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.
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