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Ordinance 1996-24

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE SALARY OF THE NEXT CITY ATTORNEY,
WHETHER APPOINTED OR ELECTED
WHEREAS, the City Council of Johnson, Arkansas is experiencing financial
problems because of lower than estimated incomes from court, sales tax, turn back taxes,
property taxes, building permit fees, and planning permit fees; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Attorney for the City of Johnson, Arkansas attends only one

Council meeting per month and two Court sessions per month; and

 

WHEREAS, the total estimated time the City Attorney spends on City of Johnson

business is approximately eight (8) hours per month; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Johnson is establishing the pay of the City Attorney

similar to the pay of the City Attorneys in other towns of like size within the State of

Arkansas.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF
JOHNSON, ARKANSAS in regular session assembled as follows:
SECTION 1: That the City Attorney for the City of Johnson, Arkansas, wether
elected or appointed will serve in that position for a salary of four hundred (400.00)
dollars per month.
SECTION 2: That the position of City Attorney for the City of Johnson, Arkansas
will be considered Contract Labor and will not be eligible other benefits provided by the
City.
SECTION 3: That the City Attorney for the City of Johnson, Arkansas will attend
monthly Council meetings and any special Council meetings that are required.
SECTION 4: That the City Attorney for the City of Johnson, Arkansas will act on
behalf of the City of Johnson on the evenings of City Court, usually twice a month.
SECTION 5: It has been found and hereby declared by the City Council of the
City of Johnson, Arkansas in regular session assembled, that this Ordinance is
immediately required in order to assure proper representation by a City Attorney for all
official functions.
SECTION 6: THEREFORE, an emergency is hereby declared to exist and this
Ordinance being necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health, and safety
shall be in full force and effect from the date of its approval.