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Thursday, Dec. 3
- Housing Authority, 10 a.m.
- Select Board work meeting, 11 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 4
- Bike and Walkways Committee, 9 a.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 8
- Wellfleet Elementary School Committee, 4:30 p.m.
- Select Board, 6 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 10
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 7 p.m.
According to the Mass. Dept. of Public Health’s weekly Covid-19 public health report, as of Nov. 25 Wellfleet had four active cases of Covid-19, 10 cases considered recovered, and one death from the virus.
Water Money Flows In
MassWorks’ most recent Infrastructure Grant Program distribution round allocated $2.5 million to the town of Wellfleet for an expansion and upgrade of the municipal water system.
It’s “very fortunate that MassWorks approved such a large amount,” said Jim Hood, chair of the board of water commissioners. He thanked Gov. Baker and “the folks at MassWorks,” as well as Sen. Julian Cyr and Rep. Sarah Peake, who he said “were instrumental” in the town getting the funds.
The grant “will go a long way to helping us,” Hood said, but still, the sum falls short of the $3.8 million projected total cost of the project. When it comes to locating the requisite final $1.3 million, sources are “up in the air,” Hood said, but he stressed that the water commissioners are doing their best to reduce the cost to taxpayers.
Wellfleet’s municipal water comes from two well fields. The town’s primary water source is the Boy Scout Camp well field (located next to the Council on Aging); its secondary source is the Coles Neck well field, just north of town off Gristmill Way.
As things now stand, the town has “more than enough water from both sources,” said Hood. But the addition of 46 units of housing proposed at 95 Lawrence Road means the secondary system needs to be strengthened. That’s because the Dept. of Environmental Protection requires that towns have secondary water sources that will supply the area’s needs in the event that the primary system goes offline for any reason.
—Josephine de La Bruyère