There are two articles on this spring's Town Meeting warrant that are important to the success of the Commons project. Town Meeting begins Monday, April 3 at 6 PM in the auditorium. We need your support and votes to approve Article 7 and defeat Article 17.
Vote YES on Article 7 - 3C: Exterior restoration of 46 Bradford Street
Our grant requests was recommended by the Community Preservation Committee for $100,000. The grant would help fund the exterior historic preservation of the building.
The Community Preservation Act funds for historic preservation are available to any eligible building in town. 46 Bradford Street is listed individually on the State Register of Historic Places, is included in the local historic district, and in the Provincetown Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. Other buildings that have received CPA grants in the past include the Eastern Schoolhouse (WOMR), the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, the Pilgrim Monument, the Fine Arts Work Center, and the Hawthorne Barn.
Funds from the grant will be used to help pay for repairs to siding, trim, and architectural details; repairing and replacing roofing; repairing and replacing windows; and removing the front yard's chain link fence and asphalt surface.
Please vote YES on Article 7 – 3C and support our efforts to bring the building back into year-round use.
vote no on Article 17 – Sale of the Community center
Please vote NO on Article 17.
A candidate for selectman is attempting to overturn the Board of Selectmen's agreement with Provincetown Commons to enter into a long-term lease for the old Community Center.
The premise of his argument is that Town Meeting voted to sell the building. In fact, Town Meeting voted in 2011 to authorize the selectmen to sell the building. We gave them the power to sell the building, but didn't direct them to sell it or even request that they sell it.
Town's own law firm has confirmed that a long-term lease is the equivalent of a sale under the state law that governs the disposition of town property.
We ask for your support to defeat this politically-motivated attack on the Board of Selectmen. Please speak out at Town Meeting and vote NO on Article 17.