Mayor files lawsuit against six counc...

Mayor files lawsuit against six council members

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About time

Orlando, KY

#1 Mar 10, 2014
Barbourville Mountain Ad online has it on there

Since: Jun 12

Barbourville, Lexington

#2 Mar 10, 2014
And he has Billy Taylor reperesenting him. I thought david had a little money. I guess not. That lawsuit will be laughed out of court.
Neighbor

United States

#3 Mar 10, 2014
Billy is a joke
john

London, KY

#4 Mar 10, 2014
if they focused as much on helping make the community better as they do on fighting with each other we could have things fixd around here
Good read

Brodhead, KY

#5 Mar 10, 2014
Discussion March 10, 2014 Barbourville mayor sues city council

Anonymous TheTimesTribune.com , Corbin, KY The Times-Tribune

Mon Mar 10, 2014, 03:45 PM EDT CORBIN — By John Ross Staff Writer
An attorney retained by Barbourville Mayor David Thompson filed a lawsuit against all six members of the Barbourville City Council. Attorney Billy Joe Taylor made the filing Monday in Knox County Circuit Court, court documents indicate. The lawsuit alleges the council members violated the state's open meetings act related to actions taken during Thursday's council meeting. During that meeting, the council voted to hold a special hearing during which Thompson could be removed from office. The hearing is set for Tuesday. Watch the Times-Tribune for more on this developing story.
Bosel

United States

#6 Mar 10, 2014
Vote Jon Hammons mayor thank you for tour support
It hurts

Corbin, KY

#7 Mar 10, 2014
Those are serious allegations, and based on the scope and nature of the situation, the last person I would want to be represented by is someone fresh from the BAR. With practically no trial experience.
no name

Keavy, KY

#8 Mar 10, 2014
you all are pretty harsh, at first you were beating up on the mayor and now you all are talking smack about his attorney. The guy was smart enough to pass the bar and smart enough to type this complaint, so Im sure he is competent enough to do the work. And on the money, if you have ever been in his office I believe he charges people enough money, his office is super nice, by no means do I think he would be cheap. YOu all are just haters, cut the guy a break he is a lawyer and I am sure a good one.

Since: Jun 12

Barbourville, Lexington

#9 Mar 10, 2014
A complaint isn't typed, it is basically just info punched into a templete. He did pass but it took several times, it isn't the damn CPA test. The council didn't violate open meetings act, they just asked for his resignation.
in the know

Williamsburg, KY

#10 Mar 10, 2014
all of u that are a darrin west fan he is so done he cant walk straight then u have cpa west real winner ask just like his step sone jason lake stupid he was on the council how did he vote the problem is there are 4 of the 6 that wants to be mayor just admitt it guys let it out
no name

Keavy, KY

#11 Mar 10, 2014
Uh Billy took the bar exam one time, didn't take several times. Check your facts dumba**
my 3 cents

Barbourville, KY

#12 Mar 10, 2014
love4ky wrote:
A complaint isn't typed, it is basically just info punched into a templete. He did pass but it took several times, it isn't the damn CPA test. The council didn't violate open meetings act, they just asked for his resignation.
They don't do any of the paperwork that why they have people hired to do it for them. They are called Paralegals and Legal Assistants .
Okie

Manchester, KY

#13 Mar 10, 2014
Is billy Taylor the one that lives up Hammons fork? I didn't"t know he was a lawyer .My vote goes to Jon Hammons. He would be the best Mayor that you could get be real decanted to his job.
stayed tuned

Keavy, KY

#14 Mar 10, 2014
I am going to contact some tv reality show producer and send all this crappy topix stuff to them and see if they would come to Barbourville and film a reality show! Move over Honey Boo Boo, Barbourville Kentucky will take your place. Unreal. People are so uneducated, mean that greed is running out their ears!
taylor holland dixion

United States

#15 Mar 11, 2014
love4ky wrote:
And he has Billy Taylor reperesenting him. I thought david had a little money. I guess not. That lawsuit will be laughed out of court.
I think you are missing the pt. What does the mayors attorney have in common with asst city attorney holland? They both worked for Dixion. The city council better fire holland and Dixion or this will get rigged by the 3 of them wn it goes to ct.
About time

Hudson, OH

#16 Mar 11, 2014
Go get em Dave.Give those dirty S.O.B's a taste of their own medicine.
top

United States

#17 Mar 11, 2014
David Thompson is the best damn mayor we ever had!!
Good read

Brodhead, KY

#18 Mar 11, 2014
A special called meeting of the City Council of the City of Barbourville, Kentucky will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Chambers of Barbourville City Hall, 196 Daniel Boone Drive, Barbourville, KY.
The purpose of the special called meeting is to hold an open hearing to discuss retaining an attorney to advise the Council, discuss “Complaint for Violation of KRS 61.800 to 61.850” received by Council members from Mayor David Thompson, discuss removing the Mayor from office, and a possible vote on interim Mayor.

AGENDA
BARBOURVILLE CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING MARCH 11, 2014 6:00 P.M.

1. Call Meeting to Order

2. Roll Call

3. Discussion and Vote to Retain Attorney to Advise Council

4. Discussion of “Complaint for Violation of KRS 61.800 to 61.850” received by Council members from Mayor David Thompson

5. Motion to Adjourn to Executive Session, pursuant to KRS 61.810(1)(f): a) To discuss possible removal of Mayor David Thompson from office; b) To protect the privacy rights of Mayor Thompson; c) Mayor Thompson may waive his right to a closed session and request the discussion be held in the public meeting

6. Return from Executive Session

7. Vote on Removal of Mayor

8. Possible Vote on Interim Mayor

9. Adjourn
haha

Indianapolis, IN

#19 Mar 11, 2014
Who cares...i hope he breaks the damn city
Good read

Brodhead, KY

#20 Mar 11, 2014
KRS § 61.810
61.810 Exceptions to open meetings

(1) All meetings of a quorum of the members of any public agency at which any public business is discussed or at which any action is taken by the agency, shall be public meetings, open to the public at all times, except for the following:
(a) Deliberations for decisions of the Kentucky Parole Board;
(b) Deliberations on the future acquisition or sale of real property by a public agency, but only when publicity would be likely to affect the value of a specific piece of property to be acquired for public use or sold by a public agency;
(c) Discussions of proposed or pending litigation against or on behalf of the public agency;
(d) Grand and petit jury sessions;
(e) Collective bargaining negotiations between public employers and their employees or their representatives;
(f) Discussions or hearings which might lead to the appointment, discipline, or dismissal of an individual employee, member, or student without restricting that employee's, member's, or student's right to a public hearing if requested. This exception shall not be interpreted to permit discussion of general personnel matters in secret;
(g) Discussions between a public agency and a representative of a business entity and discussions concerning a specific proposal, if open discussions would jeopardize the siting, retention, expansion, or upgrading of the business;
(h) State and local cabinet meetings and executive cabinet meetings;
(i) Committees of the General Assembly other than standing committees;
(j) Deliberations of judicial or quasi-judicial bodies regarding individual adjudications or appointments, at which neither the person involved, his representatives, nor any other individual not a member of the agency's governing body or staff is present, but not including any meetings of planning commissions, zoning commissions, or boards of adjustment;
(k) Meetings which federal or state law specifically require to be conducted in privacy;
(l) Meetings which the Constitution provides shall be held in secret; and
(m) That portion of a meeting devoted to a discussion of a specific public record exempted from disclosure under KRS 61.878(1)(m). However, that portion of any public agency meeting shall not be closed to a member of the Kentucky General Assembly.
(2) Any series of less than quorum meetings, where the members attending one (1) or more of the meetings collectively constitute at least a quorum of the members of the public agency and where the meetings are held for the purpose of avoiding the requirements of subsection (1) of this section, shall be subject to the requirements of subsection (1) of this section. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to prohibit discussions between individual members where the purpose of the discussions is to educate the members on specific issues

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