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Mike Scanlon

basaltchamber.org

The town of Basalt’s general fund, in 2017, ended around $230,000 below revenues.

Ryan Mahoney

It’s nearly official that Ryan Mahoney is Basalt’s new town manager. “Nearly official” because neither party has signed on the dotted line.

Ryan Mahoney

After eight months and two interim town managers, the Basalt Town Council will discuss a contract with Ryan Mahoney during an executive session on Friday.

At a special meeting on Tuesday night, Basalt’s town council hired its second interim town manager in four months.

The nonprofit corporation that sank millions of dollars into the controversial Pan and Fork property in Basalt wants its money back.

Valley Roundup for Nov. 25, 2016

Nov 25, 2016

Welcome to a Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

 

Politics are still in play in Basalt — after two elections and the resignation of the town manager.

Valley Roundup for Morning Edition, Nov. 25, 2016

Nov 25, 2016

Concerns of conflicts of interest are being aired by elected officials in Basalt now that the former town manager is helping a developer get a residential project approved. Joining Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason for Valley Roundup is Scott Condon, reporter for the Aspen Times and Andy Stone, columnist and former editor of the Aspen Times.

You can hear more of the conversation, which includes Aspen Daily News Editor Curtis Wackerle, on Valley Roundup at 3:30 today right here on Aspen Public Radio news.

 

Yesterday, the Basalt Town Council voted unanimously for a property tax, but they decided to hold off on the decision to pay town employees more.

Basalt Chamber of Commerce

Basalt’s interim town manager will continue to serve until elected officials can find somebody else.

Basalt legal bills mounting

Sep 26, 2016

The legal bills are mounting in the town of Basalt after a tumultuous year for the municipality.

 

Valley Roundup, Aug. 26, 2016

Aug 26, 2016
Barbara Platts/Aspen Public Radio

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Politics is heating up in Basalt and now that the town manager up and resigned, the government  and its elected leaders are facing heavy scrutiny.

Valley Roundup for Morning Edition, Aug. 26, 2016

Aug 26, 2016
Barbara Platts/Aspen Public Radio

Government transparency, civil discourse and what to do now that the town manager has quit are issues facing the town of Basalt. Joining News Director Carolyn Sackariason on Valley Roundup are Scott Condon, reporter for the Aspen Times, Cindy Hirschfeld, editor of Aspen Sojourner Magazine and Aspen Times columnist Roger Marolt.

You can hear more of the conversation which includes Aspen Daily News Editor Curtis Wackerle at 3:30 p.m. on Aspen Public Radio news.

 

Basalt Town Council hears criticism after manager quits

Aug 23, 2016

Basalt residents packed the town council chambers Tuesday night in the wake of town manager Mike Scanlon’s resignation last Friday. Aspen Public Radio’s Elizabeth Stewart-Severy reports.

 

 

 

Over a dozen people criticized town council and voiced support for Scanlon, who had been town manager for nearly four years.

Council to discuss Basalt town manager's resignation

Aug 21, 2016

What will be four days after Basalt town manager Mike Scanlon resigned, elected officials plan to take up his surprise departure at a scheduled meeting this week.

On Friday afternoon, Scanlon officially notified the town he was leaving his post and wants 12 months of severance. When asked by Aspen Public Radio at 4 p.m. that afternoon if he was quitting, he quickly rebuffed the notion. Within an hour, he resigned.

Valley Roundup for Aug. 19, 2016

Aug 19, 2016

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

All of the tearing down of homes and buildings in Pitkin County means most of that debris is heading to the landfill, which has 15 years left of life on it. City of Aspen officials are considering making it mandatory to recycle that material.

Hard choices 
are forecast for construction waste diversion

Valley Roundup 02-05-16

Feb 5, 2016

  Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason

 

Two candidates who sit on opposite sides of development are running for the mayor’s seat in Basalt. Unlike previous elections in that town, candidates’ positions are clearly different.

Differences abound among Basalt mayoral candidates Whitsitt and Stevens

 

Valley Roundup 1-29-16

Jan 29, 2016

  Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Joining me this week are Jill Beathard, editor of the Snowmass Sun, Randy Essex, editor of the Glenwood Post Independent and Madeleine Osberger, contributing editor of the Aspen Daily News.

Municipal elections are a few months away in towns throughout the valley and along the I-70 corridor. New Castle is entering new territory with the possibility of multiple recalls.