New Castle residents get chance to meet candidates |

New Castle residents get chance to meet candidates

NEW CASTLE – Local residents will have a chance to meet and talk to the five candidates vying for the town administrator position at a wine and cheese reception tonight from 6-8 p.m. at the New Castle Cafe, 219 West Main St.The candidates were narrowed down from 32 applications received for the position, which is being vacated by Steve Rippy, also a longtime New Castle mayor and council member. Rippy announced his resignation in October after serving as town administrator since 2001. He will continue as town administrator until the position is filled.”The reception will be a chance for citizens to come out and meet and visit with the candidates and chance for them to meet with the people,” Rippy said.The five candidates are: Bentley Henderson of Carbondale. Henderson is a former assistant town manager for the town of Carbondale from 2000-2004. He was previously a building official for Carbondale from 1994-2000. Davis Farrar of Missouri Heights. Farrar worked as the town manager of Carbondale from 1982 to 1995. He is currently the owner of a consulting firm, Western Slope Consulting, LLC, specializing in planning services for the public and private sectors, which he has operated for the past ten years. He also served as the interim administrator for the town of Silt in 1998. David Blanchard of Berthoud, (on the Front Range). Blanchard is the former city manager of Blackhawk from 2000-2003. He also worked as city administrator for Higginsville, Mo., from 1989-2000. He is a registered engineer. Daryl Shrum of Winter Park. Shrum most recently served as town manager for Winter Park from 1986 to the present. Steve Golnar of Livingston, Mont., Golnar worked as city manager for Livingston from 1995-2005. He was previously the city administrator in Kemmerer, Wyo., from 1988-1995.New Castle Town Council members are expected to make their decision on the new town administrator by the end of February.

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