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Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
June 09, 2021

Former member accuses members, mayor and candidate of 'deplorable behavior'

 

            One day after learning of his apparent defeat in the Republican primary election to a write-in candidate, Lon Brinckman II submitted his resignation as a member of East Greenville Borough Council. He cited a lack of trust with other members of council.  "I cannot in good conscience continue to work with individuals whom I no longer trust," Brinckman wrote in the June 4 letter.

            He accused council members Angie Fegely, Joe Rock, candidate John Dingler and Mayor Stephen Wescott of acting deplorably to help the incumbent hold on to his seat. Brinckman, whose four-year term on council expires at the end of the year, describes the episode as "a premeditated attack on my character that I will not stand for."

            On Monday night, the members voted unanimously to accept the resignation letter, which was received earlier in the day by Sharon Kachmar, East Greenville's secretary/treasurer. Fegely and Wescott declined to respond to Brinckman's accusations following Monday's public meeting. Brinckman did not attend the meeting.

            Council expects to appoint Brinckman's successor during its July 6 meeting. The deadline for candidates to submit an application is 3 p.m. on June 30, according to Fegely, the president of council.

            Wescott's name will appear on both tickets during the Nov. 9 General Election race for mayor after ...



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