Library board OKs back pay rather than face lawsuit

photo The main branch of the Chattanooga Public Library is located on Broad Street between 10th and 11th streets in downtown Chattanooga.

photo Library director Corinne Hill attends a Chattanooga Public Library board meeting Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, in Chattanooga.

photo Meg Backus and Nate Hill

For fear of getting sued, the Chattanooga Public Library's board moved to give four weeks of back pay to a former top staffer who resigned following a critical audit.

"I'm afraid we will be criticized for two things," board Chairman Jim Kennedy told his colleagues Friday.