West Buechel, Ky. – October 10, 2016
A dramatic turn in this troubled little town came today when four City Council members filed notice of a Special Council meeting for October 25, 2016, to conduct a public hearing to remove Mayor Rick Richards from office. In general, Mayor Richards has been charged with neglect of duty and other misconduct. Richards will be given a list of specific charges so that he may prepare to defend himself at the public hearing.
The four Council members, Toby Clark, Clara Crawford, Loy Crawford and Joseph Mattingly, have long been dissatisfied with Richards’ management, hiring and firing practices, unauthorized employee pay, secrecy and over budget spending. The two other City Council members, Elizabeth Bierbaum and Janie Mosely, have been strong supporters of Mayor Richards in the past.
A City Council can remove a sitting Mayor only with a unanimous vote.
The regular monthly West Buechel City Council is tomorrow night, Tuesday, October 11at 6 PM.