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Thursday, May 20
- Affordable Housing Trust, 11 a.m.
- Cape Cod Commission workshop, 3 p.m.
Monday, May 24
- Visitors’ Tourism and Promotion Services Board, 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25
- Zoning Bylaw Task Force, 4:30 p.m.
- Conservation Commission, 6 p.m.
Thursday, May 27
- Board of Health, 3 p.m.
- Joint School Committees, 7 p.m.
Limited Beach Parking
Construction on the new bathhouse complex at Cape Cod National Seashore’s (CCNS) Nauset Light Beach is expected to continue through much of the summer, with parking limited to about one-third of normal capacity.
“We’re going to encourage people to go up to Marconi,” said CCNS Supt. Brian Carlstrom. “There’s always room up here.”
The $2.1-million project includes new restrooms, a bathhouse (with changing room area), facilities for the lifeguards and their equipment, a deck area, improvements to the parking area, rinsing stations, and a new septic system. The new facility is located at the west side of the parking area, as far away as possible from the eroding cliff. The old bathhouse was intentionally demolished in 2017 due to erosion.
Carlstrom said steady progress on the project has continued and he was hopeful the new complex would open sometime this summer.
“We don’t have a hard date on that yet as, through the pandemic, the construction industry has really been taxed,” he said. “It’s been a bit of a surprise for everybody. A lot of materials, supplies, and labor for the project have proven to be much more challenging than they have in the past.”
The select board agreed at its May 17 meeting to reduce the length of time the Salty Farmers LLC adult-use marijuana retail shop on Brackett Road would be required to pre-schedule customer appointments from six months to six weeks from the scheduled opening date.
“Given that so many retail locations have already opened, the main concern at the time that we had passed that was crowds,” said chair Jamie Demetri. “Seeing as that’s not as much of an issue now that we have so many retail locations, it seems like a pretty viable request.”
The board also agreed to let the shop provide curbside pickup as allowed under state law.
Salty Farmers owner Harlen Howard noted that, while the state was lifting Covid restrictions, not everyone would be comfortable with “just jumping back into everything. I think curbside is going to be here for a while,” said Howard.
Howard said on Tuesday the shop was tentatively planning to open on July 1. —Linda Culhane