Committees: Trustees of the Bathing Beach
2014 Annual Report
Once again, new and returning people enjoyed our beautiful beach during the lovely summer of 2014.
We also had many fine-feathered friends return (Canada Geese), or enemies, as they might be considered by those who have the chore of cleaning up to make the beach user friendly. The Trustees have started a spraying project to rid the harbor of the geese. The project will continue, depending on weather, in February or March. This method of removing the geese is not harmful to wildlife, pets or humans and worked very well last season.
The Beach Stabilization project funded by the CPC and completed under the supervision of Town Engineer Roger Fernandes, includes a stone wall that will be finished off with plantings above the wall. On-going projects are the Bathhouse/Snack Shop, the stabilization of the parking lot and a Beach Management Plan.
Many annual events take place over the course of the year, including the Farmers' Market, Touch-a-Truck and the Christmas Tree sale plus picnics and weddings.
Thank you to the DPW for all their hard work in keeping the beach area well manicured and free of trash. Thanks also to the Harbormaster for putting in the swimlines and the raft and to the Lifeguards for watching out for the safety of the swimmers.
Trustees of the Bathing Beach
Joan P. Williams
Beach Use Permit Application (pdf, 160k)