By Bob Weaver|
Chloe resident David Corson is moving ahead with a civil suit against
Community Center. "Depositions were taken last week and we are waiting
for a trial
date," he said. Corson says it is a breach of contract suit which also
centers on the
violation of by-laws by the center's board and the removal of Wanda
Richards as the
Board president. The suit, he says, accuses the Board of conducting
"They have violated public trust and confidence," he asserted.
President Wanda Richards told The Herald "We are moving ahead with the
Much has been accomplished and thousands of volunteer hours have been
We would like to have some work-hardy people, including those who have
critical of these accomplishments, to donate some time to this
In an open letter to southern Calhoun seniors and residents dated
March 23, Corson
sustains Larry Cottrell's charges against some members of MCC of being
incidents of sexual harassment, fraud and other issues of misconduct.
story in The Herald)
Corson told The Herald he is having his lawyer subpoena about
of cell phone conversations recorded from a scanner by Danny Arnold
(who resides on
Walker Road)." Corson alleges conversations are between Wanda
Howley, Rose Jarvis and others. He said such recording is legal.
He claims to have heard about 45 seconds of the recording on his
recordings could contain evidence for my lawsuit and could be used in
case." He said Arnold is refusing to provide the court with the
Danny Arnold said "Dave has tried to get me involved in the
controversy. I have no
reason to be, nor do I want to be. The 200 hours of tapes do not
exist. I have just
joked about the problems in the community."
Arnold said he received a registered letter from Corson's attorney,
Kenard Skeen of
Ripley, requesting him to turn over tapes, recordings and CD's. "There
are no tapes,"
Corson, in his open letter, said "As a gesture of good will towards
the center, should
the current President Wanda Richards resign, the 'Senior Citizen's
group) is willing to begin negotiations with the Minnora Community
Center Board to
resolve out of court the current law suit."
Arnold said "Wanda and her group have done a lot of good for this
would be no community center without them. I will continue to support
the center in
anyway I can. If they don't do something soon, the place will go down
the tube." He
said among the best things that have happened around here are the
Community Center, the Upper West Fork and Big Otter Volunteer Fire
acknowledged the importance of emergency ambulance service from EMS.
remember when it took well over an hour."
He said a few weeks ago if it had not been for the response of the
Upper West Fork
and Big Otter Fire Departments, "My son's trailer would have burned
Corson said if he wins the suit he might ask for damages. He wants
Richards to resign
and some earlier Board members reinstated.