The London City Council unanimously decided Monday to meet with the Laurel County Fiscal Court to discuss money matters. The decision was made following a three-hour executive session during which Council members met with City Attorney Larry Bryson.

“We want to meet with the magistrates to discuss some concerns that we have,” London Mayor Troy Rudder said. “We have a good relationship with the county. We have several obligations that we have agreements with the county about funding.”

Rudder said there have been a number of rumors flying since the magistrates made it public that the county chose to lay off 14 employees because of budget constraints. The Council meeting will be called to order at 6:15 p.m. and the Council will then move to the Laurel County Courthouse, where the Fiscal Court will conduct its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m.

“Instead of letting these rumors continue we want to meet with the Fiscal Court,” Rudder said.

Rudder said a quorum of the Council (at least four of the six members) will be present and the topic does not meet the legal parameters that would allow the Council to go into executive session, so the meeting will be in open session.

Rudder said at no time during the executive session did the council discuss implementing an occupational tax, which he said is another rumor that has been circulating.

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