A former Lockport city administrator who was let go less than three weeks before he qualified for lifelong health benefits has accepted a cash buyout of $73,000.
The city's Common Council voted on the settlement on Wednesday, agreeing unanimously to the terms. Michael Hoffman will get three months back pay, which totals more than $16,000 and will also get credited for 90 days of work time, pushing him over the threshold for the benefits.
Hoffman has said his post was eliminated as a vendetta from mayor Michael Tucker. That claim will he heard in a later hearing.