The law suit between Mayor Dawn Zimmer and the four minority council members has cost the city more than $16,000 so far, according to two invoices provided to the city council and Patch.
Former zoning Board Member Phil Cohen presented the documents to the council. One invoice is for $13,242.27. and another for $3,030.
The invoices are dated 12/11/12 and 1/28/2013 and ordered by special counsel McManimon & Scotland LLC.
The four council minority members sued Zimmer as well as the city clerk and the city attorney, claiming that Jim Doyle's appointment was invalid. After many rounds of court, the case is now in front of the appellate division.
Meanwhile, Doyle's seat remains vacant.
Cohen made his comments during the public portion. Afterward, the city council broke out in several minutes of fighting, with multiple members yelling at each other in disregard of Council President Peter Cunningham's gavel.