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
Respond to and resolve sensitive and complex legal inquiries and issues.
Provide any other legal service the Boards deem appropriate.