Posted 12/11/23 at 8:55AM

DATE: Wednesday, December 13, 2023

LOCATION: Cape Light Compact Offices – Martha’s Vineyard Conference Room – 261 Whites Path, Unit 4, South Yarmouth

TIME: 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Note: The meeting will be held as a hybrid meeting (in-person and through remote participation) pursuant to St. 2023, c. 2, which, among other things, extends the temporary provisions pertaining to remote meetings of public bodies under the Open Meeting Law to March 31, 2025. Members of the Public can join in by audio and follow along with Meeting Materials, see the information below. Written public comments should be submitted to Maggie Downey, Compact Administrator, at by 2:00 PM on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, and should follow the public comment protocol below. Written public comments received after the December 12th deadline will be distributed prior to the Compact’s next Board meeting.

Telephone dial-in: +l (646) 558-8656
Meeting ID: 811-5109-8716
Passcode: 951823

Further instructions are attached to this agenda.


  1. Public Comment
  2. Approval of November 8, 2023, Compact Board Meeting Minutes
  3. Open Session Vote on Entry into Executive Session: Open Session Vote on Entry into Executive Session pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A §21(a)10, to discuss trade secrets and confidential, competitively­sensitive or other proprietary power supply information related to a Memorandum of Understanding with Commonwealth Wind, LLC to return to open session thereafter.
  4. Chairman’s Report, Martin Culik
    1. Reschedule January Board Meeting to January 24th
    2. Quarterly Report for Board Members
  5. Discuss and Potential Vote on Proposed 2024 Operating Budget, Maggie Downey
  6. Discussion and Potential Vote to Appoint the Cape Light Compact’s Treasurer and Authorize Compact Administrator to Negotiate the Contract, Maggie Downey
  7. Administrator’s Report, Maggie Downey
    1. Open Nominations for 2024 Cape Light Compact Executive Committee
    2. Vineyard Power Community Benefit Checks
    3. Power Supply Rates December 2023 through July 2024
    4. December 20th Technical Session on Municipal Aggregation Plans
  8. Board Member Update (Reserved for Updates on Member Activities the Chair Did Not Reasonably Anticipate Would be Discussed-No Voting)

Cape Light Compact Public Comment Protocols

for Governing Board Meeting

(June 2023)

The Cape Light Compact Governing Board has adopted the following protocols to assist the public in effective participation in its Governing Board meetings, where some Board Members, staff and members of the public may be participating remotely:

  1. Members of the public are welcome to address the Compact Board during the public comment section of the meeting or in writing.
  2. Members of the public addressing the Compact Board at the meeting must state their name, and if appropriate the name of the organization the person is representing. Oral comments must be limited to three minutes.
  3. Members of the public may also submit written comments. Written comments shall be submitted in writing to the Compact Administrator, Maggie Downey, at by 2 p.m. on the Tuesday before a scheduled Compact Governing Board meeting (or such other time as may be established by the Compact Administrator). Written comments must include a person’s name and, if appropriate, the name of the organization the person is representing. Public comments received after the deadline will be distributed prior to the Compact’s next Board meeting.
  4. Members of the public addressing the Compact Board may not use fighting words, slander, unreasonably loud or repetitive speech, or speech so disruptive of the Compact Board meeting that the deliberative process is substantially interrupted or impaired. Speakers may not disrupt others.  Speech must be peaceable and orderly.
  5. All written public comments submitted in advance consistent with these protocols shall be included in the Compact’s Board meeting packet.
  6. Board members and staff cannot respond to public comments for topics not on the current agenda during the Board meeting. The Cape Light Compact Board may respond to comments either by putting them on the agenda of a subsequent meeting or by requesting the administrator or staff to respond to the comment.
  7. Copies of the Board meeting packet will generally be made available to members of the public in advance of the meeting at the Cape Light Compact JPE’s web site at Documents exempt from disclosure pursuant to the Public Records Law or protected by the attorney-client privilege shall not be included.