Livestock Board Paid Executive Officer $204K to Resign
The state reached a $204,000 settlement agreement with the former executive director of the Department of Livestock and paid him just over $105,000 four days after he resigned in September.
Current executive director Mike Honeycutt confirmed Friday that the state agreed to pay former executive director Christian Mackay his salary for two years — a total of $168,520.
Mackay also received $7,000 per month for three months to help transition the department to interim executive director Marty Ziluski and a nearly $15,000 payout for his unused personal leave.
The transparency in government website shows a $105,260 payment to Mackay on Sept. 25. Honeycutt said Mackay will receive the rest of the money next year.
The Livestock Department faced a nearly $300,000 budget deficit in December 2014. It laid off five workers and reduced the hours of others.