Lake Norman & Mooresville

What happens next?

Huntersville town council members plan to consider how and whether to replace Commissioner Ken Lucas, said Janet Pierson, the town clerk.

Lucas submitted his resignation to the council recently and the June 6 meeting will be his last. At that meeting, an agenda item is planned to consider whether to replace him and who will replace him, said Pierson. According to town rules, Lucas would be able to participate in any vote for his replacement.

Any commissioner may make a motion to name a replacement, at which time the motion would then be voted on, said Pierson.

Commissioner Ron Julian has said the board will decide at that meeting whether to appoint a new member or continue as a four-member board until the next election.

Adam Planty, an officer with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, has said he is interested in becoming a town commissioner, according to a release from Sharon Hudson of the North Mecklenburg Republican Women's Club. A Facebook page has been created for Planty's candidacy.

Lucas, a two-term Republican town commissioner who was a senior vice president of corporate security for Bank of America, was accused in January by his wife, Angela Lucas, of assaulting her in their home.

After a two-day trial, a Mecklenburg district judge dismissed the assault claim.

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