An invoice submitted by Kittanning Borough Solicitor Ty Heller was questioned due to several charges.
Heller said that his retainer of $3,625 per quarter does not cover litigation or employment matters. He submitted charges of $891.50 for litigation charges regarding an issue on Sirwell Street.
“We were hoping it would settle without pleading, but we were directed by judge to respond,” Heller said.
Another $600 was charged for responding to Right-To-Know challenges by Beverly Soloski.
Heller said there was a lot of “back and forth” between his office and the Office of Open Records in Harrisburg. He said there was an appeal of a determination that a record did not exist for administrative search warrants. Heller said he had to confirm with the borough and District Magisterial Judge James Owen to give a proper response.
“Although I billed four hours at $150 per hour on her responses for specific legal information, I did not bill for an additional 12 hours I spent working on the project,” he said.
The total amount of his October-December 2019 invoice was $5,116.50.