Lacey Mayor Andy Ryder is recommending that Andrew Metcalf be removed from the city’s library board because he’s been absent from meetings since Jan. 11, 2017, according to city information.
“Several attempts by board members and city staff have been unsuccessful in reaching Mr. Metcalf,” a Lacey City Council agenda reads.
The issue of whether to remove Metcalf from the board is set to come before the council Thursday. Once removed, the city can begin to search for a replacement.
Lacey city code allows the mayor and city council to take this step if the board member has “three or more unexcused absences in a calendar year.”
Metcalf’s first term is set to expire in February 2021. He is one of six members who help develop long-range plans for library services in the city. The board meets on the second Wednesday of the month.
The Olympian could not reach Metcalf.
Lacey City Council meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Lacey City Hall, 420 College St. SE.