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A surprise in Afton: council ousts city admnistrator


To the surprise of many, including two council members, the Afton City Council this week voted to discontinue its contract with City Administrator Sara Irvine, effective immediately.

During Tuesdsay's meeting, the Afton Personnel Committee, made up of council members Peg Nolz, Joe Richter and Mayor Pat Snyder, presented an agreement outlining the end Irvine's employment.

The agreement passed with a 3-2 vote, with council members Bill Palmquist and Randy Nelson dissenting.

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.