Silt to interview trustee applicants on Monday
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
SILT, Colorado – The Silt Board of Trustees will interview and possibly appoint a new board member, to fill the seat vacated by Tod Tibbetts in April, at its Monday, Aug. 24, board meeting.
According to Town Administrator Betsy Suerth, the town received letters of interest from Leonard Langston, Ray Lloyd, Kevin Scanlon and former town trustee Doug Williams.
The board has scheduled one hour at its Monday meeting, to give 15 minute interviews to each of the interested parties.
“We hope that they will be able to make a decision Monday evening,” Suerth said. But the board will be allowed to take as much time as needed before deciding on a replacement, Suerth said.
Former trustee Tod Tibbetts resigned in early April citing a distrust for the other board members and city staff. His resignation letter stated, “I have tried to be a positive influence in addressing the problems in our Town government, but I believe the process has gotten totally out of control.”
Tibbetts continued to say, “I have seen too many instances of the Board making decisions based on their own personal interest and town employees putting their own personal interest above that of our constituents.”
Tibbetts also headed the unsuccessful recall election against Mayor Dave Moore in 2007. A recall for then-trustee Williams was also filed on July 19, 2007, according to past Post Independent reports. However Williams resigned four days later, avoiding a recall.
In a letter to the editor from Moore published July 25, 2007, he stated that “it was a sad day,” when Williams resigned.
“I am not sure what the future holds for Doug in politics, but don’t be surprised to see Doug wearing the title as the mayor of Silt in the next few years,” the letter read.
The town’s Board of Trustees consists of one mayor and six board members that are elected at large. Each board member serves a four-year term, each are staggered, and elections are held every two years.
Tibbetts’ seat would have expired in 2010. Whomever is appointed will have to seek re-election in April.
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