Two more Silt officials tender their resignations |

Two more Silt officials tender their resignations

Heidi RiceGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Rick Aluise

SILT – A husband-and-wife team who hold upper-management positions in the town of Silt have given their notice and are resigning from their positions.The last day for Town Administrator Rick Aluise will be on Friday, May 25. Community development director Janet Aluise’s last day is today, but she will stay on the job on a contract basis with the town until a replacement for her is found.”The (town board of trustees) unanimously asked me to stay, but I’ve decided I want to pursue other things,” said Rick, who has been with the town for the past five years.Janet has worked for the town for the past seven years.According to Mayor Dave Moore, Janet’s position is being advertised through, the Colorado Municipal League and the American Planners Association. Rick’s job will also be advertised through the appropriate channels.”I am going to miss Rick and Janet immensely,” Moore said. “They are extremely gifted, bright and intelligent people. Rick brought this town out of the red and into the black. Because of Janet, we have one of the most updated and sophisticated planning departments of any place in Colorado.”Moore also credited the couple for being instrumental in contributing to the resurrection of the Stillwater Ranch development plans. The preliminary plan for the large development south of the Colorado River was approved Wednesday night.”The contributions made by Rick and Janet are invaluable, and their fingerprints of success will remain for a long time,” Moore said.The town is also searching for a new police chief, after the resignation of Chief Paul Taylor in late February. The applicants have been narrowed down to four, and interviews will be conducted by the Town Board in a special meeting on Tuesday, May 22.Despite the loss of several key positions in the town, Moore said he is not worried.”I think that with the tremendous condition that Janet and Rick are leaving the town, I have no concerns,” Moore said. “I think things will be moving along very smoothly. And I’m really excited that Janet is staying on as a consultant on a contract basis.”

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