Community leaders and town administrators are invited to NTA meetings to keep our members up to date on issues and encourage dialogue.
Fire Chief Steve Murphy reported on the status of the new fire station. The Fire Department received a Community Health Initiative grant from Nantucket Cottage Hospital to train and certify seven firefighters as
paramedics licensed to administer life-saving medications, reduce pain and begin diagnosis in transit to decrease emergency response time.
Graeme Durovich, DPW Recycling/Solid Waste Coordinator, introduced the DPW’s new system of sorting and disposing of household trash into compostable, recyclable, and non-recyclable/non-compostable wastes.
Town Manager Libby Gibson reviewed the 87 articles on the April 2019 Town Meeting warrant. She said the Town is considering E-voting at future Town Meetings.
Town Transportation Planner Mike Burns discussed plans for additional bike paths, as well as Nantucket’s Long-term Transportation Plan.
Natural Resources Director Jeff Carlson discussed coastal resiliency and said the Town is taking a multi-pronged approach to planning. Nantucket’s Hazard Mitigation Plan (including an updated Harbor Plan) was approved by FEMA, which makes the Town eligible for FEMA grants.
Sewer Department Director David Gray said the Sewer, Water and Public Works departments are working more closely to coordinate projects. The Sewer department is in year two of its Capacity, Maintenance, Operation and Management Program (CMOM), which creates video of all Town sewers to inspect and repair weak points.
Wannacomet Water Company Director Mark Willett said the company has completed a thorough geophysical investigation and modeling of the Island’s water resources. He also discussed contamination and its mitigation, water usage rates, and future projects.
Lauren Sinatra, Energy Coordinator, gave a general update on Nantucket energy programs, including the MassSave program that assists home owners with individual recommendations for energy efficiency.