Last five posts from the CHAT-M-Room (Town Common) are:

Janice, not diverting but addressing another point: You said earlier that Goose pond was one of 3 pieces of conservation land. I think you need to see exactly how many parcels in Chatham meet that definition because there's at least 14 parcels that abut Goose Pond directly or adjacent alone that are such, and they total over 142 acres so when this 19 acre part is added, it's 161+ acres. Thus the 4 acres requested for housing is only about 2.5% of that and that's a fact that wasn't presented unfortunately.

The proponents of Goose Pond purposely made it seem like this 4 acres were much closer to pond, and represented a much larger and significant portion of land. Definitely false advertising to say the least and designed to improperly influence those who didn't know the actual details. I hadn't gotten the numbers before but knew it was just a tiny portion of the empty land in vicinity of pond.

J Hallgren
S Chatham , MA USA - Tue 05/17/2022 - 20:41:53
J.Hallgren. Had the meeting been inside you would of followed and sat where the moderator said to sit but because it was outside, you sat where you thought you should sit. If you could not hear and or see the meeting you should of said something to the moderator and let him or someone else decide to see if something could of been changed. As for you doubting me on where I would sit, I would do what was asked but I would also see if it could be improved upon. Could you still answer my question on why the sand pit was allowed to be converted to a solar farm?
Janice Susan <redpeterbilt7@yahoo.com>
West Chatham, MA USA - Tue 05/17/2022 - 19:45:57
Richard, since I seek a good Chatham subject every month for my "Chatham..on Foot" column in the Chronicle, I will accept the challenge of writing about the
cement blocks and the Dubis Company. You'll see it sometime in the future.

john whelan <sockpirate44@gmail.com>
Chatham, MA USA - Tue 05/17/2022 - 19:33:54
The sand pit was privately owned by the Dubis family. Back in the day, they used sand from a pit like this to make concrete blocks. The blocks are in the support columns of many Chatham houses, as well as houses in Harwich and Orleans. Then, poured foundations came in to vogue. The Dubis family still has the original concrete block machinery at their site. Too bad that some historical minded person has not pursued the Dubis family and written their history about making concrete blocks, before it is too late.
Richard R. <dickryder413@gmail.com>
Eastham, MA USA - Tue 05/17/2022 - 19:18:08
Housing Authority members are elected by the towns voters. Very few people run for this particular office.
Wasn't the sand pit privately owned?

Amy
USA - Tue 05/17/2022 - 17:15:04