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Moorhead Fire Chief Joel Hewitt was paid on paid administrative leave in August. Forum file photo

Moorhead fire chief, city reach resignation agreement -- Hewitt to receive pay for time off, sick leave

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In return for his resignation, Moorhead Fire Chief Joel Hewitt will receive compensation for unused vacation and sick leave as part of an agreement approved by the City Council on Thursday night.

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City Council member Nancy Otto said Hewitt will receive about $11,580 for accrued vacation leave and about $11,842 for half of his accrued sick leave.

Hewitt will remain on paid administrative leave until his resignation becomes effective Jan. 3. His salary has been about $86,000.

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