Taxpayers will be paying more than $300,000 in compensation to former Abbotsford city manager Frank Pizzuto, who resigned from his post on Dec. 11.
Pizzuto did not offer any comment about why he tendered his resignation, which went into effect on Jan. 4.
Mayor Bruce Banman also wouldn't elaborate on the specific reasons for Pizzuto's departure or whether the city manager was asked to resign.
The total cost of the gross payment before taxes to Pizzuto comes to $321,092.59, according to information obtained in a Freedom Of Information (FOI) request.
The number includes severance for 260 days between Jan. 7, 2013 to Jan. 6, 2014 totalling $241,477.60.
It also includes $38,079 for vacation owed in 2013 and vacation days outstanding from 2012.
The total for paid benefits - vehicle allowance, electronic devices, dental and medical benefits, as well as EI, CPP and life insurance among other things - came to $41,535.59.
Pizzuto was the city's highest-paid staff member, earning $249,005 in 2011.
George Murray - most recently chief administrative officer for the Fraser Valley Regional District - has been hired as the new city manager.
Murray, who also worked as secretary-treasurer with the Abbotsford School District, had been short-listed for the city manager job in 2008.
Murray starts with the city on Feb. 4.