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County commission approves budget for legal representation
Staff negotiating contract extension with Cumming law firm
FB DCN Government County
The Dawson County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously last week to move funds within the budget to pay for interim legal representation following the resignation of the former county attorney in December. Purchasing Director Melissa Hawk asked the board during a work session Jan. 24 to allocate a budget in order to pay Cumming Law Firm Jarrard & Davis for work performed over the 60 day interim period that was approved by the board Dec. 27. Hawk went before the board because County Manager David Headley only has approval to spend up to $25,000 in expenses not previously budgeted. “We’re nowhere near this $25,000 now, but there’s multiple attorneys working on multiple things and it could come in pretty quickly at one time, and I just want to get us ready for that,” Hawk said Jan. 24.