Most meeting in Wellfleet are remote only, but some are being held in person. Go to wellfleet-ma.gov and click on the meeting you want to watch, then follow the instructions on the agenda.
Thursday, April 14
- Conservation Commission, 5 p.m.
- Nauset Regional School Committee, 6 p.m.
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 7 p.m.
Friday, April 15
- Commission on Disabilities, 4 p.m.
- Select Board, executive session, 7 p.m.
Monday, April 18
- Town Hall closed for Patriots Day
Wednesday, April 20
- Planning Board, 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 21
- Barnstable County Home Consortium, 3 p.m.
Planning Board Posts
A planning board meeting scheduled for April 6 was canceled because it had not been posted on the town’s website. Discussion of a report on the 95 Lawrence Road project and two transfers for conservation was postponed to April 20.
The Open Meeting Law specifies that, except in emergencies, public notice of meetings must be made 48 hours in advance, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays.
Planning board member Olga Kahn has repeatedly asked that meeting materials be posted with the agenda on the town’s website before the board’s meetings.
“I have gotten requests from people asking what our meetings are going to talk about,” Kahn said at the Feb.16 planning board meeting. “I have been distributing those materials in the interest of transparency.”
Karen Plantier, the board secretary, said those documents shouldn’t be distributed. Kahn disagreed, saying they were public documents.
Gerry Parent, the board chair, said people could request the documents or go to town hall for them. “It’s not up to members of the planning board to submit somebody’s questions or send paperwork,” Parent said. “That’s not the way it’s done.”
Select board member Helen Miranda Wilson said every document related to her board’s public meetings is available on the town website.
“It’s not that hard,” Wilson said. “It’s a really good transparency thing, and it is part of the public record.” —Michaela Chesin