January 26, 1989 |
A judge hearing a lawsuit that grew out of a feud within a health care workers' union cut through weeks of hearings and legal motions yesterday and concluded that the case boiled down to one question. That question, U.S. District Judge Herbert J. Hutton told the attorneys before him, focuses on the exact number of officials needed to form a quorum from the executive board of the National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees. Hutton asked the attorneys for their definition of a quorum - which both sides had agreed was 51 percent - and attempted to pin down the number of board members that would constitute such a quorum.
December 21, 2004 |
For the first time in more than a month, the Camden Board of Education had enough members present last night to conduct business. Because of chronic absences, the board had been unable to approve routine matters, such as paying its bills. Five members are needed for a quorum, and all six attended last night. Three of the board's nine seats are vacant, pending appointments by acting Gov. Richard J. Codey. Meeting at 7 p.m., the board approved a report from Superintendent Annette D. Knox that had been pending for several weeks because the previous two regular meetings had failed to achieve a quorum.
July 17, 1988 |
Lack of a quorum prevented Upper Uwchlan's Planning Commission from taking any action on township business, but it prompted commission Chairman Shelly Krockerto speak about commissioners who don't show up. When the required five of the nine planning board members failed to attend Thursday night's meeting, Krocker apologized to the residents in the audience. The chairman told the group that this was the first time in two years that the commission lacked a quorum. "I don't like this happening to the public, and I'm very upset about this," he said.
September 20, 1987 |
For the third consecutive month, the Jenkintown Planning Commission could not take any action last week for lack of a quorum. Only three of the commission's seven members - Howard O'Neill, Edith Richards and chairman Gary Hutnick - attended Wednesday's monthly meeting. Member John McNally had said he would be on vacation. Barbara Bertha and Willard Fichthorn did not attend. The seventh member of the commission, William West, who has been absent for a year, has formally resigned.
July 16, 2014 |
TRENTON - Facing a tight window to get a constitutional amendment modifying the right to bail on the ballot in November, the Assembly on Friday took a little-noticed procedural step to move the proposal forward. The 80-member chamber, controlled by Democrats, needed to establish a quorum - a minimum number of members present to take action - to ensure that the amendment spent the requisite number of days in each house before a full vote could be held. However, only one member, Reed Gusciora (D., Mercer)
April 10, 2014 |
AS COUNCIL Majority Leader Curtis Jones Jr. began yesterday's budget hearing on the City Controller's Office, he was joined in Council chambers by only four of his 15 colleagues. Some would wander in later, and some would leave. But at no point during Controller Alan Butkovitz's testimony was a majority of Council members present. Unless, that is, you ask City Council. Council now has 16 members, due to a vacancy, but a quorum still requires nine to be present. That's a rare sight during the budget hearings, but the meetings can go on even with only a few members present so long as no one calls for a quorum check or vote.
January 15, 1989 |
The factions on Glenolden Borough Council have surfaced once again, but this time without the usual shouting or arguing. When only three of the seven Glenolden Borough councilmen showed up for the council's regular monthly meeting Thursday, the three were forced to reschedule the meeting until Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. Councilman William J. Reese Sr. said that during his "many years" of attending council meetings and being in contact with borough politics,...
December 21, 1986 |
The Warminster Township Planning Commission has reviewed plans by the F. C. Haab Oil Co. for the addition of a 9,000-square-foot building on its property at 899 Mearns Rd. At Wednesday night's commission meeting, Haab vice president Richard Keyser outlined the company's plans for a 50-foot-by-180-foot prefabricated warehouse, to be used for storing drums of lubricants. Because the planning commission lacked a quorum, no vote was taken on either of the two plans reviewed Wednesday.
January 11, 2005 |
It was the first meeting of the new year, but an old problem came back to haunt the Camden Board of Education last night: Not enough members showed up to do business. Five members must be present for a quorum, but only four showed up. "Ladies and gentlemen, we will not be able to discuss any business," Board President Philip Freeman intoned to the three other members. "We do not have a quorum. . . . You have my deepest and humblest apology. " The board waited for member Keith Carver, who had said he could attend.
September 14, 2001 |
City Council last night made significant appointments to major agencies in the city, including a key appointment to the Redevelopment Agency, which has been stymied by a lack of a quorum. Council also approved an appointment to the Camden Parking Authority, which recently has come under increased state scrutiny. In the first appointment last night, Vance Bowman was sworn in for a four-year term on the Redevelopment Agency, which recently lost four members who failed to meet state requirements.