Interim administrator sole finalist for top job

by Mike Wiggins

The interim tag is close to peeling off.
The Ouray City Council voted unanimously Monday night to name interim City Administrator Justin Perry the sole finalist for the permanent position, a move that surprised few people.
Councilors emerged from a two-hour executive session and, with a motion, a second and a unified vote, announced their decision without any discussion.
Perry and City Building Inspector Dave Doherty were the only candidates interviewed for the position.
Councilors could name Perry as city administrator as soon as their May 20 meeting, but not before then. State open meetings laws require public bodies to wait a minimum of 14 days after identifying finalists for an executive position before making an appointment.

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