In a joint session with the commissioners, it was explained that the attorney is doing extra litigation work that would need additional compensation to complete. Tim Murray is the attorney for the surveyor’s office.
Money from ditch assessment fees cannot be used per state statute rules. The money would need to come from the General Fund with funding that was held over from 2014. An outstanding bill is pending for outgoing attorney Al Hizer.
During the regular session of the council, a $10,000 additional appropriation was approved. It will be advertised.