Most meetings are being held in person, but some are still remote or virtual. Go to 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, Dec. 1
- Board of Assessors, 11 a.m., Town Hall
- Nauset Regional School District Office Budget Subcommittee, 4 p.m., Administration Building, Orleans
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 5 p.m., Town Hall
Monday, Dec. 5
- Select Board, 5:30 p.m., Town Hall
Tuesday, Dec. 6
- Task Force on Residential Zoning, 4:30 p.m., Town Hall
Wednesday, Dec. 7
- Community Preservation Act Committee, 5 p.m., Town Hall
- Human Services Advisory Committee, 7 p.m., Town Hall
Thursday, Dec. 8
- Affordable Housing Trust, 9 a.m., Town Hall
- Nauset Regional School Committee, 6 p.m.
Business Facelift Finalists
Town staff have picked six businesses to receive town-funded makeovers through a pilot Exterior Improvement Program.
A total of 20 business owners applied for the funding, according to Lauren Barker, the economic development planner. Their requests totaled $400,000. But the town has only $125,000 to spend.
The select board will announce the recipients at its Dec. 5 meeting, Barker said.
Each business owner will receive up to $25,000, and each must contribute 20 percent of the total project cost. Eligible renovation plans include outdoor seating for dining, painting and siding, shutters and awnings, landscaping and planter boxes, exterior signs, parking, and walkways.
Funding comes from a portion of Eastham’s allotment of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The rest of the ARPA funds, $512,000, will go mainly to wastewater infrastructure.
The Town Center Plaza businesses were not eligible for the improvement grants because those businesses will see the benefits of a complete redesign and reconstruction of their spaces when the town completes a master plan.
Local businesses, nonprofits, and community groups are invited to participate in a holiday lighting celebration at the T-Time property. The town is hoping eight businesses or groups will sign up to transform eight gate sheds used at the beaches in summer into gingerbread shacks for a “Light the Night” celebration to be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, said Lauren Barker. Write to her for more information and to reserve a shack (space is very limited): [email protected]. —K.C. Myers