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File #: 19-0845    Version: 1 Name: AHS Settlement Agreement and Mutual Release
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 5/13/2019 In control: Law
On agenda: 5/15/2019 Final action: 5/15/2019
Title: Dept./ Agency: Law Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending Purpose: Settlement of Civil Litigation Docket No.: ESX-L-002608-18 Claimant: Associated Humane Societies, Inc. Claimant's Attorney: Robert A. Russotti, Esquire Attorney's Address: 124 Evergreen Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 07114 Settlement Amount: $250,000.00 Funding Source: Insurance Trust Fund Amount: $250,000.00 Additional Comments: Settlement resolves pending litigation and outstanding issues concerning non-payment for services rendered from July 1, 2018 through November 8, 2018. Invitation: Corporation Counsel (date to be entered by Clerk's Office)
Sponsors: Council of the Whole
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Dept./ Agency: Law
Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending
Purpose: Settlement of Civil Litigation
Docket No.: ESX-L-002608-18
Claimant: Associated Humane Societies, Inc.
Claimant's Attorney: Robert A. Russotti, Esquire
Attorney's Address: 124 Evergreen Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 07114
Settlement Amount: $250,000.00
Funding Source: Insurance Trust Fund
Amount: $250,000.00
Additional Comments:
Settlement resolves pending litigation and outstanding issues concerning non-payment for services rendered from July 1, 2018 through November 8, 2018.
Invitation: Corporation Counsel (date to be entered by Clerk's Office)
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WHEREAS, the Department of Health and Community Wellness entered into a contract with Associated Humane Societies, Inc. ("AHS"), pursuant to Resolution 7R2-an adopted May 20, 2015, to provide animal control services in the City of Newark, for the period February 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016 with an option to renew for four (4) additional one (1) year contracts for an amount not to exceed Six Hundred Seventy-Five Thousand Dollars and Zero Cents ($675,000.00) per year; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Health and Community Wellness exercised the one-year option to renew for the periods February 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017, and February 1, 2017 through January 31, 2018, for an amount not to exceed Six Hundred Seventy-Five Thousand Dollars and Zero Cents ($675,000.00) per year; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Health and Community Wellness and AHS entered into monthly extensions for February 1, 2018 and March 1, 2018 while the parties were engaging in negotiations to decrease the cost for animal control services; and

WHEREAS, Emergency Contract E2018-18 was declared on September 18, 2018 for the period of April 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, while the parties continued to engage in negotiations to decrease the cost of animal control services...

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