Demorest Mayor Asked to Resign by Citizens

Demorest - During the last Demorest City Council Meeting, Demorest Mayor Rick Austin was asked to resign by citizens of Demorest. 


According to the minutes from the meeting, “Mayor Austin asked for public comments. Deborah Showalter presented a petition signed by Demorest citizens demanding the resignation of Mayor Austin, listing several reasons for mistrust and lack of confidence. At the conclusion of her speech, Mayor Austin asked if there were other comments or appearances. There were no more.” 


This public comment comes after a civil lawsuit against Austin, where he was accused of fraud.


The case resulted in Austin and his company, Pegasus Drone Services, to pay plaintiff, Kingwood Water Sewer and Services, a sum of $60,000.


Austin made no further comments after Showalter's reading of the petition.