Archive for Thursday, January 19, 2006

City poised to hire administrator

January 19, 2006

After more than a year -- and two separate candidate searches -- the Basehor City Council may finally have found a city administrator.

At tonight's meeting, set for 7 at Basehor City Hall, Mayor Chris Garcia is scheduled to submit a candidate's name and proposed salary for council consideration. The vote is listed as the last item on the council's agenda.

"He's agreed basically to what we're offering, with just a minor tweak," Garcia said. The mayor added, "I'm hoping it all goes well, but you never know until it's done."

The candidate's name was not made public as of press time Wednesday. Little is known about the council's top choice for administrator. So far, city officials only have said the candidate has government experience and works in a Kansas municipality.

Council members have met several times during the past few weeks to meet with candidates and discuss contract offers. Earlier this month, they unanimously approved a contract offer, complete with salary and benefits.

Terms of the deal have not been made public.

The city's first-ever administrator, David Fuqua, resigned in December 2004 to return to his native Oklahoma.

At tonight's meeting the council also is slated to take action on:

  • A petition for ordinance and annexation of six acres, south of 15939 Leavenworth Road. Eva Bates submitted the petition.
  • A petition for ordinance and annexation of 30-acres south of 15939 Leavenworth Road. Albert Hoelting submitted the petition.

¢ Appointments to Board of Zoning Appeals.

A work session with city department heads will take place at 6 p.m.

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