Upcoming Precinct 7, Cotuit Fire District & Town Council Meetings December 2021

View Legally Posted Agendas HERE

Town Council Meeting – Thursday December 2, 7pm, Remote

Christmas in Cotuit & Santuit– Saturday December 4, All Day

Cotuit Fire Chief Screening Committee-  Tuesday December 7, 8am, Freedom Hall

Precinct 7 Monthly Open Meeting – Wednesday December 8, 3-4:30pm, Cotuit Library

Cotuit Water Commission – Wednesday December 8, 5:30pm, Remote

Cotuit Fire Chief Screening Committee-  Tuesday December 14, 8am, Freedom Hall

Cotuit Fire Commission – Tuesday December 14, 6pm, Freedom Hall & Remote

Town Council Appointments Committee – Tuesday December 14, 4:45pm, Remote Cancelled

Town Council Meeting – Thursday December 16, 7pm, Remote

Cotuit Fire Chief Screening Committee-  Friday December 17, 8am, Freedom Hall

Cotuit Fire Commission – Monday December 20, 5:15pm, Freedom Hall & Remote

Cotuit Prudential Committee – Monday December 20, 6pm, Freedom Hall & Remote


Cotuit Food & Diaper Drive

As a reminder, the Civic Association is conducting a food and diaper drive to benefit the Cotuit Federated Church, Christ the King Food Pantry and Angel House. The outpouring of donations in this drive last year was an incredible testament to the generosity of our Village. We hope to see that spirit of helping others who are less fortunate shine through again at this time of year. Please bring your donations to the Fire Station or Freedom Hall, on Wednesday (12/1) or Thursday (12/2) 4-7pm
Recommended Shopping List:
• Instant Mashed Potatoes
• Canned Veggies
• Canned Chicken or Tuna
• Crackers
• Nuts
• Peanut butter
• Whole Grain Cereal
• Pasta & Sauce
• Canned soups or stews
• Granola Bars
• Snack size Applesauce
• Cookie or Brownie Mixes (Bonus if the only added ingredient is water)
• Diapers and Wipes

Oystering Notice

11/19/21 Update:

Annually our Shellfish Program sends samples of oysters from Bay St to be tested for various oyster disease as part of our routine oyster health monitoring. 

The most recent pathology report shows the oysters at Bay St have a moderate to heavy presence of Dermo (Perkinsus marinus) a prevalent pathogen that causes tissue degradation in oysters and eventually mass mortality in areas that have heavy densities of oysters. 

For this reason, the Town Manager is allowing us to increase the weekly limit of oysters within NORTH BAY ONLY (aka BAY ST) to one level peck (10 quarts) per shellfishing week. This change takes effect SUNDAY NOVEMBER 21, 2021.


1. Does Dermo make people sick? NO, it is an oyster disease and although fatal to oysters when the infection is heavy, there is no effect on human health. As long as the oyster is alive, it is safe to consume. 

2. What if I go to Scudder, Harris Meadow or Bridge St for my oysters? The dermo infection is only prevalent at Bay St, so the weekly limit in ALL other areas of Town remains at ½ peck (5 quarts) per week. 

3. If I go to a place that the limit is only ½ peck, can I go to Bay St for another ½ peck during the shellfishing week? YES, if you get a ½ peck at Scudder, Harris Meadow or Bridge St during the shellfishing week, you can get an additional ½ peck provided it is harvested at Bay St. 

11/05/21 Update:

North Bay has passed water quality and will re-open to shellfishing effective tomorrow, Saturday November 6th. 

A friendly reminder that legal shellfishing hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset. 1/2 hour before sunrise tomorrow is 6:54AM by the tide charts supplied by our office. That is the tide chart we use for enforcement of legal shellfishing hours. 

North Bay has failed its first round of water quality and due to the Nor’Easter Division of Marine Fisheries was unable to re-sample last week. 

This means the popular shellfishing areas Bay Street Landing and Great Bay Road WILL NOT be open to shellfishing on Wednesday November 3rd as originally planned. 

If you are planning on going out for oysters opening day, go to Scudder’s Ln or try the recreational area at Bridge St Landing as we put some oysters there anticipating North Bay might be a delayed opening.