Kremmling manager terminated |

Kremmling manager terminated

Drew Munro


Town trustees voted to terminate the contract of Ted Soltis, Kremmling’s town manager for almost five years, at their meeting Wednesday night.

Soltis’ tenure ended officially at midnight, Town Clerk and acting Town Manager Rhonda Shearer confirmed Thursday.

Mayor Pro Tem Grant Burger III made the motion to terminate the contract, Shearer said, after he had moved at the previous meeting to put Soltis’ contract review on the June 20 agenda. Without discussion, the board voted Wednesday night to terminate the contract, she said.

Trustees Scott Crandall and Casey Curran cast the only dissenting votes.

“There was no talk or anything” prior to the vote, Shearer said.

When contacted by telephone Thursday, Burger declined to discuss the contract termination. “Not a single comment,” he said.

“The termination was very friendly,” said Mayor Tom Clark.

“There were definitely some issues between him (Soltis) and some of the board and some of the staff and some of the public,” Clark said, adding that it was probably best for everyone to make a change.

“He did help make this a better place, and I really appreciated that,” he said, noting that Soltis was the fourth manager the town has had during his 10 years as mayor.

A work session has been tentatively scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 25, to discuss the process for replacing Soltis. The topic will also likely be taken up at the town’s July 2 meeting, which was moved from July 4 because of the holiday.

Soltis had been town manager since late July 2007. His contract would have been up for annual review on July 31.

Attempts to reach Soltis for comment on Thursday were unsuccessful.