The Harwich Chamber of Commerce will hold a dinner meeting on Tuesday, April 28 at 5:30 p.m. at Viera, 11 Route 28 in Harwich.
The evening will include a town meeting discussion. Articles from the town warrrant that are of interest to Harwich business owners will be discussed including Article 25 (Comprehensive Wasterwater Management Plan), Article 39 (Promote the Town of Harwich), Article 40 (Single-Use Plastic Bag Prohibition), Special Town Meeting Article 3 (Mixed Use Development) and Special Town Meeting Article 4 (Overlay District). The town budget and Monomoy Regional School budget along with the town's five-year financial forecast will also be covered.
Harwich selectmen, members of the Harwich Finance Committee and the town administrator will be present.
Article 39 is of no doubt greatest interest to the Harwich Chamber of Commerce and its members. The article calls for the town to approve a "sufficient sum of money" (in the neighborhood of $25,000) to promote the town and its businesses and to "advance economic development initiatives for and with the Town of Harwich". Per the article, funds would be used to staff the visitor information services, promote the town and "generate and initiate materials and activities that encourage the establishment, growth and sustainability of businesses in Harwich. This article was added to the warrant by private petition.
Cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m. and dinner starts at 6 p.m. Registration is available online here. The cost is $35 per person inclusive with a cash bar.
The Harwich Town Meeting will be held on Monday, May 4 at 7 p.m. The Harwich Special Town Meeting will be held the following evening at 8 p.m. See the warrant here.