Most meetings in Eastham are in-person, typically with an online-attendance option for both committee members and residents. Go to eastham-ma.gov and click on the meeting you are interested in for details.
Thursday, March 2
- Nauset Regional School Committee, 6 p.m., Nauset Regional Middle School Auditorium, Orleans
Monday, March 6
- Nauset Schools Policy Subcommittee, 4 p.m., Nauset Administration Building, Orleans
- Select Board, 5:30 p.m., Town Hall
Tuesday, March 7
- Conservation Commission, 6 p.m., virtual
Thursday, March 9
- Affordable Housing Trust, 9 a.m., Town Hall
- Cultural Council, 6 p.m., Public Library
Low-Lying Road Problem Solving
The Cape Cod Commission will give a virtual public presentation on its ongoing efforts to identify low-lying roads that are either flood risks now or in danger of flooding in the future at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 2.
The group will discuss roads that are on the watch list, possible solutions, and costs. In Eastham, high priority roads include portions of South Sunken Meadow Road, Governor Prence Road, Herring Brook Road, Bridge Road, and Windjammer Road.
The presentation materials can be found at bit.ly/3Z0FnGh.
Citizens interested in attending the meeting can use this link: capecodcommission.org/llr/join or call in to the workshop at (929) 205-6099, using the Meeting ID 935 5189 6265.
The Size Matters Bylaw
The Residential Zoning Task Force is preparing a bylaw proposal for town meeting that would put “guardrails” in the zoning laws to preserve the smaller homes that typify Eastham’s character, according to Mary Nee, chair of the task force.
Her group will present a report to the select board in the next few weeks with data that illustrate how many larger homes have been built in recent years and what the overall profile of Eastham house sizes currently is. Nee told the Independent the task force members want to get the bylaw on the books as soon as possible.
“Why is it so timely?” she said. “Because when we look at the trend of larger homes, those represent only 5 percent of homes in town, so 95 percent are still within historic character, size, and massing. So, we think this is the moment.”
The town’s master plan prioritized preserving the look and feel that exists today, and to do that, the time to act “is now,” she said. —K.C. Myers