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Fire chief fired in Electric City


Now former Electric City fire chief Mark Payne was fired Tuesday night, after the city council voted unanimously to carry out the mayor’s recommendation to remove Payne from the post in which he’s served since 2013.

Payne had faced a second disciplinary hearing Monday to respond to charges he hadn’t complied with a plan set in place after the first one last spring, and that he’d been insubordinate toward the city administrator.

Payne had met with Mayor John Nordine and City Administrator Russ Powers to discuss possible discipline that could be imposed on Payne, including possible r...

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