Town Council begins search for new attorney


      Mayor Rolane Christofferson recently re-ceived the resignation letter of Town of Terry attorney David Freedman. Dated June 30, Freedman expressed his pleasure of serving as Terry’s town attorney for almost a year. He also recommended the town coun-cil seek the services of Prairie County attorney Dan Rice. 

      The resignation letter followed a brief discus-sion at the last town council meeting addressing con-cerns of Freedman’s absences at several council meet-ings, according to clerk Lynn Schilling.
      Freedman began work as Terry’s town attor-ney late last fall on a contract basis of $1,000 a month.
      Informal conversations with Rice and town representatives have already begun, but scheduling is-sues will likely prevent Rice from signing on as town attorney, Schilling said. The council is set to address the issue at their next regular meeting, Thursday, July 10.
      Since the resignation of longtime town attor-ney Dale Hubber in the summer of 2011, the position has seen some changes. Then Prairie County Attorney Rebecca Convery held the seat through July 2013, fol-lowed by Garry Bunke, who was also serving as Prai-rie County attorney at the time he served as town at-torney. Bunke served as town attorney for a little over a year, before resigning from the post last fall.

Published July 9, 2014

 

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