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?
Barnstable County Administrator, Jack Yunits, provided an in-depth look at our County government, including its history and the operation of various Departments such as Health, Emergency Management, Cape Cod Commission and Registry of Deeds.
“What are the Health Care Challenges on the Cape and how is Cape Cod Healthcare addressing them?”
“Kudos … for presenting yesterday’s forum. All three speakers were compelling. You HAD to listen to them. Really makes you proud to be blessed to live here.”
L. C., Orleans, MA, 11/17/17 [Read more…]
WASTEWATER WARRANT ARTICLES
What you need to know before you vote at the Special Town Meeting in October!!!
At the Citizens Forum session on October 12, 125 attendees heard the panel explain the status of the Orleans Wastewater initiative and what remains to be done, as well as covering the items that will appear in the Warrant at Town Meeting on Monday, October 16. [Read more…]