WATERVILLE — Lacking a quorum, the City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday night in the Chace Community Forum in the Bill & Joan Alfond Main Street Commons downtown was postponed.

City Clerk Patti Dubois announced the meeting will be held at 7 p.m. next Tuesday, Nov. 27.

Only four of six councilors turned out and five are needed for a quorum.

Council Chairman Steve Soule, D-Ward 1, and councilors Nathaniel White, D-Ward 2, Sidney Mayhew, R-Ward 4, and Winifred Tate, D-Ward 6, were present; Councilor Jackie Dupont, D-Ward 7, and Councilor John O’Donnell, D-Ward 5, were absent. The council has seven wards. The Ward 3 seat is vacant until Councilor-elect Margaret Smith takes it in December.

The council was to have considered a request by the Children’s Discovery Museum, of Augusta, to refer to the Planning Board for a public hearing and recommendation to rezone First Congregational United Church of Christ at 7 Eustis Parkway to allow the museum to move there.

Museum officials are requesting the church property be rezoned from Residential-B to Contract Zoned District/Commercial-A to allow the museum to operate there, and the proposed condition of the contract zone would be that the only permitted uses of the property would be a children’s museum, a day care center and the existing church.

Amy Calder — 861-9247

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Twitter: @AmyCalder17

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