City council reducing meetings to once per month


by Jackson Latta



PRESTONSBURG – Following discussion during Monday nights regular council meeting City of Prestonsburg officials are going to try cutting their regular meeting times down to once per month.

During Monday’s regular meeting, mayor Les Stapleton broached the idea of reducing the number of meetings to once per month. Stapleton said since he has been involved with the city, they typically have one meeting a month that has a lot to discuss, and one meeting, “where were out of here in 12 minutes.”

Stapleton said that if needed, the city can always schedule a special called meeting, but that this would simply limit the council to only meeting once per month regularly. Stapleton told city council members that state law only requires them to meet once per month.

On Friday, council members will meet for a special called meeting to have a first reading of the ordinance which would set the meeting times for 2016 to the third monday of every month at 6:00 p.m.

Council members are paid $50 per meeting throughout the year, whether they attend meetings or not. There was no discussion during Monday’s meeting of whether or not the pay would be adjusted.

The city is required by law to adopt its meeting time every year by ordinance.

The special called meeting also has ethics board appointments, and executive session on the agenda.

by Jackson Latta

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