New Vergennes city clerk let go
VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to terminate City Clerk Morgan Kittredge about three months after she was hired to replace longtime Clerk Joan Devine.
The action was taken after a closed-door session, and both City Manager Dan Hofman and Mayor Jeff Fritz described the decision as a personnel matter about which they could provide little detail.
Hofman noted Kittredge, 39 at the time of her hire, was within a six-month probationary period and could be let go without cause.
“It wasn’t a good fit,” Hofman said.
Fritz did not disagree with that characterization.
“He is the best barometer for those kind of statements, and we all support his assessments,” Fritz said.
Fritz said he was sorry the council felt it had to take that action.
“What I can say is it is very unfortunate that it did not work out for all of us,” Fritz said. “For both parties it’s unfortunate.”
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