Select Board to award Jetties Beach concession lease Wednesday

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(Aug. 2, 2021) The Select Board will award a new five-year lease for operation of its Jetties Beach concession when it meets remotely Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Town manager Libby Gibson said the board has transitioned back to meeting on Zoom since it is recommending mask wearing in public settings and there could be issues hearing speakers wearing masks.

Three applicants submitted proposals to run the Jetties beachfront restaurant: current lease-holder Sandbar, operated by George Kelly and Nick Nass; Millie's owner Bo Blair, whose vision is for a New England-style seafood restaurant called The Harpoon; and Vanessa Traniello, who wants to operate an organic, healthy-dining restaurant called SWIM.

A contract-review subcommittee has unanimously recommended the Select Board awardthe new lease to Sandbar.

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Select Board to award Jetties Beach concession lease Wednesday

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The board is also scheduled to discuss a request from the Unitarian Universalist Church to take ownership of the old Roman numerals from the town clock; consider an application for a new mobile food truck for private events only, Snick Snack; review the 2020 town water-quality testing report; and review Traffic Safety Work Group recommendations to install a no-parking line across from 10 York St. to allow driveway access and designate no parking on either side of Parker Lane.

On Thursday, the board will meet in executive session to discuss what happens next with the 27-acre property off Shadbush Road leased to the Nantucket Hunting Association for a shooting range.

The Select Board approved a two-year lease-extension for the shooting range in April, with the intention of bringing it to a vote at next year’s Annual Town Meeting for a long-term lease. Click here for more

Click here to view the complete agenda.

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