A minuscule Monmouth County municipality's proposed mega-severance package for one employee is raising questions.
The lovely little village of Loch Arbour would offer municipal clerk Lorraine Carafa nearly $700,000 worth of compensation under a measure approved late last year, PolitickerNJ reports. The proposed package would include a payout of $66,000 (!) for unused sick and vacation time.
Mayor Paul V. Fernicola declined comment when I reached out to him this morning; I also left a message for Carafa. The package is set for discussion at a village meeting tonight.
"Every time we read about another insanely inflated golden parachute, it is a reminder why we need to reform sick pay,” state Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande, R-Monmouth, said in a statement.