Little Pond Sewer Project Meeting Thursday

Town manager Julian M. Suso updated the selectmen on several items. He received confirmation from the Coast Guard that it received the town’s letter of interest to become the next stewards of Nobska Lighthouse.

The town issued on August 8 a request for proposal (RFP) seeking applications from golf management companies to operate Falmouth County Club. The RFP can be viewed on the golf advisory group’s page at falmouthmass.us.

A second Little Pond sewer service area informational meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 21, at 7 PM in Falmouth Public Library’s Hermann Foundation Meeting Room. The meeting is open to all homeowners living around Little Pond that will be hooked to the town sewer.

Mr. Suso will send a draft of the five-year strategic plan to selectmen for their review and for future adoption.

Mr. Suso and the selectmen congratulated Falmouth Police Chief Edward A. Dunne on a successful National Night Out. The event included tours of the police station, activities for children, including face painting, fingerprinting, a K-9 demonstration and equipment displays.

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Selectmen approved a motion allowing Mr. Suso to go forward with a grant application for The 300 Committee. The grant money is to purchase materials that will be used to upgrade the Breivogel parcel parking lot. The 300 Committee administrator Jessica E. Whritenour said the goal is to improve public access to the parcel and to encourage people to use it. Since the item was not listed on the meeting agenda, the committee will return at the next selectmen meeting for their approval.

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The Coast Guard is applying for a permit to use Menauhant Beach on Wednesday, August 27, from 8 AM to 4 PM for a search and rescue training demonstration, including the use of helicopters for drop drills.

Mr. Suso suggested the Coast Guard should talk to the beach superintendent, police, et cetera, and then come back to the board next week for approval.

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Selectman Susan L. Moran was appointed to the regional beach access ad hoc committee. She said the committee looks at making beaches accessible, while protecting certain species.

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The board accepted a $3,000 donation from James C. Gahan to the town’s recreation department that will be used for amenities at the Sandwich Road field complex. Mr. Gahan’s son, James C. Gahan IV, died in 2003 in a nightclub fire in Rhode Island. To date, the family has contributed $43,000 to the recreation department.

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The board accepted a donation of $750 from the East Falmouth Village Association to the Menauhant Beach donation account.

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A request from The 300 Committee was approved to construct a boardwalk, observation platform, and ADA-compliant wetland path at Teaticket Park.

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The board announced and signed the warrant for the 2014 state primary on Tuesday, September 9, from 7 AM to 8 PM. They also appointed the election workers for the year.

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The board approved Massachusetts Department of Transpiration’s permit to use a portion of Route 28A for the Zooma Race on Saturday, September 27.

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Selectmen approved the recreation center’s expenditure of $680 out of the recreation center donation account for a Boston Red Sox game on Sunday, August 24. The fund will be reimbursed by town employees and the Falmouth Road Race fund.

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The board approved the public library to apply for an early childhood resource center grant for $7,000.

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The second annual food truck festival is slated for September 6 at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds. The board approved a one-day wine and malt license to Food Truck Festivals of New England for a beer tent at the festival.
Selectman Mary (Pat) Flynn highly recommended attending the event.

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The board approved two applications for beach weddings. Brian Clark from East Falmouth requested a permit for a Falmouth Heights Beach wedding for August 12 from 5:15 to 5:45 PM. Tara Sprague of Debra Ann Lane was approved as well for her beach wedding on September 6 from 3 PM to 4 PM at Falmouth Heights Beach.

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The board allowed for one-way traffic on Parsons Lane for the Waquoit Days Celebration to be held at the Waquoit Congregational Church on Saturday, August 23. 

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