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 at Town Hall unless otherwise noted.
Thursday, Jan. 25
- Animal Welfare Committee, 10 a.m., Veterans Memorial Community Center
- Open Space Committee, 3:30 p.m.
- Planning Board, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 30
- Visitor Services Board, 10 a.m.
Thursday, Feb. 1
- Board of Assessors, noon
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 6 p.m.
The town meeting warrant was opened by the select board on Jan. 23 and will close on March 1 at 11:30 a.m. While the warrant is open, petitioned articles may be added to the town meeting agenda by registered voters who submit them with at least 10 voter signatures.
Nomination papers to run for the select board, school committee, housing authority, board of library trustees, and charter review commission will be available at the town clerk’s office on Feb. 13 and must be picked up by March 17. They are due back at the clerk’s office on March 26.
During his budget presentation on Jan. 22, Police Chief Jim Golden was questioned by select board member Leslie Sandberg about mental health co-response programs and whether his department had ever collaborated with Bay Cove Human Services, which is paid by the state to provide mental health clinicians to police departments upon request.
Golden said that Bay Cove was generally not helpful on the Outer Cape and that his department had more success working with the community resource navigators at Outer Cape Health Services and the Homeless Prevention Council.
“It’s budget season,” said Sandberg. “Do we need to be sitting down with Bay Cove and figuring out a contract so that they actually come up here?”
Golden said he did not want to be “the tip of the spear” on such a decision.
“I’m not trying to scare you,” Sandberg said. “It would be helpful to every member of your department and the citizens of this town, and if it’s a funding issue, we’re in the budget session now. Does that sound like a plan you can work on?”
“Sure,” Golden said. —Paul Benson