by: Tina Terry Updated:SALISBURY, N.C. —
The Salisbury city manager and public information officer both abruptly left their jobs last week.
Their employee records detailed that they both received major raises during the same time period.
Former City Manager Doug Paris resigned last week in a mutual agreement with the Salisbury City Council. The move came after a closed session with council that lasted nearly five hours.
The City Council would not elaborate on why they released him from his contract, calling it a personnel matter.
Records show Paris tripled his salary in about eight years with the city. His final pay was $135,000.
The city's public information director, Elaney Hasselmann, reported directly to Paris and also resigned last week. Her salary doubled over the past three years.
In a resignation letter, Hasselmann said she quit to pursue other opportunities.
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