At bottom: A letter from Town Council about Frazier
Embattled Lexington Town Councilman Danny Frazier is off the payroll in West Columbia after city leaders ended his three-month tenure as a commercial annexation adviser.
No reason was given for his dismissal, but city administrator Jennifer Cunningham on Wednesday confirmed the decision to end the $1,250 per month deal Sept. 20.
Frazier is under fire for alleged ties to the Internet sweepstakes industry, leading to pressure on him to give up his public roles.
State law enforcement officials say that industry is illegal.
Frazier has said he made a serious error in judgment that is not a crime.
Efforts to reach him Wednesday about the loss of the job were unsuccessful.
His termination follows his suspension without pay as a part-time community relations specialist at the Lexington County Sheriffs Department. He was hired in April for the sheriffs post at a salary of nearly $15,000 a year.
Frazier is refusing a demand by fellow town leaders and some residents in Lexington to resign his elected post as a councilman.
The other six council members called anew Wednesday for Frazier to step down from a post he has held since 2005. Town leaders cant oust him and voters cant recall him from office.
The statement from council members said the furor over Fraziers behavior is creating a lack of confidence in Town Hall operations and urged residents to make that point to him.
Frazier receives $10,500 a year as a councilman. He wont face voters there again until fall 2015.
Lexington Town Council letter
A letter from Lexington town leaders urging Frazier to resign and calling for a change to allow the recall of elected officials