WEST BOUNTIFUL -- A signed settlement agreement has been reached between Lakeside golf pro Kelly Class and West Bountiful city, which owns the course he once managed.
Class and Mayor Kenneth Romney both confirmed to the Standard Examiner on Thursday that a settlement between the two groups has been reached.
Neither man could say much about the agreement, each citing "confidentiality agreements" the two sides have signed.
Now the city and Class have up to seven days to rescind the agreement that has been reached, Romney said.
Class has been on paid administrative leave for about five weeks pending completion of an administrative investigation.
That, officials say, came after city leaders were made aware of an accusation that Class made verbal threats to another city employee.
Class, an employee with the city for about 20 years, obtained personal legal counsel after the accusations of his making verbal threats were made.
West Bountiful Police Chief Todd Hixson said the department is aware of and investigating the accusations against Class.
Romney said the city on June 26 received a signed settlement agreement from Class, but the criminal investigation into the allegations made against Class are separate from that agreement.
Romney said, however, that he is not aware of any criminal charges that have been filed against Class.
Class was receiving a yearly salary from the city of $56,000, not including health and retirement benefits, to manage the city owned 18-hole Lakeside Golf Course at 1201 N. 1100 West, in West Bountiful.
The city has owned the course since the early 1980s.
Lately, the course's clubhouse has experienced sagging revenues, officials say, causing elected city leaders to look into realigning the management style of the course.
Romney said he believes the revenue concerns at the course were not related to the accusations made against Class.
Class said based on the terms of his agreement with the city, he cannot discuss the matter with the media.
Romney said it is the intent of the city, through legal counsel, to send out a news release recognizing Class's 20 years with the city.