Hugo Fires City Manager

6-8-05 - The city of Hugo fired its city manager of three years on Tuesday night. In a three to two vote in executive session, council members terminated Red Erwin. Today, they appointed former Mayor David Rawls to fill in.

Erwin was the city's utility director before that he became city manager. It's confidential as to why Erwin was terminated, but an emergency session just adjourned to decide who will step in until a new manager is appointed.

The council chose former Mayor David Rawls. He served the city from 1995 to 1997 and currently owns a local circus. The city clerk is taking applications.