Sunday, April 27, 2014

2014 Eastham Town Meeting - May 5th

The Annual Town Meeting will be held on Monday, May 5th, this year at the Nauset Regional High School auditorium. This year the warrant has several articles that you may find interesting. They are...
  • Article 8 - Municipal Water - this is known as Phase 1 of the ultimate water system, to cover the affected area plus run pipes throughout the town for fire protection. Cost is $45.8M. I expect it to Pass this year. Needs a 2/3 vote.
  • Article 17 - Rock Harbor Dredge - a project that is being split with Orleans to dredge Rock Harbor.
  • Article 18 - Rooms Tax - to impose a 4% tax on summer rental homes. This will require the state legislature to approve it prior to any collection of taxes. This could affect 2015 rentals, not 2014..
  • Article 21 - Sign Code - long overdue regulations for signs in Town
  • Article 35 & 36 - Private Road Maintenance & Plowing - designed to provide access to areas of town where the private roads are in bad shape. Primarily to provide access for emergency vehicles.
The warrant, all 64 pages, is online on the Eastham Town website,.. Here.  I'll try to provide an update on the 'results' of the meeting on my Blog and in next month's newsletter.

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