The Town of Brewster will host a virtual public forum on the Town’s potential acquisition of the Cape Cod Sea Camps properties. The goal of this forum is to provide information in advance of Special Town Meeting in late September when voters will determine if they want the Town to acquire one or both properties. The forum will include a presentation and a question-and-answer period.
Public forum date: Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Log onto Zoom by clicking this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83155000352?pwd=djlVbHVEczdlWExpSnhKMzVnRUgzUT09 and entering this passcode: 422384;
OR by calling either (312) 626-6799 or (929) 436-2866 and entering the webinar ID: 831 5500 0352 and passcode: 422384
The Select Board and Town Administration want voters to be fully informed about the potential acquisition including details about the parcels, possible partnerships, and the facilities that would be available for public use. Depending on the status of negotiations, the Town may provide additional information about financing plans and estimated tax rate impacts of these potential acquisitions at this forum.
The Town is seeking to acquire these parcels so that they will not be privately developed. The properties hold potential opportunities for significant public benefits including conservation of land, coastal dunes, and wetlands; habitat and drinking water protection; beach access; a home for a community center; extensive recreational amenities; and housing.
Acquisition of one or both parcels requires approval by both Town Meeting and at the ballot. If Brewster voters decide to acquire these properties, the Town will facilitate a public engagement process inviting input from residents about potential future uses.
The August 17 public forum will be recorded, and the video will be available on the Town website and Brewster Government Television Channel 18.