Aldermen upholds vote to fire Starkville city administrator

The Associated Press

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The Starkville Board of Aldermen has reaffirmed its decision to fire city administrator Lynn Spruill.

The Starkville Daily News reports the board voted 5-2 Tuesday to override Mayor Parker Wiseman’s veto of its early decision.

Aldermen declined to answer questions from the audience gathered for Tuesday’s on why the majority decided to fire Spruill, who was paid $61,169 a year. With the Tuesday’s vote, Spruill was terminated immediately.

Alderman Ben Carver, who voted to dismiss Spruill, says board members had the right to select with whom they wanted to work. He says other city employees had nothing to fear in terms of losing their jobs.

Wiseman says he was disappointed there was no discussion or explanation for Spruill’s dismissal. Wiseman says Spruill deserves to know why she was fired.

  • barney fife

    Inquiring minds want to know why the city administrator was terminated.

    Alderman Ben Carver, who voted to dismiss Spruill, says board members had the right to select with whom they wanted to work

    A flimsy excuse. Unworthy of someone elected to public office.