Thompson will step down as Scottville attorney.

March 16, 2020

Tracy Thompson

Thompson will step down as Scottville attorney.

SCOTTVILLE — Tracy Thompson announced during the city commission meeting Monday, March 16, that he will not submit a proposal for city attorney services. Thompson’s firm, Thompson, Thompson & Glanville, has served as the city’s legal representative for 23 years. During Monday’s meeting, City Manager Courtney Magaluk, under the guidance of the city’s personnel committee, stated the city will be putting out requests for proposals for assessor and attorney.

Past recent practice in the city has been to renew both services without seeking bids. The city’s personnel committee has created a new practice of seeking bids for all outside services. Thompson said he believes this is a good practice and commended the city commission and city manager for taking the step.

“I want to do what’s best for the city and what’s best for my practice and myself,” Thompson told the commission. “I think it’s best for the city that you get a new voice as your attorney. Over the past year you have hired a new city manager, new clerk, new police chief, and it’s time for a new attorney.

Thompson said he has served alongside six city managers and four police chiefs, and numerous mayors since he became city attorney.

“Courtney is doing a great job as your city manager and I have never had a conflict with any of the city commissions, you each represent the city well. It is in good hands.”

Thompson said he believes that there are local firms that will provide good legal services for the city.

He said he is willing to continue to serve as city attorney until the RFP process is complete.

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