Morgan City Authority seeks legal representative
MORGAN CITY, La. — After nearly five years without an attorney, the Morgan City Housing Authority is on the brink of hiring counsel to represent the authority and give the commission legal advice and direction, according to Chairman Victory Ho.
The housing authority has been without an official attorney since Craig Stewart’s contract expired in September 2008, Diana Pace, accounting technician for the authority, said.
The Law Office of Anthony Thibodeaux of Morgan City along with Reno and Cavanaugh PLLC of Washington, D.C., have responded to the advertised request for proposal, Pace said. There is a 2 p.m. Monday deadline to submit a bid, she said.
The housing authority has been relying on assistance from Greg Aucoin, Morgan City city attorney, Ho said during Tuesday afternoon’s Morgan City Housing Authority board of commissioners meeting.
The board approved moving forward with an interagency agreement with the Berwick Housing Authority to allow Charles Robinson Jr. to serve as interim executive director in Morgan City. The next step is drawing up the agreement, which Ho said the board will do after hiring a legal firm.
The commissioners also approved a revised policy for payment procedures. Check disbursements for all amounts will be done on the signature of two board commissioners, preferably the chairman and vice chairman. The previous policy called for a signature of the director and a board member, Pace said.