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The Holly Trustees plan to interview two finalists for the Town Administrator’s post during a session tentatively scheduled for April 18th.  The Trustees met with consultant Steve Rabe during their April 3rd meeting to review the procedures they will employ during the interview session including provisions for salary, termination and length of contract.

The Trustees had set a salary range from $50,000 to $60,000 in their advertisement for the position. Regarding length of contract, Rabe explained that it would be for an indefinite length, although it was customary in hiring procedures at this level, to provide for a 5% salary increase after the first six months of employment if the Trustees found the new hire to be suitable.  Rabe said he would brief the candidates on salary expectations and informed the Trustees that from their questions they would probably select the one person who would be the best fit for the rural community.

Jesse Frey, representing the Holly Commercial Club, provided the Trustees with an up-to-date briefing on plans to host the annual Pedal the Plains bicycling event in early September. Holly is one of three communities to host almost 1,000 riders who will travel to Lamar and Springfield as part of their southeastern Colorado journey.  Frey said a lot of activities will take place on or around school property including storage of bicycles and a site for support vehicles for an overnight stay including a portable shower truck which will hook up to a hydrant on school property.  Food vendors are set to be located in the field between Porky’s Parlor and the school and the recommendation for a beer garden will be off Main Street, but in proximity to Buffalo and 5th.  Any RVs used for the overnight will be parked by the school bus barn.  “We’re going to need volunteers to help with all aspects of this event including help with dumpsters for trash collection and disposal, food assistants, perhaps our sports teams to unload the rider’s luggage and corral their bicycles.  This will be an involved process,” he reiterated.  The logistics team from Pedal the Plains has an April visit planned for an update.

Plans continue for finding an engineer for the town’s landfill project. The person selected will be responsible for finding grant funding for the completion of the project. According to Town Clerk, Megan Jara, in order to move forward, the community must show the state they have the necessary funding by November, 2020.

By Russ Baldwin

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