FALLS — After a year of contentious public hearings and litigation, the tumultuous relationship between former Police Chief Arnie Conoline and the township is over.
The two sides reached a settlement last week under which Conoline resigned the post he held for five years in exchange for $800,000, plus $77,500 severance. He also agreed to drop two lawsuits stemming from the exhaustive disciplinary hearings into a failed December drug sting.
"Over the past year, there were substantial differences between the Board of Supervisors and Conoline. Conoline has been exonerated of prior disciplinary charges," according to a statement released by the township and Conoline. "This settlement came about because the parties agreed that it was best for everyone involved to end this matter now."