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Res 11-05 Approving an Agreement with Allen, Boone, Humphries, Robinson LLP for 2011 Legislative ServicesTOWN COUNCIL/BOARD OF TRUSTEES TOWN OF WESTLAKE WESTLAKE ACADEMY RESOLUTION NO. 11-05 APPROVING THE ACCEPTANCE AND EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT WITH ALLEN, BOONE, HUMPHRIES, ROBINSON LLP, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, FOR 2011 LEGISLATIVE SERVICES RELATED TO THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, INCLUDING WESTLAKE ACADEMY. WHEREAS, the 82,d Texas Legislature is now in session; and WHEREAS, a number of areas of legislative consideration by the 82°d Legislature may have significant and direct impact on both the Town's municipal services and its educational services; and WHEREAS, the Town Council/Board of Trustees also desires to pursue legislation in certain areas, as well as pursue maintaining current levels of State public education funding; and WHEREAS, the Town Council/Board of Trustees desires to have this scope of legislative services provided to the Town and its municipal charter school, Westlake Academy, with said scope of services to include certain municipal legislative issues as well as monitoring the 82nd Legislature's budget deliberations, and assisting the Town in its position with the Legislature related to the State's level of public education funding for the next Biennium; and WHEREAS, the Town Council/Board of Trustees finds that the agreement and the scope of services attached as Exhibit A to this resolution is acceptable and beneficial to the Town; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL/BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS: SECTION 1: The above findings are hereby found to be true and correct and are incorporated herein in their entirety. SECTION 2: The Town Council/Board of Trustees of the Town of Westlake, Texas, hereby approves the acceptance and execution of the agreement with Allen, Boone, Humphries, Robinson, LLP, Attorneys at Law for 2011 legislative services as outlined in the attached Exhibit "A„ SECTION 3: If any portion of this Resolution shall, for any reason, be declared invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity shall not affect the remaining provisions hereof and the Council hereby determines that it would have adopted this Resolution without the invalid provision. Resolution 11-05 Page 1 of 2 SECTION 4: That this resolution shall become effective from and after its date of passage. PASSED AND APPROVED ON THIS 28" DAY OF FEBRUARY 2011. OF ATTEST: .m .,.. Fv Kell Edw ds, Town Secretar y °" Laura heat, Mayor Th mas , Town Manager/Supe ntendent Resolution 11-05 Page 2 of 2 LLE BOO'tiE 14Tj'&'iPH.R1Es RoBI SON LLP ATTORNEYS AT LAW RHOEN(X TOWER 300 SOuTHWFST' FREEWAY SUITE 2600 HOUSTON. TEXAS 776127 TEL (713) B64-64470 FAX (713) B6045I abhrcam 1108 Lavaca Suite 510 Austin TX 78701 Direct Lute: (512) 296-2043 Jody Richardson Direct Fax: (512) 296-2027 jrichardson@abhr.com OF Counsel February 2, 2011 Town of Westlake Attn: Tom Brymer, Town Manager 3 Village Circle, Suite #202 Westlake, TX 76262 Re: Legislative Representation Dear Tom: Thank you for discussing issues of importance to the Town of Westlake and Westlake Academy in connection with the recently commenced 82 Texas Legislature. If the Town approves, I will forward you a formal engagement letter that includes the following proposal. I will represent the Town, and the Academy, as relevant, in connection with legislation of interest during the 82nd Legislature. Specifically, I am aware of the following four issues: (1) obtaining a statutory change that will allow children of Town employees to secure enrollment in the Academy as an exception to the open -enrollment lottery, (2) obtaining a statutory change to allow three-year terms for members of the Town's governing body, (3) monitoring the state's fiscal situation and expressing the needs of municipalities such as the Town of Westlake for adequate funding and no unfunded mandates, and (4) monitoring and opposing any legislation that would .impair the ability of the Town to regulate oil and gas drilling activity in the Barnet Shale, to preserve the health and welfare of the Town and its inhabitants. Additionally, I will represent the Town and Academy on any other defensive issues under this engagement. I propose to work for the Town and the Academy for a fee of $5,000 per month beginning in January, 2011, and to continue in any month during which the Legislature is meeting whether in Regular or Special Session. If matters arise that result in the Town or the Academy desiring proactive legislative work and assistance lobbying for passage of a bill not listed in this letter, additional fees may be charged. Thank you for your consideration. Should there be any questions about these issues or this proposal, please call me at the numbers shown above. Very truly yours, ALLEN BOONE HUMPHRIES ROBINSON LLP By.v Jody Richardson -2-