LEXINGTON, Mo. — Joe Aull will no longer be Lexington City Administrator after a vote was taken to terminate his employment with the city during an executive session of the Lexington City Council meeting Monday night.

A Facebook post reports that after Councilman Earl Parris’ motion to adjourn to a closed, executive session (pursuant to Section 610.021 RSMo, subsection (3) Personnel) in the meeting was seconded, and Aull reportedly left the meeting.

The lone matter taken on in the executive session concerned personnel changes, and a motion by Councilman Bill Miller, seconded by Jill Calvert, authorized Mayor Fred Wiedner to terminate City Administrator Joe Aull without cause if he declined to resign, and to pay severance as necessary.

The motion carried.

Roll call vote concluded six ayes (Calvert, Jeff Simpson, Carolyn Houseworth, Parris, Miller and Cary Beal) to just one nay (Scott Lynn).

No reason for the termination was given in the meeting’s minutes. Further information will be provided as it is made available.