Linger declined to comment Wednesday morning on the specific allegation. He said he had been advised by counsel not to comment on a specific lawsuit in progress.
The decision to fire Marple was not listed on last week's meeting agenda, and Marple said she had no idea she was going to be fired until moments before the vote.
State law requires advance notice of such actions except in cases of emergencies that endanger public safety or the state's coffers. Some question whether the board's action violated that law.