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Council approves ‘forced retirement’ for City Manager Craig Martin


April 27, 2016

CITY MANAGER CRAIG MARTIN speaks to Sweet Home residents about plans for the former Weyerhaeuser mill property, which is undergoing an environmental assessment. The workshop was held last year.

The Sweet Home City Council and City Manager Craig Martin entered into an agreement Tuesday night that ends Martin’s employment with the city after more than 18 years effective April 30.

Under the agreement, Martin will be compensated $126,000, including $10,000 in pay through the end of April, $11,000 for unused vacation, $50,000 in unused sick leave and six months of his salary, $54,000.

Voting for the agreement were Mayor Jim Gourley and councilors Ryan Underwood, Greg Mahler, Dave Trask and Bruce Hobbs. Jeff Goodwin voted no in opposition to the terms of the agreement. New Council...

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