V P  ATTORNEY  BUTLER & ASSOCIATES  BILLS

 

KATHERINE L. BUTLER

 

123 S. Central Ave., Suite A, P.O. Box 286, Eureka, MO  63025, 314-938-5253, Fax 314-938-5452.

 

MOPR Notes:   Her bills are addressed to Mayor Harrington & state that "Paymts received after last day of month will appear as a credit on next statement.".   More bills will be posted asap.  Ref Docs Page, Disbursemt Requests, also VP Atty EM Bills as he was VP's Levee Counsel in 1997.

 

Ms Butler's billing format has been changed to avoid scrolling miles here.  Within brackets below are initials other than KLB's, apparently denoting a different atty's work;  names will be posted when found, but regardless, the charge is $90/hr on invoices posted thus far.  Hours spent follow an = symbol after each description here.  As on the hardcopies, tenths of hours (x 6 = # of mins) are shown here.  The $1K Retainer Fee listed in "Staff Requests & General Matters" bills is included in the total hourly $ amt of those bills, but the hrs listed with the Retainer are not included with the total hrs of those bills.  Any MOPR notes within posted invoices have double parentheses.   

 

SUMMARY OF POSTED INVOICES

Bill Date

Inv #

Period Thru

In Reference

To

Hrs

Hrs $ Amt

Total Bill

Including

  Costs

Posted Date

09/09/97

10841

08/01 - 08/19

Double Eagle v. VP

5.0

 $   450.00

11/08/04

09/09/97 10842 08/01 - 08/27

Staff Requests &

General Matters

30.7 3,763.00 11/08/04
09/09/97 10843 08/04 - 08/28 City of VP v. Hostler 28.0 2,520.00 2,600.96 11/08/04
09/09/97 10844 08/01 - 08/25 Prosecution Matters 21.3 1,917.00 11/08/04

M O N T H L Y        8 / 9 7        S T A T E M E N T       T O T A L     =

$8730.96

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12/10/97

11187

11/01 - 11/26

Staff Requests &

General Matters

20.0

2,800.00

05/28/05

12/10/97

11188

11/25 - 11/25

City of VP v. Hostler

0.2

    18.00

05/28/05

12/10/97 11189 11/05 - 11/19 Prosecution Matters 16.5 1,485.00 05/28/05

     M O N T H L Y       1 2 / 9 7        S T A T E M E N T      T O T A L     = 

$4,303.00 ----------

 


 

I   N   V   O   I   C   E   S

 

9/9/97  INV #  10841  -  Double Eagle v. VP

8/1

Letter to EM re copy of files. = 0.3

8/14

Review motion to enforce settlemt;  attempt to contact atty;  phone call to clerk re hearing date. = 0.6

8/15

Review file;  call Div 7 re motion hrg. = 0.5

8/19

Review docs from EM re settlemt agreemt & contracts for sale of property. = 1.3

8/22

Court appearance for Motion hrg on Motion to Enforce Settlemt;  draft order dismissing case;  return to ofc. = 2.1

8/26

Letter to client re dismissal of case & threats of Plf to continue litigation. = 0.2

Previous Balance of $81.00 Pd in Full 8/19/97 - tku.  

9/9/97  INV # 10841  TOTAL   5.0 Hrs @  $90/hr =   $450.00

 

 

9/9/97  INVOICE # 10842 -  Staff Requests & General Matters

8/1

Meet with Mike Perry re Code book update;  review agenda with attachmts;  conf with clerk. = 4.7 

8/1

Monthly Retainer:  $1,000.  8/4 - Attend BOA mtg = 3.8  -  8/5  Staff Mtg = ((blank))  -  8/18 Attend BOA mtg = 3.6  -  8/19 Staff Mtg = ((blank))  -  8/26  Attend P&Z mtg = 2.6  ((total 10.0 + two staff mtgs))

8/5

Meet with Mike Perry & Chief Brown re code modifiations. = 4.0 

8/6

Research statutes for code update re ofenses sec;  review same. = 2.8

8/7

Phone call with JO re Drury billboards;  review drug policy manual;  phone call from  Sherry. = 2.3

8/12

Phone calls re locating heirs of Hortenson;  phone call with clerk re same & pension;  brief research re police pension. = 1.1

8/13

Meet with Mike Perry re code book update;  draft election ord for city adminr;  phone call from Sherry re street plats;  update ords for Mission Hills, Glen Eagles, Dougherty Ferry;  review & revise Twin Oaks tower ord. = 6.8

8/14

Phone call from clerk;  revise tower ord;  phone call from  Sherry re Lawless ord;  review same. = 1.3

8/15

Review agenda with attachmts. = 0.7

8/19

Phone call with Sherry;  & with Chief. = 0.4

8/20

Meet with Mike Perry re code updating. = 3.6

8/26

Review correpondence from Wisdom re Moore violation;  phone call re Ald FP;  review P&Z agenda;  review correspondence from client re Carr property. = 0.9

8/27

Letter to Wisdom re Carr property & tax sale;  phone call with clerk. = 0.4

Previous Balance of $2,125.00 pd in full 8/19/97 - tku.  

9/9/97  INV # 10842    TOTAL  30.7 Hrs @  $90/hr =   $3,763.00

 

 

9/9/97  INVOICE # 10843 -  City of VP v. Hostler

8/4

[CAA]  Begin research for post trial brief & conclusions of law. = 4.7

8/6

[CAA]  Begin drafting findings of fact. = 5.0

8/18

Review post-trial brief of plf. = 0.9 

8/20

[CAA]  Continue drafting findings of fact. = 8.9

8/26

[CAA]  Draft conclusions of law. = 8.0

8/28

Revise finding of fact/conclusions of law. = 0.5

For svcs rendered:   28.0 HRS @  $90.00 per hr.

$2,520.00

Add'l charges:  8/29  Court Reporter Bobbie L. Luber - Deposition Transcript Ck# 2648

 80.96

Total amt this bill

  2,600.96

Previous Balance of $3,442.50 pd in full 8/19/97 - tku.

9/9/97  INV # 10843 TOTAL  28.0 Hrs @ $90/hr + $80.96  = $2,600.96

 

 

9/9/97  INVOICE # 10844 -  Prosecution Matters

8/1

Pick up docket for Stephanie;  telephone with clerk re recommendation. = 0.7

8/3

Review correspondence from attys;  review def's record;  draft recommendation re Baumer, Beard, Bewig, Cantrell, Christensen, Curtis, Dambah, Dorenkamp, Drexler, Dunn, Faszold, Frisella, Gaston, Gilbert, Gonzales, Goode, Hanna, Hazard, Hickenbotham, Kuhn, Lam, Moore, Muchoki, Muehlheausler, Patton, Scherres, Sonderman, Thompson, Tobin, Ward, White, Zelle. = 4.9

8/4

(Courtney) Court appearance for jury trial docket call. = 1.7

8/5

Conf with clerk;  phone call from atty re warrant. = 0.3

8/7

Review police report;  review def's record;  determine whether to issue charges re Byerly, Wilson, Overall, Barnhardt, Sonderegger, Danis, Weissenbach, Abuhamdeh, Cantrell, Scheodemann, Curtner {sic}, Hughes. = 3.9  Review correspondence from attys;  draft recommendations re McMurtry, Pollack, Byerly. = 0.5

8/11

Phone call from clerk;  (Ivaronne)  Phone call with clerk re jail time;  (Foster) Phone call from def. = 0.6

8/12

(Leicht, Udell, Walker, Bewig, Casey, Schmoll)  Phone call from attys. = 1.6

8/13

Conf with clerk & LT. Breece re trials;  (Jordan, Page, Schmoll)  Phone calls from atty;  phone calls from attys re docket;  review faxes from attys. = 1.9  [RJG]  Conduct docket call & trials. = 3.9

8/14

(Curtner, Warner)  Review notice of jury trial setting. = 0.2

8/15

[CAA]  City of VP v. Summers;  review file & call opposing atty. = 0.5

8/25

Phone call from clerk;  (Hernandez, Curnter {sic})  Phone call from attys. = 0.6

Previous Balance of $1,566.00 pd in full 8/19/97 - tku.  

9/9/97  INV # 10844  TOTAL  21.3 Hrs  @  $90/hr  =   $1,917.00

 

 

12/10/97  INVOICE # 11187 -  Staff Requests & General Matters

11/1

Monthly Retainer:  $1,000.00.  11/3  BOA mtg = 3.5  -  11/17  BOA mtg = 1.0  No quorum  -  11/24 LEG Cmte mtg = 1.9  -  11/25  P&Z mtg = 3.3  ((total 9.7))

11/3 Review agenda with attachmts;  brief research;  phone call with Chief Brown re allegations alleged by citizen;  phone call from atty re Yahl zoning proposal = 1.6
11/4 Review pet & discovery filed in HUTT lawsuit;  phone conf with clerk to submit same to insurance carrier for defense;  letter to JO re same & phone calls with co-defs' attys = 1.4
11/5 Review crsp from Brignole;  review Dougherty Lakes file for FEMA compliance;  phone call with Vicki = 1.2  Phone call from atty for BCS {sic};  phone call to clerk re same;  phone call from Vicki re bldg violations = 0.6
11/7 Phone call Rucci re Yahl proposal;  review fax from same;  phone call to JO = 0.9
11/10 Phone call from mayor re MP;  phone call to MP re lease = 0.6
11/11 Review crsp from atty for Trustees re Yahl proposal;  phone call to Vicki re same;  phone call from Rucci re same = 1.1
11/12 Phone call from Vicki re FEMA;  phone call Craig Wilson re BCS lawsuit;  draft ords to repeal Boyd stop sign;  limit speed in Mission Hills, Sunrise Ridge & Glen Eagles;  research billboard issue;  review fax from MP;  phone call to MP = 2.4
11/16 Review agenda with legal review for code update;  check same with notes on changes = 2.3
11/17 Phone call with clerk re bill paymt;  phone call for Ald Wren;  review code;  draft ord re election = 1.4
11/18 Phone call with Vicki re FEMA illegal fill;  phone call Rucci re Yahl proposal;  phone call Brown re esmt for water = 0.8
11/19 Phone call Vicki & clerk re FEMA;  phone call mayor re LEG Cmte;  research same = 2.6
11/20 Phone call with clerk;  phone call with JO = 0.3
11/24 Phone call with MP re lease terms;  phone calls with John King re Isbell application;  phone call to Vicki re status of application = 0.((6or8?))
11/25 Review agenda for P&Z;  phone call with JO re same;  phone call with King re Isbell;  review fax from clerk;  phone call to clerk = 1.5
11/26 Review code re amendmt of subdiv plat;  phone call with Vicki re same = 0.5
Previous Balance of $4,576.32 pd in full 11/12/97 - tku.

12/10/97  INVOICE # 11187  TOTAL  20.0 Hrs @  $90/hr =   $2,800.00 

 

 

12/10/97  INVOICE # 11188  -  City of VP v. Hostler

11/25

Review motion for approval of bond filed by Lawless for appeal = 0.2

Previous Balance of $63.00 pd in full 11/12/97 - tku.

12/10/97  INVOICE # 11188 TOTAL  0.2 Hrs @  $90/hr =   $18.00 

 

 

12/10/97  INVOICE # 11189  -   Prosecution Matters

11/5

(McAndrew;  Montsinger)  Review police report;  review def's record;  determine whether to issue charges = 0.5

11/6 Phone call with clerk re docket & recommendations;  review trial files & prepare for same = 2.8
11/7 Ct appearance for plea;  (Rentchler) Review crsp from atty;  phone call to clerk = 1.9
11/8 Penrose;  Strickland;  Boquette;  Bothman;  Bowman;  Brodeur;  Canavan;  Dolan;  Eskridge;  Heinold;  Hinton;  Johnson;  Jones;  Kirkpatrick;  Linville;  Moore;  Meuhlenbeck;  Nassif;  Nicols;  Phan;  Rentchler;  Runge;  Schmidt;  Skinner;  Spencer;  Steinbrueck;  Steombirl;  Terc;  Ward;  Weinkauff;  Zyk = 4.8
11/11 (Horton;  Cook;  Steele;  Gilbert)  Phone call defs;  phone call from Ct Clerk = 0.9  (Andrews;  Kimbrough)  Phone call from atty;  phone call to clerk;  (Christianson;  Dallas;  Nulles;  Spencer;  Thomas;  Jefferies;  Huetter;  Candela;  Curtis;  Melbourne;  Pepmueller;  Koman)  Review crsp from atty;  review def's record;  draft recommendation = 2.1`
11/12 [CAA]  Conduct docket call & trials = 2.4 
11/12 Phone call with clerk re Shappe = 0.2
11/17 (Kettlehutt)  Conf with atty re trial = 0.2
11/18 Phone call from Chief re defs assisting with dept;  phone call to clerk = 0.3
11/19 (Barton;  Gilbert)  Phone call from atty;  phone call to clerk = 0.4
Previous Balance of $1,683.00 pd in full 11/12/97 - tku.

12/10/97  INVOICE # 11189  TOTAL  16.5 Hrs @  $90/hr =   $1,485.00