Geissinger argued a residency ordinance would "tie the hands of the County Executive," while Hayden Phillips noted it would be ridiculous to expect someone to move into this area for what might at most be a three-year job.
Lamont McClure predicted, "This will become law. Just not tonight." Ken Kraft called the appointment of a New Jersey resident as Sheriff "a slap across the face" of 600 law enforcement officers in the County. "We have somebody with police powers who doesn't live in the state," he added.
Sheriff David Dalrymple, a retired Major in the New Jersey State Police, lives in Stewartsville, N.J.. This is 6.4 miles away from Easton. He was confirmed by seven members of Council in July. McClure voted No, and Ken Kraft was unable to attend the hearing as a result of a business commitment.