Tribe wants land, Visit the police station, Dam repairs, Recall

Enterprise-NewspapersUpper Cape Cod news
April 15, 2003 (Click on each Town for local news)

Falmouth

Green Pond Now Focus Of Coastal Pond Committee
It has been a little over a week since Spring Town Meeting finished and members of the Coastal Pond Management Committee are already working on strategies for securing money at Fall Town Meeting in November.

Tour Of Falmouth Police Station Offers Glimpse Of Inner Workings
From the bustling dispatch area to the somber booking room to the stark jail cells in the basement, Falmouth residents toured the Falmouth Police Department this week, part of a new outreach initiative to the community.

Town Meeting Approvals Clear Way For Wind Turbine
The passage of two articles at last week’s Town Meeting regarding a proposed wind turbine at the West Falmouth Wastewater Facility allows town officials to move forward with the project.
   
Many In Falmouth Watching Progress Of New Immigration Law
Rallies in big cities across America, including Los Angeles, Atlanta, Phoenix, and New York City, have been making headlines over the past few weeks, as demonstrators have come out en masse to protest proposed legislation that would reform immigration policy in the United States.
   
Shellfish, Docks Focus Of Wetland Regs Revision
Falmouth Conservation Commission is revising regulations in two sections of the town’s wetlands bylaw in an effort to protect shellfish and clarify requirements for building a dock or pier.
   
AmeriCorps Volunteers Help Give A New Look To Menauhant Beach
Molly Kitchel from Portland, Oregon, and Emily Wolfe from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, quietly but efficiently planted shoots of American beach grass on a beach dune in East Falmouth. A few feet away, Josh Lacan of Cleveland, Ohio, used a shovel to make holes in the sand, so his colleagues could continue their work.
   
Committee Begins Planning For Regional Tech Center

Mashpee
   
School Budget Crunch Hitting Professional Development Hard
   
Tribe Hopes For Land At Base, State’s Section Of S.Cape Beach
“We want a lot; a lot was taken or lost,” Glenn A. Marshall said Tuesday when asked how much land the Mashpee Wampanoag will seek if, as expected, they receive final federal recognition as the nation’s 564th tribe next year.

Water District Manager Prepares His First Budget
Andrew G. Marks is heading into his first Mashpee Water District annual meeting and election as the district’s operations manager and, perhaps appropriately, it won’t be a trial by fire.
   
Willowbend Cancels Pro-Am
Willowbend in Mashpee recently decided to discontinue the annual Willowbend Children’s Charity Pro-Am golf tournament after 14 years. The annual golf tournament, which was a staple on the summer sports scene on Cape Cod, brought world-renowned professional golfers, such as Greg Norman, John Daly, and Brad Faxon, as well as actors and sports celebrities to Mashpee for a day of fun on the golf course.

Sandwich
   
Voters To Consider $400K Temporary Tax Increase To Pay For Dam Repairs
At the Annual Town Meeting on May 1, voters will be asked to consider a Proposition 2½ debt exclusion to pay for repairs at the Shawme Pond Dam.
   
New Recreation Director Full Of Energy, Ideas
Town Recreation Director Daniel M. Landesman, new to the post this year, has gotten off to a running start.

Selectmen Accept Six Million Dollar Deal
In a four to one vote, the Board of Selectmen accepted a $6 million bid from Meetinghouse Village Development Group to purchase 50 acres of town-owned, commercially-zoned land in South Sandwich.
   
Capital Budget, Stabilization Transfer Among Town Meeting Articles
Town Meeting voters will be asked to consider next month several budget-related items, including the transfer of money from the stabilization account and approval of a budget for capital improvements officials say are needed in town.
   
Geological Survey Confirms MMR Not Source Of Perclorate Contamination Found In Forestdale
At a monthly meeting of the Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence Plume Cleanup Team, Denis LeBlanc from the United States Geological Survey presented an update on the status of a residential well in Forestdale, where the chemical perchlorate was found in May 2004.

Bourne

LCP Heads To Town Meeting
After more than three years of effort, Bourne’s completed Local Comprehensive Plan will be placed before voters as a warrant article for the May 8 Annual Town Meeting.
   
Bids Opened For Stormwater Management Work
Little by little, as part of what is at least a 20-year project, Bourne has been working to reduce the amount of pollution that flows into its waters from stormwater runoff and similar sources.
   
FinCom Report Highlights Strengths, Weaknesses Of FY07 Budget
   
Letters Announce Availability Of New Moorings In Town Waters
   
Recall Group Submits Batches Of Signed Petitions
In order to assist the town with the task of certifying recall petitions in a timely fashion, the Bourne Concerned Citizens group that is attempting to recall Selectmen Carol A. Cheli and Galon L. (Skip) Barlow is turning in batches of signed petitions as soon as they get them. The group handed in 52 petitions to the town clerk’s office on Monday. Group Chairman John A. Johnson of Pocasset said they are doing this so that the clerk’s office wouldn’t suddenly be burdened at the end of the process by a huge number of signatures arriving all at once.

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