IN THE MATTER OF entering into a contract

WHEREAS: The Refugee Canyon Joint Fire District, including the Board of Trustees, the Fiscal Officer, and the employees of the District, requires the assistance of legal counsel on various matters; and

WHEREAS: Legal counsel is necessary to the District to provide advice, review policy and contracts, represent the District to various entities, and assist the District as the Board of Trustees and/or their designee may request; and

WHEREAS: The Licking County Prosecutor’s Office is unable to represent the Refugee Canyon Joint Fire District; and

WHEREAS: The Refugee Canyon Joint Fire District previously entered into a contract for legal services with Bonezzi, Switzer, Polito & Hupp, Co. LPA and attorney David C. Comstock, Jr.;


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Refugee-Canyon Joint Fire District Board of Trustees:

That the Refugee Canyon Joint Fire District shall contract with Welch Legal Services, L.L.C. and attorney Porter R. Welch for legal services to the District for the period of January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 at the rate of $175.00 per hour.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Attorney David C. Comstock, Jr. and Bonezzi, Switzer, Polito & Hupp, Co. LPA shall continue to represent the District in regard to current matters with the Licking County 911 Center.


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