County attorney calls assessor's plea for board raises improper
By Damon Lawrence
Friday, September 3, 2010 at 9:06 am
Roane County Property Assessor Teresa Kirkham is livid over a letter sent to her by County Attorney Tom McFarland.
The letter, dated Sept. 1, said Kirkham is out of line by requesting raises for the five-member County Board of Equalization.
“Taking actions that may be construed as improperly influencing the Board of Equalization to uphold her reappraisal numbers is improper, if not illegal,” McFarland said.
Kirkham said McFarland should be ashamed of himself.
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