Public Record Request for Legal Invoices :
Oh! Look, A Time Stamp!
K & P = Kopelman and Paige
K & P for professional services through Feb 29, 2012 $5,097.55
K& P for professional services through Mar 27, 2012 $7,417.47
K & P for professional services through April 30, 2012 $4,289.47
K & P for professional services through May 31, 2012 $7,986.67
The total cost for 4 months of legal invoices $24,791.16
And then - Let's Make A Deal!
As you can see from the invoices above, in the past, town counsel was heavily involved in the day to day operation of the Town of Templeton; at great cost, both financially and operationally.
Many of Templeton's current financial problems can be traced back to one item:
"On 4/12/2012 KIG Review new version of annual town meeting warrant;..." Read between the lines and you may figure it out.
In closing, Templeton has no permanent town administrator. Templeton has just received a 31 page financial management letter. Templeton does not have any stability in the treasurer/collector position. Templeton is taking on the largest capital project in its history - the elementary school.
Now is NOT the right time to destabilize the legal function of the town!
There is a difference between due diligence and further destabilizing the town.
As this trip in the way back machine has shown, it CAN get worse!