Meetings are held remotely. Go to wellfleet-ma.gov and click on the meeting you are interested in for instructions on how to participate.
Thursday, June 25
- Natural Resources Advisory Board, 4 p.m.
Tuesday, June 30
- Nauset Regional High School Building Committee, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, July 1
- Herring River Executive Council, 3 p.m.
- Conservation Commission, 4 p.m.
Thursday, July 2
- Housing Authority, 10 a.m.
As of June 22, Wellfleet had zero active cases, six cleared cases, and one death as a result of the coronavirus.
New Chair, Vice Chair, and Clerk
Mike DeVasto is Wellfleet’s new select board chair. Former Chair Janet Reinhart took over departed member Kathleen Bacon’s role as vice chair, and new member Ryan Curley will be the clerk. The three positions were set at Tuesday’s select board meeting, all passing with a 4-0 vote, with Curley abstaining.
Town Administrator Extends Contract
Wellfleet Town Administrator Dan Hoort offered to stay on the job until July 31. He had originally planned to retire June 30. With his successor, Maria Broadbent, possibly not able to start until Sept. 3, according to select board vice chair Janet Reinhart, Hoort decided to extend his tenure. In the interim between Hoort’s departure and Broadbent’s arrival, Hoort proposed the idea of having current Assistant Town Administrator Mike Trovato hold the position.
July Budget Approval
The select board unanimously approved the town’s $3,518,822 operating budget for July at Tuesday’s meeting. Because the town won’t be able to vote on a budget for fiscal 2021 until town meeting in October, the select board will vote monthly on a budget. The July budget is particularly high, according to Town Administrator Dan Hoort, because July is when the town pays for liability and workers compensation insurance.
The Fun Begins
Wellfleet’s recreation dept. has opened the playground, skate park, basketball and tennis courts, and baseball and soccer fields. The rec staff have also moved back into their offices at Baker’s Field, 10 at a time, observing social distancing, according to Director Becky Rosenberg. Contact sports are prohibited, and active supervision of children is required. Rosenberg recommends that people bring their own full water bottles, as the water filler station will not be in operation. —Devin Sean Martin