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The Future of the Campground – The Provincetown Independent

Upcoming meetings

Most meetings at Wellfleet are remote only, but some are held in person. Go to www.wellfleet-ma.gov/calendar and click on the meeting you want to watch, then follow the instructions on the agenda.

Thursday September 29

  • Tax Assistance Committee, 10 a.m., Adult Community Center
  • Barnstable HOME Consortium, 5:30 p.m., Provincetown Library

Monday, October 3

  • Handicap Committee, 4 p.m.,
  • Nauset Schools Policy Subcommittee, 4:30 p.m., Nauset Administration Building, Orleans

Tuesday, October 4

  • Board of Water Commissioners, 4 p.m.
  • Select board, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, October 5

  • Conservation Commission, 4 p.m.

Catch phrase

The future of camping

Members of the Mauritius Campground Task Force have planned a party at the Off Main Gallery, 75 Commercial St., on Saturday, October 1 to celebrate the votes that authorized the purchase of the Mauritius Campground, a said Kathleen Nagle, a member of the group. Proceeds from an art sale at the gallery will benefit the Wellfleet Affordable Housing Trust.

Twenty-five residents spent the spring and summer working on purchasing the campground. The work paid off when voters approved the $6.5 million purchase and the debt foreclosure.

“The way we see it, the work has just begun,” Nagle said. “But it’s exciting.”

The Sept. 27 select committee created two committees to undertake this work, Chairman Ryan Curley said. The master plan for the 21 acres will be started. City officials want to use the property to create affordable, year-round and seasonal housing for the workforce.

A stakeholder group will represent the concerns and perspectives of neighbors, employers and residents of the campground and oversee its management for the next six years.

Applications to join the committees will soon be available on the city’s website. The select committee will make the appointments, Curley said. —KC Myers