$181,400 severance package proposed for outgoing city manager


BOZEMAN, Mont. - Outgoing Bozeman City Manager Chris Kukulski could soon be the beneficiary of a $181,400 severance package.

The package is outlined in a severance agreement on the City of Bozeman's website. The Bozeman City Commission is slated to vote Monday on whether to authorize Mayor Carson Taylor to sign the agreement.

Included in the package is $148,500 in severance pay, a $27,900 addition to Kukulski's retirement account, a one-time $5,000 payment for life and disability insurance, all accrued leave (his contract gives him 12 sick days per year and 24 days of vacation), and pro-rated vehicle and housing allowance through April 1, 2017 (his contract gives him $570 per month for a car, and $1,000 per month as a housing supplement).

Taylor announced in a press conference Tuesday that the 13-year city manager's resignation after a unanimous request from the city commission was due to Kukulski and the city "moving in different directions." When pressed, Taylor would not elaborate further.

Click here to read more about the press conference. Click here to read Kukulski's full severance and general release agreement.

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