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Laessig to receive sick, vacation pay


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WAKEFIELD — Joel Laessig, who recently resigned as director of the Wakefield Public Library, will receive his sick and vacation pay.

The library board held a special meeting on Thursday to determine if it should pay Laessig, who resigned Jan. 3 citing issues with the city regarding budget restraints, for the sick time and vacation time he had accumulated.

In total, Laessig had 157 hours of vacation time, which will be paid at a rate of $16 an hour, which equates to $2,512 before taxes and five hours of sick time at $16 per hour for a total of $80 befo...