City Attorney Proposals

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The City of Salisbury is seeking qualifications and proposals from individuals or firms to serve in the position of City Attorney/Prosecuting Attorney. The City Attorney serves as legal advisor to the Mayor, Board of Aldermen, Board of Public Works and City Department Heads. For questions contact City Clerk, Courtney Cole at 660-388-6197.



The City of Salisbury is a Fourth Class City that was incorporated in 1881 pursuant to the laws of the State of Missouri. The Mayor and six Aldermen govern the City. The Mayor is elected for a two-year term and the six aldermen are elected for two-year staggered terms from three wards. The Board meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:00p.m. Court is currently held on the third Wednesday of each month beginning at 5:15 p.m. though this is likely to change in the next few months.

City Attorney/Prosecutor Position


Qualifications for the position of City Attorney require he/she be a licensed and a practicing attorney at law in the State of Missouri.

In addition to the qualifications identified above, it is deemed critical that the City Attorney possess the following experience, background and style:

  • Possess a thorough understanding of all Missouri State Statutes pertaining to local government.
  • Have the ability to quickly familiarize themselves with the provisions of the City Municipal Code of Ordinances.
  • Possess strong research skills and the ability to present oral and written opinions in a clear and concise manner.
  • Be able to work in a fast-paced environment where there are frequent deadlines and time constraints.
  • Be consistent in their interpretation of applicable legal regulations as they effect important decisions that the City must make.
  • Draft resolutions, ordinances, contracts and other legal documents to which the City might be a part to.
  • Represent the City’s interest in legal proceedings.
  • Attend governing body meetings and meeting of other boards as requested.
  • Provide services to the City as may be necessary to guarantee the most efficient, cost effective Municipal Court services possible.
  • Prosecute violations of the City’s ordinances before the Municipal Judge or before any Circuit Judge hearing violations of the City’s ordinances.

Format for Proposals

Proposals should be written in the following format, using the headings presented below for the organization of responses. Respondents must address all questions asked and provide sufficient detail to enable a thorough evaluation of their proposals.

  1. Education
  2. Work Experience
  3. Rate Proposal- Identify all fixed fees and/or variable rates (including the list of services that would trigger any variable rates) for this scope of professional  services.
  4. Contract-   It is recognized that the formal basis for any agreement between vendor and user is a contract rather than a proposal. In submitting proposals, vendors must indicate that they are prepared to complete a contract containing all the information submitted in their proposals. The bid document shall become an integral part of the contract between the City of Salisbury, Missouri and the successful bidder.
  5. Resume


The City of Salisbury, Missouri reserves the right to reject any or all proposals received. The City reserves the right to waive any variances from original proposal specifications in cases where the variances are considered to be in the best interest of the City.

Due Date for Proposals

Responses for this solicitation must be submitted to the City Clerk’s office by 5:00p.m. Friday, March 3, 2017. A total of eight copies of each proposal should be submitted. All proposals should be submitted in a sealed envelope and marked “Request for Proposal Legal Services.”

The City of Salisbury is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Courtney Cole, City Clerk

City of Salisbury

128 W. 2nd St.

Salisbury, MO 65281

660-388-6197 phone



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