Aquinnah voters approve new flood plain bylaws


It took two tries but Aquinnah successfully completed a special town meeting Wednesday, June 30, the last day of the 2010 fiscal year.

A total of 41 voters, or slightly more than ten percent of the town’s 394 registered voters and two more than needed for a quorum were present when the meeting began about 7:30 pm.

It was the first meeting presided over by newly elected town moderator Mike Hebert. Mr. Hebert barely had time to hold the gavel. Voters made short work of the seven-article warrant.

Voters approved revisions to town bylaws pertaining to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program.

Voters aproved budget transfers that included $5,448 from free cash to purchase a new rescue trailer for the police emergency all-terrain vehicle.

At the request of selectman Jim Newman, voters tabled amendments to the personnel bylaws intended to clarify personnel bylaws that included the definition of a full-time employee, a part-time employee, and the calculation for holiday pay benefits.