Tony Reed
Del Norte Triplicate

After reviewing and rejecting a second round of resumes, the Crescent City Council will continue its search for a qualified and experienced City Manager.

The latest round of applicants is the second to have been reviewed by the council. Applicants in the first round were interviewed in July, but none were chosen for the position.

Interim City Manager Mike Young said city council also decided not to interview any of the latest round of candidates.

However, a deadline is approaching. Young explained his contract cannot exceed 960 hours in a fiscal year. He said that limit will be reached in early January.

Young said if needed, he may be able to get an extension of the hours but he would have to reduce the amount of time he works.

Young has served as city manager since May.

Councilor Heidi Kime said there were less than 10 applicants for the position but none had the needed background or experience.

“We wanted someone who is going to have a commitment to the community and a great vision,” she said. “We were all in agreement on that.”

Young said it was decided to hold off until after Jan. 1 to resume the search.

“The City Manager will join Crescent City during an exciting time,” according to a city-produced flyer. “Current undertakings include the new relocation and renovation of City Hall, multiple large scale infrastructure projects and disaster preparedness and economic development planning and there is currently a need to re-evaluate the Strategic Plan.”

Compensation for the chosen applicant ranges from $98,000 to $126,000, with medical, dental, vision, and disability insurance, along with vacation and 80 hours of administrative time off per year. More details about the position can be found at crescentcity.org or by calling Human Resources Director Sunny Valero at 464-7483.

Reach Tony Reed at treed@triplicate.com

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