Lindi Roelofse, who quit the executive director position of the Tama County Economic Development Commission effective March 1, was awarded a $3,359 bonus during the commission's monthly meeting on Feb. 28.
In addition, Roelofse will be paid $3,454 to reimburse her for what were described as software investments made.
Both motions to pay Roelofse passed on 6-4 votes. Commissioners voting in favor were Keith Sash, Gladbrook, Dwayne Luze, Dysart, Midge Horton, Vining, Arlene Vondracek, Clutier and Carl Zoffka, Garwin.
Opposed were commissioners Brian Sokol, Toledo, Jill VanDee, Vining, 1st District Supervisor Larry Vest, Dinsdale and 2nd District Supervisor Kendall Jordan, Toledo.
On a voice vote it was also approved to have the option by the executive committee to enter into contracts with Roelofse for special projects.
The information was provided by Joanne Husak, administrative assistant in the Economic Development Office in Toledo at the newspaper's request as a follow-up to minutes of the meeting.
The full commission is comprised of two representatives from each of 11 cities and towns in Tama County and the three members of the board of supervisors who represent the rural areas. The City of Tama is not a member of the commission.
Roelofse began works as the Tama County director on Jan. 2, 2007. Her current pay was $52,924 annually.
An executive search committee is currently advertising for her replacement. Pay range for the job is listed at $48,000 - $55,000. Applications are due by March 15.