It’s on the agenda for the next meeting of the Mt. Juliet City Commission, Monday, November 22, at 6:30pm.
Here’s the text:
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE FY 2010/2011 BUDGET ORDINANCE 2010-36 TO REMOVE FUNDS FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY BUDGET IN THE AMOUNT OF $10,000 AND REPEALING RESOLUTION NUMBER 36-2010.
Whereas, resolution number 36-2010 seeking the hiring of independent attorneys passed at the last city commission meeting by a vote of 4-1, and
Whereas, the resolution sought to expend $10,000 as retainer fees to the attorneys, and
Whereas, a resolution cannot be used to appropriate city monies, and
Whereas, the city attorney anticipates requesting a budget amendment of $10,000 or more in the future to pay these expenses, and
Whereas, two of the four commissioners who voted positively for the resolution are personally effected by the vote and should not be eligible to vote, and
Whereas, the referenced resolution is null and void by a positive vote on this budget ordinance.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED by the City Commission of the City
of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee as follows:
Section 1. The 2010/2011 Budget Ordinance (Ordinance 2010-35) is hereby
amended as follows:
City Attorney: minus $10,000.
Section 2. Resolution number 36-2010 hiring independent attorneys is hereby repealed.
Section 3. The budget ordinance, as amended, is ratified and readopted in all respects and this amendment is incorporated therein.
BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED:
Section 4. In case of conflict between this ordinance or any part hereof, and
the whole or part of any existing ordinance of the City, the conflicting ordinance is repealed to the extent of the conflict but no further.
Section 5. If any section, clause, provision or portion of this ordinance is held to be invalid or unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, such holding shall not affect any other section, clause, provision or portion of this ordinance.
Section 6. That this ordinance shall take effect at the earliest date allowed by law, the public welfare requiring it.