Planner Gets Year’s Pay as Severance

BAR HARBOR — Former town planner Anne Krieg will receive a year’s pay of $84,497 under a separation agreement with the town.

The sum includes Ms. Krieg’s bi-weekly salary of $2,834, before taxes, plus nearly $3,000 to cover her contribution to a continuing health insurance plan and $4,568 toward her retirement plan. The town also will pay an undisclosed amount to finance Ms. Krieg’s health insurance for a year under a COBRA plan.

The agreement became final on Wednesday, July 27 and was released Thursday, Aug. 4 after a seven-day grace period.

Under the terms of the agreement, neither Ms. Krieg nor the town shall “publish or publicize” any disparaging statements regarding one another, including false or misleading negative information or the implication of such.

Both Ms. Krieg and her boss, town manager Dana Reed have declined to make any comments since her unannounced departure two weeks ago.

Each side also relinquishes any legal claim or cause of legal action against the other as part of the agreement, except for claims arising from criminal or fraudulent acts. Further, Ms. Krieg gives up the right to bring any claims under labor standards, tort law, or a host of other common protections.

A brief letter of reference is provided by the town under the terms of the agreement. The letter acknowledges Ms. Krieg’s employment as planning director from September of 2002 to July 14, 2011.

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Robert Levin

Robert Levin

Former reporter Robert Levin covered the people, businesses, governmental and nonprofit agencies of Bar Harbor. [email protected]