The Tennessee Conservative [By Jason Vaughn] –
On Wednesday a resolution was passed by the County Commission telling attorney John Konvalinka to take legal action against the county mayor in the instance that the Weston Wamp-Rheubin Taylor dispute is not settled by today, Friday, November 18th at noon.
A legal meeting between attorney Konvalinka and the commissioners opened the meeting.
When they returned, Commissioner Warren Mackey said, “The will of the commission has not been adhered to.”
Konvalinka was authorized to “take such action as is necessary to enforce each and every resolution” by a new resolution that the commissioners passed in support of County Attorney Taylor.
The dispute between Wamp and Taylor has already gone to Chancery Court. County Mayor Wamp told longtime county attorney Taylor that he was fired, but Taylor has stayed on while citing a four-year contract.
At their last meetings, commissioners expressed concern that the computer and cell phone of attorney Taylor had yet to be returned to them as they directed.
Commissioner David Sharpe sought to amend the resolution by saying that legal costs would be taken out of the county mayor’s budget. However, there was no second to the amendment.
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About the Author: Jason Vaughn, Media Coordinator for The Tennessee Conservative ~ Jason previously worked for a legacy publishing company based in Crossville, TN in a variety of roles through his career. Most recently, he served as Deputy Director for their flagship publication. Prior, he was a freelance journalist writing articles that appeared in the Herald Citizen, the Crossville Chronicle and The Oracle among others. He graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a Bachelor’s in English-Journalism, with minors in Broadcast Journalism and History. Contact Jason at news@TennesseeConservativeNews.com