Archive for Thursday, August 11, 2005

City Council begins negotiations with administrator candidate

August 11, 2005

The search for a new Basehor city administrator could soon come to a conclusion, if it hasn't already.

At next week's Basehor City Council meeting, Monday, Aug. 15, council members are scheduled to vote on a contract for a city administrator applicant. From a list of 20 to 25 applicants, council members trimmed the list down to two prospects.

Earlier this month, City Council members interviewed each of the candidates in Basehor. During a special meeting Monday, Aug. 8, the City Council discussed the candidates during a 45-minute executive session.

Basehor mayor Chris Garcia said the council reached a general consensus on a favorite for the position. The City Council voted, 4-0, to begin contract negotiations with the preferred candidate.

He said city officials would use a contract for former city administrator David Fuqua as a blueprint for the negotiations. Fuqua's contract called for a $65,000 per year salary plus other incentives and bonuses.

"It'll be the starting point, the guide to go off of," the mayor said.

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