WATERVILLE — A City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday was canceled due to lack of a quorum, according to City Clerk Patti Dubois.

Dubois made the notification by email Tuesday afternoon.

The council has only five of seven members, as two councilors, Mike Morris, D-Ward 1, and Rick Foss, R-Ward 5, resigned in the middle of their terms. Two people, including Morris, who is running unopposed for the Ward 5 seat, are scheduled to be elected to fill those positions next Tuesday, Election Day.

The council was to have held a public hearing Tuesday, Nov. 1, on a pilot project to designate 19 parking spaces on Appleton Street by the Waterville Public Library by making the street one-way from Elm Street to the C0lby College dormitory on The Concourse.

The project would be implemented for a year, concluding at the end of November 2023, unless the council votes to extend it.

After the public hearing, the council was to have a taken a vote on whether to launch the project, simultaneously with the change from one-way to two-way traffic on Front and Main streets downtown during the week of Nov. 14.

Contacted by phone Tuesday, Dubois said she was not sure if the council will set a date to take up the matters on the agenda.

“As of right now, the next scheduled meeting is Nov. 15,” she said. “They may call one before then if something is urgent, but as of right now I don’t know.”

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