Mayor of Virgin steps down
Two years ago, some residents started the Friends of Virgin, an open-government advocacy group, to protest their difficulties in obtaining access to public documents such as town minutes and financial records.
About 10 of the group's members were at Lee's hearing, as was Cornelius, who is not seeking a second term on the Town Council.
Cornelius said the position of mayor will be advertised within a couple of weeks and a candidate will be selected by the council.
"Hopefully this will put two years of unpleasantness behind us and allow us to work together," he said.
Robert Kelly, a candidate in the Town Council primary election Oct. 7, said the people most affected by Thursday's action were members of Lee's family.
"It's time to get together," Kelly said. "We're still all neighbors. We're not ashamed of Jay. Just because he did something bad does not make him a bad person."