New Castle offers chance to meet town administrator candidates |

New Castle offers chance to meet town administrator candidates

Heidi Rice
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

NEW CASTLE, Colorado ” Members of the public are invited to attend an open house from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight at the New Castle Cafe downtown to meet potential candidates for the New Castle town administrator position.

The town has received about 18 applications for the position, which was vacated after the resignation of former administrator David Blanchard in August 2007, after less than a year and a half on the job.

Town board members and staff narrowed down the applicants to four and conducted interviews on Tuesday as well as today.

Mayor Frank Breslin has been fulfilling the town administrator’s position since Blanchard’s resignation.

“The duties have grown as the population grows,” Breslin said. “I’ve been working with helping to keep the town functioning, but we’re looking at working with interagency communication and correspondence.”

Breslin said that two of the four town administrator applicants are from the Western Slope and the other two are from out of state.

The public is invited to meet and greet the potential candidates tonight. A decision on the new town administrator could be as soon as this week, according to Breslin.

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