Today, I am writing about an important and worthwhile endeavor which needs the dedicated support of the Town of Barnstable, Community Preservation Committee along with the support of the entire Town of Barnstable. I am speaking about the restoration project for the historic "Old Selectmen's Building" located on Route 149 in West Barnstable. This vital part of our local heritage is in grave danger of falling victim to the ravages of time and neglect. We simply cannot allow this to happen. It would be irresponsible and an insult to the legacy left to us by those town residents and community leaders who came before us.
It is of the utmost urgency that we all solidly stand behind this historic preservation effort which seeks to preserve, conserve and protect the building, objects, landscape and other artifacts of historical significance contained in and around the aforementioned property in question. The Community Preservation Committee urgently needs to vote in favor of providing the necessary funding to make this necessity a reality. The residents, taxpayers and voters of West Barnstable and the other villages of this Town are watching and waiting to see if those persons charged with the sensitive stewardship of our community truly take their obligations seriously. The decision regarding this matter will show us all the candid answer to that question.