Taking the oath for Fruitland City Council

Mayor Brian Howell swears in City Clerk Suzanne Pearcy at the Monday, January 13 City Council meeting.

FRUITLAND — Fruitland’s Mayor Brian Howell had a lot of swearing in to do on Monday night.

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 to the council president, a position that he did not have to be physically present to accept according to Bonney.

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