Cook to transition back to town clerk

MEEKER | The Town of Meeker will begin a search for a new town manager following the resignation of Town Clerk Amy Tupy and the voluntary shift back to that position by current Town Manager Lisa Cook. Tupy has been hired by White River Electric Association.

Trustees discussed hiring a recruiting service to begin the process of looking for a new town manager, and the need to identify criteria for the position in a workshop scheduled for March 23. Cook will fulfill the role of clerk and manager in the interim.

In the regular meeting, the board heard staff updates from Officer Hayes with the Meeker Police Department, who said there were 305 calls to the department last month resulting in three arrests and seven summonses. Public Works Supervisor Russell Overton said they are demolishing one of the town-owned buildings at the bottom of Third Street.

Trustees appointed Jared Harvey to the Meeker Planning Commission, and approved a resolution declaring March 20 “Meat In Day” for the Town of Meeker. Multiple businesses and organizations will have barbecues or specials Saturday in support of local agricultural and livestock producers.

Trustees also opened five bids for the town’s hot pour crack fill project, and Cook said she was getting prices for electrical updates at the town’s water loadout building.