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City of Adrian headed to court over oil money

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ADRIAN, MI (Toledo News Now) -

Thefight over money from oil in Adrian is now heading to court. Former mayor andnow mayoral candidate James Berryman has filed a complaint against the City ofAdrian.

Berrymansays the city violated the Open Meeting Act when they set up a trust fund foroil money. According to the complaint, he says the trust fund will cause harmto the city by not allowing commissioners of the administration to access moneyfrom the fund in case of a financial emergency.

Berrymanis asking for a public hearing on the case, and wants the court to stop anymore money from going into the trust fund until the hearing occurs.

Thecity's attorney did not want to comment on the accusations at this time, butsays she will ask commission members to hire a special council to handle this caseso there is no conflict of interest.

A pretrialconference has been scheduled for Jan. 13.

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