The Town of Vestal website says there is a special session December 27 to vote on “a Separation Agreement between Police Chief John Butler and the Town of Vestal.

(Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
(Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)


The agreement lists the Chief’s last day on the job as December 31, 2021 and provides for two severance payments. $150,000 to be paid January 7, 2022 and $79,250.92 paid on January 6, 2023.

Butler will continue receive 100-percent of his health insurance premium in his retirement and be eligible for Medicare coverages under the town plan.

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The 6 p-m meeting is in-person only with limited attendance capacity and no video conference connection.

There has been no word from the Town on a search for a new police chief.

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