Resolution #17-30: Resolution Authorizing the Retention of Morris S. Bauer of Norris McLaughlin as Special Bankruptcy Counsel in Connection with the Mountain Creek Bankruptcy Action and Further Authorizing the Execution of a Professional Services Agreement

Date of Adoption: May 18, 2017

WHEREAS, the Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority (“VTMUA”) has a need to retain special bankruptcy counsel in relationship to the Mountain Creek bankruptcy action; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5(1)(a)(i), a contract for such services may be awarded without competitive bidding by reason that such services constitute “professional services” which are services rendered or performed by a person authorized by law to practice a recognized profession, whose practice is regulated by law and the performance of which services requires knowledge of an advanced type in the field of learning acquired by a prolonged formal course of specialized instruction and study as distinguished from general academic instruction or apprenticeship; and

WHEREAS, Morris S. Bauer of Norris McLaughlin has submitted a proposal dated May 18, 2017 to provide legal representations relative to the aforementioned Mountain Creek bankruptcy action; and

WHEREAS, the said proposal provides for the services to be provided at a rate of $300 per hour plus costs as incurred; and

WHEREAS, the commissioners of the Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority find it to be in the best interest of the VTMUA to authorize said work.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the commissioners of the Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority, Township of Vernon, County of Sussex, State of New Jersey that the chair is hereby authorized to enter into a contract with Norris McLaughlin as described therein.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the secretary is hereby authorized and directed to cause a notice to be published in the manner provided by law setting forth the nature, duration, service and amount of the contract and that the resolution and contract are on file in the office of the clerk and are available for public inspection.