MV Times, on December 3rd, 2009

Too few voters attend Aquinnah special

Aquinnah asked voters to reconvene at a special town meeting last Tuesday to take up the last four questions that the town had been unable to resolve when the meeting was first held, because of a lack of a quorum. One of the questions, number 12, proposed to reduce the quorum requirement for town meetings from 10 percent of all registered voters to five.

Town officials put the article on the warrant because Aquinnah has had repeated difficulty attracting enough voters to complete town business. And that was the case again. Too few voters showed up.

The meeting began on Nov. 17. Early in the meeting voters approved new zoning regulations governing wind turbines, but a quorum call after eight of the 12 articles on the warrant had been approved revealed that too few voters remained to continue.

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