Video: Meeting disruption leads to city commission candidate’s removal

Three Rivers Mayor Tom Lowry points in Lucas Allen's direction, who is offscreen, during the Three Rivers City Commission meeting held on Tuesday, August 17, 2022. (Screenshot from Three Rivers City Hall Facebook live video)

Lucas Allen, the lone candidate on November’s ballot vying for the Three Rivers At-Large commission seat long held by Commissioner Daryl Griffith, was escorted out of Tuesday’s commission meeting by Police Chief Scott Boling at the behest of Mayor Tom Lowry.

Lowry requested that Finance Director Cathy Lawson, who is acting as city manager while Joe Bippus is on vacation, have Allen removed from the building after Allen spoke out of turn during a discussion about pump station improvements and headworks replacement for the Three Rivers Wastewater Treatment Plant.

You can hear the exchange between Lowry and Allen by watching the video below beginning around the 20:10 mark. The video was captured during the live stream of Tuesday’s meeting on the Three Rivers City Hall Facebook page.

Alek Haak-Frost is executive editor and publisher of Watershed Voice.