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Attorney: Tab for Weston administrator’s severance tops $93K

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By Shereen Siewert

WESTON — A severance package for former Weston Administrator Dan Guild will cost taxpayers $93,944, according to an attorney representing the village.

“This includes payment of wages and benefits for six months in accordance with his Employment Agreement and reinstatement of the 30-day suspension previously issued to Mr. Guild,” said Dean Dietrich, in an email to media sent Wednesday.

Dietrich is an attorney for Ruder Ware. He represented the village after Weston’s attorney stepped away from the conflict. Guild resigned Tuesday, and the board of trustees voted unanimously to accept his resignation on Tuesday afternoon.

According to a joint statement released by the village and Guild, the resignation is not the result of any misconduct on Guild’s behalf. Guild’s resignation comes five days after his return from the now-void suspension, which was ordered May 24 following a closed session meeting requested by newly elected trustees Wally Sparks and Mark Maloney.

Under the terms of the separation agreement, Weston will pay Guild $53,850, or half of his $107,700 annual base salary plus $12,247 in back pay — plus interest — for the six weeks of pay Guild missed due to the suspension. Guild will also be paid $1,800 for attorneys fees. The remainder of the $93,944 specified will go toward employee benefits for Guild.

Officials have not said how much has been spent in attorney fees for Dietrich’s service.

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