00-0341R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH MAKI AND OVEROM FOR LEGAL SERVICES IN THE LAKE SUPERIOR PAPER INDUSTRIES CASE FOR COST NOT TO EXCEED $15,000.02.

BY PRESIDENT GILBERT:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are authorized to execute and implement a contract with the law firm of Maki and Overom, containing the terms and in the form of that on file with the clerk as Public Document No. _______________, for the provision of legal services in the appeal of the Lake Superior Paper Industries' tax challenge, for a cost not to exceed $15,000, payable from Fund 358.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:   LSPI filed a petition challenging its tax assessment, and the amount it was required to pay under an assessment agreement with the city, all of which was part of the original development plan.  Maki and Overom were retained for that suit.  The city and county prevailed.  LSPI has appealed.  This contract is for handling the appeal.  The issues and research for the appeal is a continuation of that already done.  Ultimately, the cost of this contract will be paid from bond proceeds, not from the city fund.  The city attorney has approved.