clerk Sharon L. Jacobson, and start a new job. He moved to the city in 1964, was appointed to the board of health in 1965 and then served on the city council from 1969 to 1991. He has served on the city's'plan commission since then, and recently announced his resignation. He said he will miss his involvement, as well as the many friends he's made over the years. "It's cutting an umbilical cord that's extremely long," he said. It's so long that Jacobson can barely remember all of the things he helped accomplish during his tenure. He helped pass an ordinance to mandate heat for apartment buildings, back plans to rebuild city hall, promote the city's Diamondfest ana shape the city's garbage collection program. But his colleagues say his dedication has struck them most. Jacobson, for instance, has spent years on a board that represents the city in its cable television negotiations without getting much recognition, Menzel said. Plan Commissioner Robert Hoffman agreed. "The way you've stuck your neck out for the city for 30 years helped me see it's all worthwhile," Hoffman' said to Jacobson at his last plan: commission meeting.