All meetings in Wellfleet are remote only and can be watched online. Go to wellfleet-ma.gov and click on the meeting you want to watch, then follow the instructions on the agenda.
- Housing Authority, 10 a.m.
- Nauset Regional School Committee, 6 p.m.
- Affordable Housing Trust, 7 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 8
- Nauset Schools Policy Subcommittee, 6 p.m.
- Dredging Task Force, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 9
- Select Board executive session with regular meeting afterward, 5 p.m.
- Cultural Council, 5:30 p.m.
- Wellfleet School Committee, 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 11
Town Hall closed in observance of Veterans Day
Town Administrator Search Committee Expands
The select board appointed three new members to fill out the five-member town administrator search committee at its Tuesday meeting this week. Arthur Parker, a retired police officer who is a private investigator; attorney Bruce Bierhans; and Kathy Granlund of the finance committee will join two members already on board, interim Town Administrator Charles Sumner and Fire Chief Richard Pauley. In total there were 11 applicants for the committee seats. The mix of town employees and residents will make for an effective group, select board member Helen Miranda Wilson said during the meeting.
RTE Set at 25 Percent
The select board voted on Tuesday to raise the residential tax exemption (RTE) from 20 to 25 percent. The residential exemption is a revenue neutral policy designed to reduce the tax bills of year-round residents by excluding a portion of a residential property’s value from taxation. The RTE in Truro is 20 percent, in Provincetown it is 25 percent, in Cambridge it is 30 percent, and in Boston it is 35 percent — which is the current maximum allowed by the state. Eastham has not adopted a residential tax exemption. —Michaela Chesin