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. 29
- Economic Development Committee, 10 a.m.
- Climate Action Committee, 10:30 a.m.
- Barnstable County HOME Consortium, 5:30 p.m., Provincetown library
Friday, Sept. 30
- Finance Committee, 8:30 a.m.
Monday, Oct. 3
- Conservation Commission, 5 p.m.
- Local Comprehensive Plan Committee, 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 4
- Council on Aging Board, 9 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 5
- Walsh Property Planning Committee, 6 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 6
- Beach Advisory Committee, 4 p.m.
TRI Wins Rehab Contract
For the last eight years, low-income homeowners have been able to apply for forgivable loans for repairs through the Community Development Partnership in Eastham. After an Aug. 23 select board vote, those applications will now be administered by The Resource Inc., or TRI, which won the contract to administer the program. Truro gets the funds, but the renovations can take place in Truro, Provincetown, and Eastham.
The Regional Community Development Block Grant Housing Rehab Program comes down to this: the three communities share about $1 million in federal funds for renovations that help keep vulnerable people in their homes.
TRI’s bid of $173,000 for the work was $500 less than the CDP’s. Otherwise, the two nonprofits scored equally high in all categories, including experience, ability, and references. Truro Town Manager Darrin Tangeman chose TRI.
Jay Coburn, CEO of the CDP, questioned that decision, saying Truro was rejecting a high-performing local candidate — TRI’s offices are on Martha’s Vineyard and in Great Barrington and South Yarmouth — to save $500.
“Did your process actually select the best organization?” Coburn asked the board. “The process did not even include an interview, which is common practice for competing and evenly scored bids.”
The select board did not respond, and Tangeman was unmoved. “TRI submitted the most advantageous proposal based on price, scope and quality of experience,” he said. —K.C. Myers