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Holly Trustees Weigh Need for a Town Garage and Town Administrator

 

The Holly Trustees held a brief monthly meeting on Wednesday, August 2nd before going into executive session.

Kathy McCorkle, Executive Director of Domestic Safety Resource Center provided an overview of the organization as part of an on-going outreach program. “We serve several counties in southeast Colorado including Baca, Cheyenne, Kiowa and Prowers,” she explained, adding that she would be available for any future questions from the Trustees regarding the services provided.

The Trustees tabled future discussion on the stalled project to repair the sidewalk in front of the Holly Historical Society, pending receipt of any future construction bids. A letter of agreement with Amanda Brown, CPA, was approved for continuing services to the town in her annual audit extending into 2017.

The Trustees have until October 15th to decide if they will pursue a search for a replacement Administrator for the town.  Budget discussions for 2018 will begin in the fall, and the salary for a new administrator will have to be included.  The brief discussion on Wednesday dealt with the need for either a full or part time administrator or what their duties would include.  A search committee was set up during the July Trustee’s meeting.

Mayor Tony Garcia opened discussion on a town garage to house municipal vehicles and equipment. He said there are grant opportunities that could fund the project from 30 to 75% of the cost of construction and wanted input from the Trustees on what type of building would be needed, the size and scope of the building and the best location for it in the community.  The discussions will be carried into future Trustee meetings.

By Russ Baldwin

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