Monday night’s borough council meeting pushed the limits of standing room only.
Residents and business owners who suffered significant losses in last month’s flood packed into council’s chambers, asking questions, airing grievances, and proposing solutions.
But just as the public comment period ended and the rest of the meeting started, nearly everybody went home.
That gave police chief Chad King with an audience of 7 people (by that time, both TV news cameras left, too) as he defended the post-flood effort to publicize resources available to victims.
“It would have been nice if some folks had stuck around so that we can talk about how people came together and what the churches are doing and where people can go to get items that they need,” he said.
Cleaning supplies, clothing, food, and furniture are still available around the borough to people impacted by the flood.