A West Tisbury special town meeting will be rescheduled for the fall after Tuesday’s meeting failed to gather a quorum.
A scant 60 voters turned out for the meeting; 122 are needed to convene a town meeting.
"Unless anyone knows of another 65 people that are on their way I think we are going to call this meeting for lack of quorum," moderator F. Patrick Gregory declared. "Thank you all for coming out . . . and I guess the Bruins game starts at 7:30 p.m."
The meeting postponement will now delay the county courthouse window replacement project, which has the financial backing of every Island town except West Tisbury. The town is being asked to contribute $10,800 from its Community Preservation Act fund.
County manager Martina Thornton said after the meeting that the project will be put on hold until West Tisbury takes a vote. "I'm hopeful that it gets passed in the fall," she said.
The postponement also puts off a town decision on two bylaws relating to the statewide medical marijuana law. One would ban the public consumption of marijuana, and the other would place a one-year moratorium on marijuana dispensaries in town.
And absent action by voters Tuesday, the county pest management program will have no funding from West Tisbury effective July 1. The county will need to suspend services to West Tisbury as of that date, Ms. Thornton said.