LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – After controversy and a scathing state audit, several West Buechel City Council members are calling for the removal of their mayor.

The small community has had financial issues and discord in recent years.

Council member Toby Clark and three other members filed notice of a special meeting.

They want to have a hearing at the end of the month to remove Mayor Rick Richards from office. The members say Richards has been neglectful of his duties in office and displayed misconduct.

The mayor says there will not be a special meeting and the statements from Clark are false.