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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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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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