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, Oct. 27
- Climate Action Committee, 10:30 a.m.
- Shellfish Advisory Committee, 2 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 28
- Community Preservation Committee, 2 p.m., Cobb Library
Tuesday, Nov. 1
- Board of Health, 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 2
- Concert Committee, 10 a.m., Public Library
- Planning Board, 5 p.m.
Conservation Trust Considers House
When Nancy Fales of Westport, Conn. died in 2007, she stipulated that her second home, at 71 North Pamet Road, should go to the Truro Conservation Trust (TCT) upon the death of her son, Michael. His death earlier this year, said Fred Gaechter, chair of the trust, “resulted in her will finally being probated, and the property coming to us.”
Because there is a cesspool on the property, state law requires that its septic system be upgraded prior to a transfer of ownership. In September, the TCT requested an eight-month extension on the septic replacement, and the town’s board of health approved the waiver. The building will not be inhabited during this period.
In the interim, the TCT is investigating possible uses for the property. “What we’re looking into is keeping the property as conservation land but offering the house for workforce housing or affordable housing,” said Gaechter.
The 1,316-square-foot house has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and sits on 2.9 acres. The property is valued at $991,600 by the Truro assessor.
With the land in conservation, the house could be sold “for a quarter of a million dollars as opposed to a million dollars if the property were included,” Gaechter said. The probate is expected to be complete in early November. —Sophie Mann-Shafir