WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It didn’t take long for New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger to pop back up on the public radar.
Commissioners had their bi-monthly meeting this morning at the county courthouse. It started promptly at 9 a.m. with the consent agenda and recognition of various county employees.
During the meeting, which is broadcast on Time Warner Cable channel 13, Berger is seen sauntering in almost 15 minutes late with his satchel strung across his chest.
During a break in the meeting, Berger refused to comment on why he was late to today’s meeting and last week’s transportation meeting. He said he will only discuss issues that are important to county citizens.
He has consistently been late to county meetings even though his fellow commissioners have chastised him and encouraged him to be on time. He is also reported to be unemployed at this time.
Berger made headlines earlier this summer when his girlfriend called police requesting help picking up stuff from his house. Police decided to arrest and jail him. The charges were later dismissed.