Bob Ledger, town manager
The requester on Tuesday morning said he was making an open-records request for the contract for the town manager.
The receptionist asked, Which contract?
She explained the town has two: one for Justin Clifton, who resigned recently to travel, and the other for former Durango city manager Bob Ledger, who was hired to replace Clifton for three months until a full-time manager is hired.
The requester asked to see Ledgers contract.
The receptionist consulted the city clerk, who appeared within two minutes with a manila folder (Cliftons contract) and three sheets of paper stapled together (Ledgers contract).
Ledgers contract runs from March 15 to June 15. Among the stipulations: Ledger will earn $8,000 per month, must use his own vehicle and pay its operating costs (he can charge mileage for out-of-county trips) and be available to help the consultant who is looking for Cliftons full-time replacement.
The requester asked how much it would cost to make a copy of the contract. After consulting the city clerk, the receptionist said shed make a copy free of charge.
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