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Friends of Dunbar Cave seeks Additional Land for Dunbar Cave State Natural Area

 

Dunbar Cave State Natural AreaClarksville, TN – The Friends of Dunbar Cave are pursuing a purchase of 30 acres adjacent to Clarksville’s only state park, Dunbar Cave State Natural Area (DCSNA).  The 30 acres, known as the Ritter-Caroland property, is the only remaining property contiguous to the park that is undeveloped.

The current park consists of 110 acres.  This additional 30 acres would greatly expand the size of the park, as well as protect the environment of the area which includes the Red River Watershed (the drainage system for the park.)

Dudley Griffin, Alan Groves, Kenny Hogan of the Jaycees Foundation Board; Jerry Clark, FODC; Amy Wallace, DCSNA Staff; Lionel Senseney, President FODC; Dr. Sally Schiller – FODC; and Ron Hunter, FODC.

Dudley Griffin, Alan Groves, Kenny Hogan of the Jaycees Foundation Board; Jerry Clark, FODC; Amy Wallace, DCSNA Staff; Lionel Senseney, President FODC; Dr. Sally Schiller – FODC; and Ron Hunter, FODC.

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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

 
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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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Mayor Bowers explains conflict of interest controversey

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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Hank Bonecutter

Clarksville, TN – The ongoing Clarksville Department of Electricity debate has raised a multitude of questions.  Most have not been answered. What we do know is that we haven’t heard the end of that story yet.

But wait, there’s more.

This week, I broke the story of Mayor Bowers and Mayor McMillan asking Airport Authority board member Jerry Clark to resign.  Since that story broke (on WJZM 1400am, and Clarksville Online), it is being debated whether he was asked to resign, or made aware of a law that says you can not do business with Montgomery County and serve on the board. It does not matter. What matters is that until this law is clarified, there could be some real serious issues for a lot of people. «Read the rest of this article»

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Airport Authority Board Member asked to Resign

 
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Hank Bonecutter

Clarksville, TN – Montgomery County and the City of Clarksville have asked that Regional Airport Authority board member Jerry Clark resign.  Clark, of Clark and Associates Architects, has been on the airport authority for several years, and is currently working with other board members overseeing the building of a new airport terminal at Outlaw Field.

In a meeting this past Monday, Clark was asked by County Mayor Carolyn Bowers and City Mayor Kim McMillan to resign, due to a potential conflict of interest.  During a recent audit of federal grants provided to the City/County for the construction of the airport facility, auditors raised concerns over a law that prohibits individuals who are doing business with the City/County while serving in an official capacity, such as boards or commissions. «Read the rest of this article»

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