Meetings are being held in person. Go to eastham-ma.gov/calendar-by-event-type/16 and click on the meeting you are interested in to learn about meeting locations and any remote options that may be offered.
Thursday, July 15
- Affordable Housing Trust, 11 a.m.
Tuesday, July 20
- Board of Health Wastewater Public Workshop, 3 p.m.
- Eastham Elementary School Committee, 4 p.m.
- T-Time Committee, 5 p.m.
Wednesday, July 21
- Planning Board, 5 p.m.
Thursday, July 22
- Nauset Regional School Committee, 6 p.m.
Farm Animal Regulations
The board of health will hold a public hearing on Thursday, July 29 at 3 p.m. to discuss proposed regulations for keeping noncommercial farm animals.
As defined in the draft regulations, a noncommercial farm animal is “any farm animal kept on a residential property primarily for personal use where sale of the animal or animals or their byproducts such as wool, eggs, etc., is incidental to the principal use of the property and the reason for keeping the animal.”
Under the proposed regulations permits issued by the health agent would be required to keep noncommercial farm animals in town except for three or fewer rabbits or a total of 10 or fewer ducks and chickens.
The draft regulations are available on the health dept.’s website or at the health dept. during normal business hours. The department recommends that questions be submitted in advance of the hearing.
Beach Sticker Revenue Up
Beach sticker sales from April 1 to July 8 are up $69,482 over the same period last year.
“The weather’s been crummy and it’s up significantly. It’s amazing,” select board chair Art Autorino noted at the board’s July 12 meeting.
Sticker prices are the same as they were last year. But whereas the department sold 1,294 units totaling $258,980 from April 1 to July 8 in 2020, 1,854 units adding up to $328,462 were sold during the same three-month period this year.
“Just know that three individuals processed all of this. When we say the beach sticker shack is an intense place to be, it’s really an intense place to be,” said Town Administrator Jacqui Beebe.
Beebe noted that 2020 was a banner year for beach sticker sales. “So, this is just record-breaking,” she said.