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Clarksville-Montgomery County Airport Authority Board Chairman supports airport manager

 

Outlaw Field

Clarksville, TN – The chairman of the Regional Airport Authority Board, Sammy Stuard, says he supports embattled airport director John Patterson and says he has done a “great job” during his time at Outlaw Field.  Stuard also says the Authority will take action if and when it’s warranted.

In an exclusive interview with Clarksville Online, Stuard said that while he hasn’t had a chance to speak to the entire board,  he believes they support John Patterson, and will “let the process play out” before making any decisions about his employment.

The New Terminal Building at Outlaw Field

The New Terminal Building at Outlaw Field

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Tennessee Department of Transportation announces $10,000 Aeroautics Grant to Clarksville-Montgomery County’s Outlaw Field

 

Aeronautics Grants Totaling $316,650 Provides for Infrastructure and Other Improvements for Seven Tennessee Airports

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced today that state aeronautics grants totaling $316,650 have been approved for seven Tennessee airports.

Clarksville-Montgomery County’s Outlaw field has received a $9,500 State grant and a $500.00 local grant totaling $10,000 for obstruction clearing.

Outlaw Field's Terminal Building

Outlaw Field’s Terminal Building

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Clarksville Montgomery County Regional Airport receives $90,000 Aeronautics Grant from TDOT

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation provides $4.4 Million for Infrastructure and Other Improvements to 15 Tennessee Airports

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced friday that state aeronautics grants totaling $4,413,873 have been approved for fifteen Tennessee airports.

The Clarksville Montgomery County Regional Airport received a $90,000 grant. «Read the rest of this article»

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New Outlaw Field Terminal Now Open

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Airport Authority

Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Airport Authority held a grand opening for the new 16,000 ft.² terminal building at Outlaw Field on Monday, July 9th, 2012. City, county and state leaders were in attendance as the new airport manager John Patterson led the ceremony that opened the newly constructed terminal building to the public.

The building is very modern but has an elegant décor, a large number of windows and high ceilings make the terminal airy with great lighting. A absolutely gorgeous Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing airplane dominates the ceiling on the second floor. There are two conference rooms one which seats 10 people, and another which can seat over 100; both feature top-of-the-line telecommunications technology. These rooms can be used for meetings and parties, complete with catering services. There are also four commercial spaces intended for lease.

“I would like to encourage the community groups, schools, and churches to come outa and take tours of their airport,” said Patterson.

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan assures Airport Authority money will be paid to complete project

 
Hank Bonecutter

Hank Bonecutter

Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan met with Airport Authority board member Dr. Ron Whitford today to settle financial questions related to the new airport terminal project.  Claims and counter claims have been made in recent weeks concerning the project, with some board members accusing the City of Clarksville of “malfeasance.”

Issues arose when the city did not make payments allocated for the new terminal, that were tied to federal grants provided for the project.  Accusations were running rampant that there was “over charges” tied to change orders that were not a part of the project, something that board members vehemently denied. “Our books are open for anyone to see.” said Jerry Clark, the project manager. “Any change orders related to this project were well within the acceptable limits of any project of this nature, and the implication that there has been mismanagement is absurd.” Clark said.

Outlaw Field

Outlaw Field

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Airport Authority members and Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan to be on Clarksville in Review Saturday morning

 

WJZM, 1400AM Radio StationClarksville, TN – Tune in to 1400am, WJZM for Clarksville in Review Saturday morning as members of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Airport Authority will be on at 8:00am.

From 9:00am-10:00am, Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan will be talking with Hank Bonecutter. They will be discussing her recent State of the City Address as well as the latest topics concerning Clarksville citizens.

If you miss the show, you can listen to the podcast on www.wjzm.com

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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.

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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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APSU Foundation selects new members to serve for 2011

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Foundation has selected 10 new members for 2011.

The APSU Foundation provides the structure through which the University can work directly with special volunteers and community leaders to enhance the financial well being of the University. The Foundation’s purpose is to financially support the University.

The Foundation is a separate entity and is chartered by the state, with the authority to receive private gifts in support of the University. Through its executive committee, the Foundation makes its own policy decisions. The University provides administrative support to the Foundation. «Read the rest of this article»

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