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Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers hopeful county passes airport money

 

Montgomery CountyMontgomery County, TN – Tonight, the Montgomery County Commission meets in it’s regular voting session.  On the agenda, $102,000 needed to finish the new airport terminal.  Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers hopes it passes.

There’s been a fair amount of misunderstanding about the new airport terminal project lately, with the very public discussion over unpaid bills by the city related to the project. «Read the rest of this article»

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City of Clarksville to pay Airport Authority

 
Hank Bonecutter

Hank Bonecutter

Clarksville, TN – After weeks of miscommunication, and misunderstanding over invoices related to the construction of the new airport terminal, it appears that the Airport Authority is going to get it’s money from the City of Clarksville.

Accusations had been running rampant on all sides of the issue, concerning unpaid bills, causing some city and county leaders to question what was going on at Outlaw Field.  Further questions about cost over-runs, and “change orders” were of concern.

The accusations had reached a fever pitch, and last Friday, board chairman Dr. Ron Whitford met with Clarksville mayor Kim McMillan to come to an understanding of the problem.  It appears that the city is following through with its promise. «Read the rest of this article»

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Airport Terminal Construction Expenses Explained

 

Montgomery CountyMontgomery County, TN – In a meeting of County and City accounting personnel, and the airport manager John Patterson, terminal construction expenses and anticipated grants were reviewed to determine where the construction budgets stands to date.

After hours of reconciliation, it was determined that an additional $202,000 will be needed to complete the project. The Authority will have to go back to the County Commission and the City Council at their February meetings to request the remaining funds. «Read the rest of this article»

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Comments on the Executive Agenda Part 1

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – I had mentioned that I had a couple of comments on some topics to provide for your info and consideration. The first topic is Resolution 29.

The resolution basically calls for “A Resolution Requesting The Tennessee General Assembly To Enact Legislation To Amend The Official Charter Of The City Of Clarksville Relative To Conflict Of Interest”. The section in question is to be deleted.

The part of the Charter being referred to is Part I; Article IV Organization and Personnel; Section 12 – Officers and employees not to profit from connections with the city.  It states: «Read the rest of this article»

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Airport Authority Board Member to resign over vague state law

 
Hank Bonecutter

Hank Bonecutter

Montgomery County, TN – Local architect, and Regional Airport Authority board member Jerry Clark, submitted his resignation at today’s Airport Authority board meeting. Clark was identified by County Mayor Carolyn Bowers as to have a potential conflict of interest with the county under the County Purchasing Act of 1957. Clark is a county appointee to the authority.  Clarksville Online and Wjzm radio were the first to report the story.

In his resignation letter, Clark says, “Regrettably, I resign my position as Vice-Chairman and submit my resignation to the board of the Clarksville Montgomery County Regional Airport Authority, effective close of business, October 31st, 2011.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Conflict of interest questions still unanswered in county government

 
Hank Bonecutter

Hank Bonecutter

Montgomery County, TN – In an update to a story that was first reported on Wjzm radio and later on Clarksville Online, Montgomery County attorney Austin Peay is sending letters to four other local citizens who serve in some capacity with county government who may have a conflict of interest because their companies also do business with the county.

The county attorney would not release the names of those who were sent letters until it was confirmed that they had received them.  As only reported here and with our radio partner, Wjzm, Mayor Carolyn Bowers and Mayor Kim McMillan met with Airport Authority board member Jerry Clark and informed him that according to the County Purchasing Act of 1957, he could either continue to serve on the authority, or continue to do business with the County, but he could not do both.  «Read the rest of this article»

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Conflict of Interest

 
Hank Bonecutter

Hank Bonecutter

Clarksville, TN – The ongoing Clarksville Department of Electricity debate has raised a multitude of questions.  Most have not been answered. What we do know is that we haven’t heard the end of that story yet.

But wait, there’s more.

This week, I broke the story of Mayor Bowers and Mayor McMillan asking Airport Authority board member Jerry Clark to resign.  Since that story broke (on WJZM 1400am, and Clarksville Online), it is being debated whether he was asked to resign, or made aware of a law that says you can not do business with Montgomery County and serve on the board. It does not matter. What matters is that until this law is clarified, there could be some real serious issues for a lot of people. «Read the rest of this article»

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Airport Authority Board Member asked to Resign

 
Hank Bonecutter

Hank Bonecutter

Clarksville, TN – Montgomery County and the City of Clarksville have asked that Regional Airport Authority board member Jerry Clark resign.  Clark, of Clark and Associates Architects, has been on the airport authority for several years, and is currently working with other board members overseeing the building of a new airport terminal at Outlaw Field.

In a meeting this past Monday, Clark was asked by County Mayor Carolyn Bowers and City Mayor Kim McMillan to resign, due to a potential conflict of interest.  During a recent audit of federal grants provided to the City/County for the construction of the airport facility, auditors raised concerns over a law that prohibits individuals who are doing business with the City/County while serving in an official capacity, such as boards or commissions. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville to Break Ground on New Fire Station

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville is set to break ground on a new fire station.

The new building for Clarksville Fire Rescue Station No. 7 at 425 Tiny Town Road will continue to be located on airport property and offer service to the airport. The existing building, located at Outlaw Field, will be torn down to make room for the construction of the new Airport Terminal Building.

The $1.1 million project will provide firefighters with quicker access to Tiny Town Road. «Read the rest of this article»

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Former Airport Manager Arrested for Theft

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation today arrested a former employee of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Airport’s Outlaw Field after she was indicted by the Montgomery County Grand Jury on theft charges last week.

Rachael Nelson, 32, of Clarksville was indicted on one count of theft over $60,000 for stealing money from the Airport Authority while she was employed as the office manager.

Rachael Nelson

Rachael Nelson

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