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Council says Miller fired for being aggressive, confrontational

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SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. -

South Burlington's city manager was fired for his "aggressive and confrontational style" according to a statement released Tuesday by the City Council.

The council voted Monday night to terminate Sandy Miller effective immediately. But councilors did not discuss their reasons. Tuesday's statement acknowledges that the firing is not "for cause," meaning the city will have to pay Miller 12 months of salary and benefits with the salary totaling $117,000.

The council says the need for change outweighs that cost. In the statement, the councilors say Miller's "... direct interactions with Council members have ... become strained." And " ... the Council doubts Mr. Miller's commitment to carry out Council decisions with which he disagrees."

Miller's lawyer says Miller was shocked and dismayed by the council's decision.

Click here to read the full statement from the South Burlington City Council.

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