Town Council

From Left to Right:                

Council Member Mike Houser, Council Member Vicki Carmean, Treasurer Gardner Bunting, Mayor Gene Langan, Secretary Bernie Merritt, Council Member Bill Weistling, Vice Mayor Richard Mais.


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.


Meetings:

Town Council meetings are held at 3:30PM on the fourth Friday of each month.


Agendas & Minutes:

To view past meeting minutes visit “GeneralCode.com.”


Elections:

General Election is held the first Saturday of August.


Members:

Gene Langan – Mayor
Term Expires: August 2021
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Richard Mais – Vice Mayor
Term Expires: August 2021
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Gardner Bunting – Treasurer
Term Expires: August 2020
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Bernie Merritt – Secretary
Term Expires: August 2020
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Vicki Carmean – Council Member
Term Expires: August 2020
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Mike Houser – Council Member
Term Expires: August 2021
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Bill Weistling – Council Member
Term Expires: August 2021
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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 They are the most permanent and binding form of Council action and may be changed or repealed only by a subsequent ordinance.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.