The Rutherford County Ethics Committee dismissed a complaint against County Commissioner Will Jordan (JUR-den) after finding no evidence of unethical behavior involving his vote on a rezoning matter.
Three Rockvale area residents filed a complaint in April that Jordan had a conflict of interest as a board member of Wilson Bank & Trust when he voted in favor of a rezoning for Burke Skelton, who plans to develop a site at 10596 Rockvale Road for his business, Outdoors Unlimited. The March vote was made at the planning commission level.
After hearing from Jordan, who said he did not know about the loan when he voted on the matter in the planning commission, the committee voted unanimously to clear him of any wrongdoing.
During their discussion, committee members raised concerns about people filing complaints and then failing to show up to answer questions or allow the target of their complaint to face them.