Meetings are held remotely. Go to eastham-ma.gov/calendar-by-event-type/16 and click on a particular meeting to read its agenda. That document will provide information about how to view and take part remotely.
Thursday, Sept. 10
- Pre-town meeting, 6 p.m.
- Nauset Regional School Committee, 6 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 14
- Rock Harbor Harbormaster Building & Site Improvements Project Update, 5:30 p.m.
- Select Board, 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 16
- Cape Cod Regional Government Assembly of Delegates Public Hearing, 4:15 p.m.
- Planning Board, 5 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 17
- Affordable Housing Trust, 11 a.m.
As of Sept. 3, there were zero active cases of Covid-19 in Eastham, 14 cases considered recovered, and no deaths.
Democratic Committee to Meet
The Eastham Democratic Town Committee will hold a virtual meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, via Zoom. Contact [email protected] for meeting access information. Discussion will focus on the general election and getting out the vote.
The T-Time property is generating some revenue for the town because an Eversource contractor is leasing the site to use as a staging area while working on the Outer Cape this fall.
“I think it’s a great use for that property,” said select board vice chair Aimee Eckman at the board’s Aug. 31 meeting. With the future for the site still in the planning stages, she said, “Why not make a little money.”
Michels Corporation will pay the town a total of $15,806.45 for September through November, plus the last five days of August. Dumpsters, two or three porta-johns, materials, and equipment would be kept on the property. The company agreed to install a temporary construction fence and to keep the property neat and organized at all times.
“I gave them temporary permission to start moving equipment because I didn’t want them to have to stage somewhere else and then move it pending your decision,” said Town Administrator Jacqui Beebe when asked why Michels was already storing materials at T-Time before the board signed the contract.
“They understand you could say no and then they would be asked to move,” said Beebe.
A no vote seemed unlikely as board members welcomed the revenue and suggested it be applied to the T-Time development project. Beebe said the funds could be reappropriated through a town meeting vote.
Select board member Jared Collins added, “Before the town owned it that was all being used for staging and all sorts of stuff for companies anyway, so why not.”
Warrant and Pre-Town Meeting
The warrant for the Sept 26 Annual Town Meeting will soon be arriving in voters’ mailboxes and is now available on the town’s website at eastham-ma.gov.
Voters will be asked to act on 36 articles, ranging from the usual operating budgets and capital acquisition requests to support packages for local families and support for the environment through plastic bans. The Independent will cover key items in more depth in the Sept. 17 issue. Meanwhile, a remotely held pre-town meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 10, at 6 p.m.
Town Meeting itself is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 26 at 10 a.m at the Nauset Regional High School football field. The rain date is Sunday, Sept 27 at 1 p.m. —Linda Culhane