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CDE states Attorney General opinion supports Piper hiring


Clarksville Department of ElectricityClarksville, TNThe Tennessee Attorney General’s opinion was released today regarding the Power Board’s decision to hire Johnny Piper as Superintendent of the Clarksville Department of Electricity.  State Attorney General Robert Cooper, Jr. wrote that Piper’s hiring was legal and above board in all aspects of the law.

Cooper’s opinion agreed with those of attorneys Tim Harvey and David Sylvus who said that the board could not be regulated by local law because it is set up by the state Municipal Electric Plant Law.  Cooper wrote “A city governing body is not authorized to impose other criteria for the qualifications of the superintendent of the board… and, the board is not generally subject to the authority of the city governing body when the board exercises its powers to manage the electric plant.” «Read the rest of this article»

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