There’s been talk around town for a few weeks concerning a possible state comptroller’s office investigation into the goings on at Munford City Hall.

Munford resident David Braden attended the monthly Munford Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting Monday night and asked Mayor Dwayne Cole if that were true.

“I think we should not comment on this at this time,” Cole said. “Our attorney has told us not to comment on this … When the time comes we will share that information.”


The Leader sent an email to the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office May 15. John Dunn, director of communications, responded: “The Comptroller’s Office has broad authority to review government entities including the City of Munford. It is our policy to not comment further.”

A member of the City of Munford administration resigned in early May. Whether or not that is connected to the possible investigation is unclear.

Cole was asked about the resignation last week.

“I can’t comment on HR (human resources) matters,” Cole said. “I’ve done so in the past, but I’ve been remiss in that. I just really can’t tell you a whole lot about that.”

After Cole said at Monday’s meeting that the town’s attorney has advised him not to comment on questions about a comptroller investigation, alderman Jack Bomar interjected and said, “Which should tell you something.”

Jeff Ireland
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