The city of Nashwauk will have new legal representation following action taken by the city council at last week’s meeting.
The council appointed Andy Borland of Sellman, Borland & Simon in the role of city attorney. That decision followed the resignation of former city attorney John Dimich, who told the newspaper that he was seeking to reduce his workload.
According to bid documents submitted to the city, the firm will charge $160/hour for services from an attorney and $50/hour for paralegal services.
The firm has experience in the municipal legal arena, having served as the city attorney for Hibbing from 1993 to the present, the city of Calumet from 2000-2001 and the city of Gilbert (civil litigation) from 2010 to the present. The firm also previously served as legal counsel for the city of Nashwauk from 1989 to 1997.
In other business, the council:
• Approved the minutes of the April 12 regular meeting and the April 18 special meeting
• Approved bills as presented for payment.
• Authorized Peggy Hagen to proceed with a project in conjunction with the elementary school.
• Scheduled a special meeting for May 2 to discuss the Rabbit Road and a faltering retaining wall issue further.
• Approved sending the observation deck project out for bids.
• Discussed the progress of legal action taken following building inspections within the city. Court dates were scheduled and the city is waiting for legal decisions.
• Approved a $3,371 soil borings quote from Braun Intertec.
• Passed a resolution establishing an alley within the city of Nashwauk.
• Thanked Dimich for his years of service as city attorney.