fight over money from oil in Adrian is now heading to court. Former mayor and
now mayoral candidate James Berryman has filed a complaint against the City of
says the city violated the Open Meeting Act when they set up a trust fund for
oil money. According to the complaint, he says the trust fund will cause harm
to the city by not allowing commissioners of the administration to access money
from the fund in case of a financial emergency.
is asking for a public hearing on the case, and wants the court to stop any
more money from going into the trust fund until the hearing occurs.
city's attorney did not want to comment on the accusations at this time, but
says she will ask commission members to hire a special council to handle this case
so there is no conflict of interest.
conference has been scheduled for Jan. 13.