Most meetings in Eastham are in-person, typically with an online-attendance option. Go to eastham-ma.gov and click on the meeting you are interested in for details. All meetings are at Town Hall unless otherwise indicated.
Thursday, May 25
- Council on Aging Board of Directors, 9:30 a.m., Earle Mountain Meeting Room
- Board of Health, 3 p.m., Earle Mountain Meeting Room
- Nauset School Committee, 6 p.m.
Wiley Park Hearing
The public hearing on proposed new bylaws requiring that dogs be leashed at Wiley Park during the summer is on the schedule for June 13, according to Conservation Agent Keith Johnson.
The conservation commission and the open space committee had discussed holding the hearing in mid to late May, but at a joint work session on May 2, members of both committees expressed concern about a truncated input-gathering process, which included listening sessions on April 19 and 24.
In addition to mandating that dogs be leashed in all conservation areas from June 15 through Labor Day, the proposed regulations also ban watercraft launching from anywhere except the designated town boat ramp at Great Pond Beach in Wiley Park. There is also a provision outlawing bike riding on conservation trails in the Wiley and Nickerson areas.
Grant for the Plan
In her report for the May 22 select board meeting, Town Administrator Jacqui Beebe said that the town has won a new District Local Technical Assistance (DLTA) program grant of $14,350 to further develop the North Eastham Master Plan for “Form Based Zoning/Smart Growth Planning.” The DLTA funds are distributed through regional planning agencies; the Cape Cod Commission is sponsoring the grant.
As of the fall, the town’s master plan was slated to add 69 new units of housing across three town-owned plots: the Town Center Plaza, the T-Time property, and the site of the current council on aging. It also adds public spaces, bike and walking trails, and retail areas.
Beebe wrote in her report that there is currently an RFP out for a zoning consultant to do additional work on the plan, with bids due May 31. —Amelia Roth-Dishy