Castle Rock town manager, attorney get salary increases

Council discusses performance behind closed doors

Thelma Grimes
tgrimes@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 9/20/21

After the annual performance reviews of Town Manager David Corliss and Town Attorney Michael Hyman, the Castle Rock Town Council voted to give both a salary increase during the Sept. 7 meeting. The …

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Castle Rock town manager, attorney get salary increases

Council discusses performance behind closed doors

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After the annual performance reviews of Town Manager David Corliss and Town Attorney Michael Hyman, the Castle Rock Town Council voted to give both a salary increase during the Sept. 7 meeting.

The council held an hourlong executive session to discuss the performance of both the town's top staff positions. Following the closed-door meeting, Mayor Jason Gray made motions to give pay increases to both Corliss and Hyman.

Councilmembers voted unanimously to approve the increases without any further comment.

Gray motioned to increase Corliss' salary by 3.6%, increasing his annual salary from $210,928 to $218,522.

Corliss has been the town manager since 2015. The town manager is responsible for carrying out the policies and ordinances the council approves; appointing the heads of the town's departments; and overseeing the town's operations.

This has been a challenging year in Corliss' tenure as he has worked to create new revenue streams for the town to manage continued growth.

Corliss has worked to develop four separate tax measures to be placed on the Nov. 2 ballot in an effort to raise more funds to pay for police and fire personnel. He recommended the measures for council approval over the summer.

Working to support areas that residents have identified as priorities, Corliss also recommended the council approve tax measures to pay for parks and recreation staff and open space in the 2021 election. The council also approved these two tax measure for the November ballot based on Corliss' recommendations.

Gray motioned to increase Hyman's salary by 3.5%, increasing his annual pay to $207,000.

Hyman, hired in 2020, came to Castle Rock after serving more than 30 years in various positions with the City of Aurora, including four years as the city attorney. He also spent two years with the City and County of Denver.

As the town looks to voters to approve a 10-year pause to TABOR, Hyman has proven helpful this year with his background knowledge of the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights rules, regulations and requirements.

To learn about all Castle Rock town staff, visit the website a crgov.com/1972/Financial-Reporting-and-Information.

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