By Boyd C. Allen

Port of Brookings Harbor Manager Gary Dehlinger was fired by the board in a special session Friday night.

Commissioners voted 4-1 to fire Dehlinger without notice and for no cause after meeting in executive session. Commissioner Roy Davis cast the dissenting vote.

Commissioner Jan Barbas’ motion to fire Dehlinger outlined the means for collecting port property from Dehlinger and defined port facilities where Dehlinger would be forbidden access.

The motion also instructed port staff to prepare Dehlinger’s final pay in accordance with port policy and applicable law. Dehlinger will collect six months pay.

President Angi Christian and Barbas agreed to meet with employees Monday morning to announce Dehlinger’s firing.

The board also instructed Christian to contact the Special District Association of Oregon, port counsel Jim Coffey and Mark Freeman of the Infrastructure Finance Authority to explain the board’s decision and changes at the port.

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