Who's In Charge?
|That question may finally be put to rest at tonight's
Lenoir City Council meeting. Item number one on the agenda will be a
discussion to return the court clerks position back to the
Back in May of 2008, Lenoir City Judge, terry Vann, convinced the council to give him control of the city court clerk's position. This was of course a violation of the city charter. Fast forward to the 2008 November election. Treasurer/Recorder candidate Bobby Johnson Jr. made clear his plans to retake control of the court clerks position after the election.
After being elected as the treasurer/recorder, Johnson requested a legal opinion from MTAS, The Municipal Technical Advisory Service, to render an opinion as to who should control the court clerk's position. MTAS stated that the treasurer/recorder was the city court clerk.
This did not satisfy Judge Vann. Johnson then asked for a state attorney general opinion on the matter. Surprise, surprise, the attorney general also said the treasurer/recorder was the court clerk.
Apparently, council is now prepared to right the wrong from last year. A vote is expected on the matter.