There was tension during Thursday's sitting of the St. Ann Municipal Corporation following the removal of Claudiah Carter as acting CEO.
Miss Carter was replaced by Rovel Morris who was transferred from the St. Mary Municipal Corporation, effective December 1.
Miss Carter will return to her former position of Director of Administration as instructed by the Local Government Services Commission.
Councillors on both sides of the political divide have raised questions about the Commission's decision.
Councillor for the Beecher Town Division Ian Bell, said Ms Carter was in the position for two years and should have been considered for appointment.
But Michael Belnavis, Chairman of the St Ann Municipal Corporation, said a recommendation had been made for Miss Carter's appointment, however, the Commission had the final say.