Thank you to all Brewster voters who attended the Special Town Meeting on November 13. The four warrant articles that relate to the town's water quality and were strongly supported by the BPC all passed. It is safe to say that Brewster's residents care about the health and future of our important water resources. For more information on all the articles and the resulting votes, visit the Town of Brewster website.
Please attend the Town of Brewster Special Town Meeting!
Monday, November 13
6 PM (check-in begins at 5 PM)
Stony Brook Elementary School
384 Underpass Road, Brewster
This meeting is very important for all Brewster voters to attend. There are four articles related to the Brewster's water quality issues on the warrant, as follows:
1. Ponds Management Plan & Pilot Pond Study: Professional services and costs for development of a town-wide pond management plan and related pond pilot studies - to be funded from Free Cash/Water Quality Stabilization - $100,000
2. Herring River Watershed Permit: Professional services and costs for development of the Town’s planned Herring River Watershed Permit, including analysis of future build-out potential - to be funded from the Water Quality Stabilization - $50,000
3. Drainage/Road Maintenance: Professional services for engineering, permitting, and construction associated with road maintenance and drainage - to be funded from Free Cash - $250,000
4. Local Comprehensive Plan (LCP): To see if the Town will vote to adopt an updated Master Plan for Brewster which has been developed by the Vision Planning Committee, a copy of which plan is on file at the Town Clerk's office and posted on the Town's website, and which plan if adopted by the Town Meeting would constitute Brewster’s Local Comprehensive Plan as defined in Section 9 of the Cape Cod Commission Act (Chapter 716 of the Acts of 1989). Or take any other action relative thereto.
The BPC encourages you to read the full warrant details here and looks forward to seeing you at the meeting. Your vote is important!
The BPC held an informative meeting on November 1 at the Brewster Council on Aging, discussing the articles relating to water quality issues in the Town of Brewster that will be voted upon at the upcoming Special Town Meeting on November 13. The attendees were all very interested in learning more and asking questions about these four items: 1) Ponds Management Plan & Pilot Study; 2) Herring River Watershed Permit; 3) Drainage/Road Maintenance; and 4) Local Comprehensive Plan (LCP).
The following day, the BPC appeared in an informative article in the Cape Cod Times, that further underscored the need to understand the key issues before voting. To read and download the full article, click here.
And please mark the Town Meeting on your calendars: 6 PM on November 13 at Stony Brook Elementary School, 384 Underpass Road.
Pictured above are Carol Gernert and Bruce Swiren, BPC Citizen Scrience team members, collecting water samples at Sheep Pond.