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.
Tuesday, Feb. 22
- Select Board, 6 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 24
- Local Housing Partnership, 4 p.m.
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 7 p.m.
Bumpy Briar Lane
The bumpy ride on Briar Lane may be a pain, but it is for a good cause.
Construction has been going on there since Jan. 17 to install pipes to extend the town water system along the lane as well as to the police and fire stations and to the planned affordable housing development at 95 Lawrence Road.
The $3.8-million water system extension was approved by town meeting voters in 2020 and has since received $2.5 million in funding through a state grant.
“This is going to be really important for the town,” said Jim Hood, chair of the water commissioners. “It adds an area of the town that has not been a part of the water system. It expands fire protection to key areas. It will facilitate the affordable housing project on 95 Lawrence Road.”
Still, people are complaining about the ripped-up road, he said.
Environmental Partners Engineering from Quincy has been working on a “temporary fix” called a cement-treated base, “basically a hard surface,” usually put down underneath blacktop, Hood said. The snowplows ripped up the first application of the base, so engineers must reassess and reapply.
Permanent repaving is not possible until March or early April. —Michaela Chesin