City of Penticton CAO Donny van Dyk is being sued by his former employer, Enbridge, for $30,779.92 for allegedly violating a relocation payment agreement. (File Photo)

City of Penticton CAO Donny van Dyk is being sued by his former employer, Enbridge, for $30,779.92 for allegedly violating a relocation payment agreement. (File Photo)

Agreement reached between Penticton CAO and former employer Enbridge

Donny van Dyk and Enbridge reach amicable agreement on relocation payment

  • Oct. 8, 2019 11:55 a.m.

Penticton’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) reached an amicable agreement with his former employer, Enbridge regarding a relocation payment.

The Calgary-based natural gas distribution company had filed a notice of claim in the province’s small claims court on Oct. 7, 2019 requesting Donny Van Dyk to pay $30,799.92, which Enbridge expensed under a relocation payment agreement.

But the two reached an agreement shortly after this claim was filed.

“Mr. van Dyk and Enbridge are pleased to confirm that they have amicably come to an agreement. Mr. van Dyk will reimburse Enbridge a portion of the amount claimed, which settles all matters with regards to these proceedings.”

“Enbridge sincerely appreciates Mr. van Dyk’s contributions to the organization during his time as an employee. We wish him every success in his new role as Chief Administrative Officer at the City of Penticton.”

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The claim stated if he resigned from his position with Enbridge between 12 months and 18 months after his relocation date, he would be expected to repay 75 per cent of the relocation cost, and if he resigned between 18 to 24 months of his start date he would be expected to repay 50 per cent of the relocation cost.

Jordyn Thomson | Reporter
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