Oakdale settles personnel lawsuit

Oakdale has settled a lengthy dispute with a former employee by sending her a check for $51,685.71.

Former administrative secretary Kim Mossman filed a grievance against the city in 2005 after she was laid off. Her union contract said she was entitled to a similar position with the city based upon her seniority.

The city appealed an arbitrator's first ruling in 2006, but did not prevail.

In March, a Stanislaus County judge ruled that Mossman was entitled to interest in her award for back pay and other costs.

The check includes $8,791.01 in interest. The check was mailed Friday, according to Oakdale officials. Mossman now works for Riverbank.