Provincetown will continue remote access to meetings, even though many meetings are now being held in person. Go to provincetown-ma.gov and click on the meeting you want to watch for further instructions.
Thursday, June 24
- Water and Sewer Board, 2 p.m.
- Planning Board, Town Hall, 6 p.m.
Monday, June 28
- Select Board, Town Hall, 5 p.m.
Thursday, July 1
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 6 p.m.
Are We Having Fun Yet?
When it comes to using the outdoor inclined elevator commonly referred to as a funicular, which has been constructed to take visitors from Bradford Street to the base of the Pilgrim Monument, the answer is no, not yet.
- David Weidner, director of the nonprofit Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, said the elevator works, but it is “in a pre-testing mode” and there is no date set yet for the inspection with the state’s Board of Elevator Regulation Services.
Many hoped it would be open by spring, or, at least, by July Fourth.
“I’ve never gone through a pandemic and never built an inclined elevator on a sand dune, and I don’t have a perspective to gauge this against,” Weidner said.
Someday, the $5 million ride, funded by PMPM, will carry as many as 18 passengers up High Pole Hill — a distance of 85 feet — in two minutes.
Lower Flood Insurance Costs
Efforts by the Provincetown Building Dept. to protect the shoreline and waterfront properties has earned home owners an insurance premium reduction of 10 percent from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), effective May 1.
“Provincetown is within an elite group of 22 Massachusetts communities that have received this recognition,” according to an announcement from the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, which guides towns through the flood insurance program’s Community Rating System. —K.C. Myers