Terminated city manager applies for unemployment benefits

By Dan Aznoff | Dec 07, 2018

Officials with the City of Mill Creek have confirmed that former City Manager Rebecca Polizzotto has filed a claim asking for unemployment benefits.

The claim will require statements from both parties before it is approved due to the fact Polizzotto was terminated prior to the end of the three-year contract she signed with the city in 2015, according to a spokesperson with the state Department of Employment Security.

The city manager was placed on a 45-day paid administrative leave in June to allow the council to “examine issues” that led to Polizzotto’s absence from City Hall dating back to early April.

Her contract was terminated in October with a separation agreement that called for her to receive six months of her $172,000 annual salary with benefits.

If approved, the former administrator would receive weekly unemployment payments from the city in addition to the severance she received from the city of Conyers in Georgia for the 20 years where she worked there from 1984 until 2004. The actual amount of the payments will be determined by the state.

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