A. The administrator may be removed by a majority vote of the board at any time. At least thirty (30) days before the effective date of the administrator's removal, the county administrator must be furnished with a formal statement from the board stating the board's intention to remove him/her and the reasons therefor. Upon furnishing of the statement affirming the commission's intention to remove the administrator, the board by a similar vote may suspend him/her from duty, but the administrator's pay shall continue until such removal becomes effective.
   B. The county administrator may, within thirty (30) days from service of such notice of termination thereof, reply in writing to the statement affirming the board's intention to remove him/her. In the event no reply is timely filed, the statement shall, upon the thirty first day from the date of such service, constitute the final action removing the administrator and his/her services shall terminate upon that day. If a reply is timely filed with the board, the board shall fix a time for a hearing upon the question of the administrator's removal and a final statement removing the administrator shall not be adopted until a hearing has been conducted. The action of the board in removing the administrator shall be final. (Ord. 2007-01, 3-13-2007)