Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Wrightsville council president calls police to escort resident from meeting

Wrightsville Borough Council President Eric J. White stopped the April 5 council meeting and called 911 after a resident interrupted a discussion of a resolution pressuring the local municipal authority to sell the water and sewer systems to a private company.

White banged his gavel several times and told Mel McDonald that she was not allowed to comment on the matter. Public comment was held at the beginning of the meeting, at which time McDonald was the sole resident to offer any.

McDonald, wife of council member Rick McDonald, who has attended meetings via conference call during the pandemic, refused to leave voluntarily even after Vice President Frederick C. Smith Jr. asked her politely.

She said nothing during the 10 minutes it took for a Hellam Township police officer to arrive. The officer escorted her from council chambers without incident.


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