AN ORDINANCE
NO._________


An ordinance amending the Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2017 beginning July 1, 2016 and ending June 30, 2017 so as to appropriate and account for the payment of legal fees and expenses provided to the Muscogee County Sheriff in the case of Darr v. Columbus; and for other purposes.
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THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA HEREBY ORDAINS:
SECTION 1.

The Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2017 beginning July 1, 2016 and ending June 30, 2017 is hereby amended by increasing the General Fund Department 590 in the amount of $53,620.23 in order to pay certain legal fees and expenses provided to Sheriff Darr in the case Darr v. Columbus, SU-14-CV-3437. Said appropriation shall be drawn out of the Claims and Judgment Assigned Fund Balance.
SECTION 2.

This Council hereby authorizes the Finance Director to make payment in following amounts to the law firms designated below as ordered by Judge Philip T. Raymond, III on December 29, 2016 in the case of Darr v. Columbus (SU-14-CV-3437) in full accord and satisfaction of all fees and expenses due for the periods Specified below:

Kellye C. Moore
August 1, 2016 through November 30, 2016
$36,779.78

Kerry Howell, LLC
September 1, 2016 through September 30, 2016 and October 1, 2016 through November 30, 2016
$15,706.56

Duke R. Groover
September 9, 2016 through December 12, 2016
$1,133.89

While preserving all objections and rights of appeal, this Council directs the Finance Director to make this payment from Department 590, Miscellaneous, of the General Fund (0101-590-3000-6310) and not from the Sheriff’s budget.
SECTION 3.

All ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.
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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia held on the 10th day of January, 2017, introduced a second time at a regular meeting of said Council held on the ______ day of ________, 2017, 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 Thomas voting___________.
Councilor Pugh voting_____________.
Councilor Woodson voting__________.



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TINY B. WASHINGTON, CLERK TERESA PIKE TOMLINSON, MAYOR