Ordinance 2021-07: Attorney Contract-2021

ORDINANCE NO. 2021-07
AN ORDINANCE TO RETAIN THE SERVICES OF MELANIE L. FARR
AS SOLICITOR FOR THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, PAULDING COUNTY, OHIO, AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY

WHEREAS, the Village of Antwerp, Paulding County, Ohio (the “Village”) is authorized by law to retain the services of legal counsel to be known as the Village Solicitor; and

WHEREAS, the Council of the Village deems it necessary to retain the services of legal counsel to act as Solicitor for the Village in civil, contract, and criminal matters.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the Village of Antwerp, Paulding County, Ohio as follows:

Section 1. Legal counsel shall be provided to act in civil, contract, and criminal matters for the Village, and the person retained as such counsel shall be known as the Solicitor of the Village of Antwerp.

Section 2. The Village will compensate the Solicitor for legal services rendered on behalf of the Village at the rate of One-Hundred Forty Dollars ($140.00) per hour, plus legal support staff used by the Solicitor and out-of-pocket expenses incurred in providing such legal services, including but not limited to postage and photocopying at the rate of No Dollars and Fifteen Cents ($0.15) per page. This Ordinance to retain the legal services of a Solicitor shall be in force and effect for a period not exceeding two (2) years commencing on June 1, 2021.

Section 3. Melanie L. Farr, an attorney at law, is licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio, and is hereby appointed as Solicitor for the Village of Antwerp, Paulding County, Ohio.

Section 4. It is found and determined that all formal actions of the Council concerning or relating to the passage of this Ordinance were adopted in an open meeting of the Council, and that all deliberations of the Council and any of its committees that resulted in such formal actions, were in meetings open to the public, in compliance with all legal requirements including all lawful ordinances and any applicable provisions of § 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.

Section 5. This Ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health, safety and welfare, and for the further reason that the Village needs to be represented by legal counsel. This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect immediately after its passage; otherwise, it shall take effect and be in force after the earliest period allowed by law.

Passed this ______ day of _____________, 2021.

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Jan Reeb, Mayor
Village of Antwerp, Ohio
Attest:

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Aimee Lichty, Fiscal Officer