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New Falls City mayor sworn in
12/04/2018
Gary Jorn and Jerry Oliver

(KLZA)-- A new Mayor and Second Ward Council person was sworn in during Monday nights  Falls City Council meeting. 

Shawna Bindle is the new Mayor and Lucas  Froeschl was sworn in as the new Second Ward representative.  

In addition, re-elected Council members Don Ferguson in Ward I; Mitch Merz in Ward III and Derek Leyden in Ward IV took the oath of office again.

Former Mayor Jerry Oliver thanked the Council as he finished up his 4-year term as Mayor.  

Bindle said she is looking forward to working with the Council and offered her help to the Council and said she may be calling if she needs help. 

Ferguson was elected Council President and Leydon was elected Acting President of the Council. 

The Council did accept the resignation of Ward I Councilman Mike Dougherty who recently accepted a job as a Falls City Police officer.  Dougherty had been on the Council for six years. 

The Council confirmed the appointments of Gary Jorn as City Clerk/ Treasurer/ Administrator.  Duane Armbruster as   Chief of Police and Michael Dunn as City Attorney.

The appointments of Matt Beer as Fire Chief, Vernon Wisdom as First Assistant Chief and Brian Vice as Second Assistant Chief as recommended by the Falls City Volunteer Fire Department were also approved. 

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