South Burlington, Vermont -- September 27, 2011
A long-running dispute about financial obligations owed to South Burlington's city manager may be nearing an end.
Monday night, the City Council approved a city pension for Chuck Hafter.
Hafter served the city for 21 years before stepping down last year. The council then learned of several benefits Hafter was receiving, including a no interest loan for his home and a long-term health insurance policy for him and his wife. That sparked concerns.
According to the Burlington Free Press, on Monday night the council rejected the health care policy and ordered Hafter to repay $60,000 to the city, as well as 32 percent of the appreciation in the value of his home.