Basalt re-advertises manager’s post |

Basalt re-advertises manager’s post

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

BASALT ” The Basalt Town Council decided to re-advertise its open town manager’s position after failing to land its top candidate in the first round, Mayor Leroy Duroux said Friday.

The town will advertise the position in local newspapers, the Grand Junction Sentinel and with the Colorado Municipal League, an association for city and town governments. Earlier advertising produced plenty of candidates. The field was narrowed to two, but the person who was offered the job didn’t accept it, Duroux said. The high cost of housing in the Basalt area was an issue in landing the candidate, the mayor said.

In its new posting for the job, Basalt will still offer pay in the range of $115,000 to $130,000 and convey that an extra allowance for housing is negotiable, Duroux said. But council members hope they don’t have to offer either a house or extra pay for a house.

“I think our goal is to hook up with somebody that already lives here,” Duroux said.

The council will apparently stop short of recruiting applicants. “We hope citizens of the town will urge people that they think would do a good job to apply,” Duroux said.

The deadline for applications is Monday, Dec. 29. Current Town Manager Bill Efting agreed to stay on until at least the end of January while the town conducts its search, Duroux said. Efting announced his resignation this fall, saying it was time for a change.

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