MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) - A man who began working as a garbage collector for the city of Miramar in 1977 before becoming city manager will receive a $2.4 million payout after resigning from office.
The Miami Herald reports 54-year-old Robert Payton resigned suddenly on Monday night.
According to his employment contract with the city, he'll collect $2.4 million, which is mostly in deferred pension and retirement benefits and a small amount of accrued sick days and vacation time. The Herald reports Payton will also receive 21 years of dental and health insurance at an annual cost of about $25,800. And he'll receive an annual pension of $110,593.
Payton says he had been considering retirement for several years, but his resignation on Monday caught officials off guard.
He had been city manager since 2001.