Maurice Jones, the outgoing city manager of Charlottesville, will depart earlier than expected to lead the town of Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

In May, the City Council announced it would not renew Jones’ contract. Forty-six days later, Chapel Hill Town Council members voted unanimously to appoint Jones as town manager.

At the end of its meeting last week, city councilors voted to ratify the notice it gave to Jones in May. Councilor Wes Bellamy was the only one to vote against the resolution.