The Seaside City Council gave its former city manager another four months to pay off an outstanding $250,000 home loan the city made seven years ago.

Ray Corpuz, current city manager of Salinas, had asked for another 90 days to refinance the loan.

The council voted 5-0 on Tuesday to grant the extra time.

The city helped Corpuz buy a Kimball Avenue condominium in 2006. He made interest payments on the loan while working for Seaside, but the principal became due when he left the city's employ in January 2012.

He originally asked the city to forgive $100,000, but that didn't sit well with the public. The council in June agreed to a six-month extension.

At the time, city officials said the city's interest likely would be wiped out in a foreclosure because the city loan was second to a $350,000 bank loan on the property.

Also Tuesday, the Seaside council voted 4-1 to approve a 1.5 percent increase in trash collection rates requested by the Carmel Marina Waste Management Corp.

Councilman Ian Oglesby cast the dissenting vote. The council excluded seniors from the rate increase that takes effect Feb. 1.


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