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, July 9
- Dredging Task Force, 11 a.m.
- Energy and Climate Committee, 5 p.m.
- Nauset Regional School Committee, 6 p.m.
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, July 14
- Select Board, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 15
- Conservation Commission, 4 p.m.
As of July 6, Wellfleet had zero active cases, six cleared cases, and one death as a result of the coronavirus.
All-Electric Wellfleet Plan
David Mead-Fox will present his five-step “net-zero carbon” plan to the Energy and Climate Action Committee on Thursday, July 9. The plan lays out how the town could get rid of all carbon-based fuel usage in favor of electric power. Mead-Fox is a member of the committee, but is presenting his plan as a citizen. The five steps include reducing carbon usage in town buildings, construction sites, transportation, and homes and businesses, and developing renewable energy sites for solar panels. He hopes his presentation will get people to buy into his plan.
“This is where the state is going, this is where the planet is going, this is where most of the towns on the Outer Cape are going,” he said.
Harbor Dredging Possible in 2021
The dredging task force is looking at “piggyback dredging” the Wellfleet harbor, according to Town Administrator Dan Hoort. The Army Corps of Engineers will be dredging the federal channel from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31. If the dredging company hired by the Army Corps finishes that project before Dec. 31, the town plans to hire the company to work on portions of the harbor close to the pier, Hoort said. That way, the town can save money it would otherwise have to pay to get the equipment on site. —Devin Sean Martin