The following resolution has been placed on the agenda for the Mt. Juliet City Commission’s meeting this coming Monday, Nov 8,2010. It is co-sponsored by Elam, Sellers, Bradshaw, and Floyd.
[Approval] OF ENGAGEMENT LETTERS WITH ATTORNEY FRANK LANNOM AND ATTORNEY KATHRYN SASSER AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN THE LETTERS OF ENGAGEMENT
WHEREAS, upon adoption by the Mt. Juliet Board of Commissioners Ordinance 2010-40 a proposed charter amendment was placed upon the November 2, 2010 ballot to prohibit a person from serving as the Mayor or as a City Commissioner in the City of Mt. Juliet while at the same time holding a county, state or federal elected office;
WHEREAS, the citizens of the City of Mt. Juliet approved the proposed charter amendment;
WHEREAS, on August 5, 2010 City Commissioner James Bradshaw was elected to the Wilson County Commission and was re-elected to the Mt. Juliet Board of Commissioners on November 2, 2010;
WHEREAS, on November 2, 2010 Mayor Linda Elam was elected to the State House of Representatives;
WHEREAS, the Mt. Juliet Board of Commissioners desires to seek a declaratory judgment in Wilson County Chancery Court to determine the effective date of the charter amendment; and
WHEREAS, the Mt. Juliet Board of Commissioners desires to retain attorney Frank
Lannom and attorney Kathryn Sasser to act as legal counsel in assisting in the
determination of the effective date of the charter amendment;
NOW, THEREFORE, be it hereby resolved that,
1. The Board of Commissioners approves the two engagement letters with
attorney Frank Lannom and attorney Kathryn Sasser and retains their
professional services upon the terms and conditions contained therein.
2. The Board of Commissioners authorize City Manager Randy Robertson to
sign the Letters of Engagement.