Sunday, February 28, 2016

WDT: Hounsfield OKs $80,000 settlement with law firm to avoid ‘gamble with taxpayers’ money’

    Local law firms love municipal work, because the well is bottomless. The Town of Hounsfield has voted to settle a dispute with a venerable Watertown firm for $80K amid claims the Town attorney just kept billing away without authorization.
     Municipalities are not among the indigent or cheap. They pay...and pay....and pay.....
                Watertown Daily Times | Hounsfield OKs $80,000 settlement with law firm to avoid ‘gamble with taxpayers’ money’

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did you see the half a million they want for the back of the golf course in Adams. Haven't they had that on the market for years and no one wants it? Reminds me of a bowling ally in Lewis county.

Anonymous said...

Village of Clayton has over $40,000 in legal bills - and climbing - for issues with a local business. It's what these boards do - runaway legal services at the expense of the taxpayer.

Anonymous said...

Pennies compared to the citys legal bills from both in town and out of town attorneys. Well at least the city payed for a nice looking law office on the square, never won a case but got a nice office, thank you taxpayers!! Now we can pay for a new boat for some long island attorney to do the managers job!!

Anonymous said...

Incompetent bafoons running the town. Wonder how much the new Galloo wind farm will cost town taxpayers?

Anonymous said...

Good ole Slye does the same thing to the taxpayers here. Billed over $400,000 last year alone. How many staff attorneys can the city hire for that kind of money? Looks like a blank check for him thanks to his having some close ties with city government. This stinks plain and simple.

Time for the citizens to start questioning some of this out of control spending on legal matters that should be handled by the City Manager. Isn't this what we pay her to do?

Anonymous said...

No she is paid to live in Fisher's Landing or Clayton. It costs money to have two homes, so you can bend the rules.

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised the lawyers didn't figure a way to get a check for the engineers as well.

When you're shaking down the taxpayers get a little something for the fellow shakers!

We need some lawyer jokes here stat!