Town of Orleans to hold ORV public hearing

Nauset Spit access to be discussed at November 6th meeting

The Town of Orleans Selectmen and Park Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, November 6 at 7 p.m. at the Orleans Town Hall to discuss off-road vehicle (ORV) access to Nauset Spit.

The town is looking at two options to improve access to the spit. Ultimately, according to a release from the town, the goal is too improve beach traffic at Aspinet Road and Callanan's Pass and open two access points to the spit.

  • Option One: Pursue a 5-year license agreement with Aspinet Road property owners that would replace the agreement that has been in place for the past two seasons.
  • Option Two: Consider making the portion of Aspinet Road to Callanan's Pass known as Cliff Road a town road. In the case of option two, an article would be presented at Town Meeting in May.

Input from residents and taxpayers about the options and the current ORV access is welcomed at the public hearing.

According to Sims McGrath, Jr., Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, the public hearing on November 6 will be about access only. Other ORV-related issues including endangered species caused beach closures will not be discussed.

The hearing will be held in the Nauset Meeting Room of Town Hall. 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