Dennis Special Town Meeting set for Tuesday, November 19

Residents to vote on 26 articles

Dennis residents could be in for a long night at the Special Town Meeting on Tuesday, November 19, where they will be asked to vote on 26 articles. The Special Town Meeting will be held at the Nathaniel H. Wixon Middle School on Route 134 in South Dennis and is slated to begin at 7 p.m.

The warrant for the meeting on the 19th covers a vast range of topics from historic matters to public safety concerns and those four initials that either thrill or disgust Cape Codders: PAYT.

Contained in the warrant are several articles having to do with cultural and historic matters from paying for a roof replacement at the Jacob Sears Memorial Library to funding artifact protection, historic painting restoration and digital archiving to the tune of more than $70,000.

Several of the articles relate to engineering design, permitting and improvements at town beaches including Chapin Beach, Corporation Beach and Howes Street Beach and Sesuit Harbor.  

Voters will be asked to fund PAYT outreach.  PAYT or Pay-As-You-Throw trash disposal has become a hot topic on Cape Cod--just ask the residents of Brewster and Wellfleet--towns that have recently adopted the program.

Dennis is also looking for a green light from voters to fund tourism promotion for the Mid Cape town.

Residents may review the complete warrant here. 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