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Sullivan to remainon town council

Cliff Thompson

MINTURN – Tom Sullivan said Wednesday night he will continue to serve on the MInturn Town Council.Sullivan received some criticism about potential conflicts of interest stemming from the $6.5-million sale of his bed and breakfast, the Minturn Inn, to developer Bobby Ginn. The council has neither been presented with nor voted on Ginn’s plan to build a private ski-and-golf resort south of town. And since the sale last month, Sullivan has been managing the Minturn Inn for the Florida-based Ginn Company. That arrangement will end May 31, Sullivan said. To avoid conflicts of interests, he has not participated in council discussions or votes dealing Ginn’s resort. “I’ll continue to work for the citizens of Minturn to improve their quality of life,” he said Wednesday, reading from a prepared statement.Ginn wants Minturn to annex his 1,400-home ski hill and private golf course complex on Battle Mountain between Minturn and Red Cliff .”Tom has been very conscientious about any conflicts,” said Mayor Hawkeye Flaherty. “He followed the letter of the law as an employee of the Ginn Company and as a MInturn town councilman.”By law, elected officials must publicly disclose situations where they have a conflict of interest on an issue. Once Sullivan’s temporary employment with Ginn ends, he can, by law, vote on issues regarding the Ginn development.Staff Writer Cliff Thompson can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 450, or, Colorado

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