Beech Mountain Town Manager Tim Holloman has been fired.

The Avery Journal reports Hollomon was fired during the Town Council meeting December 10, by a 4 to 1 vote, shortly after new members Kelly Melang, Erin Gonyea, Jimmie Accardi and newly appointed Mayor Barry Kaufman were sworn in.

Accardi was the sole dissenting vote.

According to the reeport, Beech Mountain Volunteer Fire Department Chief Robert Pudney has been appointed interim manager.

Holloman was hired as Beech Mountain Town Manager in February 2017.

Beech Mountain will be looking for a town manager for the third time in the last five years.

Council also voted to allow Weidner Abernethy to remain on the council after questions about his residency last month.