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
On a beautiful fall Saturday morning, over 250 people participated in this year’s Quality of Life Expo. The Gym at the Nauset Middle School hosted over 50 exhibitors from across the Cape, representing a cross-section of non-profits, cultural and service organizations that impact the quality of life of Cape Cod.
The Citizens Forum held its Annual Meeting on June 21, 2018, at the Orleans Senior Center.
The meeting opened with a brief business meeting, that included nominations and election of officers and directors for 2018-19.
Our guest speaker was Superintendent Brian Carlstrom, new head of the Cape Cod National Seashore.
Almost 100 people filled the Orleans Senior Center to hear Alan McClennen, Member of the Orleans Board of Selectmen, and Lynn Bruneau, Chairperson, Orleans Finance Committee, provide an overview of 3 major Articles on this year’s Town Warrant. This year’s Warrant contains 59 Articles and the Special Town Meeting contains 7 Articles. The 3 Articles that were discussed were:
- Wastewater Update and Articles
- Nauset and Skaket Beaches
- User Fees
There was an excellent turnout from many Lower Cape towns who attended the forum on New Directions in Community Housing Needs on February 22. Five panelists addressed issues regarding year-round housing in all of the towns on Cape Cod…
- Do the towns have adequate housing to meet the needs of:
- Younger working families?
- Those who work in our service industries?
- Elderly or single-person households?
- What about subsidized housing?
- Are the towns meeting the 10% goal established by the state?