7/22/15 – 5:03 A.M.
Findlay city council approved sick time payout for the city’s former fire chief Tuesday night. Council voted 8-2 to pay Tom Lonyo a little more than $32,000. Council members Holly Friche and Bob Nichols both voted against the payout. The payment was half the amount of unused sick time Lonyo had built up during his time as fire chief.
The issues has been a controversial one. Initially there was debate on whether Lonyo resigned or retired. An employee who resigns is not eligible for a sick time payout. Lonyo was two years short of Findlay’s retirement age. However, Law Director Don Rasmussen said Lonyo met the state’s retirement age of 46, which overruled the local law.
Lonyo previously told Councilman Ron Monday he would accept half of the sick time he was owed.Read More →