Cumberland council approves mediation

Joe P. Asher Staff Writer

January 8, 2014

The Cumberland City Council held a special called meeting Jan. 2, with a large portion of the meeting devoted to discussions in executive session.

According to Mayor Carolyn Elliot, no action was taken in executive session.

The council did perform some public actions following executive session.

“One of the council members made a motion for the mayor to sign election of consent to settlement allowing mediation of litigation against the city of Cumberland,” said Elliot.

Elliot pointed out the motion passed, with council members Charles Raleigh and Theresa Raleigh abstaining from the vote.

When asked at a later date for details of the case in question, Elliot advised that information will not be released until the issue is concluded.

The Kentucky League of Cities took part in the mediation, according to Elliot.

A representative of the Kentucky League of Cities stated the organization does not comment on pending litigation.

The agenda also lists a discussion and action to allow a city employee to use a city police car to attend the police academy in Richmond.

According to Elliot, after some discussion the council came up with another option that doesn’t require the use of a city police vehicle.

The council elected to pay the employ mileage at the rate of .35 cents per mile for driving to the academy.

Reach Joe P. Asher at 606-576-4510, ext. 113, jasher@civitasmedia.com