From wellfleet-ma.gov, hover your mouse over a date on the calendar on the right of the screen, and click on the meeting you’re interested in to open its agenda. That document will provide information about how to view and take part remotely.
Thursday, Aug. 6
- Housing Authority and Local Housing Partnership, 10 a.m.
- Nauset Regional School Committee, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 11
- Elementary School Committee, 9 a.m.
- Select Board, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 13
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 7 p.m.
As of Aug. 2, Wellfleet had two active cases, seven cleared cases, and one death as a result of the coronavirus.
Ten Days Out of Work
The woman in charge of Wellfleet’s town beaches and the senior center was out of work until Aug. 4, having waited 10 days for the results of a Covid-19 test.
Suzanne Grout Thomas, director of community services, said she developed a fever and headache on July 23 and got tested at Outer Cape Health Services on July 24. Ten days later, on Aug. 3, she got a negative test result. She returned to work Aug. 4, grateful for her full-time, salaried job, but also worried for others.
“It makes me wonder if people will have to go back to work before they get a test result, and what if they test positive,” she said. “That’s a long time that you are out of work. Some people cannot do that.”
Health Agent Hillary Greenberg-Lemos asks residents to contact her at [email protected] if they observe restaurants failing to comply with Covid-19 regulations like social distancing and mask-wearing. Wellfleet is dealing with one “outstanding” issue with a restaurant failing to comply, and it’s important that the department is made aware of violations to help keep the community safe, she said on Tuesday. She did not reveal the business’s name.
Assessors Complete Revaluation
The Wellfleet Board of Assessors has completed the revaluation of all real and personal property for fiscal year 2021, and the Mass. Dept. of Revenue Bureau of Local Assessment has granted preliminary certification and authorized public disclosure of proposed values, according to Assessor Nancy Vail.
“The new assessed values, which represent full and fair cash value as of Jan. 1, 2020, comply with the Dept. of Revenue’s statistical standards and reflect 2018 and 2019 real estate sales,” wrote Vail in a press release. “Value changes ranged from -4 percent to +4 percent, with most values staying the same as last fiscal year.”
The new assessed values are on display on the town’s website: wellfleet-ma.gov.
To ask questions, review, discuss corrections, or request changes in the proposed assessments, taxpayers are urged to contact the assessors during the disclosure period, Wednesday, Aug. 5 through Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, by telephone at 508-349-0304 or email at [email protected]. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. —Devin Sean Martin