Archive for Thursday, February 23, 2006

Council developing to-do list for new administrator

February 23, 2006

Basehor's new city administrator, who is poised to begin work at the end of next month, shouldn't be lacking in projects to tackle.

This month, Basehor Mayor Chris Garcia asked council members to begin forming a list of projects they would like the administrator to work on.

The lists from each council member will be compiled, and a composite of "top 10 projects" will be developed.

"When the man comes on board, we'll give it to him and say, 'This is what we need you to do,'" Garcia said.

Last month, the city pegged Carl Slaugh -- the current city administrator in Hiawatha and a former community development director in Merriam -- to take over the administrator's job, which had been vacant for more than a year.

He was signed to a $65,000 contract, plus benefits.

His agreement with Hiawatha dictates that he provide 60 days notice before leaving.

City officials said Slaugh will be in Basehor for the regular meeting Feb. 23.

His tenure in Basehor will officially begin March 27.

The mayor said he believed some issues, such as new roads and improved sewer infrastructure, would be common issues of interest for each council member.

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