Ballot recount will be a ‘long, involved process’ which will include state official

Fruitland Police Chief J.D. Huff’s office, pictured here in October. A recount of the ballots, which were only five away from meeting the two-thirds required to pass, will be requested by the City of Fruitland.

FRUITLAND — With 787 votes counted as of midnight, unofficial results for the Nov. 5 election suggested Fruitland’s Ordinance No. 657 would not pass albeit barely missing the two-thirds required to pass at 520-267.

The ordinance would have provided $2.6 million to expand the city’s police department, expand parking, improve vehicle traffic flow at the facility, improve the façade of the building and fix the roof.

The ordinance would have cost homeowners and businesses approximately $48 per $100,000 assessed property value each year.

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