01-0644R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ENGAGEMENT OF AN ATTORNEY TO ADVISE THE COUNCIL ON MCQUADE BOAT LAUNCH FOR A COST NOT TO EXCEED $4,000.

BY COUNCILORS FENA AND HOGG:

        BE IT RESOLVED, that the city council is authorized to retain the law firm of Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick to advise it on legal defenses available to the city should the state commence a condemnation action in order to build the McQuade boat launch, as set out in the proposal on file as Public Document No. _____ for a cost not to exceed $4,000; payment from General Fund 0100, Agency 010, Org. 1101, Object 5304.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  The council has questions about the availability of legal defenses available to the city should the state seek to condemn Congdon trust land, and it seeks an outside opinion. The Charter authorizes the hiring of an outside lawyer.