Former City Manager Mike Wildgen, whose last day on the job was Friday, will receive his more than $121,000 annual salary through March 2007 and get a 3 percent raise.
City commissioners are expected to approve a separation agreement detailing the severance pact at their Tuesday evening meeting. Mayor Boog Highberger said the vast majority of the conditions had been included in Wildgen's employment contract that he signed last year.
"There were a few minor details that were up for interpretation, but I don't think anyone was interested in quibbling over small details," Highberger said.
Wildgen resigned under pressure Wednesday. He had been city manager since 1990.
It is common for managers and administrators who serve at the pleasure of a political board to have clauses in their contracts spelling out what they would receive in the event they are fired or asked to resign.
Among the details in the severance agreement:
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¢ Wildgen, who had been with the city since 1974, will have his base salary of $121,144 increased by 3 percent, which was the cost-of-living increase given to other city employees - but not yet given to Wildgen - in 2006.
¢ He will agree to provide consulting services for the city through Aug. 31 in exchange for his normal salary.
¢ After Aug. 31, he will receive seven months of his base salary and a one-time $3,500 car allowance. Wildgen's past contracts have included $5,000 car allowances.
¢ His individual and family health care coverage will be maintained through March 31, 2007, and his life insurance policy also will be maintained.
¢ Wildgen will receive whatever longevity payment the city agrees to give other employees at the end of 2006. He will receive 25 percent of whatever longevity payment other city employees receive in 2007. In the past, that payment has been about $45 for each year of city service.
¢ The city will continue to contribute to Wildgen's retirement plan through March 31, 2007.
¢ The city will pay for travel expenses, registration and lodging while Wildgen attends the 2006 International City Manager Assn.'s annual conference in September in San Antonio. It also will pay his expenses to attend a similar statewide conference in November.
Wildgen, 58, resigned after a majority of commissioners expressed concern about street and sewer infrastructure challenges in the city. His resignation took effect at 5 p.m. Friday.
Wildgen issued a brief statement Wednesday expressing gratitude for the time he had served at City Hall, but has made no further comments about his resignation.
City commissioners will consider the severance agreement as part of their consent agenda at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.