CLINTON — The Clinton County Board of Supervisors authorized Clinton County Attorney Mike Wolf to retain a Human Resources legal professional on the behalf of the Board of Supervisors.

Clinton County Board of Supervisors Chairman Dan Srp said the county was recommended to immediately retain a Human Resources attorney for the purposes of protecting the county from any potential legal liability, addressing serious accusations and claims made against county employees and county officials and to analyze the workplace culture and decide whether there are issues that need to be investigated or possibly addressed.

“That was the language that was provided to me by the HR attorney with a request that we do not discuss details of any of the above so that it can be a thorough and independent review of the situation with the report generated giving recommendation and direction to the board about how to proceed,” Srp said. “I know the county attorney is familiar with the recommendation of the HR legal attorney that the county has retained. And he supported the recommendation.”

Srp said the proposal is for Attorney Amy Reasner to develop a list of three recommended law firms and professionals to be involved for this purpose. She will provide the list to Wolf, who will select and contract with one of the recommended law firms.

“It’s a situation such that as many times is the case with HR situations we have to be very tactful and careful how we discuss some of the details,” Srp said. “We certainly have no intent of doing harm to anybody involved. And so having it conducted correctly and thoroughly and in an independent manner is the recommendation at this time.”

The Supervisors voted 3-0 to approve a motion to authorize Wolf to retain an attorney.