Most meetings are being held in person, but some are still remote or virtual. Go to eastham-ma.gov/calendar-by-event-type/16 and click on the meeting you are interested in to learn about meeting locations and any remote options that may be offered.
Monday, July 25
- Visitor’s Tourism and Services Board, 3:30 p.m., Chamber of Commerce
- Select Board, 5:30 p.m., Town Hall
Tuesday, July 26
- Conservation Commission, 6 p.m., Town Hall
Thursday, July 28
- Council on Aging Board, 9:30 a.m., Town Hall
- Board of Health, 3 p.m., Town Hall
- Cultural Council, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall
The recycling committee and climate action committee have created a survey to gauge public interest in composting, and they want to hear from more Eastham residents.
Ellen Greer, clerk of the climate action committee, has distributed flyers to residents and promoted the survey online.
The survey, with 10 questions, asks: “What do you currently do with your food waste?” and “What would be helpful for you to know before agreeing to participate in a town composting program?”
Greer said she is hoping for at least 300 responses.
Visit tinyurl.com/easthamcomposting or the Eastham town website to weigh in.
Calling Strategic Planners
The strategic planning committee needs three new members. According to that committee’s charge, two members must be representatives from regulatory boards — either the planning board, zoning board of appeals, or board of health. The third new member must represent the community at large.
“At this point, if there is somebody out there who is great at strategic planning or has some special skills that is not on a regulatory board, we might want to consider changing the charge,” said Town Administrator Jacqui Beebe.
The committee currently has four members. Karen Strauss is chair and represents the conservation commission. Mary Shaw is the finance committee representative, and Patricia McGraw and Fredric Leary are at-large business community representatives.
Members serve three-year overlapping terms.
Recently, the committee produced a community update that summarizes progress toward goals listed under Year 1 (fiscal 2020) of the town’s five-year strategic plan.
Despite the pandemic, “no goals or actions in the strategic plan were ‘shelved’ [in 2020] and much progress has been made,” according to the update. —Isabelle Nobili