All meetings are held online. Go to wellfleet-ma.gov and click on the individual meetings for instructions.
Thursday, May 21
- Dredging Task Force, 11 a.m.
- Local Housing Partnership, 4 p.m.
Tuesday, May 26
- Select Board and Emergency Management Team, 10 a.m.
- Select Board, 7 p.m.
As of May 18, Wellfleet had two active cases of coronavirus, four cleared cases, and one death.
Four-Step Enforcement Plan
Health Dept. Director Hillary Greenberg-Lemos is putting the responsibility of social distancing and mask-wearing on the public, but she has a plan if violations arise. When the department receives the first complaint about a person not complying with Covid-19 guidelines, it will send someone to the location of the complaint and issue a verbal warning. Greenberg-Lemos admitted that “for general members of the public this is tricky, but for businesses, it’s really doable.”
For the second infringement, the department will issue a written warning. For the third, the violator will receive a $100 fine, and for the fourth infraction, the violator will receive a cease and desist order. Complaints should be emailed to [email protected].
Transfer Station Takes More
As of May 18, the transfer station is accepting construction and demolition debris, leaves and brush, metal, furniture, marine debris, propane tanks, refrigerators, air-conditioners, dehumidifiers, and reusable compost. The station is not requiring purple pay-as-you-throw bags until further notice.
Beach Limits Set
Wellfleet beach parking lots will be restricted to 75 percent of capacity for the foreseeable future. Beach Director Suzanne Grout Thomas wants to keep beach density down until she can get a sense of how much the beaches can handle, all the while observing the 12-foot separation on the beach imposed by Gov. Baker. —Devin Sean Martin