Supervisor ARGOTSINGER offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION REVISING RATES FOR CONTRACT WITH SCHILLER, KNAPP, LEFKOWITZ & HERTZEL, LLP FOR BANKRUPTCY FILINGS FOR 2019 (COUNTY TREASURER)

WHEREAS, Resolution 535 of 2018 authorized a contract with Schiller, Knapp, Leftowitz & Hertzel, LLP for Bankruptcy Attorney Fees for 2019; and

WHEREAS, the County Treasurer has advised that the rates approved in Resolution 535 of 2018 were incorrect; and

WHEREAS, the corrected rates for 2019 for bankruptcy filings are as follows:

Chapter 7 Filings –                                                          Prior Rate           Revised Rate

  • Motion for Relief from Stay                                    $ 365.00                  $400.00
  • Motion to Confirm Termination of Stay                      365.00                   400.00
  • Notice of Default / Demand Letter                               85.00                   100.00
  • General Correspondence / Case Status Updates     Hourly                   Hourly

Chapter 11, 12, or 13 Filings –

  • Preparation and Filing of Notice of Appearance       $ 265.00                $225.00
    and Proof of Claim
    *Electronic Filing of a Proof of Claim only                      95.00                  100.00
  • Motion for Relief from Stay                                           395.00                  450.00
  • Motion to Confirm Termination of Stay                         370.00                  450.00
  • Objection to Confirmation / Modification                       395.00                  375.00
  • Response to Motion to Reimpose / Extend Stay          395.00                  375.00
  • Agreed Order Default / Certificate of Non-Compliance 220.00                  200.00
  • Notice of Default / Demand Letter                                   85.00                  100.00
  • General Correspondence / Case Status Updates          Hourly                  Hourly

now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Chairman of the Board be and hereby is authorized to sign a revised contract with Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP, of Latham, NY for Bankruptcy Attorney Services to reflect said corrected rates specified herein, effective through December 31, 2019;

and be it further

RESOLVED, That said revised contract is subject to the approval of the County Attorney;

and, be it further

RESOLVED, That certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the County Treasurer, Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP, Budget Director/County Auditor and Administrative Officer/Clerk of the Board.

econded by Supervisor BORN and adopted by the following vote:
TOTAL: Ayes: 16 Nays: 0 Absent: 4 (Supervisors Breh, Lauria, Rice and Waldron)

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