Council Hires New City Attorney, Accepts Bid For New Fire Truck



The Jamestown City Council met Monday afternoon in a reconvened session and hired a new City Attorney and accepted a bid for a new 1,000-gallon fire truck.
With all members present, the meeting was called into session by Mayor Ryan Smith, who stated that he had talked with Attorneys Skidmore Garrett and Baley Allred IV to clarify their proposals for the position of City Attorney.
Both Allred and Garrett had answered a request for application by the city for the position, but in a meeting last week there was some question concerning the number of hours each would provide in return for their retainer.
Mr. Garrett, who was currently serving as City Attorney, submitted a proposal to represent the city for $1,000 per month, which would include attendance at all meetings, with a $200 per hour fee for any services provided outside the meetings.
Mr. Allred had proposed to represent the city for a retainer of $1,200 per month, which included 12 hours per month, including time of meetings, with any additional time required over and above the 12 hours to be billed at $200 per hour.
Following a brief discussion, Councilman Ed Brady made a motion, which was seconded by Danny Hayes and passed without opposition, to accept Mr. Allred’s proposal.
In other action, the council accepted a bid from Deep South Fire Trucks for a new 1,000-gallon fire truck in the amount of $225,130, which would be paid for by a federal disaster grant.  This came on a motion by Hayes, seconded by Corwin Brown and passed without opposition.
Three other bids had been received for the fire truck, but they were disqualified because they did not meet specifications.
After announcing that the next meeting would be Tuesday, November 12 (due to Veterans Day on Monday, November 11), the meeting adjourned on a motion by Gene Holt, seconded by Hayes.