Town Manager's Monthly Report

Delivered at the January 10, 2022 Town Council meeting via videoconference.

For this evening’s Manager’s report, I will focus on being brief. The application period for Short Term Rentals began January 1, 2022 and the fee is $500. This will increase to $1,000 as of February 1 and going forward.  If you are planning on renewing, now would be the time.

On Wednesday, January 12, at 6:00 p.m. we will have an informational meeting on the planned Surf Road / Shore Road drainage and Kettle Cove drainage project which will be going out for RFP shortly.  This meeting will be held on Zoom starting at 6:00 p.m. The link is available on the Town website. Also, we have mailed direct outreach to the abutting neighborhoods to try to make sure that those who will be impacted directly during the construction period will have the opportunity to see what has been planned and when it is planned to take place.

On Thursday, January 19, at 6:30 p.m. the Town Council and School Board will have a joint workshop on the upcoming budget season.  This will also take place via Zoom and the link will be available on the website.

The town went out for an RFP regarding an affordable housing study.  Unfortunately, as of Friday January 7, we have not received any responses to that RFP.  In talking with planning staff, it may be wise and prudent to place this item on the February 7, Town Council agenda for council discussion regarding possible ways to go forward.  Also, between now and that point we will do some outreach to some of the firms that we had reached out to, to see why they did not choose to participate in that process.  This would be for informative purposes only and for the council to have as you decide how to move forward with that process.


Matthew E. Sturgis

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