Basalt’s next town manager is a familiar face in the upper valley.The Basalt Town Council picked Bill Kane on Friday from a field of 24 applicants, according to Mayor Leroy Duroux. “I think it’s a gem of a little community,” Kane said. “We’re moving to Basalt , or we’re trying our damnedest.”, (He said as he tries to sell his Aspen home and will be reverse commuting from Aspen until that happens). Kane has held some relatively high profile positions over the last three decades in Aspen. He was the planning director for the city of Aspen and Pitkin County from 1974 to 1978. He also was the vice president of planning for the Aspen Skiing Co. from 1996 to 2005. Between those jobs, he worked as a manager for Design Workshop, which specializes in resort development.
By Scott Condon, Feb. 13, 2009 The Aspen Times, Aspen, CO Colorado,
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Also, see “In Praise of Kane” article 2/18/09