Ending months of speculation, the Forsyth County commission voted 3-1 on Thursday to fire Jeff Chance, the county's embattled planning and zoning director.
Commissioner Patrick Bell opposed the measure and Commissioner Brian Tam was absent.
Chance, 44, had been on paid administrative leave since May 12 while the county completed an investigation into his management practices and computer use.
The county report found 12 violations of policies, including use of profanity, putting golf balls in the hallway on county time and sending and receiving personal or inappropriate emails with staff members and his girlfriend.
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