Moira Council has confirmed the dismissal of chief executive officer, Gary Arnold, overnight.
Mayor Brian Keenan issued a statement on behalf the council confirming Mr Arnold had "ceased employment" at Moira after four years as ceo.
Director Peter Bertolus has been appointed acting CEO effective from today.
“The Minister for Local Government Jeanette Powell has been notified of this appointment.," Cr Keenan said.
"Moira Shire staff were informed of this change of leadership this morning.”