Fruit land gets new City Council member

Fruitland’s Mayor Brian Howell administers the oath of office for returning City Councilor Jeff Carpenter on Monday night at the Jan. 13 City Council meeting.

ian Howell had much to do on Monday night at the Jan. 13 City Council meeting.

First he read the oath of office to returning City Councilor Jeff Carpenter before swearing in new City Clerk Suzanne Pearcy. Stuart Grimes, who was not physically present, but communicating via a conference call, could not officially take the oath of office according to City Attorney Stephanie Bonney.

Incidentally, Grimes was selected as the council president, a position that he did not have to be physically present to accept according to Bonney.

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