Archive for Thursday, August 25, 2005

Salary negotiations under way with administrator candidate

August 25, 2005

Basehor City Council members and their choice for the vacant city administrator position have begun negotiations on a contract, salary and benefits package, city officials said this week.

At last week's council meeting, council members were slated to vote on hiring the candidate, who city officials have not identified. However, that vote was tabled at the mayor's request because he said negotiations between the two sides had not begun.

Basehor Mayor Chris Garcia said he received a proposal from the candidate regarding salary and benefits. A committee of Basehor officials, which includes Garcia, City Council president John Bonee and City Clerk Mary Ann Mogle, met Monday night and considered the offer.

The committee planned to respond to the candidate later this week, said Garcia, who indicated the hiring process would be resolved shortly.

Not much is known about the city's choice for administrator, except that the candidate hails from the Kansas City metropolitan area.

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