McFarland vs. Kirkham — again

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County attorney calls assessor's plea for board raises improper

By Damon Lawrence

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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