Town Council

Description:

The Town of Fenwick Island is governed by a Mayor and Town Council who are elected by the people of the Town. The Mayor and Town Council acting together are the Governing Body. All Governing Body members serve two-year terms. The Governing Body, being the elected representative of the people, adopts all ordinances and resolutions and determines the general goals and policies.

Council Orientation Packet 2016


Meetings:

Town Council meetings are held at 3:30PM on the fourth Friday of each month.
No events

Agendas & Minutes:

To view past meeting minutes visit General Code.com.


Elections:

General Election held the first Saturday of August.


Members:

Gardner Bunting – Treasurer
Term Expires: August 2018
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Julie Lee
Term Expires: August 2017
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Richard Mais – Vice Mayor
Term Expires: August 2017
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Gene Langan – Mayor
Term Expires: August 2017
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Bernie MerrittĀ – Secretary
Term Expires: August 2018
mailto:berniefenwickisland@gmail.com
Vicki Carmean
Term Expires: August 2018
mailto:vicarmean@verizon.net
Roy Williams
Term Expires: August 2017
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Council Terminology:

  • Executive Session – All regular and special meetings of the Town Council are open to the public except for Executive Sessions at which subjects such as national security, property acquisition, contract bid negotiations, personnel issues and litigation are discussed.
  • Ordinances – are legislative acts or local laws. They are the most permanent and binding form of Council action and may be changed or repealed only by a subsequent ordinance.
  • Public Hearings – are held to receive public comment on important issues and/or issues requiring a public hearing by State statute. Citizens wishing to comment may speak after being recognized by the Mayor. After all persons have spoken, the hearing is closed to public comment. The Council then proceeds with its deliberation and decision making.
  • Public Participation – provides an opportunity for citizens to address the Council regarding any issue. Speakers must state name and address for the record each time.
  • Resolutions – are adopted to express Council policy or to direct certain types of administrative action. A resolution may be changed by adoption of a subsequent resolution.
  • Staff Reports – are made to the Council by the department directors on issues of interest to the Council which do not require Council action.