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.
Thursday, July 21
- Animal Welfare Committee, 10 a.m., Veterans Memorial Community Center
- Water & Sewer Board, 2 p.m.
- Board of Health, 4 p.m., Town Hall
Monday, July 25
- Community Housing Council, 4 p.m., Town Hall
- Select Board, 6 p.m., Town Hall
Tuesday, July 26
- Licensing Board, 5:15 p.m., Town Hall
Wednesday, July 27
- Local Comprehensive Plan Committee, 1 p.m., virtual
Thursday, July 28
- Public Pier Corp. Board, 5 p.m.
- Planning Board, 6 p.m.
Still Building for Employees
Two business owners who were allotted more sewer gallons in 2017 to construct employee housing are still trying to build that housing.
Ben deRuyter, whose list of family businesses includes the Art House, the 1620 Brewhouse, the Aquarium Mall, and Whalers Wharf, is trying to build a two-bedroom employee apartment at 212 Commercial St. next to the Art House and the 1620 Brewhouse.
Robert Enos II, owner of J&E Produce, would like to construct employee housing at his warehouse at 20 Province Road.
The select board on July 11 extended both owners’ economic development permits for a second year in a row. This time the extension runs until July 2023. The permits grant additional sewer capacity to businesses if the select board finds that the expansion benefits the town’s economy.
To allow the permit extension, Assistant Town Manager David Gardner asked both deRuyter and Enos if they were serious about their intentions to continue.
“We need assurances that your project is making progress and that it still makes sense to extend your permit,” Gardner wrote to deRuyter.
Both responded in the affirmative.
DeRuyter wrote, “I’m working with a new architect now, and we’ve begun to discuss this project, in addition to others.”
Enos stated, “I am very serious about getting this housing completed, and I truly appreciate the patience you and the town have shown toward me and this project. It has become rather cumbersome since most contractors are busy doing projects.” —K.C. Myers