The New Carlisle mayor and vice mayor face removal from office after a couple council members made motions for them to be ousted.
Mayor Ethan Reynolds and New Carlisle Vice Mayor William Lindsey face accusations that could force them to leave office, including that Reynolds failed to file taxes.
There are no allegations that Reynolds didn’t pay taxes, but that he failed to file in the last five years, New Carlisle City Attorney Lynette Dinkler said in a discussion at a public meeting this week. Reynolds told this news organization that he did pay taxes owed to the city.
Meanwhile, a number of accusations were lodged against Lindsey by city council members Mike Lowery and Aaron Leighty. Those allegations include that he asked the city manager about his sexual preference, made an inappropriate joke to Clark County deputies about a 2017 shooting of a photojournalist and at one point drove that photojournalist, Andy Grimm, to Grimm’s attorney’s office even though he knew the city was being sued.
A hearing is expected to be scheduled to decide on the motions for removal.
Reynolds and Lindsey told the Springfield News-Sun the accusations are politically motivated.