Shepherdsville Council has 30 days to decide new mayor

Mayor Scott Ellis officially resigns

SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Shepherdsville Mayor Scott Ellis is officially out of office.

City Attorney Joseph Wantland said the resignation would take affect at the start of the next regular meeting which took place Tuesday.

That meeting lasted only 25 minutes.  Agenda items including various ordinances and planning and zoning items were not discussed because there were not enough Council Members in attendance.

“You need four people to attend the meeting. We’ve had difficulty getting four members to be present for some time now,” said City Attorney Joseph Wantland. 

“They don't get along. They don't trust each other,” Wantland explained. 

The Council has thirty days to select a new Mayor or Governor Matt Bevin will have to appoint one.

“I would rather us try to come up with four people that could agree, the majority, than have the governor make that decision, but as it stands tonight, I don't see that happening,” said Councilman Larry Hatfield.

That task could prove to be difficult for a council of leaders who can't seem to agree.

“Now's the time to put everything behind us, and let's try to come to a conclusion as to what's best for the city and not what's best for each, any individual on the council,” Hatfield said. 

Wantland told WHAS11 a deputy mayor is not provided for by statute.


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