Most meetings in Truro are remote. Go to truro-ma.gov and click on the meeting you want to watch. The agenda includes instructions on how to join.
Thursday, Sept. 8
- Housing Authority, 4:15 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 9
- Open Space Committee, 12:30 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 12
- Energy Committee, 4 p.m.
- Conservation Commission, 5 p.m.
- Bike and Walkways Committee, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 13
- Council on Aging Board, 9 a.m.
- Select Board, 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 14
- Walsh Property Community Planning Committee, 6 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 15
- Economic Development Committee, 9:30 a.m.
- Climate Action Committee, 10:30 a.m.
A New Communicator
Katy Ward is Truro’s first communications and marketing coordinator. The position was created as part of a reorganization plan involving the council on aging and recreation depts.
Because the town has not had a council on aging director since last year, Recreation and Beach Director Damion Clements has been acting director on top of his other role. Under the new configuration, both departments will be overseen by a single community service director who will handle personnel and administration. Each department will have an assistant director to work directly with people and programs.
This is the structure used in Wellfleet, Barnstable, and Chatham, Town Manager Darrin Tangeman said this summer.
The reconfiguration eliminated one full-time position, but Tangeman proposed to use that salary to create the new position of marketing and communications specialist.
Ward has now filled the communications job. Tangeman is still working on the other two hires, he said on Sept. 6.
Ward was a reporter for the Provincetown Banner until 2019. Her starting salary with the town is $71,188.
Detour Still a Pain
The culvert replacement at Eagle Neck Creek, which has created a detour off Old County Road onto Route 6 since November, is still not completed. There is a new delay.
The latest problem: the new “wingwall end posts” moved after installation, Public Works Director Jarrod Cabral stated by email. The wingwall will now have to be reinstalled onto a concrete footing, which is to happen this week.
“This will push the project back five days,” Cabral said.
The project had originally been scheduled to end in May. In August, Cabral said the new completion date was Labor Day. It is now Sept. 22, he said. —K.C. Myers.