Most meetings 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, May 12
- Rights of Public Access Committee, 9 a.m.
- Recreation Committee, 5:30 p.m.
- Nauset Regional School Committee, 6 p.m.
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 7 p.m.
Friday, May 13
- Wellfleet Working Group, Maurice’s Campground, noon
Tuesday, May 17
- Select Board, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, May 18
- Conservation Commission, 4 p.m.
Campground Working Group
The select board expects voters will have questions before the Sept. 10 special town meeting, when they will be asked to buy the 21.25-acre Maurice’s Campground for affordable housing.
To get the answers, the board has created a working group, which convened its first meeting at Wellfleet Preservation Hall on April 29. Organizers included select board chair Ryan Curley and Kathleen Nagle, a real estate broker and member of the affordable housing trust. Nearly 20 residents attended, including select board members, members of affordable housing groups in town, and abutters to the property.
The group divided into subgroups. One contingent will look at building and infrastructure needs to keep the campsite operational for six years (a contingency written into the purchase and sale agreement). Another group will examine septic issues. A finance group will help determine how the project might be structured and managed over the long term. The price tag, which must be approved at town meeting, is $6.5 million and the property’s assessed value is $2.7 million.
An operations group will investigate the nuts and bolts of running the campground and affiliated store. And a communications group is in charge of keeping voters up to date.
A presentation about the project is planned for this summer. Questions and comments can be emailed to [email protected]. If voters approve the purchase at the special town meeting, a planning committee will be formed to study how the property can best be used to meet the needs of the community.
Farmers Market Returns
The Wellfleet Farmers Market is back, each Wednesday from 8 a.m. to noon through Oct. 5. The market offers fresh produce, coffee, baked goods, flowers, and herbs and there is often live music. Singer-songwriter Shannon Davis was scheduled to kick off the season with new songs and covers.
Part of the nonprofit market’s mission is to “increase awareness of the benefits of buying fresh and local,” according to its website. —Michaela Chesin