Most meetings in Provincetown are held in-person, typically with an online-attendance option for both committee members and residents. Click on the meeting you want to attend on the calendar at provincetown-ma.gov for a link to an agenda and details. All meetings are held at Town Hall unless otherwise noted.
Thursday, Nov. 30
- Animal Welfare Committee, 10 a.m., V.M.C.C.
- Board of Assessors, noon
- Chapter 91 public meeting, 4 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 4
- Housing Workshop, 6 p.m. (Select Board, Planning Board, Community Housing Council, Year-Round Market-Rate Rental Housing Trust)
Tuesday, Dec. 5
- Human Services Committee, 5:30 p.m.
- Conservation Commission, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 6
- Historic District Commission, 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 7
- Council on Aging, 10 a.m., V.M.C.C.
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 6 p.m.
Chapter 91 Meeting
State officials from the Dept. of Environmental Protection’s waterways division will be in town on Nov. 30 to field questions from Provincetown board members and residents about Chapter 91, a complex law that governs private use of public tidelands. Because the law is based on the high-water line in 1848, almost 150 waterfront properties in Provincetown are partly or wholly located on public land.
Now Hiring: Housing Director
Provincetown’s longtime housing specialist Michelle Jarusiewicz is retiring at the end of the year, according to Town Manager Alex Morse. The town has elevated the job to housing director and set a salary range of $100,000 to $130,000, according to the job description posted online.
Soon Hiring: Transportation Coordinator
Morse also asked the select board to approve a transportation coordinator position. The person taking the job would work on issues including parking, electric vehicle charging stations, bus and shuttle service, bicycles, and “micromobility challenges” including scooters, electric bikes, and pedicabs.
The town has a bicycle committee but does not have a board that works on transportation issues. The owners of both scooter rental companies in town, Coast Provincetown and Storm Scooters PTown, have told the Independent they would welcome such a committee.
The town has not yet defined a salary range or posted the position.
Hiring Someday: Rental Trust Director
The Year-Round Market-Rate Rental Housing Trust agreed on Nov. 15 to ask the select board for an allocation of rooms tax revenue that could support a full-time or part-time staff person to direct the trust’s operations and help it move toward long-term goals.
“There’s a deed restriction program we’d like to move into, and we’re looking for a person to help develop these ideas further,” said trustee David Gardner. “We’re not just looking for an administrative assistant here.” —Paul Benson