Bar­clay changes num­ber of com­mis­sion­ers needed for quo­rum

Record Observer - - NEWS - By AN­GELA PRICE bay­times@kibay­times.com

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.

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