Former Wausau Public Works Director Still Getting Paid

Wausau's former public works director is still getting paid, even though he resigned from the job last month.

Official documents obtained by NewsChannel 7 show Brad Marquardt is getting 27-weeks severance pay and health insurance benefits until the end of the year.

The city will also write him a letter of recommendation and won't contest unemployment.

An attorney hired by Wausau had recommended Marquardt be fired for how he handled contracts for improvements on the Highway 52 Parkway on the city's west side.

Specifically for how $112,000 was spent on controversial metal bird sculptures in the boulevard.

Marquardt denied the allegations.

The agreement also says by signing it, neither the city nor Marquardt admit any wrongdoing.

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