Meetings are held remotely. Go to eastham-ma.gov/calendar-by-event-type/16 and click on the meeting you are interested in to read its agenda and find information on how to view and take part remotely.
Thursday, May 27
- Council on Aging Board of Directors, 9:30 a.m.
- Board of Health, 3 p.m.
- Joint School Committees, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, June 1
- Zoning Bylaw Task Force, 4:30 p.m.
- Nauset Estuary Stakeholder Group, 5 p.m.
Thursday, June 3
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 5 p.m.
- Pre-Town Meeting, 6 p.m.
Outdoor Event Limits to End
The select board voted at its May 17 meeting to follow state guidance and lift all outdoor event limits, effective May 29.
Board chair Jamie Demetri took the opportunity to address mask wearing indoors as Memorial Day weekend approaches.
“There is still a big chunk of the population that are still getting vaccinated,” she said. “Our younger workers aren’t there yet, so be cognizant if you do go inside businesses that are still requiring masks.”
Term Limits Approaching
Seven committee members will reach their three-term limits on June 30: board of health chair Joanna Buffington, board of assessors vice-chair Maureen Fagan, zoning board of appeals chair Edward Schneiderhan, historical commission chair Josiah Holden Camp Jr. (who has served four terms) and clerk Marie Forjan, and counsel on aging board member Elizabeth Beard.
If no applicants step forward for these positions, the current members can be reappointed if their boards and committees agree.
Select board vice chair Aimee Eckman noted that, while they cannot vote, members can remain involved with their committees during the one year they must take off from serving, as some have done in the past.
“It was a no-brainer to put them back on when the time came around,” said Eckman.
The May 18 annual town election garnered 91 in-person voters; 803 of the 1,692 mail-in ballots requested were returned. With no contested races on the ballot, the only mystery going into the election was whose write-in name would win the open five-year term on the housing authority, for which no one submitted nomination papers.
With 45 write-in votes, Eileen Morgan will become the newest member of the authority. —Linda Culhane