The Huron County commissioners have fired mechanic Lon Burton.
Burton, who had just served a 15-day suspension without pay for willful disregard of county polices and neglect of work, was terminated after a hearing Tuesday.
According to Burton's personnel file, he had committed at least six "group offenses" while being employed for the county.
Burton's 15-day suspension was due to an incident which took place Oct. 22.
The mechanic was given the task of preparing a 2003 Chevrolet pickup truck for road readiness. The vehicle was used by the transfer station/recycling center.
Burton's disciplinary report notes he didn't grease the ball joints, tie rods or U-joints on the truck.
The tail light, front marker light and license plate lights were also out and not repaired.
The windshield wipers were left worn and torn and the washer fluid was empty.
The battery terminals were not clean and the tire pressure was low.
The oil filter was also not "secured," the report stated.
In Burton's updated personnel file, a new November incident came to light where Burton was requested to fix the brakes on a red Ford Fusion assigned to the commissioners' office.
After Commissioner Tom Dunlap drove the vehicle, the vehicle was then serviced by an outside mechanic who noted the brakes had not been repaired.
A number of hearing involving the mechanic had been held over the years, according to Burton's personnel file.
The mechanic was also given a verbal warning on Oct. 5, 2012 for "not working on sheriff's office vehicles."
In December 2012, Burton was placed on administrative leave by the commissioners after being stopped for DUI by the Highway Patrol near Cambridge.
Dunlap said Thursday the commissioners could not say much about Burton's firing because it is a personnel matter.
Dunlap added department heads and elected officials will have to hire an outside mechanic to do repairs until and if a new mechanic is hired.