ROCKLAND — The City Council filled two vacancies on the Planning Board during a special meeting Thursday afternoon Aug. 18.

The appointments by the Council came after the Planning Board canceled 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, and three yes votes are needed for any project to be approved.

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.

The continued lack of a quorum would have meant no development applications could be processed until there were three members able to attend a meeting. The Board can have five members and an alternate.

The City Council voted unanimously Aug. 18 to appoint Steven Lyons of Old County Road and Clare Stanton of North Main Street to fill the Planning Board vacancies.

Lyons moved to Rockland six months ago. He said in his application that he wants to get involved and serve the community.

Stanton said in her application she wanted to get more involved in local government, enjoys doing research, cares about housing and works well with others.

Councilor Louise MacLellan-Ruf thanked the volunteers.

“Anyone who is willing to volunteer should be applauded,” MacLellan-Ruf said.