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MAY 2016 ORLEANS TOWN MEETING

The annual Town Meeting for Orleans will be held on Monday, May 9.  This meeting will be particularly important to all our Members since several major capital and infrastructure projects will be presented and voted on this year.  These items include a new Police Station, a new DPW and Natural Resources facility, the development of new wastewater infrastructure, and safeguarding Orleans beaches.   

 In order to help keep our Membership informed about common issues that will affect us all, I am pleased to forward access to two documents.  Please click here to see a report of March 25 from the Orleans Finance Committee to the Board of Selectmen.  In addition to a discussion of the Town's past spending philosophy, there is a set of recommendations for the Town to undertake going forward.  Further, please click here if you wish to see the current estimated capital costs for new wastewater infrastructure from the Town's Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Planning.


 

NAUSET SPIT

Update on the status of the Nauset Spit as of August 22, 2015.

 Nauset Spit Summary.pdf


APPROVAL FOR STORM WATER DRAIN SYSTEM AT PRISCILLA TOWN LANDING


The Nauset Heights Association’s Environmental Committee, lead by Bill Dunham, is pleased to announce that a Storm Water Drain System at Priscilla Town Landing has been approved and is immediately moving forward.

Multiple drainage systems will be put in along Priscilla Road, including prior to the landing area. In addition a new drain pipe will be tied into the new systems in the event of an overflow. Work will begin shortly and the project is due to be complete this year.

Many thanks to Bill Dunham for his perseverance and tenacity in helping make this 10 year effort a reality. Click here to read Bill's full update.

 

 


NAUSET HEIGHTS AUTHOR AND BOARD MEMBER DONATES BOOK SALES MONEY TO NHA

Stephen A. Hopkins, one of the NHA directors, has written a book entitled Memoirs of a Cape Codder. Steve was born in Eastham and grew up in East Orleans where generations of his family have lived continuously since 1640. Steve’s book contains 59 stories, and the first 26 stories describe what it was like growing up in Orleans from the late thirties through the early 1950‘s. There is also chapter in the book with six stories by his boyhood friend, Sam Sherman, recounting humorous activities he engaged in as a boy in that same time frame.These stories provide the reader with an historic view into what life was like for youngsters growing up on the Cape in those years.

The remaining stories in the book describe Steve’s life experiences after he left Cape Cod, first attending college, his two years in the Army in Germany, then his 36 years as a trial lawyer in Boston, finally his activities in retirement, especially in Anguilla, the winter home for Steve and his wife, Sylvia.

Steve has eight copies of the book, available on a “first come first served” basis. The book is $15, and proceeds from sales will be donated to NHA. Copies can be ordered by sending a check to P.O. Box 12, Orleans, 02653. James Snow monitors Steve’s mail and so put beside your name on the envelope the initials “NHA” so James knows it relates to a book purchase. Let’s support our local author, learn more about our local history, and help NHA!


CLARIFICATION OF THE NHA RULES FOR MEMBERSHIP

The NHA has issued a clarification to the rules for membership. Details available here.