Most meetings in Wellfleet are remote only, but some are being held in person. Go to www.wellfleet-ma.gov/calendar and click on the meeting you want to watch, then follow the instructions on the agenda.
Thursday, Sept. 15
- Board of Assessors, 9:30 a.m.
- Herring River Executive Council, 3 p.m.
- Nauset High School Building Committee, 4 p.m.
- Nauset Regional School Committee, 6 p.m., Eastham Town Hall
- Energy and Climate Action Committee, 7:15 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 19
- Dredging Task Force, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 20
- Special Town Election, noon to 7 p.m., Adult Community Center
Wednesday, Sept. 21
- Conservation Commission, 4 p.m.
Vote on Sept. 20
Voters at the special town meeting on Sept. 10 overwhelmingly approved the purchase of Maurice’s Campground for $6.5 million and two other articles that will raise taxes. Before those appropriations are final, a majority of voters must ratify them on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at a special town election.
The first of three questions on the ballot asks voters to raise an additional $115,000 to fund a new human resources director position in the current fiscal year. Hiring a human resources director will relieve the burden placed on other town hall staff who now handle onboarding of new and seasonal employees, Waldo told voters on Sept. 10.
The second question seeks to exempt from the limits of Proposition 2½ the purchase of the 21-acre campground. If voters approve it on Sept. 20, the next step will be to issue a request for proposals to hire a campground operator, said Town Administrator Rich Waldo. The hope is the operator will run it for six years, though the campground may have to shut down before then depending on a ruling by the state Dept. of Environmental Protection regarding the treatment of wastewater.
The third ballot question is a request to raise the budget by a maximum of $225,000 each year to operate the campground. This is a new line item that will appear in the town operating budget in subsequent years. The funding creates a way to pay insurance and employees at the campground through June 30, 2023, Waldo said. After the first year, the funding will be used to pay for repairs to the buildings and campground infrastructure, he added.
Any profits generated by the campground — an estimated $100,000 a year is expected — will go into the general fund, Waldo said.
The polls will be open from noon to 7 p.m. at the Adult Community Center, formerly known as the Council on Aging. —K.C. Myers