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Monday, Dec. 28
- Wellfleet Affordable Housing Trust, 4 p.m.
- Dredging Task Force, 7 p.m.
According to the Mass. Dept. of Public Health’s weekly Covid-19 report, as of Dec. 15, Wellfleet had eight new cases of Covid-19 within the preceding 14 days. The town has recorded a total of 25 cases and one death from the virus.
Assistant Town Administrator Resigns
Mike Trovato resigned from his position as assistant town administrator on Dec. 15. Trovato was hired on Sept. 3, 2019 and will leave his position with the town on Jan. 13, 2021. According to the town administrator, Maria Broadbent, Trovato accepted a job offer closer to home.
“He will be sorely missed, and we are sad to see him go” said Broadbent, who added that Trovato was a “real leader in the town administration.” Select board member Helen Miranda Wilson agreed, calling Trovato “very professional and very good.” She said she wished he weren’t leaving. Wilson said the job of assistant town manager is a tough one, and turnover is very common. But she was not sure of the specific reasons why Trovato was leaving.
Trovato’s resignation follows closely behind the departure of Courtney Butler, the executive assistant to the town administrator, whose last day was Dec. 17. As listed in the 2020 annual town meeting warrant, the salary of the assistant town administrator was $95,000. As of Dec. 22, the assistant town administrator job had not been posted. The executive assistant to the town administrator position was listed earlier this month on multiple online sites with a salary range of $55,000 to $59,000. In 2020, the salary of the executive assistant to the town administrator was $56,990.
Bike Trail Extension
There may be an opportunity for Wellfleet to design an alternative to the state’s proposed bikeway along Route 6. The bike and walkways committee is doing the groundwork for the select board, said committee chair Peter Cook, to develop “an analysis methodology and a body of data about feasible local bikeway routes.”
The committee wants to be fair, open, and objective in considering all routes, including the state’s proposed route, said Cook, who was appointed to the committee on Nov. 24. Cook was a member of Wellfleet Concerned Citizens for a Sensible Bikeway, a group opposed to the state’s plan. At its Dec. 18 meeting, the committee discussed creating a methodology based on other successful bikeways, both in the Commonwealth and internationally.
The select board is reaching out to all stakeholders, including the National Seashore and Cape Cod Commission, said chair Michael DeVasto, and he hopes the Dept. of Conservation and Recreation will work with the town to come up with a better plan.