Most meetings are being held in person, but some are still remote or virtual. 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, Oct. 21
- Board of Assessors, 11 a.m., Town Hall
Monday, Oct. 25
- Visitors’ Tourism and Promotion Services Board, 3:30 p.m., virtual
Tuesday, Oct. 26
- Conservation Commission, 6 p.m., virtual
Wednesday, Oct. 27
- Human Services Advisory, 7 p.m., virtual
Thursday, Oct. 28
- Board of Health, 3 p.m.
Assistant Town Administrator and Finance Director Rich Bienvenue gave the town some good news on Monday during his fiscal year-in-review presentation to the select board.
Bienvenue expects that roughly $3.9 million will be left over from the $33.4-million budget for 2021 and moved into free cash. This is the largest amount in at least 10 years.
“It’s a huge amount for the town of Eastham,” he told the select board, though the money has not yet been certified by the state. He also noted that the town will likely spend a good portion of it for general town purposes rather than rolling it over.
In fiscal 2021, which began on July 1, 2020, Eastham collected over $2.2 million in local tax receipts, more than double the totals of the past three years combined. The local receipts reflect Eastham’s economic rebound in the past year. The town also collected $627,000 in beach fees, more than twice what was estimated in the budget. —Cam Blair