Sandwich seeks to fill to Historic District Committee slots

Election to be held November 26, nomination papers due November 12
The Sandwich Historic District Committee election will be held on November 26, 2013. Above: one of most historic buildings in town, the Hoxie House. Photo by Jane Booth.

The Town of Sandwich will hold its annual Historic District Committee election on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Town Hall Annex. Only those who reside in the historic district are eligible to vote.

The town will be seeking to fill two slots on the five-person board.

According to the Town of Sandwich website, four of the members are elected for four years and must be residents of the historical district. The fifth member is appointed by the Selectmen and must be an architect or builder. The current members of the board are: Barbara Shaner, Chair (December 2014), William R. Collins (December 2013), Betty Allen (December 2013), Barry Hall, architect (December 2013), Robert Algers (December 2013),

The Sandwich Historic District Committee includes "all properties within the area north of the centerline of Route 6 to the Cape Cod Bay low water line, extending from the Town of Bourne to the border with the Town of Barnstable." Plus the "part of Sandwich along the Cape Cod Bay which is on the western side of the Cape Cod Canal," according to the Historic Distric Committee page.

Those interested, must submit nomination papers to the Town of Sandwich Inspections Office by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. Nomination papers are available in the Inspections Office at 16 Jan Sebastian Drive.

The Historic District Committee has final say over any and all exterior changes to structures and properties within the designated district. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on