LOUISA, KY. -- A special city council meeting scheduled for budget discussion was cancelled Thursday evening due to the fact that, once again, there was no quorum to have the meeting. Three council members showed up, however, in order to have a meeting at least four of the six members have to attend.
The three members that were present were Lisa Schaeffer, Rita Frazier Rose and Tom Lykins, leaving Bradley Starks, Chris Daniels and Gloria Johnson not present.
Even though the meeting had to be cancelled, Lykins did make an announcement referring to the several meetings that have recently been cancelled because of lack of quorum.
"I am always available for these meetings," Lykins said. "There was a meeting last month that had to be cancelled because only three members showed up. Because of my disability I cannot drive, however, when it was suggested that someone could come and get me and we could have the meeting the one who was asked to give me a ride said I could not fit in his car. I am only a few blocks away and just for that short of a drive I could fit in a sports car. I want to make an announcement at this time that I will not be seeking re-election next term. I have been on and off the council for the past twenty years and my plans in the future do not include the City of Louisa."
All members and prospective members must sign up and run in August for the 2013 - 2015 term.
After the meeting, Louisa Mayor Teddy Preston said because no meetings have been able to take place that the city would be running off last year's budget until at which time the council could come together to vote on the new budget.
The next scheduled meeting will be at 7 p.m. July 10.
Why would a council member think it was someone elses responsiblity to get them to the meetings.