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.
The Orleans Citizens Forum and the Orleans Fire and Rescue Department concluded their 2019 training classes in November. Over 265 people were trained in the 10 classes conducted from January through November. All classes were filled.
OCF’s annual meeting was held at the Orleans Yacht Club. Guest speaker Greg O’Brien, an award-winning investigative reporter, spoke about his experience with Alzheimer’s. Greg stayed to sign copies of the second edition of his book On Pluto: Inside The Mind of Alzheimer’s. [Read more…]
Orleans Annual Town Election will be held on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019. Three candidates are running for two positions on the Board of Selectmen. The Citizens Forum held Candidates Night on May 9 to provide an opportunity to meet the candidates, hear their positions on important issues and ask questions. [Read more…]
On April 25, 2019 the Orleans Citizens Forum hosted a forum on several important warrants scheduled for the Annual Town Meeting on Monday, May 13.
The Citizens Forum hosted a panel of:
- Engineers from the Woods Hole Group, the foremost experts on coastal preservation
- Barnstable County representatives, with decades of experience with dredging operations
- Local experts in Natural Resources, fishing and boating safety
Almost 150 people participated in two sessions of the Special Town Meeting Warrant Articles forum. The panel of experts presented comprehensive reviews of three of the main Articles that appeared on the Town Meeting ballot on October 29:
Nauset Public Beach restoration
Wastewater betterment options to pay for sewer connections
Proposed bylaws pertaining to marijuana retail and cultivation