Barclay changes number of commissioners needed for quorum
BARCLAY — The Barclay Town Commissioners adopted an amendment to the town charter during their monthly meeting March 15 that would require all commissioners be present in order to conduct town business.
Barclay has three town commissioners, President Brian R. DeMoss, Norman J. Clough and William Wallace, who are elected to staggered three-year terms. Clough’s term is up in June.
Resolution No. 2017-01 amends the town charter to provide that all members of the Commission must be present to constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. The resolution was introduced at the Jan. 18 meeting and passed March 15, following a public hearing.
The impetus for the change is that Barclay is a small town, said Deborah E. Bowden, clerk/treasurer. According to the 2010 Census, Barclay has 120 residents.
By setting the quorum at three, to town won’t have to worry about posting and minutes for other meetings that two commissioners might want to attend because that won’t constitute an official town meeting, she said.
The amendment shall take effect May 4 unless it is petitioned to referendum. The deadline to file a such a petition is April 24.
The commission meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.
Nominations and voter registration for the upcoming election is May 8. The election will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 12 at the town office, 1602 Barclay Road.