The Orleans Citizens Forum (OCF) held a forum on the availability and cost of housing. In Orleans, many residents are experiencing a housing crisis, and others cannot afford to move here. The panel brought us up to date on the challenges facing us and the solutions being worked on. The panel and discussion included: [Read more…]
The Orleans Citizens Forum (OCF) held a forum on key issues related to the warrants scheduled for the Special Town Meeting. The forum provided Orleans citizens an opportunity to learn the background and details of key proposals voted on at the Town meeting on Oct. 31, 2020. [Read more…]
The Orleans Citizens Forum sponsored a forum with a panel of experts from town agencies and organizations. Learn how Orleans is handling the COVID challenge by watching a recording of the meeting here. [Read more…]
The Orleans Citizens Forum sponsored a virtual Candidates Night on June 16th, 2020. You can watch a recording of the meeting here. [Read more…]
Police Chief Scott MacDonald and Fire Chief Tony Pike discussed issues and concerns facing their respective departments. [Read more…]
The Orleans Citizens Forum hosted a forum on the renovation and modernization of Nauset High School. The project is estimated to cost $132 million. The towns of Brewster, Orleans, Eastham and Wellfleet will each be asked to proportionately share the project’s cost not reimbursed by the State. Orleans’s share is estimated at just under $19 million. This is the largest educational project the region has ever undertaken and the second largest capital project in the history of Orleans. Orleans Citizens Forum is sponsoring a forum on January 16 to help us understand the objectives and challenges of this big undertaking.
The panel included Tom Conrad, Superintendent of Schools, Chris Ellsasser, Principal, Nauset Regional High School and Lynn Bruneau, Chairperson, Town of Orleans Finance Committee. Shared with the audience were the existing conditions of the school, proposed changes, project history and potential benefits. Many questions were answered by the panel.
To better educate the public on the existing structure and future needs, the high school is providing tours of the school. To schedule a tour contact :
Admin Asst to the Principal
Nauset Regional High School
Additional information about the project can be found at: Nauset Regional High School Building Project
Orleans Citizens Forum
Nauset Regional High School Building Project
January 16, 2020, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Orleans Senior Center
150 Rock Harbor Road, Orleans, MA
The Orleans Citizens Forum continues to present forums on subjects important to the quality of life in our community such as the excellent one on Frauds and Scams presented by Jennifer Wagner, store manager of TD Bank and Police Sergeant Andrew McLaughlin on Thursday November 21, 2019. Those in attendance were made aware of the many problems associated with fraud and theft in our community and were provided strategies and tools to avoid them. It was an excellent presentation and extremely helpful to all.