By Jeremy D. Wells
Carter County Times
Olive Hill’s mayor, city clerk, and other city employees showed up for the regular meeting of city council last week – unfortunately city council did not. At least, not enough of them to move forward with the meeting.
Councilmembers Shane Tackett and Chris Bledsoe were in attendance, but the other four members of council – Shannon Shutte, Eric Rayburn, Kirk Wilburn, and Wayne Russell – were not present. Without at least two more members in attendance council wasn’t able to establish a quorum and mayor Jerry Callihan was forced to call the meeting.
Bledsoe said as far as he was aware there was no specific reason the other council members avoided the meeting. It just happened to be an evening where more than half of council had other prior commitments or had other issues arise.
There were no controversial or time sensitive issues on the agenda, he added.
The items on the agenda for the evening included the regular monthly update and report on the energy savings project and the related request for disbursement, a municipal road aid resolution, department reports from police, fire, and code enforcement, and the treasurer’s report for March.
The road aid resolution will likely be added to the agenda for the next regular meeting along with any new agenda items, Bledsoe said, while any necessary information from the department reports can be included with the reports for April.
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