After two consecutive absences, the member shall be notified in writing by the Board
informing him/her that a third consecutive absence will constitute cause for the Board to
consider declaring his/her seat on the Board vacant.
After three consecutive absences, the Board shall notify said member in writing that the
Board will consider declaring his/her seat on the Board vacant at the next regular
meeting of the Board or at a special meeting called for the purpose of considering this
At the meeting where the declaration of a vacancy, in accordance with this policy, is
being considered, the Board member who is the subject of the action shall be provided
the opportunity to present his/her reasons why the Board should not declare a vacancy.
Following the deliberation outlined in Sections B and C of this policy, the Board shall
vote whether or not to declare a vacancy.
Should a vacancy be declared in accordance with this policy, the vacancy shall be filled
in accordance with the appropriate provisions of MRSA Title 20-A.
Absences From Committee Meetings
If a member of the committee is unable to attend a committee meeting, that member is expected
to contact the chair of the committee. If the committee member finds that he/she is unable to
attend committee meetings on a regular basis, it is expected that he/she will inform the chair of
the committee so that a vacancy may be declared and a new member can be appointed to fill the