Meetings are held remotely. Go to provincetown-ma.gov and click on the meeting you want to watch.
Thursday, Dec. 3
- Public Pier Corp., 2 p.m.
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 8
- Licensing Board, 5:15 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 10
- OPEB (Other Post-Employment Benefits) Meeting, 10:30 a.m.
As of Dec. 1, Provincetown had zero active cases of Covid-19, 37 cases considered recovered, and one death.
Looking for Mr. or Ms. Right
There are already 65 applications for the job of town manager and the search committee hopes to rope in that special someone in January.
This time around — having had the previous town manager, Robin Craver, stay for only six months — the search committee is looking for “nontraditional” candidates, said Rick Murray, the committee chair.
There may be someone who has a skill set that will work in Provincetown, and those talents may be found in people who haven’t spent decades leading other municipal governments.
Murray said Provincetown is a small but sophisticated community with a heavy tourism economy and that is not exactly typical of many other places.
On Dec. 14, the search committee will bring a list of prepared questions to the select board for a review.
“We’re trying to formulate questions that will allow us to see if it’s a proper fit,” Murray said. “We want to be specific to get rid of throwaway questions. We need questions that get to know their personality and skill set.”
‘Only the F-Bomb’
Select board member John Golden issued a written apology on Dec. 1 for cursing during a select board meeting on Nov. 23.
The apology was sent out to rebut accusations on social media that blamed Mark Del Franco, a member of the finance committee, for calling previous speakers a vulgarity directed against women.
Golden said he swore “under his breath” in frustration because he was having trouble turning off his alarm, which he had set to limit speakers’ time. Golden was the acting chair at the meeting in the absence of Dave Abramson.
Del Franco had just finished defending finance committee chair Mark Hatch against critics Laura Rood and Patricia Miller. They said Hatch is a cyber bully and a liability threat to the town. Then Golden’s timer went off.
Golden’s utterance caused some people to hear two nasty words. Social media blew up with the accusation that Del Franco had insulted the women.
“What is factual is that I uttered the F-bomb and only the F-bomb during the meeting,” Golden wrote to the press and on social media. “I hope that my apology will set the record straight.”