Mashpee looks to fill Affordable Housing Committee vacancy; Truro job opening; Ptown flu clinic; Wellfleet dog licenses; Chatham sewer construction update; Volunteers wanted for Chatham Search Advisory Committee; Mashpee seeks proposals for Labor Counsel

Chatham sewer construction update for Thursday, December 16th

Beginning Thursday, December 16, 2010, Route 28 between Sam Ryder Road and George Ryder Road will be closed to thru traffic.  Local traffic will be allowed.

Traffic on Route 28 will be detoured at Sam Ryder Road to Old Queen Anne Road to George Ryder Road back to Route 28.

Local traffic will be allowed along Route 28 from either Sam Ryder Road or George Ryder depending on the final destination.  Destinations between Sam Ryder Road and Bailey's Path should be accessed from the Sam Ryder Road end.  Destinations between George Ryder Road and Bailey's Path should be accessed from the George Ryder Road end. This may shift as construction proceeds.  Access will be fully available during the evening (after 7 p.m.), overnight hours, and weekends.

Beginning Monday December 20th, Vineyard Avenue between Route 28 and Meadowview Road will be closed to thru traffic.  Local traffic will be allowed.  Access to the southern end of Vineyard Avenue will be via Barn Hill Road and Meadowview Road.

There will be extensive signage and police detail officers to assist traffic.

Visit the sewer construction project website here for updated schedule information and the Town's website here for additional information regarding this and other important projects and events.

Courtesy of the Chatham Chamber of Commerce.

Provincetown flu clinic Thursday, December 15th

The Town of Provincetown has announced that a free resident flu clinic will be held at the Council on Aging at 26 Alden Street. Call 508-487-7080 to make an appointment.

This flu vaccine includes the H1N1 vaccine. You can also get your tetanus and pneumonia vaccinations at this clinic.

Courtesy of the Town of Provincetown.

Mashpee looks to fill Affordable Housing Committee vacancy

The Mashpee Board of Selectmen seeks individuals interested in serving on the Affordable Housing Committee.  The Committee examines a range of public and private interests within the community including real estate, development, housing advocacy, minorities, persons with special needs, the Mashpee Housing Authority, Selectmen, Planning Board, Board of Appeals, Council on Aging and the Wampanoag Tribal Council. The committee is responsible for development of a housing policy, to review proposals for affordable housing projects and to identify and facilitate opportunities for increased housing affordability in Mashpee.

Anyone interested in serving should send a letter of interest and a resume to the Office of Selectmen, 16 Great Neck Road North, Mashpee, MA 02649 or by email to: [email protected]. Call the Selectmen’s Office at 539-1400, Ext. 510 with any questions.

Courtesy of the Town of Mashpee.

Truro job opening for recreation counselor

The Town of Truro has announced a job opening for recreation counselor for the department's after school program. The position is for weekdays between 12 and 15 hours per week.

Applications, available online or at the town hall, are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, December 31, 2010.

Courtesy of the Town of Truro.

Chatham Selectmen seek volunteers for Search Advisory Committee

The Chatham Board of Selectmen is seeking volunteers to serve on the Search Advisory Committee to assist them in the selection of a new town manager.

The Board of Selectmen will make the selection of the Search Advisory Committee members.

The Search Advisory Committee will consist of five (5) full-time Chatham residents who will be charged to collaborate with a professional management recruiter, chosen by the Board of Selectment, to:

  • Screen applications from interested candidates
  • Interview a qualified pool of candidates
  • Select three to four finalists, who will then be interviewed by the Board of Selectmen for a final selection

Interested residents should post or email a letter of interest, coupled with a resume or description of  their qualifications and background,  to Mr. L. Sussman, Chair of the Board of Selectmen by January 15, 2011.

Courtesy of the Town of Chatham.

Town of Mashpee seeks proposals for Labor Counsel

The Town of Mashpee is seeking proposals from qualified firms to appoint on an at-will basis a highly qualified attorney/law firm to serve as Labor Counsel.  The successful appointee should meet or exceed the qualifications stated herein and, in general, should be readily accessible to authorized public officials, exceptionally experienced in labor law, scrupulous in adhering to required standards of professional conduct and ethics, and committed to rendering sound legal advice with suitable objectivity and professional detachment.

Sealed proposals labeled Town of Mashpee – Labor Counsel Services should be addressed to Mashpee Board of Selectmen, Mashpee Town Hall, 16 Great Neck Road North, Mashpee, MA 02649.  Proposals must be received by 2:00 p.m. on January 7, 2011.  

Proposals or amendments received after the deadline will be returned unopened.  For mailed proposals, time of receipt will determine acceptability regardless of postmark.  Inquiries relative to this request for proposal should be directed to:  Joyce M. Mason, Town Manager, 508 539-1400, ext. 510; email: [email protected]

The Town reserves the right to reject any and all bids received or any parts thereof deemed not in the best interest of the Town.  The Board of Selectmen shall award contracts under this procurement.  The Town encourages Women and Minority-owned businesses to submit bids.

All contracts under this procurement shall be awarded by the Mashpee Board of Selectmen. The Selectmen reserve the right to reject any or all proposals.

Courtesy of the Town of Mashpee.

Wellfleet dog licenses available by mail

The Town of Wellfleet has announced that annual dog licenses are available by mail. Click here for the application form. Licenses for both male and female dogs are $10 each, $5 less for neutered males and spayed females.

Licenses are due January 1, 2011. There is a $5 late fee per license after the last business day in February.

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