Wellfleet is holding virtual regulatory town board public hearings through Zoom conference calls. To access the meetings and participate, follow the instructions below.
Go to the Wellfleet website homepage. On the right side of the screen, you will see a calendar. Hover your mouse over a day to see what meetings the town is holding that day. Click on the meeting in which you would like to participate. From there, scroll down to where it says “Join Zoom Meeting.” Make a note of the “Meeting ID” listed as you will need this later. Click on the link below “Join Zoom Meeting”; this will bring you to the Zoom website. Click on “click here” and then click “join from your browser.” Type in the “Meeting ID” number from before if prompted. Once the meeting has started, you will be able to speak, as well as see and hear everybody else on the call.
Tuesday, March 31
- Herring River Stakeholders Group, 5:30 p.m.
- Water Commissioners, 6 p.m.
Thursday, April 2
- Cape Cod Commission Herring River Hearing, 3 p.m.
Town Meeting June 1
The Wellfleet Annual Town Meeting will not be held on April 27 as originally planned due to the restrictions on public meetings resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. The select board set a new date of June 1, though that could change.
Since the warrant had not been signed yet, the select board had the authority to leave open the date, according to Gov. Charlie Baker’s COVID-19 emergency actions.
On March 24, the select board agreed the meeting could be delayed again to June 15 if Baker’s orders banning public gatherings over 10 people and a stay-at-home advisory continues. But for now, the board has settled on June 1.
Town Administrator Screening
The select board picked four of the five members of the committee that will help select the new town administrator. Town Administrator Dan Hoort is resigning June 30, though he has said he’ll continue working part-time if no one has been hired by July 1.
The new members of the screening committee are Harry Terkanian, David Mead-Fox, Liz Smith, and Jim Hood. There is still a fifth seat to fill. David Agger had told Kathleen Bacon, a select board member, he wanted to serve on the board, Bacon said. But since he had not made it onto the agenda, all applications are still being accepted, said Janet Reinhart, the select board chair. —K.C. Myers