Most meetings are being held in person, but some are still remote or virtual. Go to the eastham-ma.gov and click on the meeting you are interested in to learn about meeting locations and any remote options that may be offered.
Thursday, Nov. 3
- Board of Assessors, 11 a.m., Town Hall
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 5 p.m., Town Hall
- Nauset Regional School Committee, 6 p.m., virtual
- Climate Action Committee, 6:30 p.m., Public Library
Monday, Nov. 7
- Visitors Tourism and Promotion Services Board, 3:30 p.m., Chamber of Commerce Building
- Select Board, 5:30 p.m., Public Library
Tuesday, Nov. 8
- State Election, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Town Hall
- Library Board of Trustees, 5 p.m., Public Library
Wednesday, Nov. 9
- Human Services Advisory Committee, 7 p.m., Town Hall
- Affordable Housing Trust, 9 a.m., Town Hall
Thursday, Nov. 10
- Nauset Regional School Committee, 6 p.m., Town Hall
Local Climate Action
The Eastham Climate Action Committee has existed for a year. Its members are now inviting townspeople to come learn about the group’s work and offer ideas.
The meeting, to be held at the library on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 6:30 p.m. will be a chance to hear about two priorities that are currently the focus of the seven-member committee. One is composting. The committee is attempting to create a deposit for household compost at the town transfer station, said Roberta Longley, the committee chair.
Another focus has been the North Eastham Village Center, two high-profile lots on Route 6 (the 11-acre T-Time property and the 3.5-acre Town Center Plaza) that the town has acquired for “attainable” housing, recreation, and the creation of a pedestrian-friendly commercial district.
The master planning process has reached the final phase and now includes 69 housing units, a community center, open space, bike and walking trails, and the reconstruction of the Town Center Plaza. Since this will be new construction, the climate action committee members want the buildings to meet “zero energy standards,” Longley said.
That means the buildings should have high energy efficiency, use renewable energy sources such as solar, and be heated without the use of fossil fuels, she said.
New construction is an opportunity to build in energy efficiencies at the same or close to the same costs as traditional methods, she added. —K.C. Myers