Former Clintonville City Attorney Tim Schmid has filed a Notice of Claim against the city of Clintonville.
The claim is for almost $72,000 which represents what he would have received in compensation for this year and next year as city attorney. He was sworn in for a two-year term in May, before the council removed him from office and put April Dunlavy in that position.
The Clintonville Tribune-Gazette filed an open records request with the city of Clintonville for legal claims against the city but that request was denied. In a letter from Clintonville Clerk Peggy Johnson denying the request, it stated, “After performing the balance test for your request, your request is being denied as the public interest in disclosure does not outweigh the public interest favoring nondisclosure as none of the claims have been closed and the disclosure of information could be detrimental in the strategy to be adopted by the city with respect to litigation in which it is or is liked to become involved.”
Schmid did confirm with the Tribune-Gazette that his attorney did file a claim on his behalf. The Tribune-Gazette did speak with Schmid’s attorney and is in the process of obtaining a copy of the claim.
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