From wellfleet-ma.gov, hover over a date on the calendar on the right of the screen and click on the meeting you’re interested in to open its agenda. That document will provide information about how to view and take part remotely.
Monday, Oct. 19
- Right to Public Access Committee, 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 20
- Emergency Management Team and Select Board community update calls, 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 21
- Conservation Commission, 4 p.m.
As of Oct. 7, Wellfleet had zero active cases of Covid-19, eight cases considered recovered, and one death from the virus.
The September discovery of E. coli in the public water supply made clear that Wellfleet’s Code Red alert system was, said Police Chief Michael Hurley, “not perfect by any stretch of the imagination.”
“I honestly did not know Code Red existed,” said Water Clerk Rebekah Eldridge. “It wasn’t a new system, but it was new to a lot of us trying to use it. It was a little glitchy.”
Now, the town has made a change. After discussion between Eldridge and Health Agent Hillary Greenberg-Lemos, all 290 houses on the municipal water system will now receive news and notices from the Mass. Health and Homeland Alert Network.
In the event of a problem, customers will receive an email. They’ll have 10 minutes to confirm its delivery before receiving an automated phone call — and if they don’t pick up, Eldridge will know exactly who still needs to be reached.
“It just works so much better,” said Eldridge.
Early Voting Basics
It’s time to vote early in the Nov. 3 presidential election. In person early voting at the clerk’s office in Wellfleet Town Hall runs from Oct. 17 to Oct. 30. Weekend hours will be from 10 a.m. to noon. Weekday hours will be 8 a.m.to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Use the front door on Main Street closest to the parking area. No other department is open to the public. The handicapped-accessible entrance is at the back door.
For early voting by mail, you must get an application at the Secretary of State’s website, sec.state.ma.us by selecting “Early Voting.” Sign the application and return it to a drop box located outside the town hall or email it to [email protected].
An early voting package will be sent to you with a pre-addressed return envelope. Complete the affidavit and mail your ballot to the town clerk’s office or deliver it in person to the drop box. If you are using the U.S. mail allow one week before Nov. 3 for delivery. —Josephine de La Bruyère