Tontitown Council Meeting Ends Abruptly
Two Members Claim Four Of Six Missed Oath Of Office Deadline
Posted: January 15, 2013 at 5 a.m.
Four Tontitown aldermen haven’t been properly sworn into office, two other council members said Monday night.
At A Glance
City officials are required to be sworn into office in accordance with rules set out by the state. Four of six Tontitown council members weren’t properly sworn in and cannot serve, two other council members said Monday evening.
Arkansas Code Annotated, 14-42-106(d)
The council or aldermen shall have the power to declare the office of any elected or appointed person vacant who shall fail to take the oath of office or give the bond required in this section within ten (10) days of the first day of January after his election or within ten (10) days after he has been notified of his appointment. In such case, the council or aldermen shall proceed to appoint as in other cases of vacancy.
Source: Staff Report
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