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Check out before and after aerial views of Town Beach:


Before the sand was placed 

 

After the sand was placed

 

3D view after placement

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Beach Update Summary 11/17/15

 

Beach Renourishment Plan (April 2014) 

 

Beach Management Plan (adopted 8/8/13) (Allow time for pages to load)

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May 12, 2014 PDF  | Print |
2014

Trustees of Sandwich Beaches

Steering Committee Meeting

Held: 5/12/14, 6:30 PM @ Café Chew Restaurant

Minutes:

Attending:

                                Irene Davis                         This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

                                Laura Wing                          This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

                                Bill Boles                              This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

                                Paul Schneider                  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

                                Sharon Schneider            This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

                                Susan Deller                       This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

                                Bruce Wiksten                   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

                                Jeanne Ekasala                 

                                Christine Gately

                                Nancy Shedlock

                                Pat McNeil                          This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

                                Elaine Tammi                     This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

                                Pat McNeil                          This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

                                Donald Barber                   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

                                Bill Burbank                        This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

                                Bea Burbank

Mission Statement:

To promote the restoration of our beaches, dunes, and salt marsh, and the protection of them from further erosion in order to preserve the natural beauty of our shoreline and historic town, districts, and boardwalk; to promote a balance of public access to the beaches and the conservation of their natural habitat; to ensure the long term stabilization of our beaches so they can be enjoyed for generations to come.”

April meeting minutes approved with three corrections:

Treasurer’s Report: We currently have $2768.54 in our account.

General Discussion:

Next Meeting: Set for 6/9/14

It was noted that we are in a waiting game to see if the Town receives either of the two grants that they’ve applied for.

Membership: We will begin a new membership outreach.

                Monthly notices to join to the Facebook page

                Increased distribution of TSB materials

Daffodil Festival: 4/26 - Report

We had a table, but the festival was largely rained out. We did make good contacts however.

May Town Meeting: - Report

Laura Wing and Bill Boles manned an informational TBS table in the lobby. Irene and others were there to answer questions.    TSB made a lot of ‘personal contacts at the meeting.

Laura distributed copies of the “poll” to interested voters.

The Warrant measure regarding the Community Preservation funds for our beaches passed unanimously.

Bud Dunham:

Laura reported that Bud Dunham responded at length to her request for information on how beach revenues would be spent.

Upcoming TSB Initiatives:

SandwichFest:

TSB will have a table set up at this event. It will be located in the Beale Street – Town Hall area. We will display T-shirts and Sweatshirts for sale. Laura will coordinate.

                Dori, Paul, Bev, Bruce and possibly others will man the table which will up active from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

 

Beach Party:

We discussed having a “Beach Party” possibly at the new Horizon Restaurant in June. Bill Burbank will contact them.

This will be discussed at out June meeting.

 

July 4th Parade:

TSB will have a truck with banners, a pickup full of sand and we will hand out Take Back Our Sand buckets to children at the Parade. Following that we will have a ceremonial dumping of sand at the beach. Jeff Govoni will coordinate this event which replaces the Take Back Our Sand march of last year.

375th Parade:  9/13/14

Our possible participation will be discussed at our June meeting.

Craft Fair:

Laura will look into this December event.

November Town Meeting:

There will most probably be a Special Town Meeting in November. We will be preparing Warrant articles for that meeting and will need to get 100+ registered voter signatures for each.

                Request to hire a Coastal Resource Manager as outlined in the Beach Management Plan recommendations.

                Directive to appropriate 50% of the new meals tax towards beach and dune restoration.

Public Forum:

                We will plan another informational Public Forum before the next Town meeting. By that time we should know if the Town received the beach restorations grants that have been applied for. The Public Forum will review the Beach Management Plan and inform the voters about the warrant items on the upcoming Town meeting ballot.

Sandwich Town Planning Board:

Bill Burbank mentioned that the beaches and the Town marina will be continuing items of discussion by the Town Planning Board. He noted that according to State law, a Planning Board should be able to “plan”.

Facebook Page:

Bill Boles will “post” a monthly note asking TSB Facebook ‘friends’ to join TSB.

Political Outreach:

We will continue reaching out to our representative asking them for more support for our beaches and dunes.

New Business:

The Beach survey, currently on the TSB website will also be added to our Facebook Page.

The TSB Clerk will also send the survey out to TSB members via email.

Survey Monkey: After a discussion TSB voted to appropriate $326 to Laura Wing to purchase a yearly subscription to Survey Monkey.  Motion-Bill Boles, Second-Bruce Wiksten. The vote was unanimous

Bill Burbank will look into getting our beaches survey on the Town Website.

Meeting Adjourned: 8:30

Continuing Action Items:

● Check on t-shirts both inventory and colors.

● Send letters out to the town.

● Send poll out to beach front owners.

● Irene to interview more people on Sandwich TV.

● Plan for the 375th anniversary of our town.

● Plan for the 100th anniversary of the canal.

● See if we can participate in Seafest.

● See if we can participate in Gustovius Howland Day.

● Identify a lawyer to represent us.

● Find out more about filing a class action suit

 

 

Meetings & Events


Come and join us at the following meetings and events to help promote and protect our beaches!

 

Next TSB Meeting:

*** Monday  April 6 2020

6:30 pm

 

At Cafe Chew

(**First Monday of the month) 

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