LINCOLN — The town manager in Lincoln is out after only a few months on the job.

The town council voted 6-0 at a special meeting Thursday night to terminate the contract of Bill Reed, who was still on his six-month probationary period after being hired in June.

Councilors did not give a reason for firing Reed, but council Chairman Steve Clay said it was not related to the recent discovery of some $1.5 million in accounting errors in the last two town budgets.

Clay told the Bangor Daily News that Reed just wasn’t a good fit and the termination “has been coming for awhile.”

Reed had previously spent 19 years as town manager in Veazie.

Police Chief William Lawrence was appointed to serve as interim town manager until a permanent replacement is hired.

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