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City attorney under scrutiny from board
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McMinnville officials have broken a policy regarding meetings. A last-minute addition to Tuesday’s regular session of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen could spell trouble for city attorney Tim Pirtle.A joint meeting of the Finance Committee and Water and Sewer Committee was recently added to the agenda to be held “immediately following the regular session” to “discuss legal services.”Making the change violates a policy by the board that requires the agenda be made at least two weeks before the meeting. The agenda for Tuesday, March 12 was sent out during the final week in February, with the addition allowed on March 6 by Mayor Jimmy Haley.Speculation is officials are concerned with the recent rise in the cost of legal services, as well as the services being provided.