I hope this newsletter finds you all well. While we continue to face so many challenges on a global level, nonetheless, spending decisions must still be made in our small corner of the world known as Provincetown. On that score -- and as part of PPRTA's continuing efforts to keep you informed about local issues -- we will be hosting a presentation on the construction of a new Provincetown police station.
When: Tuesday, March 29 @ 7pm EST Platform: Zoom Who: Paul Kelly (vice chair of the Police Station Building Committee) and Jeff Mulliken (Architect and member of the Police Station Building Committee) What will be discussed: The proposed police station location, design and funding Who can attend: Members in good standing - renew now for 2022.
As you know, this topic, and specifically the funding of it, has been hotly contested for a few years now. On April 4, as part of the annual Town Meeting, voters will once again say yea or nay to fund a new police station. Please keep informed by joining us on March 29 for a 45 minute presentation followed by Q/A. Click here to RSVP. Remember, you must be a current member to attend. Click here to renew or join.
See you for our Police Station discussion on Tuesday, March 29 @ 7pm.
Sewer expansion update:
In 2020, PPRTA membership identified sewer expansion as one of its top concerns. Since that time, your Board has spoken a number of times before the Select Board addressing the importance of sewer expansion and to be sure that homeowners (part timers/year rounders alike) are not overlooked in any decision making.
The Water and Sewer Board provided a comprehensive report in the Feb 28 board meeting packet. You can view the relevant discussion on PTV, at time mark approx 1:12:42. The Select Board voted to approve existing sewer system modernisation and repair with county and federal funds. Additional discussion occurred about moving from the current checkerboard system of sewer participation to a town-wide betterment system as is standard in all other Massachusetts towns. See this article and this article for more on the sewer.
Be safe. Be well,
The Provincetown Theater Foundation is a PPRTA Community Partner and the Foundation is looking to grow its community with some new staff members for the spring season and beyond. They have a special interest in finding existing Provincetown residents or cape adjacent individuals who might enjoy the opportunity to come and work with the Provincetown Theater team.
Thank you for helping our PPRTA Community Partner.
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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.
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.