Basalt Town Council voted unanimously last night to hire a public relations specialist. Jeanette Darnauer runs Darnauer Group Communications in Aspen.
She’s been working with the town government since September to improve communication with the public. However, her contract was a surprise to many, including some council members.
The contract is set at $10,000, plus out-of-pocket expenses, and ends Nov. 8, which is election day.