FALMOUTH – The annual fall town meeting is scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Lawrence School Memorial Auditorium.
Town meeting members will be asked to weigh in on 36 articles at the annual fall session, including a request for $2.3 million to dismantle the controversial wind turbines at the wastewater treatment plant, which has generated quite a bit of discussion on social media.
Among the articles on the warrant are a half-dozen citizen petition articles, the proposed purchase of private property to ease public parking in Falmouth center, funding for staff and maintenance at the soon-to-open senior center and 11 suggested tweaks to the town’s charter.
There are also several capital projects up for funding, including a request for $2.3 million to address coastal erosion at Menauhant Beach and Chapoquoit Road, and $2 million to paint the water tank in the technology park.
Board members have decided to recommend a petition article to adopt the stretch code, which requires that new construction in town be built to meet higher energy standards.
The selectmen do not oppose the idea of the various local veterans groups using space in a town facility to get together, but they voted to urge town meeting to indefinitely postpone action on a petition article submitted by Ahmed Mustafa, asking that veterans be allowed to lease the former senior center on Dillingham Avenue once the new center opens.
A petition article that would bar municipal departments from buying beverages in single-use plastic bottles and prohibit the sale of drinks in plastic bottles on town-owned land has the backing of the selectmen. Provincetown, Wellfleet, Harwich, Chatham and Orleans already have adopted such a ban, and it is on several warrants on the Cape this fall.
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