Murfreesboro town administrator dismissed

Published 7:58 am Wednesday, September 15, 2010


MURFREESBORO, N.C.—A few months after his hiring, Lee Capps has been dismissed as town administrator for apparent failure to perform duties in a timely manner and failing to inform Council of projects.

At a special meeting last week, Murfreesboro Town Council unanimously voted to dismiss Capps. The termination was immediately effective.

Capps was to remove his personal belongings from the Town Hall by 5 p.m. Friday. He was also asked to return keys, two Blackberry phones and town credit card.

Before the motion, council met in a closed session for 70 minutes.

Council was scheduled to discuss the matter further on Tuesday. As of press time, additional information was not available from the meeting.

Laurie Brook, a neighbor of Capps, said she planned to be there. Brook attended the special meeting in which Capps was fired.

“It was very calculated and planned,” she said about the council’s decision. “This is a personal vendetta.”

Brook said the town, now in the early states of the Department of Commerce’s Small Town Main Street program, needs Capps.

Hired in June, he was previously employed as the town manager in Mount Gilead.