Supervisor ARGOTSINGER offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION APPROVING RATE ADJUSTMENTS FOR CONTRACT WITH SCHILLER, KNAPP, LEFKOWITZ & HERTZEL, LLP FOR BANKRUPTCY FILINGS FOR 2018 (COUNTY TREASURER)

WHEREAS, Resolution 525 of 2017 authorized a contract with Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP for Bankruptcy Attorney Fees for 2018; and

WHEREAS, since that time, said company has increased its rates for services in 2018 as follows:

Chapter 7 Filings

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

Chapter 11, 12, or 13 Filings 

  • Preparation and Filing of Notice of Appearance and Proof of Claim
    Prior Rate - $ 265.00
    New Rate - $225.00

    *Electronic Filing of a Proof of Claim only
    Prior Rate - $95.00
    New Rate - $100.00
     
  • Motion for Relief from Stay
    Prior Rate - $395.00
    New Rate - $450.00
     
  • Motion to Confirm Termination of Stay
    Prior Rate - $$370.00
    New Rate - $$450.00
     
  • Objection to Confirmation / Modification
    Prior Rate - $395.00
    New Rate - $375.00
     
  • Response to Motion to Reimpose / Extend Stay
    Prior Rate - $395.00
    New Rate - $375.00
     
  • Agreed Order Default / Certificate of Non-Compliance
    Prior Rate - $220.00
    New Rate - $200.00
     
  • Notice of Default / Demand Letter
    Prior Rate - $85.00
    New Rate - $100.00
     
  • General Correspondence / Case Status Updates
    Prior Rate - Hourly
    New Rate - 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, New York for Bankruptcy Attorney Services to reflect said new rates specified herein, effective through December 31, 2018; 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.

Seconded by Supervisor WILSON and adopted by the following vote:
TOTAL: Ayes: 19 Nays: 0 Absent: 1 (Supervisor Callery)