From wellfleet-ma.gov, hover 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, Sept. 10
- Cable Advisory Committee, 10 a.m.
- Nauset Regional School Committee, 6 p.m.
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 7 p.m.
- Dredging Task Force, 7 p.m.
- Finance Committee, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 12
- Annual Town Meeting, Elementary School Ballfield, 10 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 13
- Select Board Cemetery Site Visit, 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 15
- Emergency Management Team and Select Board Community Update, 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 16
- Conservation Commission, 4 p.m.
As of Sept. 6, Wellfleet had five active cases, 10 cleared cases, and one death as a result of the coronavirus.
Live for Lou
The annual Live for Lou fund-raising event is taking place at Long Pond in Wellfleet on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. The Live for Lou Foundation remembers Louis LeBart, son of Beachcomber owners Holly and Todd LeBart, who died of a drug overdose in 2014 at age 24. His parents started the foundation to “live out his legacy and change the face of addiction,” according to the Live for Lou website. The family organizes an event each year on the Saturday after Labor Day to raise money; this year, it will feature a socially distant paddle on Long Pond for a prayer circle.
Residential Tax Exemption
Wellfleet will continue providing a tax break to resident home owners for fiscal year 2021. The select board unanimously approved the continuation of the exemption at Tuesday’s meeting, after first approving the idea in 2019. The exemption amount to 20 percent of the town’s average residential-class property value. Assessor Nancy Vail incorrectly told the select board that Wellfleet resident taxpayers each saved $857 last year through the exemption. In fact, the amount saved depends on the assessed value of the property, with the largest breaks going to the lowest-valued. Vail, who has consistently opposed the exemption, also warned that it was sustainable only if the ratio of residents and nonresidents remains near its current level, that is, 65 percent nonresidents to 35 percent residents. So far this year, Vail said, 732 people have applied for the exemption. The deadline to apply is April 1.
95 Lawrence Road Septic Grant
The proposed affordable housing at 95 Lawrence Road received a district local technical assistant grant from the Dept. of Housing and Community Development to study and determine the best wastewater management strategy for the project. Dave Formato from Onsite Engineering, one of the consulting firms selected for the study, came before the select board on Tuesday to give an update on his findings. He laid out several potential avenues, including a traditional Title 5 septic system, a modified Title 5 septic system with additional nitrogen disposal, and even a new large-scale sewage treatment system that could serve the area surrounding the project. The study is ongoing.