Thursday, March 5
- Affordable Housing Trust, 8:30 a.m., Small Meeting Room, Town Hall
- Board of Health, 3 p.m., Small Meeting Room, Town Hall
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 5 p.m., Earle Mountain Meeting Room, Town Hall
Monday, March 9
- Select Board, 5:30 p.m., Earle Mountain Meeting Room, Town Hall
Tuesday, March 10
- Conservation Commission, 8:15 a.m., 555 Old Orchard Rd.
- Nauset Regional School Committee Negotiations Subcommittee, 5 p.m., Nauset Middle School Library, Orleans
- T-Time Development Committee, 5 p.m., Small Meeting Room, Town Hall
- Conservation Commission, 6 p.m., Earle Mountain Meeting Room, Town Hall
Wednesday, March 11
- Finance Committee, 5 p.m., Small Meeting Room, Town Hall
More in Store for Willy’s
The zoning board of appeals continues a hearing March 5 on the request for a special permit by Barbara Niggel to construct six new storage units at 4730 State Highway. Niggel also owns Willy’s Gym.
On Feb. 19 the planning board voted to continue its review of the project to a meeting in April. The proposal needs approval from both the ZBA and planning board. —Ryan Fitzgerald
Teeing It Up Again
The T-Time development committee will talk about what it learned during last week’s visit to the 11-acre Route 6 site when it meets Tuesday, March 10, at 5 p.m. at town hall.
Earlier Start for ATM
Turn your clocks back to 6 p.m. for the May 4 annual town meeting. That’s the new start time for the event at Nauset Regional High School. Child care for up to 50 kids age 5 or older will be offered in the cafeteria (registration starts soon), and a la carte items will available to all from 4 to 7 p.m.
TIPS Yes, Nips No at Sam’s Deli
Susan Knight of Sam’s Deli won a close vote at the March 2 select board meeting to allow her to alter the layout of her establishment at 100 Brackett Road. Members Aimee Eckman and Martin McDonald approved after hearing Knight respond to concerns about removing a wall separating sales areas for groceries and alcohol, but member Jamie Rivers continued to object to establishing a precedent of “open layout” combination stores in Eastham. Member Al Cestaro abstained.
Public Hearing on Fees
The select board looked over proposed fee increases at its March 2 meeting prior to a public hearing on March 9. “This is a preview for you to tell me if you have any problems with these,” Town Administrator Jacqui Beebe told the board. The recreation and beach department and the DPW are requesting increases.
Fees for the summer recreation offerings would rise by $25 as the department transitions from six-week to seven-week programs. The beach parking sticker for residents would go up $5 to $25, with increases of $25 to $30 for visitor and seasonal resident stickers. A new beneficiary sticker, at $75, would allow people who have put their property in a trust to obtain stickers for its beneficiaries.
It would cost $5 to get rid of a 20-pound propane tank at the transfer station, and $25 to dispose of a ton of horse manure. A new fee of $75 per load would cover commercial disposal of leaves and grass clippings from vehicles weighing up to one ton.
The March 9 meeting will include a hearing on certain water fee proposals as well. —Ed Maroney