2013 - A Look Back: City manager leaves post; interim named

by Laura Freeman | Reporter Published:

Hudson -- Anthony Bales left his position as city manager in November 2013 in a mutual separation agreement with the city. Scott Schroyer was appointed by Council as interim city manager.

According to the agreement, which stated the parties mutually desired to terminate Bales' employment with Hudson effective Nov. 19, Bales received a lump sum cash severance payment equal to eight months aggregate salary or approximately $81,000, and the city will provide upon request a letter of reference. In return, the city is released from any liability or lawsuit by Bales.

The agreement also included a confidentiality clause, with the city of Hudson and Bales agreeing that "mutually desired to terminate Bales' employment" is the only discloser to others. Both parties agreed to refrain from any negative, critical or disparaging remarks about each other.

Bales' personnel record in 2012 indicated that Council gave him a lower performance rating than previous years.

Council members evaluated Bales, usually annually on his anniversary date, and voted whether to award a pay increase to him. Bales' salary was $122,000 and Schroyer's salary is $121,888.

Bales had served in the position since July 2006 after Douglas Elliott resigned in April 2006. He joined the city in March 2005 as deputy city manager.

Schroyer joined Hudson staff in 1985 in the service division. Over the years, he has served in many capacities, including acting public works director, assistant public works director and public works superintendent. Schroyer was named assistant city manager in 2011.

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