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File #: 2021-449    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/15/2021 In control: Board of Directors Workshop Meeting
On agenda: 11/18/2021 Final action: 11/18/2021
Title: Amendment No. 6 to Legal Services Contract LS-140 (Dykema Gossett)
Sponsors: Randal Brown
Indexes: General Counsel

Title

Amendment No. 6 to Legal Services Contract LS-140 (Dykema Gossett)

 

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Agenda of:                      November 18, 2021

Item No.:                     2021-449

Amount:                     $1,450,000.00

 

TO:                                          The Honorable

Board of Directors

Great Lakes Water Authority

 

FROM:                     Suzanne R. Coffey, P.E.

                                          Interim Chief Executive Officer

                                          Great Lakes Water Authority

                                          

DATE:                     November 15, 2021

 

RE:                                          Amendment No. 6 to Legal Services Contract to LS-140

(Dykema Gossett)

MOTION

 

Upon recommendation and opinion of Randal M. Brown, General Counsel, the Board of Directors (Board) for the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA):

(1) Approves Amendment No 6. to LS-140 with Dykema Gossett; and

 

(2) Authorizes the Interim Chief Executive Officer to take such other action as may be necessary to accomplish the intent of this vote, including the execution of Amendment No. 6 to Legal Services Contract LS-140.

 

JUSTIFICATION

GLWA retained Dykema Gossett to litigate matters related to the City of Highland Park’s invoices. There has been extensive litigation related to Highland Park’s invoices in federal and state courts, at the trial and appellate level. Dykema’s assistance is needed to continue to represent GLWA in these matters. This amendment extends the time and increases the total compensation by $75,000.00 to $1,450,000.00.

 

BUDGET IMPACT

There are sufficient funds allocated in the General Counsel’s budget for the continuation of Dykema’s services.

COMMITTEE REVIEW

This matter was presented to the Legal Committee on November 18, 2021.

SHARED SERVICES IMPACT

This request does not impact the Shared Services Agreement.