Topic: Lance Baker
Clarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville has prevailed in its defense against a lawsuit seeking damages after a bicycling injury on the Clarksville Greenway.
Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Ross H. Hicks on November 30th granted the City’s second Motion for Summary Judgment dismissing the case, known as Marquis v. City.
Clarksville Deputy City Attorney Jeff Goodson elected president of Tennessee Municipal Attorneys Association
Clarksville, TN – Deputy City Attorney Jeff Goodson has been elected president of the Tennessee Municipal Attorneys Association by its members.
Goodson, who previously served as vice president and as secretary/treasurer of the organization, will serve as president for a one-year term through July 2021.
City of Clarksville’s Gas Sales to Guthrie can not be regulated by Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
U.S. Court of Appeals rules in favor of Clarksville
Clarksville, TN – The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., has ruled in favor of the City of Clarksville, agreeing that the City is exempt under the Natural Gas Act from having gas sales to Guthrie, KY, regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
Voters had real opportunity to make change this past November, but as we’ve seen, we say we want change, but we’re not willing to vote for it. It’s a real curiosity to me that with all the complaining, and the obvious need for something to change, the voters just don’t seem to care. Why do we keep putting the same people in office, then gripe about what they’re doing? «Read the rest of this article»
I think we can all agree that we’ve had about enough of politics to last a lifetime. Especially local politics. November 6th can’t get here quick enough and THAT’S an understatement.
What once was a process that brought out the best in our city AND country, has now become an ugly display of hate, and division. That display has never been more evident than within our own Clarksville City Council. «Read the rest of this article»
Investigation by City Councilwoman Kaye Jones results in savings to tax payers and new procedures being put in place. City to Audit Building and Codes Department
Clarksville, TN – During the budget hearing for the 2012 city budget, City Councilwoman Kaye Jones questioned the policy of the city Building and Codes Department and the Finance Department showing uncollected debts as income in the city budget.
These uncollected debts some of which have been owed for a very long time, seemed unintentionally, to inflate the income to off set expenditures which made the budget appear better than it was. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Online has learned that a settlement has been reached to pay legal fees for the lawsuit involving former mayor Johnny Piper and Clarksville Department of Electricity.
Roger Maness, attorney for Piper, confirmed that he will be paid $33,000 in legal fees for his work relating to the lawsuit filed by Piper. Maness told Clarksville Online “I’m satisfied with the financial settlement, but disappointed at the outcome of the lawsuit. We’re still convinced that the action undertaken by the District Attorney and City of Clarksville was unwarranted and unfair.” «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Online and our news partner WJZM radio has learned that former Clarksville Department of Electricity superintendent Rick Ingram will plead guilty in Federal Court in Nashville Tennessee this Friday to a 36 count indictment that alleged he conspired to defraud CDE of thousands of dollars.
In a story first reported by Clarksville Online January 24th, it’s alleged that during the time Ingram was at CDE, he conspired with others to defraud the utility and it’s ratepayers. He’s charged with stealing sums of $32,150 and $156,139. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Planning Commission to hire Nashville law firm to Investigate Employee Grievance
Montgomery County, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Planning Commission voted to hire Nashville attorney, H. Rowan Leathers III of the Nashville law firm Miller & Martin PLLC, to investigate an employee grievance filed by John Spainhoward against Mabel Larson, a member of the planning commission.
In a special called meeting on Wednesday, Clarksville City Attorney Lance Baker and Montgomery County Attorney Austin Peay gave three recommendations to the commission for their consideration.
Montgomery County, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Planning Commission will meet today to discuss hiring a law firm to investigate a grievance against commissioner Mabel Larson. Fellow planning commissioner Robert Nichols has informed board chairman Mike Harrison that he wants to know the following:
What is the desired outcome of these proceedings?
This investigation is to satisfy the grievance of John (Spainhoward) what is success from his point of view?
Can success be obtained by this commission? «Read the rest of this article»
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