Some meetings in Provincetown are in person, some are online, and some are both. Click on the meeting you want to attend on the calendar at provincetown-ma.gov for a link to an agenda and details.
Monday, April 25
- Select Board, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, April 26
- Licensing Board, 5:15 p.m.
Thursday, April 28
- Public Pier Corp. Board, 4 p.m.
- Planning Board, 6 p.m.
Every year, the visitor services board and select board vote on tourism marketing grants for organizations that help bring people to Provincetown. On April 11, the select board approved the VSB’s full list for the next fiscal year, with $134,861 in event-focused grants and another $67,000 for eight longstanding organizations.
Among the new events planned are two organized by Anne Attalla: Fox Fest, a women’s event on Oct. 14 to 16, and ArtProvincetown set for Oct. 8 to 10. Both weekends overlap with Provincetown’s Women’s Week. Outermost Yoga will be hosting Wellness Week at the end of September and LBGTQ+ Veterans Weekend on the second weekend of November. Outermost Yoga is a teachers’ co-op directed by Stefan Piscitelli.
Local Comprehensive Plan
Town Manager Alex Morse told the select board that the Local Comprehensive Plan is nearly complete, and the public can review the draft and offer comments online at provincetown-ma.gov/1001/Local-Comprehensive-Plan-Update.
The LCP helps guide town departments and committees, particularly when they are asked to approve variances, economic development gallons, or other kinds of considerations.
The last LCP was approved in 2000, and the town expects this version of the plan to be finalized sometime this year.
Softer Seats, Please
Town Manager Alex Morse told the select board that the town had put out a formal bid solicitation for a contractor to refurbish the town hall auditorium chairs, but no bidders responded. Town meeting had authorized $145,000 from the tourism fund in 2021 for historically appropriate, visually appealing upholstery that would be less taxing on taxpayers’ tushes.
Morse told the selects that town staff was adjusting the solicitation in hopes of attracting a bidder, and that he hoped to see more comfortable seats in place by next year’s town meeting. —Paul Benson