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."


After more than seven years of debate, West Tisbury voters this week soundly approved a $3.7 million renovation project for their town hall.

At a special town meeting held in the elementary school gymnasium Tuesday night, the town hall article, which needed two-thirds approval, passed 119-11, with more than 90 per cent of the vote.

But before the sound of hammers can begin to ring in the town village, voters must first approve the project again at a special town election next week.

Proposed renovations to the West Tisbury town hall will once again be the center of public debate when voters gather for a special town meeting in the elementary school gymnasium on Tuesday. Town moderator Pat Gregory will open discussion of the 11-article warrant at 7 p.m.

Other topics to be considered include an amendment to the affordable housing zoning bylaw, as well as appropriations for a consultant to examine the up-Island regional school district and preliminary planning of a path from the youth hostel to the town center.