The coronavirus has taken a toll on civic involvement, but you can still watch and call in to the meetings that have not been canceled. Town offices and buildings are closed, but Wellfleet is using Zoom Rooms, a software-based conference room application that can include over 100 participants, said Courtney Butler, executive assistant to Town Administrator Dan Hoort. Many meetings have been delayed or canceled, so it’s best to frequently check the town website, www.wellfleet-ma.gov, which will include links to conference into meetings.
Wellfleet is unique on the Outer Cape in that regulatory boards, including the conservation commission and planning board, are not normally recorded. But in order to comply with the open meeting law when in-person meetings are not allowed, they must now be recorded, Butler said.
There is a chat feature to participate in meetings, or you can email questions to Butler at [email protected].
Tuesday, March 24
- Nauset Regional School Negotiations Subcommittee, 5 p.m.
Wednesday, March 25
- Nauset Regional School Committee Building Committee Forum, 6 p.m.
Curley and Smith Take Out Papers
There is an upcoming town election on May 4, and the following people have taken out nomination papers to run for elected office in Wellfleet. The deadline for taking out papers was March 6 and papers must be returned by March 30.
Two candidates have taken out papers for Kathleen Bacon’s seat on the select board. Bacon will not run for office again. They are Ryan Curley and Susan E. Smith.
Incumbent Christopher Easley is the only one running for one seat on the Nauset Regional School Committee. Incumbent moderator Dan Silverman has pulled and returned his papers. Gary Sorkin is running unopposed for the housing authority. On the board of library trustees both Robin Robinson and Andrew Freeman are running unopposed for two seats. Martha Gordon is running unopposed for the elementary school committee; there is another seat that’s still open. Nancy Vail has pulled papers for the cemetery commission. —K.C. Myers