Community Preservation Committee

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Simes House is almost ready for visitors

Seeing a town project completed in Manomet seems like a rare thing, but in the case of the Simes House, it’s happening. Community Preservation Committee Chairman Bill Keohan told the Manomet Village Steering Committee on Tuesday that work on the Simes House is scheduled for completion by early July. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be scheduled for later that month, he said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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CPC Chairman outlines reasons for delay on White Horse Beach Bathhouse project

Anyone who needs to use the bathroom at White Horse Beach is going to have to wait a while. Last Thursday night, Community Preservation Committee Chairman Bill Keohan gave the Manomet Village Steering Committee an update on the slow progress of plans to build a bathhouse on a Taylor Avenue property the town purchased in 2013. He also revealed they might need more money to pay for it. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Community Preservation Committee wants to buy Manomet bog

Cranberry Bog in Manomet

A familiar sight to Manomet residents may become the town’s next open space purchase if the Community Preservation Committee has its way. The CPC is looking to spend $599,000 on a large cranberry bog on the west side of Beaver Dam Road. The 127-acre purchase would also include a plot of land that extends into the Pine Hills. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Blowing sand and parked cars causing hazards near Taylor Avenue bridge, residents say

A fire hydrant covered in sand.

Having torn down a pair of houses next to the Taylor Avenue bridge in order to improve access for both public works and public access, some White Horse Beach property owners are now witnessing some unexpected consequences. Sands of  White Horse Beach Association president Christine Bostek told the Manomet Village Steering Committee that sand blowing off the beach was causing a safety hazard, as it went into the road and even covered up a nearby fire hydrant. The house, she said, had served as a barrier keeping the sand in place. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Plan to cut down Simes House kitchen put on hold

The Building Committee wants to find a different way to cut $900,000 from the Simes House project than the one put forward by Town Manager Melissa Arrighi. Arrighi had presented a plan, on the advice of Project Manager Ted Gentry, to the Board of Selectmen that would have substantially reduced the home’s kitchen and moved the planned elevator inside it. Both proposals met with stern opposition from Manomet residents and members of the Community Preservation Committee. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Town Meeting will be asked to finish Simes House job

Simes House

Members of the Simes House Foundation voted to return the historic home to the town following a debate at the John Alden Club, Thursday night. If the Board of Selectmen accept the property, the next step will  be to ask Fall Town Meeting for the money to finish the project, Community Preservation Committee Chairman Bill Keohan said. He is also a member of the Simes House Foundation Board of Directors. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Plan to purchase White Horse Beach land clears another hurdle

Selectmen voted to support the purchase of 161 Taylor Avenue during their Tuesday night meeting. The Community Preservation Committee wants  to tear down the two houses next to Bartlett Pond Brook in order to improve access to the area for Department of Public Works vehicles, CPC Chairman Bill Keohan said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Community Preservation Committee thinks foundation can’t finish Simes House job

Simes House

The Community Preservation Committee wants the Simes House back. In a letter to the Simes House Foundation Board of Directors, the CPC asks them to return the property to the town, stating the board has failed to meet the condition of the town meeting article that approved the project. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Community Preservation Committee has eyes on beach side property

The Community Preservation Committee has its eyes on another piece of property on Taylor Avenue. This time, they want to tear down a pair of houses next to Bartlett Pond Brook in order to improve access to the brook for Department of Public Works vehicles, CPC Chairman Bill Keohan said. As residents of White Horse Beach are well aware, during major storms the brook becomes clogged with sediment and debris. That, Keohan said, results in water that normally flows through it getting backed up, flooding yards and basements. Local septic systems can also suffer, he added. Continue Reading →

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