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How much did Wilmington pay its city attorneys and outside attorneys it used in 2013?

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Q. What was the 2013 salary for Wilmington City attorney and for any assistant attorneys? What did the City pay in 2013 and to date in 2014 for outside attorneys doing city work?

A. According to the city of Wilmington, here are the salaries for city attorney, the deputy city attorney and two assistant city attorneys:

City Attorney Bill Wolak: $145,678

Deputy City Attorney Meredith Everhart: $92,222

Assistant City Attorney Joseph Betts: $86,788

Assistant City Attorney Amy Schaefer: $86,018

Below is the city’s breakdown of money spent on outside attorneys:

Fiscal year 2012-13 (July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013)

  • Specialized legal services for assorted issues: $144,200.21. (Includes annexation, baseball, convention center hotel, civil service, property acquisition, insurance counsel, etc.)
  • Community development-related costs: $12,489.06. (title searches, property acquisition closings and related legal services)

Fiscal year 2013-14 year to date (July 1, 2013 to March 2014)

  • Specialized legal services for assorted issue: $24,752.49. (easement acquisitions, convention center hotel development and litigation, property acquisition, etc.)
  • Community development-related costs: $4,495.72.(title searches, property acquisition closings and related legal services)

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