BY COUNCILOR HOGG:00-0859R
RESOLUTION AMENDING CONTRACT NUMBER 18365, AS AMENDED, WITH F.I. SALTER COMPANY, INC., BY INCREASING THE AMOUNT PAYABLE BY AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $20,000.
BE IT RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are authorized to execute
an amendment, in the form filed as Public Document No. ________________,
to city Contract Number 18365, dated December 30, 1998, as amended, with
F.I. Salter Company, Inc., for the provision of appraisal services related
to the condemnation of land previously owned by the estate of Stanley A.
Lepak and others, increasing the amount payable thereunder by an amount
not to exceed $20,000, payable from Fund 605.
The previously authorized amount of the contract was $30,000. However, this matter was complicated by unanticipated claims asserted by the corporate respondents which resulted in the need to conduct extensive investigation and analysis of the damage claims asserted by these respondents. Significant trial preparation was also required by the appraiser who was acting as the city's expert witness, and this preparation was a significant factor in the city's ability to obtain settlement without the need for trial. The city has been able to avoid the additional legal expenses associated with trial and any potential appeal.
The city attorney's office has reviewed the billing and determined that the professional services rendered were reasonable and proper.