The second page of the Ancel Glink March bills for the Annual Town Meeting, which was held April 13th, is the subject today.
First, we finish up March 10th:
- “Correspondence to Pam Fender with memo to board regarding annual town meeting (Keri-Lyn Krafthefer – one quarter of an hour)
- “Complete revisions to resolutions and memorandum; finalize same (Paula Randal – one hour)
March 11th, Ancel Glink billed three hours:
- Research and correspond on annual meeting agenda issues and requirements for same (Paula Randall – half an hour)
- Continue work on resolutions related to annual town meeting; revisions to memo regarding same; review board packet and agenda (and) respond to correspondence from Acting Clerk” (Krafthefer – one hour)
- Revise memo to town board; prepare resolution accepting conveyance of property (Scott Puma – one hour)
March 16th, there was only a quarter of an hour billed. Krafthefer answered a question about the annual town meeting, but the bill does not say who asked it.
March 18th, Krafthefer had an inquiry, again from a person unrevealed, about the minutes and the annual meeting. In addition, she “advise(d) on proposed town meeting agenda (and) research(ed) issue regarding annual financial report.” Still again, the person to whom the advice was given remains secret.
March 19th, only a half hour was billed by Krafthefer. She “review(ed) statutory provisions regarding annual financial statement (and) prepare(d) correspondence regarding same and regarding annual town meeting.”
March 22nd saw more work by the main Township Attorney “on unwind materials for annual meeting in preparation for establishing agenda for annual town meeting,” plus review(ing) and respond(ing) to inquiry regarding annual town meeting agenda.” Is the fourth instance where Krafthefer didn’t manage to identify who made the inquiry?
March 23rd saw billing Grafton Township for two and three-quarters hours to
- “Continue work on 4 resolutions for annual town meeting
- “Confer with attorney for Lake in the Hills regarding Halligus Road property
- “Work on issues related to unwind of land transactions
- “Confer with Assessor regarding same
- “Review background material regarding property transfers
- “Review annual town meeting minutes from 2009.”
On March 24th, two phone calls were made by Krafthefer to fellow attorneys, one to Patrick Coen, the Road Commissioner’s attorney, and the other to Rich Flood, Lake in the Hills’ legal counsel. No way to know how long the phone calls were, but the bill was a quarter of an hour for each or $46.25 per call.
March 29th was a light day, too. Krafthefer billed $92.50 for a half an hour to “review correspondence from Patrick Coen regarding issues related to unwind; work on issue regarding Haligus Road property.
March 30th saw two Ancel Glink attorneys billing Grafton Township. Krafthefer put in three-quarters of an hour to “finalize materials in preparation for special meeting to establish agenda for annual town meeting” and Randall billed 3¾ hours to “work on resolutions relating to Haligus Road property.
March 31st, finally, the end of the month and the daily billings. Krafthefer drafted a revised annual town meeting agenda and sent it to newly-appointed Township Clerk Harriet Ford, as well as reviewed the referendum question relating to the financing for the town hall. She also worked on language for the Haligus Road transactions and reviewed the the proposed list of surplus property.
And, all of that took just time time normally billed for two phone calls, a half an hour.
Randall spent two hours reviewing and preparing the draft resolutions, plus holding “conferences with Assessor (Bill) Ottley and staff.” This time Ottley’s name was spelled correctly.
45 hours billed to prepare for the April 13th Annual Town Meeting during March.
Below you can see a summary of which attorneys billed how much for this “Annual Town Meeting” part of the $36,432.14 Ancel Glink bill to Grafton Township for March of 2010.