Montgomery attorney approved by Selma City Council for certain legal matters

Published 8:20 am Friday, July 1, 2022

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During Tuesday’s meeting, the Selma City Council approved Montgomery Attorney Bobby Seagall to  handle certain legal matters.

Seagall, who works for the law firm Copeland-Franco, will represent the council on certain legal situations. He will paid $300 an hour on case by case basis and $100 an hour on paralegal matters.

“We need legal assistance right now,” City Council President Billy Young said.

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The council also approved to send two matters to Seagall:  David Blackmon’s videography contract and NPG Consultant contract for Mark Neely.

Neither Blackmon nor Neely haven’t been paid recently by the City of Selma for their work. They both spoke at the council meeting.

Neely haven’t received his last three checks. Blackmon hasn’t been paid since the fall. They said their checks are in the office of Selma Mayor James Perkins Jr.

Blackmon said City Attorney Major Madison  told him he violated the contract. Neely said he received a memo from Perkins’ office, saying he didn’t do certain things in the contract.

The council will send a request asking  City Treasurer Terri Barnes-Smith  to appear at the city council work session and council meeting to explain the dilemma.

In other council news:

• Mandy Henry was approved to serve on the Selma Redevelopment Authority Board.

• Curtis Wimberly and Carolyn Bates were approved to serve on the Personnel Board.