Meetings are held remotely. To watch live, go to truro-ma.gov and follow the “helpful link” to Truro Channel 18.
Thursday, Dec. 17
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 5:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 18
- Board of Library Trustees, 11:30 a.m.
- Commission on Disabilities, 3:30 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 21
- Climate Action Committee, 10 a.m.
- Charter Review Committee, 4 p.m.
- Bike and Walkways Committee, 6 p.m.
As of Dec. 12, Truro had three active cases of Covid-19, 18 cases considered recovered, and no deaths.
Public Water at Pond Village
The select board will vote at its next meeting in January on whether to authorize an engineering study to determine cost and feasibility of bringing public water to the Pond Village area of North Truro.
At issue is questionable drinking water quality in this part of town due to the low elevation and inadequate septic systems in the neighborhood. Health Agent Emily Beebe said she spoke this fall with one home owner who lives right on Pilgrim Pond, had a tight septic tank, and still had poor water quality.
Jarrod Cabral, the Truro Dept. of Public Works director, said all the runoff from Route 6 flows down the hill into this pond.
“Everything is going into that pond,” Beebe said.
The town has engaged the Cape Cod Commission to study the area and determine the quality of water. Beebe did not know when the study would be complete.
But she said, “Having public water as an option is really important for us to do. Developing criteria for who gets town water is something we can look at. But step one is looking at the cost of running a main down there.”
Sue Areson of the select board said on Dec. 15 she wanted to know first how much town money is available to conduct an engineering study. Because staff did not have a clear answer, the select board agreed to put off the matter until its meeting in January.
The engineering study would determine price and feasibility of bringing water to homes in Pond Village. Public water is already being extended from the existing line on Shore Road to the proposed housing development known as the Cloverleaf, thanks to a $1.2 million state grant.