WHEREAS, the village council of the Village of Riverlea deems it necessary to provide legal counsel for the Village, for its mayor and council and to provide compensation for such legal counsel during parts of the calendar years 2015 and 2016.
Section 1. EMPLOYMENT OF COUNSEL. The Mayor of the Village of Riverlea is hereby empowered and directed to contract with L. Leah Reibel and the law firm of L. Leah Reibel LLC to provide legal counsel for the village, for its mayor and its council pursuant to Riverlea Codified Ordinances Section 31.50 and Ohio Revised Code Section 733.48, for a period beginning November 1, 2015, and ending October 31, 2016, on such terms and subject to such limitations as the Mayor and such attorneys may agree; provided, however, that such term shall include the right of the Village or such counsel to terminate such contract at the end of any calendar quarter during the term thereof on 60 daysâ€™ prior written notice.
Section 2. PAYMENT. In exchange for such services, said counsel shall be compensated in the minimum sum of $12,960 per annum, and shall be compensated an additional amount for their services in any calendar month that exceed six hours at an hourly rate of $200 per hour; as well as reimbursement for their reasonable and necessary out-of-pocket costs and expenses incurred in providing such representation; provided that at no time shall any such payment exceed the amounts lawfully appropriated therefor.
Section 3. EFFECTIVE DATE. That this Resolution shall be in full force and effect from and after the earliest date permitted by law.
Section 4. OPEN MEETINGS. This Council finds and determines that all formal actions of this Council concerning and relating to the passage of this Resolution were taken in an open meeting of this Council and that all deliberations of this Council that resulted in those formal actions were in meetings open to the public in compliance with law.
Section 5. Publication. That pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 731.25, the Council of the Village of Riverlea hereby determines that publication of this Resolution in a newspaper is unnecessary and does hereby determine that this Resolution shall be published by posting copies hereof in the five following places which are determined to be the five most public places in the Village of Riverlea, Ohio:
Kirk McHugh, President of CouncilATTEST:
Joshua C. Mehling, Clerk-TreasurerI, Josh Mehling, Clerk-Treasurer of the Village of Riverlea, Franklin County, Ohio, do hereby certify that the foregoing is taken and copied from the record of the proceedings of the Village Council of the Village of Riverlea, Ohio, that the same has been compared by me with the Resolution on said record and that the same is a true and correct copy thereof. Witness my signature this 19th day of October, 2015.
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