Mayflower Wind Request for Bore Hole Testing Approved by Select Board

Last night, Monday, November 9, 2020, the Select Board (SB) voted unanimously to allow Mayflower Wind (MW) to proceed with testing at the Heights Beach, Surf Drive Beach and Blacksmith Road. This in no way obligates the town of Falmouth to become a host community or approve future applications even if the test results are considered appropriate for the project.

An independent analysis will take place by a consultant chosen by the Town and paid for by Mayflower Wind. MW is not given an express right to see the results.

MW came fully prepared to answer all the concerns of the Select Board, the many residents who wrote to the SB, and those 28 people who attended by Zoom, including health and safety EMF issues. One SB suggestion was to drill the bore hole next to the Heights Beach parking lot rather than put a hole in the relatively new surface. Also addressed was the fact that Worcester Ct/Ave has only recently been renewed. MF said their commitment is to leave any construction area always looking better after they’re done than when they begin.

FHMNA will wait for The Enterprise to publish an article, will email you the link and fill in any additional information which might not have been reported that we think you should know.

Meanwhile, if you are interested in this subject, we highly recommend watching the full hour-long meeting which began at about 8:45 PM, 1.5 hours into the SB meeting which started at 7 PM. It was chock full of scientific information.

FCTV will repeat the meeting a number of times 11/11/20 through 11/18/20. You can view or record these on FCTV Channel 15 if you are in the Falmouth area, or watch live online. Usually, after about 5 days, the meeting will be available on FCTV Video on Demand.

The full FCTV Program Schedule is available online, but here are the times when you can watch live or record. Remember that the discussion begins 1.5 hours after the start of the meeting.

Wednesday 11/11: 12:30 AM, 7:30 AM and 1 PM
Thursday 11/12: 7 AM
Friday 11/13: 6:30 AM
Sunday 11/15: 6:30 PM
Monday 11/16: 1:30 PM
Tuesday 11/17: 7 AM, 1 PM
Wednesday 11/18: 12/30 AM, 7:30 AM, 1 PM