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Haines police chief reaches deal with borough over resignation

From the Chilkat Valley News:

Haines Borough Police Chief Gary Lowe will receive three months of paid leave plus a $36,000 payout as part of a “negotiated separation agreement” with the Haines Borough. The agreement, signed April 8 and released [April 16], was negotiated between manager Mark Earnest, Lowe and attorney Brooks Chandler.

It allows Lowe to remain on paid leave until June 17, when he will qualify to receive 100 percent of the borough’s contributions to his retirement account, and the additional $36,000. ...

Earnest would not otherwise comment on the nature or length of the negotiations, how the $36,000 figure was reached or why the borough engaged in a separation agreement instead of terminating Lowe outright.

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