Gary Burkholder, former city manager, resigned at Tuesday’s council meeting after reaching a termination agreement that will pay him for the next four months and full benefits that were listed in his voluntary resignation and the termination of employment agreement, both of which were obtained by the Dayton Daily News using public record laws.
City official’s declined comments about how much the severance pay would amount to in total and declined to give a reason for his abrupt resignation.
He received a raise that went into effect Jan. 1 of $4,053.44 biweekly and was scheduled to received another raise July 1 to $4,114.24 biweekly.
As previously reported, the agreement said neither party would comment to the news media or on social media about his departure.
Burkholder has been with the city since mid-2015 after former City Manager John Wright retired.