Agenda Item # 1

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

06/21/2016

Agenda Report # 141


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Legal Services for Risk Management

INITIATED BY: Risk Management


Recommendation: Approval is requested to authorize payment of attorneys' fees which may be incurred for legal services rendered regarding Risk Management issues during Fiscal Year 2017.

Background: Risk Management legal services have been provided by these firms over the last year and are billed separately from both City Attorney's legal fees and workers' compensation TPA services.

Analysis: The law firms identified in the Resolution are among the best workers' compensation/litigation defense firms in the State of Georgia. Both firms have agreed to provide services to CCG at the same rate currently in effect.

Financial Considerations: None.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: None.

Legal Considerations: The City Attorney's office has approved the language of the Resolution.

Recommendations/ Actions: Approval is requested to authorize payment of attorneys' fees which may be incurred for legal services rendered regarding Risk Management issues during Fiscal Year 2017.

A RESOLUTION
NO.________


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PAYMENT OF ATTORNEY FEES WHICH MAY BE INCURRED FOR LEGAL SERVICES RENDERED REGARDING RISK MANAGEMENT ISSUES DURING FISCAL YEAR 2017.

WHEREAS, Risk Management utilizes the services of attorneys specializing in Workers’ Compensation and related issues.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

That the Risk Manager and Finance Director are hereby authorized to pay attorney fees to Todd Handelman, Gardner Willis Sweat & Handelman, and/or Moore Ingram Johnson & Steele, and/or Levy, Thompson, Sibley & Hand which may be incurred for legal services rendered regarding Risk Management issues during Fiscal Year 2016. Funds are available in the FY16 Budget: Risk Management Workers’ Compensation Contractual Services: 0860-220-3820-6319 and Risk Management Unfunded Claims Uninsured Losses: 0860-220-3830-6842.
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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _______ day of _________ 2016, and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of _________ members of said Council.


Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Garrett voting __________.
Councilor Henderson voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.




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Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor