De Beque’s marshal, one trustee resign

GARY FOSS has resigned as De Beque town marshal.

Gary Foss, De Beque’s town marshal, and Karen Eisenach, a De Beque trustee since April, have resigned, effective Sept. 12.

In her brief resignation letter, Eisenach, the former town clerk of De Beque and current deputy clerk for the town of Collbran, cited personal reasons.

Foss, according to some residents who know him, had enough of small-town politics.

“He just got tired of it,” De Beque Fire Department Chief Nick Marx said. “People try to tell him how to do his job, but they don’t know what his job is or what the legal ramifications are.”

Town Manager Bruce Smith, who accepted Foss’ letter of resignation, said Foss had grown weary of handling all of the growing town’s problems.

“Being a cop in a small town is very, very difficult. One day you are a law enforcement professional, and the next day you are a dog catcher,” Smith said.

“He is a good man and a good police officer ... I was very sorry to see him go, but that is his choice.”

The position of town marshal will be advertised until filled.

The town is being policed by a deputy town marshal and one deputy in the interim.

Eisenach declined to comment for this story.

Smith said she resigned for personal reasons and added, “She was a good trustee. I am really sorry to see her go.”

The board of trustees will take applications from residents for the next 30 days and then vote to fill Eisenach’s vacated seat Oct. 13.

The town also needs to hire a planning commissioner and will take applications until Oct. 6.


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