Trinidad Manager Resigns

Jack Durham
Mad River Union

TRINIDAD – Heeding the call of travel, the manager of the City of Trinidad has tendered her resignation.

Karen Suiker submitted her resignation to the city May 5, informing the mayor and council that her last day on the job will be July 10.

“I am committed to assisting the city in any way during the recruitment and selection of a new manager and am open to any mutually agreeable arrangement beyond that date to assure a smooth transition and to assure you are not without leadership at any time,” Suiker wrote in a letter to the mayor and council.

Suiker cited her desire to travel as a reason for leaving.

The Trinidad City Council is scheduled to discuss the resignation and the recruitment process for finding a new manager at its meetingWednesday, May 14, at 6 p.m. at Trinidad Town Hall.

Also at the meeting, the Trinidad City Council will hear a presentation from the Trinidad Rancheria on its proposal to build a new U.S. Highway 101 interchange. The Rancheria is seeking a federal grant for the project. The Humboldt County Association of Governments had approved a letter in support of the grant, but with the condition that the Rancheria meet with the Trinidad City Council.

At the meeting, the council will discuss renewing the city’s contract with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office to provide law enforcement services for the seaside village. The existing contract expires on June 30.

Under the revised contract, the city would pay the department $188,074 a year for police services, an increase from the current contract of $182,745.

One full-time assigned deputy would work in the city from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, with the schedule adjusted for special events like the Fish Festival and Trinidad to Clam Beach Run.

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