In a regularly scheduled Community Redevelopment Agency meeting Tuesday night, chairman Ed Rewis made a motion to terminate the CRA director, which was approved unanimously by the board.
Edward F. Smyth Jr., was hired on Sept. 19 as a part-time CRA director, he was scheduled for three days per week, or 24 hours, for a salary of $24,000 annually, City Finance Director Jan Parkhurst said.
“I made the motion (Nov. 8) and it was unanimous that we terminate him,” Rewis said on Wednesday morning.
Rewis cited that it was Smyth’s failure to do his job and take advice as the grounds for the motion to terminate. He also said, “his relationship with the public was not good.”