City Of Ishpeming Discusses Bjorne Retirement Settlement
Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The City of Ishpeming says a published report concerning the controversial transfer of retirement funds of former Police Chief Jim Bjorne from the county to the city was misleading and inaccurate.
According to a City of Ishpeming statement released yesterday, an article in the Marquette Mining Journal stating the City, by accepting the transfer of assets, will also accept full responsibility for Bjorne’s county service as part of the final settlement was incomplete.
The city says what was not reported was that as part of the final settlement, Bjorne agreed to pay any financial deficiency incurred by the city by accepting the transfer.
That amount has been determined to be $35,923, which Bjorne will have to pay for the transfer to occur. The city says that part was included in the final resolution and settlement with Bjorne to make sure there would be no cost incurred by the city for the transfer to go into effect.