WALSENBURG- City Council voted this week to appoint Lou Quigley as interim city administrator to replace Eric Pearson. Quigley served in this capacity for the City two years ago. He noted he would keep his hours within 40 hours per week, joking “I don’t nickle and dime you, that’s an attorney’s job.”
Pearson stated his appreciation for Council’s support, and complimented the staff as “tremendous.” Mayor Pro Tem Bruce Quintana thanked Pearson for his service, noting laughingly that “we have had our ups and downs.”
Hugh and Denise Brown, who hope to open a new grocery store in Walsenburg, introduced themselves to Council, and were greeted with cheers and great enthusiasm. It is a return home for them- his great grandparents owned and operated a grocery store in Gardner, and their daughter had a grocery store in Redwing. The Browns’ son and new wife will be the manager of the Walsenburg store.
Walsenburg Wild Waters improvements for next season may include pergolas for shade, pressure valves for the outside showers to conserve water, and a dutch door between the ticketing and concession areas to improve air circulation.
Quintana was empowered to sign the IGA transferring dispatch services to the county. Sick time leave will be paid to the soon to be former city dispatchers. Rosa’s Cantina’s liquor license was renewed.