BY PRESIDENT NESS:
RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are hereby authorized to execute an agreement with Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick, P.A., under which that firm will provide professional services related to the city’s 2005 state legislative program, which agreement is on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. _________, at a cost to the city of not to exceed $14,000, which shall be payable from the General Fund 100-700-1402-5312.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution approves an agreement with Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick, P.A. for legislative liaison services for the remainder of 2005. The administration requested proposals from firms that provide these services and received responses from two firms. A committee consisting of Mayor Bergson, councilors Atkins, Stewart and Stover and the chief administrative officer had the opportunity to review the proposals and to interview the two firms. The committee is recommending that the city continue to use Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick, P.A. to provide legislative liaison services. It is the intent of the administration to request approval of an agreement with same firm for 2006 before the end of the year. The firm has agreed to continue services for through the remainder of 2005 at their current rate of $3,500/month. For 2006 the rate requested is $4,500/month. This would be the first increase the monthly rate in over five years.