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ManagerNewsletter20150611Beach Improvements, Community Housing, and Soccer Fields http://us8.campaign-archive2.com/?u=bc2c42bcb6cc04d8937a4da58&id=4442956f03&e=[UNIQID][12/7/2015 4:44:05 PM] This Newsletter is formatted for use on all browsers.View this email in your browser From the Desk of Town Manager Libby Gibson June 2015 Volume 6, Number 6 Community Housing As we all know, housing is a serious issue on the island. While there have been many efforts over the years, it’s never quite enough and possibly there will never be “enough” sufficient housing. We can do better, however. The Town is actively working on an initiative for the construction of “community” housing at its 2-4 Fairgrounds Road site. The concept is to have a mix of year-round affordable and market-rate units for residents and town employees. The recently completed “Workforce Housing Needs Assessment” conducted by RKG Associates for the local non-profit Housing Nantucket, with contributions from the Nantucket Planning & Economic Development Commission, Community Foundation of Nantucket, Nancy Sayles Day Foundation, Nantucket Island Resorts and ReMain Nantucket is helping guide us with the types of units needed. We are still in the preliminary stages of determining the density of the development - which may or may not require Town Meeting action. This initiative will continue throughout the summer with a proposal expected to be made to the Board of Selectmen this fall. Click here for the vote on Article 99 of the 2015 Annual own Meeting Real Estate Disposition: Long-term Lease Authorization for Town-owned portions of 16 Vincent Circle and Ticcoma Beach Improvements, Community Housing, and Soccer Fields http://us8.campaign-archive2.com/?u=bc2c42bcb6cc04d8937a4da58&id=4442956f03&e=[UNIQID][12/7/2015 4:44:05 PM] Way fka 2 Fairgrounds Road Community School and Town Partnership for Management of Town Playing Fields Three years ago, the Town and the Nantucket Community School (NCS) executed an agreement for NCS to operate the summer tennis programs at the Charles J. Gardner Tennis Courts at Jetties Beach. This year, the Board of Selectmen and School Committee approved an additional agreement for NCS to operate and develop Community Recreation programs at the Delta, Nobadeer Farm and Tom Nevers Playing Fields and Winter Park Playground. The Town will continue to maintain the fields and facilities, NCS will oversee all of the programming and scheduling of the fields. We will be meeting regularly throughout the summer to assess how this arrangement is working. Please contact the Community Recreation Coordinator, Blair Jannelle, at 508-228-7285 x1576 regarding field permits, schedules, camps and your program ideas. To reserve a court time or private tennis lesson please call the Jetties Tennis Shack at 508-325-5334. Harbormaster Update Beach Improvements, Community Housing, and Soccer Fields http://us8.campaign-archive2.com/?u=bc2c42bcb6cc04d8937a4da58&id=4442956f03&e=[UNIQID][12/7/2015 4:44:05 PM] Town Pier is Open! All piling work has been completed and the floating dock and dinghy docks are open. A temporary water line has been run to the floating docks and power has been restored to parts of the fixed pier and the floating dock. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard on getting this repaired and up & running for the summer season! Beach Update The Harbormaster and DPW have been working together to prepare and clean up the busy beaches before the beachgoers arrive. New signage, ramps, trash receptacles, and privacy fencing around the port-a-potties are some of the many improvements. Beach Improvements, Community Housing, and Soccer Fields http://us8.campaign-archive2.com/?u=bc2c42bcb6cc04d8937a4da58&id=4442956f03&e=[UNIQID][12/7/2015 4:44:05 PM] New Beach Access signs this year Monomoy beach ramp Beach Improvements, Community Housing, and Soccer Fields http://us8.campaign-archive2.com/?u=bc2c42bcb6cc04d8937a4da58&id=4442956f03&e=[UNIQID][12/7/2015 4:44:05 PM] New trash barrels at Cisco Beach Beach Improvements, Community Housing, and Soccer Fields http://us8.campaign-archive2.com/?u=bc2c42bcb6cc04d8937a4da58&id=4442956f03&e=[UNIQID][12/7/2015 4:44:05 PM] New ramp and fencing at Dionis beach Licensing, Public Health, and Human Resources Move Offices Licensing The Licensing Office (Licensing Agent Anne McAndrew) has moved to the Public Safety Facility at 4 Fairgrounds Rd. The Licensing Office handles the following licensing matters: liquor; entertainment; common victualler; automatic amusement devices; motor vehicle rental; Class I, II, III motor vehicle sales; mobile food units; flower/produce vendor; keeping of animals; open air parking licenses; taxi, tour, limo, charter waiting lists and applications. Anne can be reached at 508-325-4137 or amcandrew@police.nantucket-ma.gov. Public Health On June 1st the Health Department began operating from the 3 East Chestnut Street building located with the NRTA office. Our new telephone numbers are 508-228-7200 ext 7014 and ext 7020. All emails are staying the same. Human Resources Also on June 1st the office of Human Resources has moved from 3 East Chestnut Street to the Town Building on 16 Broad St. Quick Business Reference Guide Nantucket has many bylaws and regulations that govern the way businesses add to the unique character of the island. All Town codes and regulations can be found on the Town’s website or by a call to one of the numbers provided. Whether you are a long-time, year-round business owner or a new seasonal manager, Beach Improvements, Community Housing, and Soccer Fields http://us8.campaign-archive2.com/?u=bc2c42bcb6cc04d8937a4da58&id=4442956f03&e=[UNIQID][12/7/2015 4:44:05 PM] please familiarize yourself with the policies that make Nantucket such a wonderful place to live and visit. Below are some common reminders to help make this season the best ever! Click here to download this helpful reference guide Trivia Questions When the Nantucket Central Railroad Company changed its overland route in 1895, which hotel was left high and dry and soon closed? BONUS QUESTION: Because of this overland route change, how many acres were quickly sold in the newly avoided area and how much did each acre go for? May Trivia Question: What was the name of Louis Coffin's store where the women's side of Murray's Toggery Shop now lies? Louis Coffin Dry Goods Correct Answers: Barbara Gookin, Nancy Haapakoski Bonus Question: The famous Nantucket Reds were started in 1958, but what were they called before they were renamed "Nantucket Reds"? Hulbert Ave Reds Beach Improvements, Community Housing, and Soccer Fields http://us8.campaign-archive2.com/?u=bc2c42bcb6cc04d8937a4da58&id=4442956f03&e=[UNIQID][12/7/2015 4:44:05 PM] Town of Nantucket 16 Broad Street Nantucket, MA 02554 P: (508) 228-7255 F: (508) 228-7272 Contact Us! Town of Nantucket Website Newsletter Archives Subscribe to Newsletter Copyright © 2015 Town of Nantucket, All rights reserved. unsubscribe from this list update subscription preferences