About a month ago, I wrote about Stony Point Town Board member Geoffrey FinnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s complaint regarding George PotanovicÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s appointment to the Comprehensive Plan Committee.
Finn argued that the appointment should have been made by the BoardÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s vote, not by Supervisor Phil MarinoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s lone decision. Finn said the meeting was illegal because it included Potanovic, who was not officially appointed.
Marino later admitted that he made a mistake, and brought the item to the March Town Board meeting.
Guess what happened there: When Marino made a motion to appoint Potanovic to the committee, no one seconded. And the motion was dead.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve covered many municipal board meetings in different communities, but this was the first time to see a motion that failed because no one seconded.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m still thinking what this incident really means. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d appreciate if someone can explain it to me.
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