Most meetings in Truro are remote only. Go to truro-ma.gov and click on the meeting you want to watch. The agenda includes instructions on how to join.
Thursday, Feb. 17
- Climate Action Committee, 10:30 a.m.
- Pamet Harbor Commission, 3 p.m., Town Hall
- Truro Housing Authority, 4:15 p.m.
- School Committee, 5:15 p.m.,
Friday, Feb. 18
- Open Space Committee, 12:30 p.m.
- Library Trustees, 3:30 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 21
- Charter Review Committee, 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 22
- Select Board, 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 23
- Planning Board, 4:30 p.m.
- Walsh Property Community Planning Committee, 6:30 p.m.
Roads at Risk
Lying low helps you stay under the radar — unless you’re a road. On March 4, at 10 a.m., the Cape Cod Commission will hold a public workshop on Zoom about its Low-Lying Roads Project, which aims to identify roads at risk of damage from flooding and erosion.
A low-lying road is exactly what it sounds like: a roadway that sits low enough to flood during a storm, or in the future if sea levels continue to rise at current rates.
The commission initiated the project in September to address threats to Cape infrastructure posed by climate change. It contracted with environmental consultants from the Woods Hole Group (WHG) to assess the vulnerability of road segments, bridges, and culverts across eight Cape communities using the Mass. Coast Flood Risk Model.
According to the WHG, the model calculates vulnerability based on sea level rise projections from the Mass. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA), records of tidal flooding from the last century, and future storms projected based on recent increases in storm frequency and intensity, which WHG attributes to climate change.
So far, they’ve held workshops in Orleans, Yarmouth, Eastham, Dennis, Sandwich, and Wellfleet.
“Data analysis is excellent, but nobody knows the community like its residents,” said Sarah Colvin, the Commission’s spokesperson. A list of the low-lying roads that are threatened in Truro will be presented at the meeting and then commission staff will ask those present to suggest other roads or infrastructure that need fortifying.
At the Wellfleet presentation, the commission staff identified the following roads where portions will be threatened by flooding by 2030: Commercial Street, King Phillip Road, Old Pier Road, and Lieutenant Island Road.
Video recordings of the previous workshops and more information about the project are available at capecodcommission.org. Find the invitation to the workshop, including a Zoom link, at truro-ma.gov. —Abbey Dwight
There are plenty of seats up for grabs at the annual town election on May 10. The cemetery commission has one three-year seat open. Incumbent Elizabeth Haskell is up for re-election. Kevin Grunwald’s seat on the housing authority is open, as is incumbent Mary Abt’s on the board of library trustees. Steve Sollog’s five-year seat on the planning board is open. Both Ken Oxtoby and Christine Roderick’s seats on the school committee are up for grabs.
Bob Weinstein and Sue Areson are up for re-election on the select board.
Nomination papers can be picked up by Friday, March 18, and must be submitted by March 22. The last day to register to vote in the election is Wednesday, April 6.
Contact the town clerk at [email protected] or (508) 214-0923 with questions. —K.C. Myers