Washington County Commissioners Vice President Paul Swartz said Tuesday that former Economic Development Commission Director John Howard received compensation based on accrued sick and vacation time as part of his retirement package.
Swartz said Howard possibly received severance pay.
Swartz said he will try to figure out the total amount paid to Howard and release it to the public later this week.
"It looks like the commissioners are doing something under the table and dirty," Swartz said. "Nothing has been done dirty."
He said a part of the retirement package is confidential for personnel reasons and cannot be discussed publicly.
Howard had been on paid administrative leave since late March and retired May 8. The county announced his retirement June 11. His annual salary at the time of his retirement was $82,067.