East Spencer fires town administrator

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Staff report
EAST SPENCER ó The Board of Aldermen fired Town Administrator Richard Hunter on Monday.
Mayor Erma Jefferies, who did not cast a vote in the 4-2 decision, said board members wanted someone more accessible. One of the aldermen who voted to let Hunter go, however, said the town’s recent financial problems played a part in the board’s action.
Aldermen Carlton Ellis, John Rustin, Phronice Johnson and Theodore Gladden voted in favor of firing Hunter. Aldermen John Noble and Barbara Mallett cast the dissenting votes.
Hunter was not at the meeting when the board took the action and learned about it when he came to work Tuesday, the mayor said.
See Wednesday’s Salisbury Post and salisburypost.com for the full story.