Dear Tribal Community;
On the evening of Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at the Town of Mashpee Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meeting, our Tribe received a height variance unanimous vote approval from the Mashpee ZBA for the new Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Community Government Center building. It was a long, thoughtful, professional and artful presentation by our team to the Mashpee ZBA. The ZBA vote was unanimous! We are victorious. We have to complete a few engineering components and submit, within the next 20 days and we are final. We will successfully have permits to commence construction of the new 43,000 square foot, $12.7 million USDA funded Tribal Community Government building. We’ll have the final engineering components submitted by next week via our Civil Engineer Mark Dibb. Bid-packages for general contracting will commence mid-April, 2012.
I want to thank Tribal Council members that attended & involved with the project Treasurer Mark Harding along with Councilwoman Trish Kelliinui and tribal members that attended Yvonne Tobey, Daryl Frye Sr., John Peters Jr., Chef John Marcellino & wife, David Weeden, Jim Rossignol and David Green.
I want to thank our legal representation Brian Hurley for presenting last night along with Architect of Record Wayne Benson & Rich Desmeule, Civil Engineer Mark Dibb, Owners Project Manager John Racine, Development Officer Wanda Lord, Program Manager Louis Catarina Jr., and Mark Forest from the Delahunt Group. The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe was well represented. It was a team effort!
And last but certainly not least, I would like to thank the ZBA for their unanimous vote of support for the height variance approval.
Our MWT Community Government Center will be the HUB for our Tribal Nation in providing Tribal services, best in class programs & service delivery from departments, Tribal Governance, Tribal Court, Health Facility, gymnasium for youth athletics, elders lounge, fitness facility, meeting space, tribal archives, youth & community gatherings and convening together as a Nation. We are victorious!
Thank You for your continued support and involvement in progressing the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Nation!
Cedric Cromwell – Chairman & President
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe