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Appleton City Council delays vote on new IT Director, $25K relocation benefit

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APPLETON, WI (WTAQ) - The Appleton City Council delayed action Wednesday night on hiring it's new IT Director because of Mayor Tim Hanna's request for a $25,000 relocation benefit for him. 

Dean Fox has been serving as interim IT Director since 2011, but lives 10-miles outside the city. 

Council members took issue with the lump sum benefit for Fox to move into the city as required by the city's employee residency rule. 

Hanna says Fox would be given $5,000 up front, and $20,000 would be paid to Fox once the move is complete. 

Hanna also requested a 24-month window for Fox to move into the city. 

Standard protocall allows for one year, with up to a possible one year extension.  Hanna says Fox made the request up front and because of the housing market. 

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