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. 22
- Local Housing Partnership, 4 p.m.
- Nauset Regional School Committee, 6 p.m.
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 23
- Cemetery Commission, 2 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 26
- Marina Advisory Committee, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 27
- Select Board, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 28
- It’s a Climate Emergency workshop, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 29
- Taxation Aid Committee, 10 a.m.
Maurice’s Voted In
By a Proposition 2½ debt exclusion vote of 583 to 247, voters in a special election on Sept. 20 affirmed the town meeting “yes” vote to buy Maurice’s Campground. The 21-acre property will be used for affordable housing after a master planning process.
The purchase was proposed as a rare opportunity to alleviate the Outer Cape’s extreme housing crisis. About 60 seasonal workers live in trailers at Maurice’s, and officials have agreed with the sellers, the Gauthier family, to continue to run it as a campground for the next six years. That plan could be hampered by the existence of 35 cesspools on the property, however. The town will now work with the state Dept. of Environmental Protection, which will decide how long the cesspools can be used.
Voters also approved two overrides: hiring a human resources director for $115,000 (487 to 340) and spending $225,000 (547 to 284) to run the campground.
Compete for the Cover
If you are artistic, your work could appear on the cover of the 2023 Wellfleet Chamber of Commerce guidebook.
A tradition that began over 40 years ago, the cover competition showcases a local artist, according to an announcement from the chamber. Entries will be accepted now through Oct. 3.
Although ballots cast by Chamber members determine what goes on the cover, the public is invited to cast its votes on the contest webpage wellfleetchamber.com/guidebook-cover-contest/ starting Oct. 7.
Winners will be announced on Monday, Oct. 31. —K.C. Myers