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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Harbor Hill

Can't We do anything right?

Harbor Hill is a disaster and so is the Community Center "deal." Harbor Hill is for Erik Yingling, Gloria McPherson-she needs a place poor child!--well they may only need one place like before--oh, except for an added town employee--she can rent for the summer--and also for David Panagore. Ocean views and we are funding the deal. Anyone who voted and advocated for Harbor hill should not be allowed to rent there. It is a conflict of interest.
9:37 pm edt 

Harbor Hill

This Harbor Hill thing already reeks to high heaven.  Are they just figuring out that there isn't going to be enough demand?  Everyone was telling them.

There's a shortfall in funding of $150,000/ year but they are going to let people who are making $50-100K pocket money from summer rentals?  Instead of giving it back to taxpayers?  And you know Rafael (cash business) Richter and his cousin, each of which just inherited a ton of money, are going to be first in line for apartments.

Summer renters?  Ha.  If I were renting a unit I'd advertise in Boston for a house share in Provincetown for the summer.  Nothing in the rules preventing it.  I may get my entire annual rent paid.

Taxpayers are chumps.
8:57 pm edt 

So Many Cry Babies in This Town

Grow up people. If someone has a different opinion or wants to argue their point accept their differences. For a town that preaches tolerance and acceptance I do not see that much of it. BTW, former BOS members that posted political views all the time on fb in the past really need to grow a pair.
8:55 pm edt 


If megan kelly can't make it at NBC we should send them Panagore.  Bloviator with no clue how to lead.
8:53 pm edt 

Tourism Director

I can't believe the Tourism Director is still here.  Talk about not doing your job!
8:52 pm edt 

Donegan Speaking Alt Fact

Right before our very eyes the Year Round Rental Housing Trust is becoming WORKFORCE HOUSING.

Anderson bemoaned the need for WH and stated that HH will help fill the need for workforce housing.

<NOTE:  According to the BOS/TM:  Panagore gave Hatch the Community Center because we needed a media center, not workforce housing.>

But, if that were not bad enough, Tom Donegan and the BOS will allow the 26 renters at Harbor Hill to take in summer roommates and keep all the money from them while the taxpayer subsidizes their living space.  Because that's the Provincetown way. 

He said: "Taking in summer roommates has been a long practiced tradition to make housing affordable to year round residents.
The idea of having a summer worker live with residents (not subetting) was widely discussed in the public hearings and was included in the Town Meeting presentation. During those meetings, the concept of summer roommates was very well received by residents and businesses owners alike."

He has ZERO PROOF that it was MENTIONED at Town Meeting.  IT WAS NOT.  DONEGAN IS A LIAR!

As for "well received"   a show of hands, who thinks we should pay to subsidize housing so people can make money on the side? 

There's a hand.   Mr. Anderson

You may recall, the BOS gave him 78 additional seats for his restaurant.  But that Mr. Anderson is so generous he will be fostering a  roommate matching service for his employees  Of course they will get priority in the eligibility process, but that's the Panagore way.  Rules are for the little people.

Self serving.  Hatch got the Community Center.  Yingling picking out his Harbor Hill unit.  Anderson filling the beds with Canadian summer workers.  And Anthony.   would it kill you to say something? Anything?  If you didn't move your arm during the meeting, I'd have thought you were sleeping.
There is so much corruption in our BOS.   Drain our swamp.
8:49 pm edt 

350 Bradford

"It is disgusting and threatening abutters reveals how they play and the dirty games they are involved in."

But isnt it exactly the above what the abutters did to the 350 Bradford Streets developers???  To threaten with pursuing legal action, etc?

Guess not only the abutters can play this game, huh?
8:46 pm edt 

Lack of Affordable Housing

The angry Lesbian who wrote about the lack of affordable housing is correct! Straight & elderly are in the same boat! mercenaries here are gouging rents that are obscene! Some are charging nearly $4,000 mo. for 1  person & are not allowed to share expenses with anyone else to further burden the water/elec. costs in old places without any amenities! There should be a ceiling on Winter or Year Round! Owners get top dollar in season & want the same amt.for Winter rental also saying they can get it by placing their property with "Home Away" & other Agencies that rent to wealthy for Holidays! Further displacing residents from More affordable Winter rentals! Something must be done! Some places have Ceiling Rentl Boards!
8:44 pm edt 

Harbor hill.

Anderson is making it workforce housing because his employees need housing.   It was supposed to be for year rounders.  Cheryl  said 6 weeks away isnt enough.  They need to sublet and make money while the Town pays the bills. 

Another bait and switch Panagore style. 
8:42 pm edt 

What the .........?

Just watched the joint meeting with the BOS/FINCOM/and the Trust.
OMG> Anderson has written the trust rules for his employees.  "workforce housing" won't count in your income.  You pay less, make more, and the TOWN picks up the tab.  Am I missing something?
8:40 pm edt 

Harbor Hill

And the final Harbor Hill post: With 15 two-bedroom apartments, the trustees are encouraging roommates. Anderson said that some of the employees at his restaurant, Canteen, are willing to share space.

"We will incentivize roommates by prioritizing applications with households of two or more, Anderson said." 

So, the guy that owns the restaurant that the BOS just gave 78 seats to, now has his hand in the housing cookie jar.  I will work the system so my employees get priority.  Will he be assigning them roommates and collecting a finder's fee as well? 

How thoughtful of him.  He should get some money from the Town just for being.
8:39 pm edt 

Harbor Hill

We are frustrated that the process has taken this long, but the process is the process, Mooney said, adding that the Housing Trust has spent about $140,000 on legal fees from its $1.5 million budget. We have no choice but to let it play out. We remain optimistic that the timeshare will be dissolved soon.

We are not happy with the legal fees, but its not that bad, Anderson agreed, adding that he hopes the town will close on the deal sometime between January and April.

140K to the lawyers...."not that bad" 
8:37 pm edt 

Harbor Hill

One of the rules they are so proud of:  "Another incentive for renters with an empty bedroom will be to rent a room to a summer worker for up to 120 days  income that would not be counted in calculating their rent."

SO, The taxpayers will be subsidizing rents while the same person can offset their subsidized rent by getting a summer tenant.

8:35 pm edt 

Sexual Harassment

Don't know if it's true, but no one in their right mind would let a town employee date a subordinate
                                             with a sexual harassment lawsuit a real possibility.  Get real: This is Provincetown. if it is true it will be over- looked
                                             and then covered up.
8:17 pm edt 

Community Center
 The Town didn't vote to give away the Community Center Building for 99 years!! The Board of Selectmen over stepped their authority and failed to act in the best interest of the Town! So why isn't this preposterous "give away" of the Community Center negated and the contract denied and deleted? No one answers this question ! Why not? The Town wants the building back!
8:16 pm edt 

VSB Meeting on "You Belong Here" Campaign
There is a public meeting for public discussion on Monday October 16 2017 at 3 p.m. to discuss the Branding that had been proposed. I have heard from many who hate the campaign and dislike the "You Belong Here" slogan.
                                             many show up to speak to this issue.   with so many upset, it is time to speak publicly to this marketing campaign. Please
                                             try to be there. the public comments come at the beginning. You can arrive, speak and leave. It's more like voting!! 
8:14 pm edt 

Sunday, October 8, 2017

350 Bradford Never Needed Zoning???

Planning was the only board to review the designs and the elevations--if there were accurate elevations. Why was Zoning silent? why didn't Zoning oversee and rule, as a regulatory board, on 350 Bradford? There was a change of use and there were seven massively built structures where before there was only one? And who determined that this does not need Zoning?

Strange, isn't it, that in the appeal, 350--and Bruce McCabe and Chris Wise-- went before Zoning to be granted an appeal--an appeal thankfully denied.

but shouldn't 350 Bradford and all the owners of this corporation have appeared before Zoning last year to have their plans reviewed and approved?

And this corporation threatened neighbors and abutters by stating that they would build gable roofs--instead of flat roofs--and even increase the height even more--if any of them went against their appeal. They should be in court for this. It is disgusting and threatening abutters reveals how they play and the dirty games they are involved in.

11:18 pm edt 

Housing Crisis

I missed the memo that says the housing crisis ended. 
11:16 pm edt 

Birds of a Feather

Panagore is as much a lawyer as Gloria is a Planner. IN NAME ONLY
11:14 pm edt 

350 is a Disaster and a Corrupt Design

Paul Deruyter and Chris Wise know what they are doing. It is disgusting and they should be ashamed. But gaining profits over anything seems to cast a stone over their soul--if they really have one.

And add Gloria McPherson to the corrupt union in her role to do only one significant thing: help developers. she is not a Town Planner but a town Developer Agent--only that motivates her.

And how much money is being passed around town hall?

Only the most corrupt know.
7:16 pm edt 

350 Bradford

Drove by there this morning - what a shame.   Looks awful - a bunch of crammed buildings - good job Provincetown !

12:19 pm edt 

Raise the Bar!

"...We haven't been shot en masse. Let's be grateful for what we do have."

Um, that's why you're grateful to live in Provincetown? No mass shootings? Good Christ in heaven, that's a low bar.
12:17 pm edt 

Bankrupting the Town ?

At one time the Manor was draining the finances of the town, the arrangement with Deaconess saved the town from being taken over.

Now we're making a series of questionable financial decisions that are going to put us in even worse condition.  And these decisions are being made by a town manager who probably won't be around to see the consequences and a BOS with no financial expertise.

No one in their right mind, let alone a municipal government, would sign a 99 year lease for a property they owned with an organization with no track record, no financial history.  They already had to ask for money to paint the building.

No one in their right mind would make the huge commitment that is Harbor Hill, but it looks like the town and taxpayers are going to be on the hook for it.

Don't know if it's true, but no one in their right mind would let a town employee date a subordinate with a sexual harassment lawsuit a real possibility.  Especially with the $500,000 Jaran settlement a short time ago.
12:16 pm edt 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Re: Drain Our Swamp!
"If Trump were Town Manager I am certain Hatch would not have been given the Community Center.  We need to drain our own swamp!"
If Trump were Town Manager-it would be a hotel few could afford to stay in.

8:56 am edt 

Yingling and HarborHill

Just spotted,Yingling talking to contractors outside of his unit at harbor hill.
8:55 am edt 

Alcohol in Public Schools

It is not legal to possess, let alone sell alcohol at a Public School. Period!
8:52 am edt 

Provincetown Inn

Is it true that the Provincetown Inn has been sold? Does anyone have any information??? Please let us all know.
8:51 am edt 

Wrong Property, Wrong Information

The New Beacon is confusing Properties at Upper Miller Hill

confusing Katie's property with the former M Wells property that chuck and dick owned. Katy was never going to bequeath this property to Austin Knight. It is close but no cigar...wrong property, wrong information.
8:50 am edt 

How Fortunate

How blessed are we who live in Provincetown? Our chief complaints seem to be the Town Manager, Town Planner, Roof Height, Trump, fellow citizens, housing, Community Center, to mention some.

We haven't suffered a devastating weather event, loss of many lives in a single incident, we haven't been shot en masse Let's be grateful for what we do have.
8:49 am edt 

What's Happening

Clarence, this blog is great but it is losing it's daily momentum for postings as it not being updated daily. Any reason for this ? This blog has been an invaluable resource for the town and would love to see it continue to be so. 
Thank you
8:47 am edt 

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