Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Eastham Town Meeting - Wind, Water & Taxes

At last night's Eastham Town Meeting a number of 'hot' articles were debated and passed. Another, the 9.7% rental property tax, was soundly defeated (rjs - YEAH!). This tax on rental home rentals would have put Eastham at a serious disadvantage since most (if not all) neighboring towns also rejected this tax.

At long last the Town of Eastham is on the road to a municipal water system with the approval of a $3M+ study to determine the best path to town water. Although the study will take a few years, it begins a journey that (hopefully) will ensure a continuing water supply into the future, as water quality slowly (but surely) deteriorates. This decision will need to be ratified with a Proposition 2 1/2 override vote scheduled with town elections on May 19th.

Likewise, wind turbine measures were approved, both residential and municipal. The municipal turbine vote made the 2/3's majority required by one vote.

Read the details in the Cape Cod Times article... Here.

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