Three finalists selected for Basalt town manager position |

Three finalists selected for Basalt town manager position

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen CO, Colorado

BASALT ” Three finalists have been selected for the Basalt town manager’s job, including longtime Aspen resident Bill Kane.

The Town Council announced Monday that Kane, Harold “H.J.” Stalf and Virginia Egger made the final cut. The three candidates will be available at a public forum at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at Town Center Booksellers. The session will include a question-and-answer period with town residents.

Kane is well known in Aspen because of positions he held in city government and with the Aspen Skiing Co. He was the planning director for Aspen and Pitkin County from 1974 to 1978. He was vice president of planning for Skico from 1996 to 2005. Kane is currently a principal with Design Workshop in Aspen. He was also with the planning and design firm from 1985 to 1996.

Egger was most recently the city administrator in Sun Valley, Idaho. She held that post from 2004 to 2007.

Stalf’s resume said he is executive director of the Grand Junction Downtown Partnership. He manages a downtown development authority that is undertaking $20 million in capital improvement projects.

Basalt received 24 applications for the town manager opening and pared down the field to the current three. The council will collect public input after Feb. 11, then meet with the candidates and town government staff, according to Mayor Leroy Duroux. After reviewing how the candidates interact with the public and staff, the council will discuss the field and make an offer. The position pays between $115,000 and $130,000, and an allowance for housing is possible.

The position is open because of the resignation of Bill Efting. He announced in August he was leaving. He agreed to stay on through the end of the year, then during the search for his successor. He said Monday that Feb. 20 will be his last day. He is negotiating to accept a city administrator position in a town on Colorado’s Front Range.

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