Agenda Item # 10
Add-On

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

07/10/2018

Agenda Report # 10


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 2019.

Background: Risk Management legal services 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 and litigation defense firms in the State of Georgia. These 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 this Resolution.

Recommendations/Actions: Approve the Resolution for payment of Risk Management legal expenses that may be incurred in Fiscal Year 2019.


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 2019.

WHEREAS, Risk Management utilizes the services of attorneys specializing in Workers’ Compensation and liability 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 Moore Ingram Johnson & Steele, and/or Levy, Thompson, Sibley & Hand, and/or Ross, Burriss & Handelman, and/or Brown & Adams which may be incurred for legal services rendered regarding Risk Management issues during Fiscal Year 2019. Funds are available in the FY18 Budget: Risk Management Workers’ Compensation Contractual Services: 0860-220-3820-3024-6319 and Risk Management Unfunded Claims Legal Services: 0860-220-3830-3484-6312.
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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the 10th day of July, 2018 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 Huff voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.



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