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File #: O-405-21    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Approved
File created: 7/20/2021 In control: Law Department
On agenda: 7/20/2021 Final action: 7/20/2021
Title: Authorizing the Mayor and the Director of Law to enter into any necessary agreements with the law firm of Spengler Nathanson for the provision of professional services on behalf of the City of Toledo for assistance in cooperating with a federal investigation related to the Summit Street Roadway Improvements Project; authorizing the disappropriation and appropriation of $75,000 from and to the Risk Management Fund; authorizing expenditure of same; and declaring an emergency.

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Authorizing Expenditure for Outside Counsel                                                                 

Department of Law

P. Syring (x1020)

 

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Authorizing the Mayor and the Director of Law to enter into any necessary agreements with the law firm of Spengler Nathanson for the provision of professional services on behalf of the City of Toledo for assistance in cooperating with a federal investigation related to the Summit Street Roadway Improvements Project; authorizing the disappropriation and appropriation of $75,000 from and to the Risk Management Fund; authorizing expenditure of same; and declaring an emergency.

 

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SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:

The law department advises that it is proper and necessary to retain outside legal services and counsel for matters pertaining to a federal investigation related to the Summit Street Improvements Project.

 

The fiscal impact of this ordinance is as follows:

-                     The amount of funds requested: $75,000.00

-                     The expenditure budget line item: 7095-12000-537400-1157001STDSTD

-                     New revenue generated (operational revenue, grants, if any): none/potential recovery of funds

-                     Revenue budget line item (if any): none

-                     Are funds budgeted in the current fiscal year (yes/no)? fund transfer no net change

-                     Is this a capital project (yes/no)?  no

-                     If yes, is it new or existing (new/existing)? new

-                     What section of the City’s Strategic Plan does this support:

o                     Excellence in Basic Services (yes/no) no

o                     Quality Community Investment (Livable City, Development) (yes/no) yes

o                     Workplace Culture & Customer Service (yes/no) no

o                     Environment (yes/no) no

 

Summary

NOW, THEREFORE, Be it ordained by the Council of the City of Toledo:

 

                     SECTION 1. That the Mayor and Director of Law are authorized to enter into necessary agreements with the law firm of Spengler Nathanson to provide legal services in cooperating with a federal investigation related to the Summit Street Roadway Improvements Project in an amount not to exceed $75,000 from the Risk Management Fund.

 

SECTION 2.  That the amount of $75,000 is disappropriated from the Risk Management Fund Account Code 7095-12000-537450-1157001STDSTD (Judgement & Claims) and the appropriation of same is authorized to the Risk Management Fund Account Code 7095-12000-537400-1157001STDSTD (Professional Services) for the purpose authorized in Section 1. 

 

SECTION 3. That the Director of Finance is authorized to draw her warrant or warrants against the Account Code 7095-12000-537400-1157001STDSTD and to expend an amount not to exceed $75,000 in payment of the obligations authorized in Section 1 upon presentation of proper voucher or vouchers. 

 

                     SECTION 4.  That this ordinance, being an emergency measure, shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.  The reason for the emergency lies in the fact that this ordinance is necessary for the immediate preservation of public peace, health, safety and property and for further reason that this ordinance must immediately be effective so the City may timely cooperate with the federal investigation and promptly pay obligations incurred for the delivery of legal services.

 

                     Vote on emergency clause:  yeas _____, nays _____.

 

                     Passed:  _________________, as an emergency measure:  yeas _____, nays _____.

 

 

Attest:  ________________________                                              __________________________________

                            Clerk of Council                                                                           President of Council

 

                     

Approved:  _____________________                                          __________________________________

                                                                                                                                                                                                   Mayor

 

 

                     I hereby certify that the above is a true and correct copy of an Ordinance passed by Council ________________________.

 

 

Attest:  ________________________

                    Clerk of Council