Linn Walker Asked to Resign From Macungie Council After Alleged Lewd Behavior
A member of the public and another council member ask Linn Walker to honor his word and resign.
Of all the news that comes from Macungie Council, lately much has been about council itself.
Both actions were seconded but since votes were taken on neither, they become part of the Oct. 2 meeting.
Another topic came up twice that night: the resignation of Council Member Linn Walker who recently was charged with open lewdness for an alleged incident of public urination on Aug. 3. Monday's meeting was the first Walker attended since the incident.
John Long of Macungie approached the podium with three issues, the last of which involved Walker.
"I came to your house and you said you would resign but then you said council members called you and said you didn't have to resign," Long said.
Long wanted to know which council member or members told him he didn't have to resign and why.
"We have a right to know," he said.
Walker replied that he had no comment on the issue.
Shortly thereafter, Council Member David Boyko addressed council, and Walker in particular:
"Do you really feel that we feel good about this? That we want someone who is charged with lewd behavior, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct representing us?" Boyko said
"How council acts will determine the public's reaction to us.
"Walker should resign," Boyko said.
Council President Jean Nagle said it was a private issue and didn't involve council.