Town manager search continues: Three things to know from Windsor Town Board
January 16, 2018
The Jan. 8 Windsor Town Board meeting brought the town one step closer to finding a new town manager, reserved land for Windsor-Severance Fire Rescue if further study shows a fourth station is needed, and lead to no action being taken on the revocation of an agreement.
The following are two things to know from the meeting:
1. Wesley LaVanchy hired as municipal adviser, firm chosen to search for new town manager.
Wesley LaVanchy, formerly the town manager of Firestone, said he's excited to have the chance to help out Windsor town staff. LaVanchy was selected at the Jan. 8 Windsor Town Board meeting to serve as a municipal adviser for the town, until a new town manager can be chosen.
Windsor's former town manager Kelly Arnold resigned Nov. 21, due to a request from the board, and Town Clerk Patti Garcia has been named the interim town manager.
Garcia said projects such as the Windsor Mill rebuilding, Downtown Development Authority boardwalk backlot development and Rocky Mountain Sports Park need extra attention, so the town reviewed applications to find a municipal adviser to help.
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LaVanchy said he will he helping ensure the town experiences minimal lags in progress during the search period for a new manager.
"It's really a privilege. Windsor is well-respected among municipal managers and the Colorado City and County Management Association," he said. "You guys have an incredible town here and lots of opportunity."
Peckham & McKenney was approved as the firm to search for a new town manager at the meeting as well, and officials say they hope to have a new manager in place this spring.
2. Option agreement with Windsor- Severance Fire Rescue approved.
Windsor-Severance Fire Rescue officials asked the Windsor Town Board last year to consider signing an agreement that would allow the department to study the feasibility of putting a fourth fire station in south Windsor. The town board approved that agreement at the meeting.
It would be located on a few acres of land east of Colo. 257 near Crossroads Boulevard, on land that was donated to the town of Windsor.
Town Attorney Ian McCargar said the agreement will reserve the land for a year and allow the fire district to exercise an option to purchase the property. 3. Resolution setting water rates approved, will need to be adjusted due to incorrect numbers.
Although the Windsor Town Board approved a resolution last week setting water rates for residents, the board will need to approve a correcting resolution at a later meeting, due to a number mix-up. McCargar said a resolution correcting the error will be brought before the board on Jan. 22, before the new water rates go into effect in February.