If Northampton County Councilman Lamont McClure were playing baseball, he'd be called out by now. He's missed three consecutive County Council meetings (June 3, June 17, July 1) over the past six weeks. He's also missed all committee meetings over that time.
According to Council Clerk Frank Flisser, McClure called before the July 1 meeting to report he is on vacation, but gave no explanation for his absences on June 3 and June 17. Council President Ron Angle told The Bethlehem Press he has heard nothing from McClure, whose district includes Bethlehem and Lower Saucon Townships.
Under the County's Home Rule Charter, Council can remove absent members, but only after a member has continuously missed six months of meetings.
9:00 AM Update: Mr. McClure's law office confirms he is on vacation this week. He missed Council's June 3 meeting because of business travel.