Hank Silverberg, wtop.com
WASHINGTON - The town manager of Culpeper, Va. was fired on Tuesday in a 5-2 vote that came after a long, closed-door council session.
No details have been released as to why Kim Alexander was fired, but an earlier report in the Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star indicated her investigation of police Capt. Chris Settle had angered some council members.
Alexander will get six months severance pay.
Asst. Town Manager Chris Hively will take over the job in the interim.
The firing was announced in a press release from the town's spokesman, Wally Bunker, who was reinstated to his job at the same meeting. He had resigned Jan. 16.
Bunker says they can't discuss any of the details on either decision .
Alexander had served as town manager for just over a year. She came from Dumfries.
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Chris Hively, acting town manager of Culpeper, Va.,
after Kim Alexander was fired Tuesday.
(Courtesy Town of Culpeper)