Former Springdale Town Manager Sentenced for Misusing Funds

Former Springdale Town Manager Sentenced for Misusing Funds

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ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) -- Former Springdale Town Manager Glenn Hill has been sentenced to 10 days in jail for misusing public money.

Hill, 54, St. George, also is to pay $40,000 restitution. He was accused of taking $153,847 over two years.

He pleaded guilty last month in a deal that reduced the charge from a second- to third-degree felony and dropped a charge of embezzlement.

He was sentenced Tuesday by 5th District Court Judge Eric Ludlow, who had received an Adult Probation and Parole report recommending no jail time.

While addressing the court, Hill apologized to Mayor Bruce VanderWerff, who was present in court, the Town Council and residents of Springdale.

"I had no intention in taking money, and I realize I violated the trust placed in me by the council and the citizens," Hill said.

Hill said the council did not have adequate information about the money he was receiving for his position as town manager and the director of community development.

Hill was hired on April 1, 1999, and was placed on unpaid administrative leave on July 9, 2003, after council members were told that he had received compensation above his salary.

Wright, Hill's attorney, said Hill was doing two jobs for the town that previously paid a town planner $40,000 a year in salary and benefits and that Hill had performed those duties for 21/2 years.

Former Town Clerk Teri Hatch also was investigated. Deputy Washington County Attorney Paul Christensen said Hatch's case is set for resolution.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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