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Clarksville Montgomery County Planning Commission grievance answered by Director Dr. David Ripple

 

Employees Voice Safety Concerns

Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Planning CommissionClarksville, TN – A grievance filed by an employee at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Planning Commission has raised safety concerns among several other employees.

John Stanley Williams filed a grievance on March 20th 2013, with Dr. David Ripple, Planning Commission Director, aimed at RPC employee, Audrea Smithson, claiming a “hostile” work environment and preferential treatment.  In his grievance, he claims that Smithson has been  treated more favorably for sick leave, and personal days that she has taken.  «Read the rest of this article»

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Grievance filed at Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Planning Commission

 

Employee caught submitting fraudulent expenses

Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Planning CommissionClarksville, TN – An employee at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Planning Commission has filed a grievance claiming a “hostile” work environment.  That same employee was recently reprimanded by Planning Commission Director Dr. David Ripple, for submitting fraudulent expense reports and overcharging local, state and federal agencies for his travel expenses.

John Stanley Williams filed a grievance this week claiming that Audrea Smithson, a fellow RPC employee, has been treated more favorably as it relates to sick leave, comp time and absences from the office and he and “others” are asking for an outside/independent agency to review Smithson’s records, interview staff members and report their findings to the executive committee. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Planning Commission to hire Nashville law firm to Investigate Employee Grievance

 
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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.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Planning Chairman Mike Harrison expresses his concerns on spending taxpayers dollars on an investigation.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Planning Chairman Mike Harrison expresses his concerns on spending taxpayers dollars on an investigation.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Planning Commissioner Robert Nichols wants answers

 
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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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Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Planning Commission meeting to discuss investigation into Employee Grievance

 
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Montgomery County, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Planning Commission will hold a special called meeting Wednesday at 4:00pm to hear recommendations from Clarksville City Attorney Lance Baker, and Montgomery County Attorney Austin Peay on a list of law firms they suggest could handle an investigation into a grievance filed against a member of the Planning Commission.

Last week, during another special called meeting, the board voted to hire an independent law firm to investigate claims made by John Spainhoward against commissioner Mabel Larson. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarification on a previous report about the Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Planning Commission

 
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Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Online has been thoroughly covering the recent controversy surrounding the Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Planning Commission.  In an update posted yesterday, we were contacted by Elizabeth Black, Communications Director for Montgomery County.

Our story was concerning the special called session of the full Planning Commission that occurred on Wednesday of this week. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Planning Commission votes to hire lawyers to investigate Employee Grievance

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Planning CommissionClarksville, TN – There was tension in the air at a special called meeting of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Planning Commission today, as commissioners voted to hire attorneys to investigate a grievance filed by an employee of the commission against a member of the planning commission, Mabel Larson.

City of Clarksville attorney Lance Baker offering his professional advice to the Regional Planning Commission Board Members

City of Clarksville attorney Lance Baker offering his professional advice to the Regional Planning Commission Board Members

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Planning Commission recommends outside Investigation into Employee Grievance

 
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Montgomery County, TN – In a meeting that lasted all but six minutes, the executive committee of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Planning Commission decided to recommend an independent investigation into a grievance filed by an employee of the regional planning commission, against Mabel Larson, the vice-chairman of the Planning Commission.

Planning Commission chairman Mike Harrison called the meeting to order, and Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan took the lead, saying she didn’t think that the Executive Committee of the Regional Planning Commission had the authority to make any determination concerning the grievance. «Read the rest of this article»

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office denies claim of Investigation

 
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Montgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s office denies they conducted any investigation into an anonymous e-mail at the center of a controversy at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Planning Commission.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt Ted Denny said “The sheriff’s office has not conducted any investigation concerning an e-mail at the planning commission at the request of Mabel Larson.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Montgomery County Regional Planning Commission Employee files grievance against Planning Commission Member

 
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Montgomery County, TN – An employee of the Regional Planning Commission, John Spainhoward, has filed a grievance against Mabel Larson, who is a member of the Regional Planning Commission appointed by Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers, after Larson allegedly threatened his job after accusing him of sending an email that accused  her of ethics violations.

The e-mail in question was sent from a Robert Goodman, on Thursday March 1st to various media outlets and Clarksville City Attorney Lance Baker. There is no Robert Goodman, it’s a fake name. «Read the rest of this article»

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