Sandwich special town meeting set for August 31

Voters asked to approve $1,250,000 for beach renourishment

The Town of Sandwich will hold a special town meeting on Monday, August 31 at 7 p.m. at Sandwich High School. The topic of the one-article warrant is funding for beach renourishment at Town Neck Beach. 

The town is requesting $1,250,000 to design and implement a beach renourishment, restoration and resiliency project at Town Neck Beach. The funds would be appropriated under the Community Preservation Act (CPA) open space and recreation program.

The funds would pay for professional services related to the project and would be expended under the direction of Sandwich selectmen, according to the warrant.

The Community Preservation Committee will meet prior to the special town meeting on Tuesday, August 18 at 5 p.m. at Sandwich Town Hall to consider the CPA application for the special town meeting on August 31. The application is the only item on the committee's agenda that day, according to the meeting notice.

Community Preservation Act, a state law, is funded by a property tax surcharge of up to 3 percent. Those funds may be used to address three concerns within the town: acquisition and preservation of open space, creation and support of affordable housing and acquisition and preservation of historic buildings and landscapes, according to the Community Preservation Committee's website.

Read the 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