59 complaints filed over Greene County meeting

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GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A state official says 59 complaints have been filed over a meeting public last month in Greene County.

Office of Open Records counsel Elisha Hodge told the Knoxville News Sentinel ( that it's the most complaints she's ever gotten about a single meeting.

The complaints stem from a July 18 meeting of the Green County Industrial Development Board at which the panel voted to apply for a permit to build a pipeline in support the U.S. Nitrogen plant.

Several complaints focused on not being able to hear board discussions and the arrest of a resident who asked the board to speak up.

Hodge said in a letter to local officials that portions of the meeting were inaudible on a video recording. She recommended the board to consult with its attorney regarding the complaints.


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