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Monday, January 15, 2018

Tuesday's combined Council meetings features attorney contracts

What a ride!


Tuesday's combined Plainfield City Council agenda and business meeting is the first of five such double meetings scheduled for 2018 and gets under way in the Council Chambers / Courthouse at 7:00 PM.

Nineteen of the 37 resolutions on the agenda are concerned with the professional services contracts to attorney for a variety of legal services to the city -- ranging from workmen's compenstion matters to litigation/defense counsel to labor/personnel matters.

There is clearly a pecking order, with contract amounts ranging from a high of $65,000 (two contracts, for tax foreclosures and labor/personnel matters) to a low of $5,000 (seven contracts total).

Keep in mind that these are the opening contracts, more charges may accrue during the year.

It's rather like getting in a New York City Checker cab in the old days -- when the cabbie drops the flag, you owe the first amount before the cab ever leaves the curb. It only goes up from there.

The full agenda is online here.

Mind the starting time: 7:00 PM, not the usual hour.

The Council Chambers / Courthouse is at Watchung Avenue and East 4th Street. Parking available in the lot across from the police station or on the street.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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