Let's start with a couple of thank you(s):
First, thank you for your responses to the last survey. As you may recall, the Town Manager asked us to participate in a survey addressing how to spend $310,000 allocated to Provincetown by way of the American Rescue Plan Act. The Town Manager reports that as a result of this "ask" the survey went from 10 responses to nearly 80 in 24 hours. Kudos to you.
Second, thank you to all who attended the very interesting January 26 discussion with Steve Johnston, CEO of Open Cape. Mr. Johnston provided a very informative update on the Town's efforts to expand broadband. We of course thank Mr. Johnston for his presentation. It is part of PPRTA's mission to provide you with relevant information so that whatever opinion you may have, it is an informed one.
Speaking of informed opinions, the Select Board Meeting this Monday (2/28) at 6pm will have two presentations that are advertised to be very informative and most certainly of interest to you as a taxpayer. The first is a presentation and update on the Town's plan to expand the sewer system. If you are not yet connected to the Town's sewer system and/or you are part of a condo association considering connecting, please listen in. As stated above, whatever your view, please be sure it is an informed opinion.
The second presentation at this Monday's Select Board Meeting will address the TCB's (The Community Builders) proposed affordable housing development at 3 Jerome Smith Road (the former VFW site).
So on Monday, call +1 857-327-9004, conf code 432688907# from Boston or (833) 579-7589, conf code 432688907# for other United States locales (Toll-free). While you are making dinner, or relaxing on the couch with your favorite beverage, or sewing a button on your winter coat that does not keep out the cold air because of... well... the missing button (it is possible that this is what I will be doing while listening), you can get informed about matters that involve your money.
One last reminder, PPRTA membership is on a calendar year basis renewable now. Your support is so important to keep the PPRTA a vital organization. Please renew nowand thanks!
See you around Town,
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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.