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September 3rd 2022
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Ladies and Gentlemen:
 
Happy September!
 
As usual, I hope this newsletter finds you well. I have a number of things to bring to your attention — some fun and some serious. So, let’s get started.
 
Fun Stuff:

1) Swim For Life— September 10.

Just a week away. It is not too late to join the PPRTA team (swim, kayak or land help), For those who already signed up, please contact me with a convenient time to pick-up or for me to deliver your official PPRTA t-shirt. If you cannot volunteer on Saturday, consider a donation to our star (lone) swimmer, Juliette Byrnes. Go to
secure.givelively.org and scroll to Juliette’s name.

               
                     Official PPRTA T-Shirt
 
2) Saturday, September 24 — Save the Date.

Your Board will once again host our annual celebration of you. This year our venue is the Provincetown Theater. Festivities start at 4pm.

Side note: Last year we had a “brutal” touch football game on the beach the day after our party. Do I hear re-match? Sunday September 25th, Cannery Wharf Park, 387 Commercial St, at 10:00am -- coffee and pastry provided.

            


This year we will present at our September 24 celebration, the first Annual PPRTA Community Service Award. The award recognizes an individual who has made a significant, positive impact on the Provincetown Community through volunteer service. The prize is $500 donated to a local (Provincetown) non-profit organization of the winner’s choosing. Nomination forms HERE should be emailed to PPRTA Vice President, Melissa Falen at mfalen@verizon.net no later than September 15.
 
                        


Serious Stuff:

1) Tuesday, September 13 at 5pm—Sewer Expansion.

Provincetown will hold a public forum on the Town’s sewer expansion plan. A link to attend the forum remotely will be available on the Town’s website. Please keep yourself informed on this very important and big ticket item that will be up for vote at Town Meeting in October
  
 2) Tuesday, October 25 — Town Meeting.

The Town will vote on sewer expansion. The financing and related topics may be in separate warrants (or motions). We will keep you posted on that.
 
You might be saying, “What do I care about Town Meeting? Part-timers can’t
vote.” True. But consider this. The Town Charter vests the Town Moderator with the authority to allow non-voters to speak at Town Meeting, for a limited time, prior to a particular motion. If you are interested in speaking please let me know so we can be efficient with available time.
 
Last, speak with your Provincetown neighbors, friends who do vote. Please share with them what we have learned from not one, but two, DPW Directors who have addressed our membership to keep us informed on the plans for sewer expansion and why it is so necessary. As we have said many times, whatever your decision, please make sure it is an informed one.
 
Here are
some facts we learned from DPW presentations and that I shared recently during public comments at a Select Board Meeting (for whomever was listening):
 

 
That is plenty for now.

Pat

 
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About the PPRTA:
The Provincetown Part-Time Resident Taxpayers Association works for the betterment of the whole community of the Town of Provincetown by providing a forum and a voice for the interests of Provincetown part-time resident taxpayers, most of whom must make their voting residence elsewhere.

Goals
  • Maintain and support the unique quality of life that exists in Provincetown.
  • Advocate for representation on budget-related issues for part-time residents of Provincetown. 
  • Provide a forum for part-time resident taxpayers to communicate with local, regional and state governments.
  • Encouraging the participation of part-time residents in all aspects of the community.
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