Former City of Ballarat chief executive officer Justine Linley took home a total remuneration and redundancy package of more than $630,000 in the past financial year, council documents show.
The sum - which lies somewhere between $630,000 and $639,999 - is revealed in figures published within the agenda for the ordinary council meeting on Wednesday night.
It appears under a council officer report showing the annual accounts for 2019/20.
While the report does not name Ms Linley directly, the figure would relate to the former CEO, whose contract was terminated by a majority of councillors following a highly critical Ombudsman's report.
The mayor Cr Ben Taylor confirmed the sum related to Ms Linley. He said the only additional money Ms Linley would have received as a result of the termination of her contract was an exit payment equivalent to six-months' salary.
He said any additional parts would come from her entitlements such as annual leave and long service leave that had built up.
Ms Linley's total remuneration package was listed as between $320,00 and $329,999 in the previous financial year.
Taking away the pay-out for the termination of the contract, it means at least $130,000 of the total sum would comprise those entitlements.
"That would have occurred whether she left to go somewhere else or whether [her contract] was terminated," Cr Taylor said.
Cr Taylor said he would be seeking clarification about how those costs broke down at the council meeting on Wednesday night.
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"The only additional [payout] she received was six months' salary, we made that very clear at the beginning," Cr Taylor told The Courier.
A majority of six out of nine councillors voted to end Ms Linley's contract with immediate effect in May after the report came out.
The decision caused a highly divisive split, with the three councillors who voted against the immediate termination - Crs Samantha McIntosh, Jim Rinaldi and Grant Tillett - saying they wished to hear from Ms Linley before making a call.
Other councillors said they were acting on clear, legal advice.
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