RESOLUTION NO. 2014-41
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE MANAGER TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH THE LICKING COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF LEGAL COUNSEL FOR INDIGENT DEFENDANTS FOR THE VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE, LICKING COUNTY, OHIO
WHEREAS, in circumstances where an indigent individual is charged with a violation of ordinances of the Village of Granville, and that person requests appointed counsel, the Licking County Municipal Court will appoint an attorney to provide for the individual’s defense; and
WHEREAS, the County provides legal representation for indigent adults through an appointed counsel system adopted in accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 120.33; and
WHEREAS, the County may contract with a municipal corporation to provide legal representation for indigent persons charged with a violation of an ordinance of a municipal corporation for which the penalty or any possible adjudication includes the loss of liberty; and
WHEREAS, if there is no existing agreement between the Village of Granville and the Licking County Board of Commissioners regarding reimbursement of the counsel appointed for the defendant, Licking county is unable to reimburse such attorney.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE, OHIO, THAT:
Section I: The Village Manager previously entered into a contract with the Licking County Board of Commissioners for legal representation of indigent persons in Licking County Municipal Court, who are charged with a violation of any ordinance of the Village, for which the penalty or any possible adjudication includes potential loss of liberty.
Section II: Pursuant to Section 5 of the Contract for Legal Representation of Indigent Persons, adopted on August 1, 2007 by Resolution No. 2007-45, the term of contract shall be extended for the period beginning on January 1, 2015 and ending on December 31, 2015, upon mutual consent of the parties and proper appropriation of funding.
Section III: This Resolution shall take effect immediately upon passage.
Passed this 3rd day of December, 2014.