Poor attendance once again delays AGM for regional body
The Conception Bay North Joint Councils Association has once again failed to stage an annual general meeting, with less than the required number of members in attendance at a meeting in Carbonear on Feb. 3 to constitute a quorum.
It’s the third time the association has attempted to hold its AGM, said association chairman and Clarke’s Beach town councillor David Moore Jr.
Despite the poor attendance, Moore said the concept of regional cooperation is alive and well in the area from Salmon Cove to Brigus.
“It’s working very well,” Moore said following the meeting that wasn’t on Thursday night.
The host mayor, Sam Slade, expressed disappointment that a quorum wasn’t reached. He said there were several important issues he was preparing to put forward.
He said the association has demonstrated its merits on many occasions over the years, and said it’s important that the region remain united.
“ Together, we’re a strong group,” he said. “But we’re not going nowhere if we stand alone.”
There were less than 10 elected members of council at the Carbonear council chamber, representing the communities of Carbonear, Victoria, Spaniard’s Bay,Upper Island Cove,Bay Roberts and Clarke’s Beach.
Moore said it’s been difficult to stage meetings during the winter months.
The association will try for a fourth time to hold an AGM on Feb. 24 in Victoria. Moore urged all towns in the region to send a representative.