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Holly Trustees Focus on Water Issues

  The state health department and the Environmental Protection Agency are requiring commercial and industrial water lines to be equipped with backflow devices which prevent the spread of contaminated water into a community’s drinking water system. The Holly Trustees were briefed on the development during their monthly January meeting by Mark Hartman, a water circuit […]

Jerry Jones Becomes Holly’s New Mayor

Trustee Jerry Jones has become Holly’s new mayor following the monthly board meeting on January 6th, 2016.  Former mayor, Brad Simon, submitted his letter of resignation to Town Administrator, Jerry L’Estrange on December 11, citing the need to spend more time on family and business matters.  The letter stated, in part, “I have truly enjoyed […]

Holly Landfill Issues Improving, Working with Tighter Budget

  Two years ago, the Holly landfill received a number of deficiency gigs regarding operations and record keeping. Matters are improving and this past Thursday, July 30, interim Town Administrator, Jerry L’Estrange, met with state and county representatives to review the current status of the landfill. L’Estrange noted that the town’s record keeping for the […]

L’Estrange Continues as Holly Administrator – Trustees Developing Utility Bill Payment Policy

Jerry L’Estrange and the Holly Trustees finalized a work agreement during their monthly meeting, August 5, which will set the parameters of his employment as Town Administrator through the end of 2017. L’Estrange began his duties as interim administrator this past January as a replacement for Marsha Willhite. The Trustees offered some ideas for a […]

Holly Trustees Continue Administrator Search

The Holly Board of Trustees had been close to finalizing a contract with a potential new City Administrator, but the candidate, Eric Duthie, indicated he would not be available for the position.  Jerry L’Estrange, the interim administrator, will continue to serve the city in that capacity.  Megan Jara, Holly Town Clerk said there is about […]

City of Holly Close to Hiring New Administrator, Sets Clean Up Day Date

  The Holly Trustees have selected a finalist from the candidates interviewed to serve as Holly Town Administrator, following the resignation late last year of Marsha Willhite.  Final details of the negotiations are being worked out and a formal announcement will soon be available. Monday, April 27 has been selected as the town clean-up day […]

Interim Administrator Appointed for Town of Holly

  Jerry L’Estrange attended his first trustee’s monthly meeting for the Town of Holly as interim administrator Wednesday, January 7.  L’Estrange has been hired by the town to fill the vacancy left by Marsha Willhite following her resignation in November.  He will serve in that capacity while the search for a permanent administrator continues. The […]

Holly Trustees Lease New Landfill Loader, Appoint ARPA Representative

Some slight modifications were made to the Holly administrative line-up during the Trustee’s monthly meeting in light of former Administrator, Marsha Willhite’s resignation.  Mary Rushton, Town Clerk and Treasurer assumed the administrator’s duties on an interim basis and Megan Jara was sworn in as the new Clerk and Treasurer for Holly.  Rushton told the Trustees […]

Willhite Resigns as Holly Town Administrator

  Editor’s Note: Holly Mayor Brad Simon said the Board of Trustees held an executive session earlier this week regarding the Administrator’s resignation.  “We discussed her absence and what direction we’d take to find a replacement,” he said, adding, “There had been a little talk with her about stepping down at some point, and I […]

Holly Trustees Renew Sheriff Contract

  With a three to two vote, the Holly Trustees renewed the annual contract with the Prowers County Sheriff’s office for 2015. The town will pay $51,000 for law enforcement coverage of the community for the year for 40 hours per week.  During earlier discussions on the contract, several Trustees felt more attention should be […]

Reyman’s New Grocery Opening September 5

HOLLY, CO—It was a different time when Reyman’s Grocery first opened at 206 South Main Street.  The street in Holly was full of businesses in 1940.  Today, many of those formerly occupied buildings sit vacant or rarely used.  The view of Main Street has changed in the last few months as Jess and Tracie Kalma, […]

New Reyman’s Store Coming to Holly

As construction work continued at the new Holly School across Highway 50 on Tuesday afternoon, a group of residents and interested parties attended a ribbon cutting ceremony at 100 South Main Street at the site for a brand new Reyman’s Grocery Store. Excavation has already begun at the site, located at the intersection of South […]

Holly Trustees Approve Third Street Improvements

  The Holly Town Trustees approved a request from the school board for improvements to Third Street consisting of a center line concrete overlay of 40 feet including curbing.  Three additional pole lights for the school were also approved.  Two will be 15 feet tall at $2,430 each and one 25 foot tall pole costs […]

Holly Trustees Okay Loader Lease, Review Shooting Range Grant

Members of the Holly Trustees board expressed their appreciation at the voter turnout during the general election that favored the city’s 2% sale tax increase.  The vote was 155 in favor to 116 opposed.  Out of 300 registered voters, the turnout was 90% in the Holly community.  Town administrator, Marsha Willhite, informed board members that […]

Anthony Moldenhauer Newest Holly Board Trustee

  The Holly Board of Trustees became complete during the monthly meeting, Wednesday, July 11, with the approval of Anthony Moldenhauer’s letter of interest to serve on the town board.  The board meeting was postponed a week due to the July 4 holiday, and Moldenhauer was administered his oath of office at the outset of […]

Simon Elected Holly Mayor, Landfill Consultant Selected

Brad Simon was voted in closed balloting as Mayor of Holly by the Board of Trustees during their monthly meeting, Wednesday, April 2.  Simon’s was the only letter sent to the Trustees, expressing interest in the position.  He will be officially sworn in during the June meeting, and the board will accept letters of interest […]

New Holly Trustees Begin Work

Two new members joined the Holly Town Board of Trustees for their first meeting, Wednesday, April 4. Frank Vazquez ran for re-election, garnering the most votes with 104. Holly had 339 residents registered to vote and 145 votes were cast during the election. Marty Campbell had 103 and Larry Sitt had 92 to gain the […]

Holly Trustees Focus on Property Issues

The Holly school construction project moved forward, as the Holly Trustees approved an ordinance vacating several streets and alleys within the project boundaries.  The school board petitioned the trustees to vacate a portion of Second Street, Third Street, Pawnee Street, Buffalo Street and alleys within the collateralized boundaries.  These areas had already been vacated, and […]