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Mayor Bowers explains conflict of interest controversey

Hank Bonecutter

Hank Bonecutter

Mayor Carolyn Bowers confronted questions surrounding a conflict of interest at the Regional Airport Authority, specifically those surrounding local architect Jerry Clark, and his daughter-in-law, in a Saturday radio interview on 1400 WJZM. In an extensive interview on “Clarksville in Review”, Bowers explained what happened during a meeting with Clark, Mayor Kim McMillan and Erinne Hester, who is the County’s Accounts and Budget director.

On October 10th, a meeting was called by Bowers to discuss potential “conflict of interest” issues related to The County Purchasing Act of 1957. It basically states that anyone wanting to do business with the county, could not serve on any boards or commissions within county government. Jerry Clark was a member of the Airport Authority and his architectural firm has and wishes to continue to do business with the county, which is all perfectly legal, and so far, there’s been no report of mis-management or wrongdoing. «Read the rest of this article»

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Conflict of Interest questions still remain

Hank Bonecutter

Hank Bonecutter

Questions still remain over recent concerns about “conflict of interest” within city and county government.  As I was first to report in a Clarksville Online exclusive, Conflict of interest questions still unanswered in county government, the question first arose with local architect Jerry Clark who at the time was a board member of the Regional Airport Authority.

In a meeting with County Mayor Carolyn Bowers, City Mayor Kim McMillan, and Montgomery County Accounts and Budgets Director Erinne Hester, Clark was informed that due to the County Purchasing Act of 1957, there could be a potential conflict of interest of him serving on that board, and his firm, Clark and Associates, doing business with the county.

It basically states that anyone doing business with the county, could not serve on any boards or commissions, and while there has been opinions rendered on both sides of the law, Jerry Clark chose to resign from the Airport Authority to prevent any conflct, and the county chose to take the other position.

“Hmmmm.” «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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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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Independent Film “Visual Acoustics” to be shown Saturday at APSU


The Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and the Customs House Museum will present the independent film “Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Schulman” at 2 p.m., Feb. 6, in the Clement Auditorium on the APSU campus. Following the film, audience members will be able to ask questions of the director, Eric Bricker. This event, which is part of The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, is free for Austin Peay students with an ID and $2 at the door for the general public.

Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, “Visual Acoustics” explores the monumental career of architectural photographer Julius Shulman who died on July 15, 2009, at the age of 99. Populating his photos with human models and striking landscapes, Shulman combined the organic with the synthetic, melding nature with revolutionary urban design. The resulting images helped to shape the careers of some of the greatest architects of the 20th Century, with Shulman documenting the work of Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler, Pierre Koening, John Lautner, and many others.

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