Boxelder Authority looking for new manager

The Boxelder Stormwater Authority will be asking for bids from firms to provide management services when its contract with Local Government Solutions LLC expires on March 1.

The authority voted against renewing the contact with Rex Burns and LGS at its Nov. 29 meeting, following an executive session in which the board of directors reviewed his performance.

Burns was a Larimer County engineer who helped develop the plan to control storm drainage and mitigate flood damage in the Boxelder Creek Basin, which extends from southern Wyoming to south of Timnath. He has been providing management services as an independent contractor since the authority was established in 2008 by Larimer County, the Town of Wellington and the City of Fort Collins.

Board chair Ken Sampley and Wellington Town Administrator Larry Lorentzen, a board member, are preparing a draft request for proposals to be considered by the full board at a work session on Jan. 5 at 2:30 p.m. in the Leeper Center, 3800 Wilson St., in Wellington.

At the Dec. 15 board meeting, Sampley suggested that the authority should have a final RFP ready to release by the middle of January, to give the board time to fully evaluate any bids received before March.

Burns will not be involved in developing the RFP, “in case the current manager would like to submit a bid,” Sampley said.

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