File #: 21145    Version: Name: addendum to legal services
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/26/2023 In control: Finance and Audit Committee
On agenda: 1/30/2023 Final action: 2/14/2023
Title: A RESOLUTION authorizing the County Counselor to execute Addendums to existing Legal Services Agreements with certain lawyers and law firms at an aggregate cost to the County not to exceed $97,061.00, for services to be performed in 2023.
Sponsors: Megan L. Marshall
Attachments: 1. 21145bu.pdf, 2. 21145adopted.pdf, 3. 21145 substitute back up.pdf, 4. 21145 Ronald L. Jurgeson LLC BOE.pdf, 5. 21145 Ronald L. Jurgeson LLC Merit System Commission.pdf, 6. 21145 Husch Blackwell LLP Legal Services.pdf, 7. 21145 Ellis, Ellis, Hammons & Johnson PC.pdf, 8. 21145 Evans & Dixon LLC Legal Services.pdf, 9. 21145 William Snyder Legal Services.pdf
Related files: 21047, 21129, 21402, 21474, 21651




A RESOLUTION authorizing the County Counselor to execute Addendums to existing Legal Services Agreements with certain lawyers and law firms at an aggregate cost to the County not to exceed $97,061.00, for services to be performed in 2023.




RESOLUTION NO. 21145, January 30, 2023


INTRODUCED BY Megan L. Marshall, County Legislator



 WHEREAS, the County Counselor recommends that he be authorized to execute Addendums to existing Legal Services Agreements with certain lawyers and law firms to provide legal services to the County in certain ongoing matters; and,


WHEREAS, the lawyers and law firms for which Addendums are recommended, the services to be provided, and the not to exceed amounts for services to be performed in 2023, are as follows:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Lawyer/Law Firm                                                               Matter                                                                                                                              Amount

Ronald L. Jurgeson                                                               Merit System Commission                                                               $6,061.00

Lee’s Summit, MO                                                               Representation

                                                                                                         Board of Equalization Representation                      $24,000.00 


William G. Snyder                                                               Assessment, Collection, and

Independence, MO                                                               Recorder of Deeds Issues                                                               $42,000.00


Husch Blackwell                                                               Miscellaneous Personnel Matters                           $10,000.00

Kansas City (Jackson County),



Ellis, Ellis, Hammons & Johnson                     American Rescue Plan Act Matters                     $5,000.00

Springfield, MO                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Evans & Dixon                                                                 Two Workers Compensation Matters                     $5,000.00

Kansas City (Jackson County),

MO                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       $5,000.00                                                                  


                                                                                                                                                                                             Total                                           $97,061.00


now therefore,


BE IT RESOLVED by the County Legislature of Jackson County, Missouri, that the County Counselor be and hereby is authorized to execute the Addendums to the existing Legal Services Agreements with the lawyers and/or law firms identified in this Resolution, for a term ending December 31, 2023, at an aggregate cost to the County not to exceed $97,061.00; and,


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Director of the Department of Finance and Purchasing be and hereby is authorized to make all payments, including final payments, on the Addendums.



Enacted and Approved

Effective Date: This Resolution shall be effective immediately upon its passage by a majority of the Legislature.






_______________________________                      ______________________________

Chief Deputy County Counselor                     County Counselor                     



Certificate of Passage


I hereby certify that the attached resolution, Resolution No. 21145 of January 30, 2023, was duly passed on February 14, 2023 by the Jackson County Legislature. The votes thereon were as follows:



Yeas _______9__________                                          Nays ______0_______



Abstaining _____0______                                          Absent _____0_______




__________________________                     ______________________________

Date                                                                                                                                                   Mary Jo Spino, Clerk of Legislature



















Fiscal Note

There is a balance otherwise unencumbered to the credit of the appropriation to which the expenditure is chargeable and there is a cash balance otherwise unencumbered in the treasury to the credit of the fund from which payment is to be made each sufficient to provide for the obligation herein authorized.


ACCOUNT NUMBER                     001                     1101                     56020

ACCOUNT TITLE                                          General Fund

                                                                                    County Counselor

                                                                                    Legal Services

NOT TO EXCEED                                          $31,061.00


ACCOUNT NUMBER                     045                     1101                     56020

ACCOUNT TITLE                                          Assessment Fund

                                                                                    County Counselor

Legal Services

NOT TO EXCEED                                          $66,000.00




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Date                                                                                                                                                   Chief Administrative Officer