At a charter meeting of the Jonesborough Board of Mayor & Aldermen Thursday night, the town will host the official swearing in of newly elected mayor and aldermen, Kelly Wolfe, Terry Countermine and Jerome Fitzgerald.
Wolfe will be returning to the board for his fifth (two-year) term and Terry Countermine will return for his fifth (four-year) term. Newly elected Alderman Jerome Fitzgerald is returning to the board after a four-year absence.
“It’s not an especially exciting affair but its a very important one,” Wolfe said of the Dec. 1 ceremony. “We, in accordance with our town charter, have these meetings after every election in order to swear in the new board and say good bye to the old board members.”
The goodbye will be for Alderman Adam Dickson, who served one term on the BMA, and will be departing after losing his spot in November’s election.
According to town officials, Thursday’s meeting will open at 7 p.m. with a called meeting to approve the Nov. 14. minutes. That meeting will adjourn and then the charter meeting will open with the swearing in of Wolfe, Countermine and Fitzgerald. Wolfe has been elected to serve another two-year term, while Countermine and Fitzgerald will serve a four-year term.
Following the Dec. 1 meeting, the BMA will resume its regularly scheduled meetings on the second Monday of each month. The schedule is listed on the Town of Jonesborough’s website and Wolfe encouraged residents to consider attending.
“Jonesborough enjoys a fairly good amount of attendance at most of our regular board meetings,” he said. “We would encourage folks, especially folks who voted for the first time on this election, to come in on the second Monday of the month or to this special charter meeting to see all the things our town government is doing.”