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June 9, 2014 PDF  | Print |
2014

Trustees of Sandwich Beaches

Steering Committee Meeting

Held: 6/9/14, 6:30 PM @ Café Chew Restaurant

Attending:

                                Irene Davis                         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  

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

                                Jeanne Ekasala                 

                                Elaine Tammi                     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

                                Jeff Govoni

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.”

May meeting minutes approved:

Treasurer’s Report: No treasurer’s report but we had $2768.54 in our account in May.

General Discussion:

Next Meeting: Set for 7/14/14

1, Irene reported on her meeting with the Sandwich Newcomers Club @ the BeehiveTavern.

                The “newcomers” were concerned with the Beach/dune erosion issue.

2, Grants, Irene reported on her contact with Bud Dunham. We may not get the FEMA grant, we should know in July. Curt Bosma is writing additional comment on the grant application. We can appeal if we don’t get it. At which point our Congressional delegation could advocate for us.

3, Bill Burbank suggest that the third bridge over the canal will happen. Tied in with this is a possible major development in the Harbor area. He notes that Horizon’s is back, for now the menu will be kept “simple”.

                Bill suggests that we send the Beach Questionnaire to the Planning Board and that they will then get it on to the Town website.

4, Sandwichfest – We will have a table at Sandwichfest.  Membership materials, TSB business cards and TSB T-Shirts and Sweatshirts will be available for sale.

5, July 4th Parade.  We will have a truck and will hand out Take Back Our Sand pails.

6, Beach Party - It was suggested that we have an Annual Meeting / Party at Horizons, possibly on 8/21/14 or 7/31 14. Theme - “TSB Annual Meeting – Come Party With Us”

7, 375th Parade – This will be held on 9/13/14. Our possible participation to be discussed at our July meeting. Check with the Sandwich Chamber of Commerce.

8, We briefly discussed having another “Sand Forum” prior to the next annual or special Town Meeting. More to come on that.

New Business:

Membership:

                Beverly Hand notes that many memberships are renewed ‘automatically’. However to capture everyone we should send out a letter so that people can pay by check. Names can be pulled from our membership data base.

                There was a discussion of placing an insert in the Sandwich Enterprise. The newspaper has a circulation of about 3000. A one sided black and white ad would cost about $135. A two sided ad with color, about $435. There would be a three week turnaround.

                Bill Boles made a motion to reimburse Beverly Hand for the expenses associates with doing a membership mailing. This motion passed unanimously.

Meeting Adjourned 8:15 PM

Continuing Action Items:

● Check on t-shirts both inventory and colors.

● Send letters out to the town.

● 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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