Provincetown is conducting virtual regulatory town board public hearings through an online live stream. Follow the instructions below to watch and participate in the meetings.
Go to the Provincetown website homepage. Scroll down to the “Most Requested” section and click on “PTV Videos and Livestream.” There you will be able to view the live feed for town regulatory meetings by clicking the “Channel 18 Stream” button. Once in a live meeting stream, you will be able to participate by typing into the chat screen beside the video. There will also be a phone number on the screen that you can call or text to provide input. The upcoming schedule for town regulatory meetings is available by clicking the “Channel 18 Schedule” button on the page before the stream. There you will also find the archive for past meetings.
Thursday, March 26
- Visitor Services Board, 3 p.m.
- Finance Committee, 5 p.m.
- Planning Board, 6 p.m.
Friday, March 27
- Charter Compliance Commission, 11 a.m.
- Open Space Committee, 10 a.m.
Tuesday, March 31
- Year-Round Market Rate Rental Housing Trust, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, April 1
- Historic District Commission, 6 p.m.
Thursday, April 2
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 6:30 p.m.
Election and Town Meeting Delayed
Both town meetings and town election have been delayed in order to allow enough time for public hearings to take place following a period of social isolation. The April 6 town meeting is tentatively set for June 8, though there has not yet been an official vote on it, since the date can only be posted 30 days ahead, said Moderator Mary-Jo Avellar.
The select board Monday voted to move the town election from May 12 to June 9, at which time voters will decide on three ballot questions and the election of town officials.
The ballot questions include one to exempt from the limits of Prop 2½ the amount of money required to buy a new ambulance to replace an old one for $325,000.
And there is a ballot question to raise the select board’s salaries. Whoever is elected in June may get $15,000 instead of $2,000 (or $2,500 for the chair). Arthur Egeli, an artist and gallery owner, submitted the ballot question, which would permanently raise the tax limit under Prop. 2½ by $64,500.
A Race Is On
There will be a contested seat for the select board. The deadline to return nomination papers was March 24. Both incumbents, Louise Venden and Bobby Anthony, are running again, and they are being joined in the election contest by a former select board member, Austin Knight, who resigned in 2014 from his previous seat on that board.
The rest of the elected town officials are running unopposed. —K.C. Myers