GDPUD releases legal/GM contracts

By From page B1 | August 30, 2013

Two contracts for services have been finalized and made available by the Georgetown Divide Public Utility District .

A contract for general counsel services was signed on Aug. 15 with Churchwell White LLP, a Sacramento-based law firm.

Among other things, the law firm will advise GDPUD on special district government matters, draft or review district policies, ordinance, resolutions, contracts and other agreements, and provide legal counsel on other matters.

Compensation consists of a monthly retainer of $3,000 for up to 20 hours of work a month. Additional hours would be provided at a flat rate of $175 an hour for attorneys and $100 per hour for paralegal services.

The contract with the Interim General Manager Gary Hoffman was also released.

Signed on Aug. 13, it was made effective July 17.

The contract calls for Hoffman to be paid a flat $75 an hour with no additional compensation, including retirement benefits, PERS, sick leave, medical insurance or health insurance benefits.

An at-will employee, he was also provided with a laptop computer and the use of a district vehicle.

His contracting authority is limited to $2,000 without approval of the board.

Contact Dawn Hodson at 530-344-5071 or [email protected] Follow @DHodsonMtDemo on Twitter.

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