With the Springfield City attorney position pending a refund, the city is seeking inquiries from highly skilled and experienced attorneys. This would be the provision of municipal legal services and would be regulated by contract.
“Batson Nolan’s Christy Bartee has been the prosecutor for six years,” said Gina Holt, city administrator. “After that time we thought it would be good to see if there was any other interest. Ms. Bartee is welcome to apply again.
“The Board of Mayor and Aldermen will schedule interviews for interested candidates after the first of the year.”
Qualified individuals or firms must be familiar with a variety of areas of law.
The areas of law include, but are not limited to, local law, land use and zoning, drafting and enforcement of laws, administrative matters and court proceedings, charter and code issues, code enforcement, contract law, federal and state laws as well as constitutional law, labor law, municipal tenancy agreements and contracts, Laws Relating to Public Records and Open Gatherings and Utilities.
The scope of work may include drafting and reviewing ordinances and resolutions, contractual documents and correspondence, providing legal advice, advice, drafting opinions to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen and the City Manager upon request, and preparation. Review and approval of legal instruments affecting or affecting the city, prosecuting matters on behalf of the city and defending the city if necessary during legal proceedings, assisting with the sale or purchase of real estate, and reviewing and preparing procurement documents including contracts under federal, state and government regulations local laws.
The prosecutor will also attend all regular and specially convened meetings of the mayors’ committee and city councils.
Proposals must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 31st
The Board of Mayor and Alderman will consider the prosecutor’s motions at the January 2021 meeting.