Meetings are held remotely. Go to eastham-ma.gov/calendar-by-event-type/16 and click on the meeting you’re interested in. The agenda provides information about how to view and take part remotely.
Thursday, Dec. 10
- T-Time Development Committee community work group, 5 p.m.
- Nauset Regional School Committee, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 12
- Board of Library Trustees, 9 a.m.
Monday, Dec. 14
- Eastham 400 Commemoration Committee, 10:30 a.m.
- Eastham Elementary School Committee, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 15
- Barnstable County Dept. of Human Services public meeting, 3 p.m.
- Strategic Planning Committee, 5 p.m.
- Recycling Committee, 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 16
- Cape Cod Assembly of Delegates public hearing, 4:30 p.m.
- Planning Board, 5 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 17
- Affordable Housing Trust, 11 a.m.
- Board of Health, 3 p.m.
- Community Preservation Committee, 4:30 p.m.
As of Dec. 3, Eastham had six new active cases within the previous 14 days, 25 cases considered recovered, and no deaths.
Police Get a Harley
For the first time in its history, the Eastham Police Dept. will have a motorcycle unit, thanks to a donation of up to $25,000 from the family of the late Gunther J. Klink of Eastham.
“On behalf of myself, my family, and the Coastal Companies, we would like to donate a police motorcycle to the town of Eastham,” wrote his son, Timothy Klink. Gunther Klink served as a patrolman in the Paramus, N.J. Police Dept. and retired as detective lieutenant in 1999. He died on Nov. 4, 2019.
The select board voted to accept the donation at its Dec. 7 meeting.
According to Police Chief Adam Bohannon, the donation will be used to lease a Harley Davidson police motorcycle for three years at $5,000 a year, and to purchase equipment for the vehicle and officer.
In addition to traffic enforcement, Bohannon said, the motorcycle would be used in the department’s community policing effort.
“A motorcycle out on the street with an officer out in the open like that is a great conversation starter in the community,” said Bohannon. “Whether it’s visiting the schools and letting the kids look at the bike or just having a cup of coffee in front of the Hole-in-One and talking to some of the patrons that are there, showing them the motorcycle, it just kind of allows the officer to strike up those conversations and develop relationships in the community, which is what we’re trying to do every day,” said Bohannon.
After the first three years, if the lease were continued, it would be part of the operating budget.