“Who can obligate the township?“
is one of the key questions in the Grafton Township separation of powers lawsuit that Supervisor Linda Moore filed against the four Township Trustees and Ancel Glink partner Keri-Lyn Krafthefer.
Supervisor Linda Moore has refused to pay a fair number of bills the services for which she did not initiate.
Services requested by Township Administrator Pam Fender with regard to the Annual Town Meeting have been submitted, approved by the township board, but not paid. Moore has said the non-payment is on the advice of her attorney, John Nelson, pending the outcome of the trial.
The most interesting one is bill from Forensicon.
Right before the end of the trial, Ancel Glink litigator Thomas DiCianni requested “interim relief.” He wanted Judge Michael Caldwell to order Moore to “pay the Forensicom bill.”
It’s now about $15,000.
And I’m not sure that includes the cost of court testimony at $350 per hour.
Judge Caldwell’s answer?
“I have the authority to do so, but I won’t.
“If Forensicon wants to take action on its own, it can.”
Ancil Glink seems to have arranged to hire the firm. It is listed above as the “retaining client.”
Trustees Betty Zirk and Rob LaPorta signed the contract on behalf of Grafton Township.
Who will be on the hook for the $15,000 bill when the judge’s decision comes down?