Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Armstrong v. West Buechel

Wm. Vernon Armstrong, former West Buechel City employee, filed a civil complaint in the US District Court today, against The City and Richard Richards individually. The complaint alleges racial discrimination and wrongful termination by the defendants. The suit seeks back pay, reinstatement and attorney fees.

Armstrong v. West Buechel by Southern Specialty Law Publishing on Scribd



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West Buechel meeting update

West Buechel, Ky

After being advised of the Open Meetings Act violation, 4 of 6 Cty Council members decided not to attend. The meeting was either adjourned by Mayor Richards or canceled by City Attorney Casey McCall for lack of a quorum. Neither Mayor Richards nor City Clerk-Treasurer Kim Richards admitted any responsibility for the screw up.

Nothing new

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

West Buechel Open Meetings Complaint

2017 04 25 Open Meetings Complaint by Southern Specialty Law Publishing on Scribd

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Friday, March 17, 2017

West Buechel's mighty fine City gubment

West Buechel's mighty fine gubment enacted a gross receipts business tax this week using standard West Buechel gubment operating procedures . . . illegally.

One City Council member was absent from this month's Council meeting due to being in rehab recovering from a stroke.

Mayor Ricky Richards mighty fine plan was to finagle a proxy from a guy in a hospital bed to get the votes he needed for the Mayor's beloved and long sought after business tax hike.

The Council vote this Tuesday was three against and two in favor of the gross receipts tax. With the proxy vote from the MIA Council member, it was a 3 - 3 tie, which Mayor Ricky broke by voting in favor of higher taxes.

West Buechel's mighty fine City Attorney, John Casey McCall, opined that a proxy vote from an absent Council member was a mighty fine way to do business in Kentucky, and it was all good with him.

I suspect the final chapter on this mighty fine gross receipts Ordinance has not yet been written.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Very Bad News for West Buechel

Going all the way back to West Buechel's original Insurance Premium Tax Ordinance in 1984 and including all available variations and subsequent amendments, both real and imagined (See: West Buechel: The Great Tax Hoax of 2012), NOT A SINGLE ONE states a purpose for the tax imposed.  

If anyone takes the Kentucky Revised Statutes on this subject seriously, it means the City of West Buechel has a big potential problem.

KRS 92.330 requires of Home Rule Class Cities that the purpose for which a tax or license fee is imposed, "shall be specified in the ordinance, and the revenue therefrom shall be expended for no other purpose than that for which the tax was levied or the license fee imposed. Failure to specify the purpose of the tax or license fee shall render the ordinance invalid."   

The size of the problem would be about $1 Million of Insurance Premium Taxes collected over the last five years. Five years is likely the applicable statute of limitations.


Is there a lawyer in the house?

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