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A Lon-n-ng night filled with confusion and a $32m development proposal!

 

The November 6 City Council meeting proved to be an endurance marathon for council members and the attending public. Motions were offered, then amended, only to be immediately reconsidered and called back. Unfamiliarity and uncertainty over parliamentary procedure weighed down the proceeding, dragging the meeting into one of longest sessions in council’s history.

Clarksville Mayor Johnny Piper

Clarksville Mayor Johnny Piper (file photo by Bill Larson)

There are no pictures to illustrate the drama that was the city council’s meeting last night. Those who attended (expecting a fairly normal session) and stayed the long course, including the council members themselves, were exhausted at the end of this marathon session. It felt as if we all had been in the Boston marathon, our energies totally drained. The meeting finally adjourned at close to 11 p.m., with a surprise proposal that upped the price of the marina and related redevelopment plans to $32 million dollars.

In chronological order, this is how the evening played out: «Read the rest of this article»

 



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