Funding for a new airplane hangar at the Katama Airfield, narrowly defeated at the Edgartown town election April 12, will be subject to a recount.
The recount will take place at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the town hall meeting room.
A request to spend $1.2 million to rebuild the World War-II era plane hangar passed easily at Edgartown’s annual town meeting. At the ballot box two days later funding was rejected by three votes, 466-469.
Town clerk Wanda Williams said she received a petition for a recount signed by supporters of the new hangar. A recount process requires special forms from the state signed by at least 10 people, filed within 10 days after the election.
Ms. Williams said the petition was received in time and certified with 12 signatures. She assembled a crew of ballot checkers and a person who will log the votes. Ms. Williams, assistant town clerk Karen Medeiros, and a town constable will also be on hand, she said.
A recount is allowed for any town election vote, Ms. Williams said, and they are fairly unusual. The last one in Edgartown was about 10 years ago.
“It’s not the first time, but it’s been awhile,” she said.