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ATTORNEY SERVICES FOR HISTORIC BOARD OF REVIEW AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION


Location
Georgia
Publication Date
05/15/2019 11:51 AM EDT
Closing Date
06/12/2019 02:00 PM EDT
Issuing Organization
City of Marietta
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Description

Specifications include, but are not limited to: The responsibilities of the selected Contractor shall include, but not be limited to the following:  Act as general counsel in all aspects to the Boards.  Attend all special and regular Board meetings and provide advice, input, and assistance as needed at each meeting.  Serve as parliamentarian at each meeting, maintain order, and use Robert’s Rules of Order as the guide.  Knowledge of the City’s historic preservation and zoning laws. This would entail thorough knowledge of the City’s two historic ordinances (Article 7-8-8 and Article 7-8-9), including knowing the differences between the two.  Knowledge of what does and does not require Board/Commission approvals.  Knowledge of limitations on Board/Commission jurisdiction.  Establish procedures when the ordinances are silent.  Represent Boards in front of City Council in case of an applicant appeal.  Upon request by the Board’s chairman or secretary, provide oral and/or written legal opinions for matters pertaining to issues in front of either Board.  Proactively provides updates and analysis of proposed federal, state, and/or local legislation, rules, or regulations that could impact the Boards.  Assure Boards’ compliance with relevant Georgia laws, including the Open Meetings Act and Open Records Act.  As they relate to the affairs of the Board, review applications and other documents for legal sufficiency, form, and correctness.  Conduct legal research regarding various Board issues and formulate policy and procedure when needed.  Respond to and resolve sensitive and complex legal inquiries and issues.  Provide any other legal service the Boards deem appropriate.

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