April 18, 2012 | LXXII, No. 3

Attorney bill paid under protest

Councilmember Birdie Hensley voted in protest last week for Electric City to move forward and pay a $24 attorney bill.

She said the 0.2 hour portion of City Attorney Katherine Kennison’s bill was a problem for her.

Hensley told the city council that she had taken papers down to the attorney’s office in Ephrata to be signed, but Kennison wasn’t there. Hensley said she had other business in Moses Lake, so had to leave, then return to Ephrata to get the city paper work done.

Hensley said that Kennison said she would be in the office before 8:30 a.m. but wasn’t there.

Hensley asked Mayor Jerry Sands to see if he knew why the attorney wasn’t there. Sands said he didn’t have a clue.

She then asked if City Clerk Jackie Perman knew why the attorney wasn’t in her office. Sands answered for Perman since she wasn’t at the meeting and said she didn’t know either.

Since it wasted some of her time, Hensley stated that she was okaying the 0.2 hour charge ($24) by the attorney under protest.

Hensley said she never did get to see attorney Kennison.

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