Columbia city manager Steve Gantt will receive $40,000 and city employee benefits for the second half of next year as his tenure winds down.
City Council voted Tuesday to pay Gantt that sum from July 1, 2013 through the end of the year to offset salary he waived in 2009 when he served as city manager at his assistant city manager pay, Gantt said after the vote.
By mid-year 2013, Columbia should have a new city manager and Gantt would serve as an on-call consultant to City Council.
Gantt will continue to be paid his $175,000 annual salary this fiscal year through June 30, 2013. That is not a raise, he said.
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