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August 8, 2016 PDF  | Print |


Trustees of Sandwich Beaches Meeting   8/8/16
In attendance:
Bill Boles, Laura Wing, Dave Sampson, Bill Burbank, Ed McCormack, Elaine Tammi, Chris Gately, Peter Beauchemin
LW introduced herself the attendees
The first discussion was on the success of the Town Neck Beach sand infusion and the fact that the TNB parking lots are both frequently filled to capacity, even on weekdays.
PB notes that TNB is making waves on Facebook.
EM mentions that there will be a public hearing in September on parking fees and the possibility of a shuttle to the beach.
PB The lot will be paved and there will be defined parking lines to increase parking spaces.
ET notes that the town is cleaning the beach on a daily basi.
PB mentions that the town would like to raise sticker fees and hire lifeguards.
1, Minutes accepted
2, Sandwichfest
            LW – We took in $74 and sold a lot of T and Sweat shirts and talked to lots of people who were very interested in the beach replenishment and what will happen next.
BBu will look into getting TSB hats for future events.
3, Annual Report
            Our annual filing with the Secretary of State will happen soon.
LW mentions that she’s now on Sandwich’s Financial Committee and that there’s an opening on the Community Preservation Board.
            BBu will volunteer for that.
4, There was a long discussion of beach access issues. At this time the town does not want to get involved in what is a private landowner/access issue.
PB Mentions that there are now no bonfires allowed on the beach but that cook fires are OK below the high water mark.
DS states that the 111 study could take as long as two years but that the hope is for about 18 months. The ACOE refund will probably be no more than $350,000 It will be used to help pay for the town’s share of the 111 study.
LW We need to be talking about the next beach replenishment.
BB – To get some extra money in the till the town should advocate for the re-filing of the meals tax diversion.
5, Coastal Zone Manager
            A long discussion of the possibilities of getting a CZM for Sandwich followed.
            PB suggests that the town needs a professional grant writer.
LW – We need to start looking at the next steps.
EM We need to verify that the Beach Management Plan deals with the Plover issue.
LW – TSB needs to work with the town.
DS – TSB should find a way to make the beach Management Plan happen.
DS - The Long Range Plan should include beach renourishment.
DS Add Teo Wolfe to the TSB mailing list.
DS We need to educate the people about how to fix the problem.
DS TSB should make an action plan moving forward.
Meeting adjourns 8:17

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