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Council to select city manager and talk bears, dogs

Scott Franz

— The Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday night will choose who it wants to oversee the city’s roughly 275 employees and $60 million budget.

After identifying its top pick for the city manager job, the council will then tackle a heavy agenda

It will hold a work session about a wide range of topics including the city’s dog laws, annexation education and potential changes to a bear-resistant trash container ordinance.

The council will end the evening talking about how to improve community trust.

Interim City Manager Gary Suiter appears to be the early favorite for the permanent city manager position after earning the unanimous endorsement of the resident panel that interviewed four finalists on Friday.

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Council President Walter Magill also identified Suiter as his top choice.

The other men in the running for the job include: Michael Lamar, county manager in Mason County, Georgia; George Korthauer, former city manager of Petoskey, Michigan; and Steven Norwood, former city manager of Round Rock, Texas.

The meeting starts at 5 p.m. in Citizens Hall.

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