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File #: R-2015-281    Version: Name: Reso LLW Pension Legal Services
Type: Resolution Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/31/2015 In control: Office of the City Attorney
On agenda: 10/7/2015 Final action:
Title: A Resolution Of The City Commission Of The City Of Hollywood, Florida, Authorizing The Appropriate City Officials To Execute An Agreement Between The City Of Hollywood And Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. For Legal Services In An Amount Not To Exceed $100,000.00.
Attachments: 1. rallw.pdf, 2. terllw.pdf, 3. BIS 15-273.pdf

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A Resolution Of The City Commission Of The City Of Hollywood, Florida, Authorizing The Appropriate City Officials To Execute An Agreement Between The City Of Hollywood And Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. For Legal Services In An Amount Not To Exceed $100,000.00.

 

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Staff Recommends:  Approval of the attached resolution.

 

Explanation:

Resolution No. R-2012-388, adopted December 19, 2012, approved an agreement with Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. (the “Law Firm”) to provide legal services to the Board of Trustees of the Employees’ Retirement Fund for three years at an estimated annual cost of $41,500.00.  The City has used the Law Firm to provide legal services in connection with various other pension matters. 

 

Section 38.40(C)(2) of the Code of Ordinances exempts from the competitive bid and competitive proposal requirements of the Purchasing Ordinance contracts for professional services.  When professional services are purchased and the estimated annual amount to be paid therefor by the city shall be more than $50,000, City Commission approval is required.  The estimated annual amount for all services to be provided by the Law Firm in Fiscal Year 2015 will approach but not exceed $100,000.00.

                     

Funding has been identified and will be available in the Fiscal Year 2015 budget in Account Number 61.1200.11032.518.003122 for legal services provided to the Board of Trustees of the Employees’ Retirement Fund and Account Number 01.0104.00000.514.003122 for other legal services;

 

Recommended for inclusion on the agenda by:

 

Jeffrey P. Sheffel, City Attorney

Wazir A. Ishmael, Ph.D., City Manager

George Keller, Assistant City Manager