Issue No. 17: Our recap of the Annual and Special Town Meeting on May 8 — 3.5 hours of mostly swift and unanimous passing of articles concerning the FY24 budget, wastewater, housing and first responders. The fish ladder at Pilgrim Lake and Veteran's Park Memorial drew passionate discussion.
Topic: Town-School Budget
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Issue No. 16 — a preview of Town Meeting on May 8, 2023 — takes a closer look at the opening pages of the Warrant and how they offer a mini-Master Class in Municipal Finance as Orleans voters head into FY2024 with 66 Warrant articles to consider.
The Nauset High renovation was approved in 2021 and is underway, but cost increases have driven up the price. All four towns in the Nauset School District will vote separately tomorrow on whether to continue renovating, given the $38.1 million increase.
Election Results! All 5 measures and 9 candidates were victorious. Overwhelming popular support was shown for the non-binding resolution asking the Town of Orleans to communicate to the state its opposition to pumping radioactive waste from the Pilgrim Nuclear plant into Cape Cod Bay.
Issue No.10: Orleans voters considered more than 70 articles over the course of a four-hour meeting and approved Meetinghouse Pond sewering, affordable housing, and Universal PreSchool support, but the discussion returned again and again to our Town debt.