Archive for Thursday, February 12, 2004

Council ready to hire city administrator

February 12, 2004

A candidate the Basehor City Council targeted to become city administrator has agreed to accept the position, Basehor mayor Joseph Scherer said this week.

A written agreement was sent to the candidate this week and should be returned at the end of this week or early next, the mayor said. The city has yet to release the name of the candidate.

Scherer said the candidate would be officially introduced once a binding contract is in place.

Although details are limited, Scherer said the candidate hails from Oklahoma and has past experience as a city administrator.

"He has past experience and he is very qualified for this position," Scherer said.

On Monday night, the council unanimously approved an ordinance establishing the city administrator position. The ordinance also described the city administrator's responsibilities.

Some of those responsibilities include managing the day-to-day operation of the city, supervising all department heads, developing short and long-term planning, and preparing and submiting an annual budget.

Scherer said the council hopes to have the city administrator in office no later than March 15.

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