Holyoke orders former Treasurer to repay part of his salary

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – The Holyoke City Council has ordered former Treasurer Jon Lumbra to repay part of his salary.  Holyoke’s Assistant City Solicitor sent Lumbra a letter on August 19th requesting that he return any pay he received from the city of Holyoke after he began working full time for Loomis Communities.

Lumbra started at Loomis Communities in November 2014 and resigned from his Holyoke post in February 2015.  Holyoke Acting Treasurer Sandy Smith told 22News the city paid Lumbra $20,981.63 in that time frame.  He was in the 2nd year of a four year term when he resigned.

The city council approved this order on August 4th and it became official 10 days later when Mayor Alex Morse did not veto it.

Lumbra’s annual salary was a little more than $70,000.

Lumbra is also running for the Ward 7 city council seat against current Ward 6 councilor Todd McGee, who moved into Ward 7.  Current Ward 7 councilor Gordon Alexander isn’t running for re-election.

Holyoke’s Acting Treasurer Smith is running against former school committee member Joshua Garcia in a special election to finish out the last two years of Lumbra’s four year term.

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