Delta city manager Joe Kerby attended his last council meeting on May 15. Although he will remain on the city payroll until June 15, he is taking some of the vacation time he's accrued. By the end of the month he'll have cleaned out his office in city hall.
While a search for a new city manager is underway, community development director Glen Black will be wearing an extra hat. He was appointed interim city manager at the May 15 council meeting. The vote was 4-1, with councilmember Robert Jurca later stating he would prefer to hire a "circuit rider" through the Colorado Municipal League. He said he wasn't completely happy with the job Black did as interim city manager in 2009-10, when he filled the gap between Lanny Sloan and Joe Kerby.
According to city charter, an acting city manager can be appointed for a period not to exceed 180 days. That individual shall have "all the responsibilities, duties, functions and authority of the city manager."
Council members have enlisted the services of a recruiting firm, KRW Associates of Grand Junction, to help find Kerby's replacement. A work session was scheduled May 22 to work out the details of the job search with Fred Rainguet, one of the firm's principal partners. Rainguet's services were also used in the recruitment of Kerby and police chief Robert Thomas.blog comments powered by Disqus