Brunswick City Council unanimously voted to terminate the employment contract of the city manager.
Anthony Bales was immediately placed on a three day, paid administrative leave.
The termination will become effective on August 11 following the 45-day notification provision in his employment contract with the City.
The action was taken immediately following an Executive Session of the Committee of the Whole on Monday.
Police Chief Carl DeForest was appointed as the acting city manager until further notice.