Most meetings in Wellfleet are remote only, but some are held in person. Go to www.wellfleet-ma.gov/calendar and click on the meeting you want to watch, then follow the instructions on the agenda.
Thursday, May 4
- Board of Assessors, 9:30 a.m., Assessor’s Office
Friday, May 5
- Cable, Internet, and Cellular Service Advisory Committee, 9 a.m.
Monday, May 8
- Dredging Task Force, 7 p.m.
The select board voted on April 18 to place a moratorium on commercial shellfishing license transfers to “non-natural persons” until Sept. 30. The moratorium was in response to an application from vice chair Michael DeVasto to transfer the license he holds with Michael Ramsdell on Field Point to their corporation, Northern Collective Inc.
Earlier in the meeting, the board denied DeVasto’s application on the basis that a corporation cannot hold a commercial license in Wellfleet.
“It’s obvious that we need to determine how to address corporations, if they should be named to a license or not,” chair Ryan Curley said. The moratorium is intended to allow the board time to do that.
Speaking for himself and not as a board member, DeVasto challenged the moratorium. “What’s the big threat? There is a lot of fear-mongering happening,” he said.
The board unanimously voted to place the moratorium, with DeVasto recusing himself.
Seeking Planner for Maurice’s
The town is seeking bids to create a master plan for the development of the 21.5-acre Maurice’s Campground into an affordable housing site. Firms with experience in neighborhood planning, site design, architecture, and affordable housing development are encouraged to submit a proposal by June 21 at 2 p.m.
A pre-bid site walk will take place on June 1 at 11 a.m. The town administrator will evaluate proposals by Aug. 18 and will then make recommendations to the select board, who will award the job to the winner. —Sam Pollak