Meetings are held remotely. Go to provincetown-ma.gov and click on the meeting you want to watch.
Thursday, Feb. 18
- Board of Health, 4 p.m.
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 6 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 22
- Community Preservation Committee, 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 23
- Licensing Board, 5:15 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 25
- Planning Board, 6 p.m.
Nomination Papers Await Candidates
If you want to make changes in your community, now is the time to take out nomination papers to run for office in the May 11 town election.
As of Feb. 16, no one had taken out papers, although they have been available since Feb. 8, said Emmett Catanese, the town clerk.
Lise King’s term will be up this May, so one select board seat will be on the ballot.
Moderator Mary-Jo Avellar’s three-year term also expires this year.
Both Ngina Lythcott and Eva Enos, the chair, have expiring terms on the school committee.
Two positions, held by Stephen Borkowski and Laurel Guadazno, are open on the board of library trustees. And one position on the housing authority, Ann Woods’s, is up for election.
Finally, there will be seats up for grabs on the charter compliance commission, one seat that is vacant now and Julia Perry’s, whose term ends this May.
It’s unknown which incumbents are planning to run again.
The last day to take out nomination papers is March 19, by noon, and they must be returned to the town clerk by 5 p.m. on April 6.
Due to the pandemic, candidates have to call Catanese at 508-487-7013 to arrange to meet a staff member outside town hall to pick up the papers in person, since legally they cannot be sent electronically, Catanese said.
Fixing Court St. Flooding
One of the capital projects proposed in next year’s town budget is a fix of the decades-old flooding problem on Court Street.
Storms in the last three years have left puddles up to a foot deep in the low-lying area in front of 45 Court Street, according to a report by Environmental Partners that was presented to the select board on Feb. 8.
The fix would involve building pump stations to remove the water from the area to a large wetland area around Duck Pond, across from Shank Painter Road and Route 6, said Rich Waldo, the DPW director.
This could correct a longstanding issue. But would the taxpayers be willing to pay the $3 million estimated cost? Select Board Chair David Abramson said residents he has spoken with don’t think it’s a priority now.
“Yes, but this is something that has plagued the town for a while,” Waldo said. “We get a lot of complaints about it.”