With only about a third of the requisite 37-person quorum present at the Aquinnah town hall for the special town meeting Thursday night, selectmen decided to reschedule the gathering for Jan. 23.

On the agenda are items that designate money for improvements to the Gay Head Cliffs lookout, the town computer system, a new truck for the highway department, and the construction of a shed for the shellfish constable.

Two items also relate to the potential purchase and sale of town land. The selectmen want to sell a small, landlocked parcel of land assessed at $171,000 off Sea Horse Lane south of Lighthouse Road. They also want to appropriate funds to purchase an ownership stake in land off Moshup Trail for creating permanent affordable housing.

Town administrator Jeffrey Madison scheduled the meeting because the town needs to appropriate funds for a large grant to improve the paving and safety around the Cliffs lookout. Mr. Madison confirmed on Thursday that rescheduling would not imperil the grant application.

The new meeting has been rescheduled for 7 p.m on Jan. 23, 2019.

“Please tell your friends,” moderator Mike Hebert said to the voters. “We’d like to have a meeting next time.”