He may be doing work usual to the City, but his Contract is strong and valid as to not impute liability to Fort White – Our agreement is nothing

You will notice that Fort White not only made up a contract for their Consultant who obviously is an individual rather than a corporation like Countyline Design Business Services.

Furthermore, although Mr. Brazil was correct in that even though Mr. Williams is doing work usual to the Town of Fort White, the contract stipulates what Mr. Williams is and what he is expected to do unlike Tommie Jones Countyline Design Business Services.

Mr. Williams also bills Ft. White like a Consultant but the information as to what Mr. Williams is responsible for is far more definite than the Contract which Attorney Logan who provided a non legally binding agreement with broad definitions of what Jones should do.

Also, although Koberlein who is a great attorney completed information that was far better than the one I suggested in a contract note:  Williams is indemnified by the Town for those acts or omissions as a consultant in the scope of his duties.  However, as I suggested, Williams must protect, defend and indemnify the Town for any and all claims arising from or relating to Williams’ determination that the redacted portions of its response are confidential,proprietary, trade secrets, or portions of its response are confidential….. As a consultant of “professional services”, he then has some responsibility for his own actions if they are not within the scope of the Town’s business.

Our so called agreement is crap.  We pay Countyline Design and Tommie Jones does the work with no mention of the former in the contract.  If Tommie is to remain a consultant and stay on as the Town Manager, our Town needs to follow a contract similar to Fred Koberleins and list all of the expectations of Tommie….forget Countyline Design Business Services which does nothing

 

 

As an added note, although this Contract is completely concise, it will be a test for the IRS which explicitly states that if it is a business usual to the Company/Municipality’s business, then one must be an employee not a consultant.  Hopefully they check into Koberleins instead of our contract because at least it is stronger.

2 Replies to “He may be doing work usual to the City, but his Contract is strong and valid as to not impute liability to Fort White – Our agreement is nothing

  1. Joe, on this we agree Mr. Williams has a much better written and defined contract with Ft. White.

    1. It’s amazing that you can’t tell which articles I write as compared to Joe and you wonder why I respond in the manner I do to you. Karin

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