Lannon meeting gets physical
LANNON — One witness reported that a trustee hit another trustee in a meeting also marked by a death threat in a contentious Village Board debate over the fate of the fire department. The witness said Trustee Diane Daily struck and threatened to kill Trustee Terry Gissal during discussion over Fire Department policies on Tuesday.
Police Chief Mark Flessert said he did not see Daily hit Gissal, but did hear the threat. Flessert said the entire group at the meeting, including the audience, became emotional and words were exchanged. The chief said he addressed the crowd and reminded them they were at a public meeting and comments are on the record. He took Daily aside and spoke with her and she expressed remorse and said she just got emotional, Flessert said. Gissal did not press charges on Daily. Daily said that she had received threatening phone calls days prior to the meeting. The callers said 911 services don't apply to her home if she messes with the fire department and that she shouldn't light any matches. According to Lannon Fire Chief Gary Georgenson, Daily wants to take the responsibility of hiring and firing the fire chief away from the fire department membership and put the village board in charge of the decision. The chief said his opinion is that this should not be a village decision and the meeting to discuss the matter came as a surprise. He said it was unnerving that Daily had not contacted him to discuss the matter prior to the meeting. No action was taken on the hiring and firing of the fire chief, and two other agenda items on fire and police department manuals were tabled said Flessert. More on this story in Wednesday's Living Sussex Sun. The Associated Press contributed to this story.
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