Dolores officials are negotiating to retain former town manager Ryan Mahoney as a consultant for the next six months.
The decision came after a search for his replacement failed to find a match for the town.
“We’ve always had a good working relationship with Ryan, and he is familiar with the town and what we are doing,” said interim manager Lana Hancock.
Mahoney was town manager for four years, but relocated to Tucson, Ariz., in September.
Hancock said he’d help oversee projects, be available by phone and review documents.
“It is not a done deal, but we hope to have a contract signed in July,” Hancock said. “It would be for professional services, and final decisions would be made by town staff and the board.”
Mahoney would likely help handle Phase 2 of the sidewalk project and the installation of the Overlook Trail connector. He may travel to Dolores as part of the job. The board will reconsider searching for a permanent town manager in December.