Yarmouth selectmen seek ad hoc committee volunteers

Committee's focus is the former drive-in on Parker's River

The Yarmouth Board of Selectmen is seeking volunteers to form an ad hoc committee to investigate potential long-term uses for the former drive-in site on Parker's River in South Yarmouth.

The 5-7 member committee would be single-purpose and would operate for about six months and then dissolve, according to a release from the town.

Once the members are chosen, a formal charge will be adopted. The committee would then go about finding possible long-term uses for the location.

The committee's work is expected to be complete in about six months at which time the committee would present their findings to the Board of Selectmen.

The 22-acre site was purchased by the town for marina and recreational use. According to the town's website, the site is bordered by Parker's River on the east, Nantucket Sound on the south, Route 28 on the north and a neighborhood on the west. Periodic festivals including flea markets, carnivals and car shows are sometimes held on the property, according to the town's site.

According to CinemaTreasures.org, the former drive-in theater was operated by Interstate Theatre Corporation. See an interim uses report dated May 2010 for the Cape Cod Commission here.

Interested residents should fill out a talent bank form on the town's website here, or obtain a form at the Town Administrator's Office.

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