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Berlin Town Administrator Dismissed

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Berlin has dismissed town administrator Laura Allen.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that city council member Troy Purnell confirmed her departure but directed all questions to Mayor Gee Williams.

Williams told the paper that one of the reasons was the cleanup of toxic chemical at Heron Park.

But the Daily Times says it was not clear how that related to her dismissal.

The park has been reopened but the cleanup is still ongoing with the city already spending nearly a quarter of a million dollars on the project.

Williams also said other reasons involved financial issues.

He was quick to say that there was nothing improper but rather was not in the best interest of the city.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.