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County Gives Scott $30K Sendoff

Kootenai County commissioners approved a $30,000 severance package for their former community development director after he voluntarily resigned earlier this month. Scott Clark, who was demoted to the position of long-range planner in August, resigned earlier this month after becoming embroiled in the county's effort to revamp its land use planning codes. In a Jan. 3 meeting, the county commissioners voted to approve a $30,000 severance package for Clark, but for legal reasons could not explain why they would pay severance to an employee who quit voluntarily. "Scott did voluntarily resign and that is the truth," said Commissioner Dan Green on Tuesday. "And we did approve a $30,000 severance package for him." While it is not customary to pay severance to an employee who voluntarily quits, Green said "each case is dealt with on an individual basis/Jeff Selle, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here. (Duane Rasmussen file photo: Commissioner Todd Tondee and Scott Clark at Medimont in September 2012)

Question: Wouldn't it be nice to get $30,000 to quit your job voluntarily?

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