Review committee to form

Town Board will form group to help choose town manager

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Hayden has received 18 applications for its open town manager position, Town Clerk Lisa Johnston said.

The Town Board will select four or five residents, one town employee and one town staff representative to serve on a town manager review committee when the board meets Thursday.

The Planning Commission elected Chairwoman Donna Hellyer to represent it, and Frank Fox most likely will be the town staff representative, Mayor Chuck Grobe said. Letters of interest to serve on the committee have been received from Realtor Jack Giessinger, Dr. Arthur Houk, Bill and Andrea Hayden, police officers Ed Corriveau and Russ Davis and Orton Family Foundation member Tammie Delaney.

In other business for the Town Board:

n Hayden carpenter Richard Bush will ask the Town Board for permission to build a cross-country ski trail at the area south of the Routt County Fairgrounds, where Dry Creek Park, a multi-sport facility, has been planned.

Bush said he has wanted to do this project for three years, but the town has not supported the idea financially. Thursday, Bush will try a new strategy.

He has decided that, if approved, he will maintain the ski trail with a snow-grooming machine pulled by his snowmobile. However, the town has determined that if Bush or any other skier was injured on the trail, Bush would be held liable because he would not be covered by the town's insurance policy.

Bush said he would propose to the Town Board that he be hired for as little money as possible for him to be covered by the town's insurance policy as a town employee.

"I love cross country skiing," Bush said. "And there are a lot of us in Hayden who do too. Why go to Steamboat when you could do it right here?"

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