The Village of Hazel Green will be
needing a new Chief of Police.
That’s because Brian Klein has
resigned from his job, effective
next Monday (9/30). The Hazel
Green Village Board has approved
a resignation agreement with Klein.
It was approved on a 5-0 vote at
a special meeting held last night
(Thursday night). Klein has
signed the agreement.
Under the agreement, Klein will
continue to be paid by the village
through the end of this year.
He’ll also be paid for unused
vacation time, and if he files for
unemployment benefits it won’t
be contested by the village.
The resignation agreement will
also not be placed in Klein’s
personnel file with the village,
but both Klein and the village
acknowledge that it’s a public
record. In addition, the agreement
shall not be an admission by either
party doing something wrong
toward the other.
Klein had recently taken a paid
leave of absence from his job.
Village Attorney Eileen Brownlee
wouldn’t say why Klein had taken
a leave of absence.
She did say the duties of the
Chief of Police were being handled
within the department. Hazel Green
has another full-time officer and
one part-time officer.
No steps were taken by the Hazel Green
Village Board last night (Thursday
night) toward hiring a new Chief