"DISAPPOINTMENT" was the word used to describe Wednesday's George Town Council meeting by Mayor Roger Broomhall.
It was also the word of choice for former mayor Lawrence Archer, who too was in attendance at the meeting.
Cr Broomhall asked grazier Winston Archer to leave the meeting after about 30 minutes and during public question time.
It was the second time he had been asked to leave a meeting this year.
"The councillors, staff and public have every right to expect that a council meeting can be conducted in an orderly and uninterrupted way," Cr Broomhall said.
He said that he acted in accordance with local government meeting procedures regulations, which state that the chairman may take reasonable steps to remove a person from a meeting if the person hinders or disrupts, or tries to hinder or disrupt, the meeting.
Lawrence Archer, who was mayor of the municipality for almost eight years, said the council had done a disservice to its people by cutting off their speaking time as soon as their two minutes were up.
Mr Archer was a member of the council shortly after its turbulent years under administration in 1994.
He has called for similar steps to be taken once more.
"I don't think the government has any choice but to put in an administrator ... it's gone beyond what's reasonable," he said.
Director of Local Government Philip Hoysted has been inquiring into issues raised by the George Town community.