All five candidates for the two Selectman seats will participate in a debate tonight that will be featured on Channel 13.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Town meeting members will vote on three warrant articles that will decide the fate of the town’s controversial wind turbines April 9.
Selectmen voted Wednesday night to place three warrant articles related to relocating or removing Wind One and Wind Two on the Spring Town Meeting warrant, according to the Cape Cod Times. The articles will ask town meeting members to set aside money to pay for debt related to turbine construction and maintenance, pay for relocation or dismantling costs, and add funds to the 2013-2014 operating budget to cover lost revenue from shutting down the turbines. The special town meeting will be held at the Lawrence School April 9.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The Falmouth Board of Selectmen voted Monday to draft a warrant article calling for the removal of Wind One and Wind Two.
The board hopes to present the option to remove the two controversial turbines to voters at a special election April 9 and at the General election in May, according to the Bulletin. The financial repercussions of removing the turbines have been a huge roadblock for town officials. To help minimize the financial fallout the board also voted to ask the Massachusetts Clean Energy Commission to write off some of the town’s debt.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Nearly one hundred Falmouth residents attended a Board of Selectmen meeting last night to peacefully protest and speak out against the ongoing operation of three identical industrial wind turbines in the Falmouth Industrial Park, pleading with selectmen t
The public was invited to provide comments at Wednesday night’s meeting in Town Hall related to various options that will be presented to voters at town meeting this spring. Prior to the meeting, dozens of residents held a candle light vigil and prayed that the selectmen would not only hear their voices, but also take immediate action to stop what they described as a nuisance and danger to their health. Nearly 50 residents voiced their opinion during the public comment session, with almost every comment opposing the future operation of the turbines. Eric Sockol’s home at 819 Falmouth Highway is just 1,000 feet from Wind 2, a town-owned industrial wind turbine. Sockol passionately urged selectmen to remove the turbines immediately. He …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The group responsible for coming up with options to reduce any negative health effects from the town’s two turbines is ready to go before selectmen.
The Falmouth Wind Turbine Options Analysis Process group will present three options to selectmen Tuesday, according to the Cape Cod Times. The three suggestions are to continue to run the turbines without cutting back operation hours, cut back the amount of time the turbines are running, or replacing the turbines with solar panels. The group will make its presentation to selectmen at the Falmouth Public Library in the Hermann Room Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
The Board of Selectmen instituted a set of guidelines for the application process to reserve sections of Falmouth's beaches.
At its meeting on Monday night, the Board of Selectmen approved a new policy on the use of Falmouth's beaches, setting guidelines for reserving beach space for regular groups and one-time events. The new policy asks that those seeking to reserve beach space notify the town 60 days in advance of the event's date, in order to ensure enough time for their application to be processed. Those who apply less than 60 days prior may still be heard and granted permission, the board said, but only those who allow that much notice will be guaranteed of a hearing. In addition, a maximum of two reservations per month will be granted to any one individual or organization. Selectman Kevin Murphy suggested a further limit of no more than seven reservations…