Merrill’s newly-elected mayor points to a recent scandal and the way the fire chief position was handled as reasons he wants a new city administrator. Derek Woellner posted his concerns on his personal Facebook page. He says the job performance of Administrator Dave Johnson has been adequate, at best — and not worth the 115-thousand dollars-a-year Johnson is paid. Woellner says Johnson refused to resign when he was asked. He says the administrator tends to be rude and condescending to residents during city meetings. Johnson hasn’t officially responded yet.