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Posted on: September 29, 2022

September in Town - A Monthly Newsletter from the Desk of Town Manager Libby Gibson

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Inside of this issue: Goodbye summer, hello fall! From upcoming elections, budget preparation and Administration news to Sewer are DPW projects, volunteering opportunities with Natural Resources and DEI initiatives.

September in Town New & Noteworthy
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Submission of Citizen Articles for the 2023 Annual Town Meeting

2023 pre info

The 2023 ANNUAL TOWN MEETING WARRANT opens for submission of citizen articles on September 29, 2022 until November 14, 2022 at 4:00 pm.

Citizen articles require the signatures of at least ten (10) registered voters of Nantucket. 

PLEASE NOTE: Town Counsel will be available for citizen warrant article consultation on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm; and We...

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Annual Town Meeting webpage New & Noteworthy
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Please DON'T throw paint down the drain!

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The Sewer Department is noticing a LARGE UPTICK in paint being dumped into the municipal sewer system.

  • Oil based paints are hazardous waste and should never be put down drains. These must be disposed of properly at a Hazardous Waste Collection FREE Event (next one on Saturday, October 29)
  • Although latex paint is non-hazardous, it can still harbor biocides t...
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New & Noteworthy
Posted on: September 20, 2022

September 15 - October 15 is Hispanic (Latinx) Heritage Month


This is a time to recognize and celebrate the contributions, diverse culture and vast history of the Latinx community.

For this year’s observation of Latinx Heritage Month let’s explore Nantucket’s Hispanic Heritage with three fun facts:
  1. “The whaling industry acquainted Nantucketers with Latin American ports, especially those on the ...
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New & Noteworthy
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Housing Bank - Make Your Voice Heard!

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Please share with anyone and everyone who is concerned about housing for our year-round community and would take the time to write. It would be great for the State House to hear from hundreds if not thousands of Nantucketers.

It’s go time. The opportunity for a transfer fee for housing is before us. This funding stream is critical to addressing the housing crisis for year-rounders and particularly to providing homeownership opportunities at a wide range of household ...

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New & Noteworthy
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Recreational Bay Scallop Fishery Data Collection Volunteer Opportunity


The Natural Resources Department is looking for volunteers to assist with collecting recreational shellfish data surrounding the low tide times throughout the month of October.

Volunteers will monitor various access points in Madaket Harbor to collect information on provided data sheets in efforts to record the amount of recreational scallopers and the amount of scallops being harvested in each area.  

The greatest need ...

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Volunteer here! New & Noteworthy
Posted on: September 15, 2022

Sea Street 3rd Sewer Force Main Project - Monday, September 19 COMPLETE block of Steps Ln

September 2022 Construction Progress Figure

The second phase of construction is scheduled to start on Monday, September 19, 2022, on Step Lane, with a complete block of the street.

Work will then continue on Centre Street, Lily Street, and Sea Street. Construction will halt for a summer moratorium beginning in June of 2023. 

The Robert B. Our Company (RBO) will be performing the work. The Nantucket Sewer Department will have...

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Sea Street 3rd Sewer Force Main Project webpage New & Noteworthy
Posted on: September 9, 2022

Nantucket Housing authority - NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Nantucket Housing Authority invites all tenants and the general public to a review of the Authority's Proposed Annual Plan for Fiscal Year 2023.

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Nantucket Housing authority - NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEA New & Noteworthy