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Parking enforcement begins May 28

The White Horse Beach now requires “a Resident Beach Sticker in order to legally park”.

From the Town’s Facebook page:

-FY2022 Resident Beach Stickers are not on sale yet and, when available, sales are ON LINE ONLY.

-The Long Beach 4×4 and Resident Beach Stickers will go on sale the first week of May ON LINE ONLY.

-Many streets near White Horse Beach now require a Resident Beach Sticker in order to legally park*

-Parking Enforcement throughout Town begins on Friday, May 28, 2021.

*White Horse Beach Guest Parking Passes and See Map Attached Guest Parking Passes will ONLY be provided to WHB Parking District Residents who live on the following 15 streets – Abington, Thomas, Williams, Homer, Taylor, Beach, Asiaf, Elm, Pearl, Hilltop, Diamond Street, Sycamore Terrace, Pine Street, Hemlock, Highland Terrace”. These Guest Parking Passes are only provided with purchase of a Resident Beach Sticker. These Guest Parking Passes will ONLY be valid in the White Horse Beach District in those parking spots where a Resident Beach Sticker is required.

Town Manager addresses offensive political sign

A political sign featuring a four letter word followed by the name of the sitting president, has drawn attention from social media and from the Town Manager. As of Thursday afternoon the sign was not visible in front of the Manomet home on State Road near Churchill Landing Road.

“This is a resident who we have spoken to quite a few times about signs that some others find offensive.  This person has had signs up and down throughout the election and some since.   We can send someone from our Building Department to the property to try and encourage the sign removal,” Town Manager Melissa G. Arrighi wrote in her weekly report.

The Town Manager was responding to a question from a different resident who asked: “I am significantly concerned about the resident at XXXX in Manomet who has a large highly offensive sign on the front lawn.   The sign says “F—- Biden” I am fine with his political views, but children are exposed to this and frankly it is a disservice to our community…Is there anything we can do, there’s a bus stop right across the street”

On the You Know You’re From Manomet When….Facebook page a debate centered on the question if the sign was protected free speech or simply bad taste.

Arrighi concluded “At the end of the day, there is little to no ability to force someone to remove a sign from their own property.  Even if we could bring the matter to court, which I am not sure the courts would even hear such a case, the history at the residential home suggests it will be replaced with another one.”

Town asking state for assistance to reduce speed limit from Exit 3 to Transfer Station from 45mph to 40mph

The Town is in the process of requesting state approval, guided by Federal Highway Administration guidelines, to reduce the speed limit on Clark and Beaver Dam Roads from Exit 3 running north to just beyond the Manomet Transfer Station.

Accidents on that stretch have been up slightly over the course of the last decade and the area is significantly more populated than when the original 45mph limit was set. 30mph speed limits in the the area of the highway ramps would remain unchanged.

Board of Selectman send Brook Road Bridge project to Town Meeting, by 3-1 vote

The Board of Selectman approved multiple Town Meeting articles Tuesday night including an article for a new Brook Road bridge in Manomet. Selectman Betty Cavacco was the sole vote opposing the new bridge which was favored by the Fire Chief Bradley. Bradley stated the bridge was unsafe for fire trucks to cross.

The current one lane bridge serves the two lane Brook Road and is the historic north-south route prior to the construction of State Road. Cavacco questioned if the bridge needed to be replaced.