Some meetings are in-person only, some are remote only, and some are a hybrid where you can participate both ways. Go to provincetown-ma.gov, click on the meeting you want to watch, and follow the instructions on the agenda.
Thursday, Oct. 7
- Charter Compliance Commission, 1 p.m., remote
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 6 p.m., Town Hall
Tuesday, Oct. 12
- Licensing Board, 5:15 p.m., Town Hall
- Select Board, 6 p.m., Town Hall
Wednesday, Oct. 13
- Local Comprehensive Plan Committee, 1 p.m., remote
- Cemetery Commission, 3 p.m.
- Public Pier Corp., 5 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 14
- Art Commission, 9 a.m., Town Hall
- Board of Health, 4 p.m.
- Planning Board, 6 p.m., Town Hall
Restrooms and a Name
After hearing from the select board and the public, the Provincetown Recreation Commission members now favor adding restrooms to the design for the park at 387 Commercial St. on land the town purchased for $1.4 million in 2019.
Cathy Nagorski, chair of the commission, said people were “adamant” that they wanted bathrooms at the park, despite worries that there is not enough sewer capacity and that it will be costly to staff.
“Weston & Sampson must literally go back to the drawing board and add restrooms,” Nagorski told the other commission members on Sept. 29.
That was the major change that came out of a series of open houses and public hearings on two proposed design schemes. The rendering of the final park design at Elena Hall’s former parking lot will be presented to the public on Oct. 20.
In the meantime, the commission and a park working group are focusing on the name.
They would like the public’s help. Here is the process: The name must have no more than four words and should refer to the location in some way. A mention of the cultural or historical significance of the area would be preferable. And if it is to include the name of a person, that person must have demonstrated excellence in service or contributed to the parcel or to the town. That person should also be deceased.
Earlier surveys of the public produced three suitable names: Hall Park (named for Elena Hall), Cannery Wharf Park (the historic use of the area), or the East End Waterfront Park.
The park working group will put out another survey in mid-October. The public will get to offer names on that, and at the Oct. 20 public hearing.
Recreation commission meetings on Oct. 27 and in November will provide more chances for the public to suggest names. All the data will be compiled into a report before anything is finalized, according to Brandon Motta, the recreation dept. director.
The commission wants to take its time, because “this is definitely a hot topic,” Nagorski said. —K.C. Myers