Arp Blasts BOE
|At the end of Monday's county commission meeting,
County Mayor Doyle Arp took an opportunity to blast the board of
education for the lack of an adopted budget. Arp seemed to aim his
tirade at two school board members who were in attendance at the
commission meeting. Myself and Lisa Russell. Once again showing his
total lack of understanding of how local government legally works, Arp
seems to think that one or two school board members have the power to
make a budget. The reality is, it is the legal authority of the director
of schools, Wayne Honeycutt, to develop the budget to present to the
full board which in turns adopts the budget to send to the commission.
Arp goes on to state "a lot of people would like total chaos cause that's what they thrive on" but all he wants to do is "make Loudon County a better place to live." You can be the judge of that.
I don't think anyone in the audience was quit sure who Arp was accusing of liking chaos.
Several BOE members, myself included, have made many requests over the last several months for additional budget meetings to no avail.
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