ROCKLAND — The City Council is scheduled to hold a special meeting Thursday, Aug. 18, to fill one vacancy on the Planning Board, which is so short of members it had to cancel a final review of a senior housing project because of a member’s illness.

The Planning Board had been scheduled to hold a formal public hearing and take a final vote on the 49-unit senior housing project at 188 Maverick St., known as Peasley Park, at its Tuesday evening, Aug. 16 meeting but the chair could not attend due an illness. The Board has only three members and three people are needed for a quorum to hold a meeting. Three yes votes are also needed for any project to be approved.

The lack of a quorum means no development applications can be processed until there are three members able to attend a meeting. The Board can have five members and an alternate.

The special Council meeting to appoint a member is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18. The meeting will be held via Zoom.

The applicant is Steven Lyons, who moved to Rockland six months ago. He said in his application that he wants to get involved and serve the community.

The City is still seeking another person for the Board. Those interested can contact City Hall or Mayor Ed Glaser.

The Planning Board has scheduled a meeting for 5:15 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22 for the public hearing and expected final review of the senior housing project.