Topic: Clarksville City Attorney
Clarksville, TN – Deputy City Attorney Jeff Goodson has been elected president of the Tennessee Municipal Attorneys Association by its members.
Goodson, who previously served as vice president and as secretary/treasurer of the organization, will serve as president for a one-year term through July 2021.
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Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville City Council met in two long, long work sessions this past week (Monday and Thursday) to go over the budget. These sessions have enabled council members to publicly request access to budget and operational information from city department directors, which the mayor’s office has often been unwilling to provide upon repeated request.
It seemed about half the council had few to no questions to ask and the rest of us had many. I will be narrowing the scope of this report and future reports to a few items at a time to help lessen the complexity and reading time.
Be assured, you will still get all the details in more reports, but shorter length. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville City Council met in its usual first Thursday of the month session on March 7th. It was a long meeting lasting until 11:00pm. Here is Part II on the results of some important decisions.
Ordinance 67 (Ethics): You know the history, the delays and now the moment of truth. This ordinance would create an Ethics Commission that would review ethics complaints. Basically Mayor Kim McMillan wants a 5-member commission she would appoint with council approval. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville City Council met in its usual first Thursday of the month session on March 7th. It was a long meeting lasting until 11:00pm. Here is Part I on the results of some important decisions.
Ordinance 73 (Councilman Burkhart Rezoning Request) – This was the second time this request has come before the council as the initial review was denied by the council last year. The main issue and reason for that denial was the property is next to Trenton Road. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville TN – The 2013 edition of the Clarksville city council was sworn in this week. They also held their first official meeting of the year. So what’s new?
Voters had real opportunity to make change this past November, but as we’ve seen, we say we want change, but we’re not willing to vote for it. It’s a real curiosity to me that with all the complaining, and the obvious need for something to change, the voters just don’t seem to care. Why do we keep putting the same people in office, then gripe about what they’re doing? «Read the rest of this article»
I think we can all agree that we’ve had about enough of politics to last a lifetime. Especially local politics. November 6th can’t get here quick enough and THAT’S an understatement.
What once was a process that brought out the best in our city AND country, has now become an ugly display of hate, and division. That display has never been more evident than within our own Clarksville City Council. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The city council met in its usual first of the month session. It was a long meeting lasting around 2.5 hours. Several items of note were discussed and voted on.
Ordinance 15-2012-13 (Human Relations Commission) – If you recall from my October 12th article, I had several questions and concerns about the commission proposal. I was able to address those issues last night.
As readers will recall, I had concern with the establishment of “ benchmarks” with any recommendations of this commission to the city. I asked Councilwoman Johnson to explain what she meant by the term. She did not have a ready definition as to what it meant and stated she would rely on the commission to determine that. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Online and our news partner WJZM radio has learned that former Clarksville Department of Electricity superintendent Rick Ingram will plead guilty in Federal Court in Nashville Tennessee this Friday to a 36 count indictment that alleged he conspired to defraud CDE of thousands of dollars.
In a story first reported by Clarksville Online January 24th, it’s alleged that during the time Ingram was at CDE, he conspired with others to defraud the utility and it’s ratepayers. He’s charged with stealing sums of $32,150 and $156,139. «Read the rest of this article»
Montgomery County, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Planning Commission will meet today to discuss hiring a law firm to investigate a grievance against commissioner Mabel Larson. Fellow planning commissioner Robert Nichols has informed board chairman Mike Harrison that he wants to know the following:
What is the desired outcome of these proceedings?
This investigation is to satisfy the grievance of John (Spainhoward) what is success from his point of view?
Can success be obtained by this commission? «Read the rest of this article»
Montgomery County, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Planning Commission will hold a special called meeting Wednesday at 4:00pm to hear recommendations from Clarksville City Attorney Lance Baker, and Montgomery County Attorney Austin Peay on a list of law firms they suggest could handle an investigation into a grievance filed against a member of the Planning Commission.
Last week, during another special called meeting, the board voted to hire an independent law firm to investigate claims made by John Spainhoward against commissioner Mabel Larson. «Read the rest of this article»