YOUNGSTOWN - The Board of Control Thursday approved severance packages totalling more than $120,000 for two recently retired members of the safety services forces.
The BOC approved a payment of $65,539 to former police Chief Jimmy Hughes and $62,138 to fire department Battalion Chief Frank Rosa.
Hughes joined the force as a patrolman in 1977, while Rosa was with the fire department for 37 years.
Both retired Sept. 1.
All city employees are entitled to a severance of all their unused vacation and longevity pay as well as a portion of their unused sick time.
According to BOC records, Rosa had 1,732 unused sick hours, for which he was paid $46,391 and more than 514 hours of unused vacation time, for which he was paid $13,775. He also received almost $484 in hazard pay and $1,445 in longevity pay.
Hughes was credited with 388 hours of compensatory time he did not use before becoming chief, for which he was paid $13,119 plus an additional $2,563. He also had 895 unused sick hours, for which he was paid $37,828. He was given $9,805 for 232 unused vacation hours, $1,600 for longevity pay and $517 for hazardous duty pay.
Severance package actions are routine at BOC meetings and usually several are voted on per meeting.
Besides the Hughes and Rosa packages, the BOC also agreed to a $17,638 in severance to former Senior Assistant Law Director Margaret Koval, who left her job Sept. 2.