Administrator suspended, Public Works Director let go

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Williamston Town Administrator Phyllis Lollis has been suspended from her position until the new mayor and council can meet to discuss the position. Newly installed mayor Dr. R. Mack Durham took the action Wednesday morning shortly after being sworn in to the position as mayor.

The changes are part of Durham’s plan to bring the town’s finances back into the black by the end of the fiscal year in June.

As part of his plan, which calls for the elimination of two high paying salaries, Administrator Phyllis Lollis has been “suspended” and Public Works Director Tim Hood had been let go, the mayor said.

Durham said that Lollis has been suspended with pay and that the question of what to do with the administrator position will be discussed by Council at the next meeting.

He said the position will be redefined and he hopes council will consider making the position part-time.

Durham said he did not do away with the position held by Hood and that council can reconsider rehiring him or someone else at a later date.