Severance for official is $50,549
Former Grand Junction Deputy City Manager Tim Moore received a net severance package of $50,549 after his separation from the city.
Moore, formerly the city’s second-highest ranking official, was laid off in October among a dozen other employees. Along with other voluntary labor reductions and reductions and changes in operations, the city was able to save $1.1 million to balance its 2017 budget, according to City Manager Greg Caton.
According to the terms of his 2014 employment contract, Moore was being paid an annual base salary of $135,075, not including health care, retirement and other benefits. His contract stipulated that he be paid six months’ salary upon separation from the city if he was not terminated for cause.
Caton said he expects to refill the position as an assistant to the city manager and eliminate supervisory duties at a salary at about half the rate of a deputy city manager.
Caton said he expects to release a $142 million recommended budget for 2017, about $5 million leaner than the city’s 2016 budget. A public hearing on the budget and approval by the Grand Junction City Council is expected in December.