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File #: RES 2020-002    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/24/2019 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 1/7/2020 Final action: 1/7/2020
Title: Resolution Appointing the Municipal Judge and Approving a Service Contract
Attachments: 1. Attachment A: Resolution, 2. Exhibit 1: Service Contract

To:                     Honorable Mayor and Members of Town Council

 

From:                     Kristin Read, Assistant Town Manager

 

Title

Resolution Appointing the Municipal Judge and Approving a Service Contract

Body

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Discussion

 

Town Code calls for Town Council to appoint the Municipal Judge at the first regular Town Council meeting in January of each even-numbered year. Attached is a resolution appointing Louis A. Gresh to serve as Municipal Judge for a two-year term and approving a service contract with Gresh.

 

Judge Gresh has served as Castle Rock’s Municipal Judge since 1986. He also serves as municipal judge for Lone Tree, Larkspur and Castle Pines, among other area jurisdictions.

 

Town Code requires the Municipal Judge to be licensed to practice in Colorado, in good standing with the State Supreme Court and have a minimum of five years’ experience in active practice of law.

 

Gresh meets those qualifications. He received his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Denver, where he also worked on a master’s degree in international relations. He received his jurisprudence degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and he also studied law at the University of Cambridge in England.

 

Before beginning his employment with the courts, Judge Gresh was employed with Drinkwine and McBride, where he worked on divorce and death penalty cases. He also worked for Berkowitz and Brady and the City Attorney in Littleton.

 

Other than a proposed $2,000 increase in annual pay, the terms and conditions of the proposed service contract with Gresh are unchanged from the previous contract.

 

Proposed Motion

 

“I move to approve the resolution appointing the Municipal Judge and approving the service contract.”

 

Attachment

 

Attachment A:    Resolution

Exhibit 1:            Service Contract