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State warns city about secrecy

The state has sent a written warning to McMinnville officials about a long-standing procedure that could be against the state’s open meetings act and may result in legal action.
Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury, the organization that oversees procedures of municipalities, sent a letter dated Nov. 5 to McMinnville Mayor Norman Rone.
“I cannot say for certain the Board of Mayor and Aldermen violated the open meetings act,” wrote Comptroller Justin P. Wilson. “However, I strongly encourage you to confer with your attorney ...”
The warning surrounds the meeting held Sept. 25, 2012 where officials voted to renew the contract ...

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