New web site

Roll out the red carpet for the town’s new web site and Facebook page. Town Planner Paul Lagg presented the revamped town site to selectmen on Monday, explaining improvements made.

“We’ve upgraded the look of the site to make it more user-friendly and make the pages more up-to-date and accurate,” Lagg said. “News, hot topics, and calendars will be updated more frequently.” Those three topics can be found near the bottom of the home page.

Final tweaks are still being made to the site but it is now organized more efficiently and is more visually appealing, according to Lagg.

Boards, committees, commissions and other community groups are accessible at the top of the page. There are four links at the center of the website to online payments, comments & questions, minutes & agendas, and public documents.

On the right there are links to GIS maps regarding flood zones, water project website, and the town Facebook page.

Jamie Rivers has been volunteering over the last few months to help improve the town Facebook page and talked to selectmen Monday about her efforts. Lagg and Rivers both recognized that social media is an important platform for community relations.

The page is used to share meeting schedules each week as well as upcoming events and important current information regarding the town.

The site is found at eastham-ma.gov .

Clark's reading

A special family event will be held at the library on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. where Dr. John Clark will read “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” by Dylan Thomas. Dinah Mellin and Mimi Ace will perform seasonal songs with guests invited to sing along. The celebration will also feature poems, readings, and refreshments.

Contact the library at 508-240-5950 or email kmacdonald@clamsnet.org for more details.

Snow plowing

December is here and snowfall may be near. Need to refresh on the town’s private road snow removal policy? Want to apply to have your private road plowed by the town? Head over to the new town webpage and under Hot Topics click Private Road Snow Plowing Policy.

Or visit the town of Eastham Facebook page for a direct link to the policy and application.

DCPC workshop

Since the Barnstable County Assembly of Delegates approved the Eastham District of Critical Planning Concern (DCPC) in November, the town now invites residents to partake in a public information session/workshop on Tuesday, Dec. 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the public library.

The workshop will focus on developing agricultural design guidelines, affordable housing, and transportation management options, according to a town statement. The format of the workshop will consist of visual surveys, open discussion, and hands-on opportunities for residents to help bring their visions to the table.

There will be opportunities for residents to contribute their input on how they’d like to see the DCPC shape the future of the town and there will be discussion of potential changes to the zoning bylaws within the North Eastham DCPC.

The town encourages all to attend. For more information about the DCPC visit easthamdcpc.weebly.com.

Toy drive

The Eastham firefighters are collecting toys for Lower Cape Outreach Council and for Operation Santa. Lower Cape Outreach supports families on the Lower Cape and Operation Santa supports the Cape Cod Military Support Foundation. Drop off new, unwrapped toys at the fire station located at 2520 State Highway.

Meetings

Monday, Dec. 11

Nauset Regional School District budget and finance subcommittee, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 12

Conservation committee, 8:15 a.m.

Water management committee, 2 p.m.

Conservation commission, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 13

Cemetery commission, 10 a.m.

Recreation commission, 5:30 p.m.

Human services advisory committee, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 14

Nauset Regional School Committee, 6 p.m.

Shellfish/waterways advisory committee, 6 p.m.