On other parts of the island, the dunes appear high enough to hold back the sea and the setbacks are deep enough for houses to stay dry — for the moment, anyway.
The following meetings are scheduled this week and are open to the public:
License and Permits Committee, 6:15 p.m., City Council Chambers
Budget and Finance and Committee of the Whole, 6:30 p.m., City Council Chambers
Public Safety Committee, 7:20 p.m., City Council Chambers
City Council, 7:30 p.m.
Communications Subcommittee of the Whole, School Committee, 5:30 p.m., high school
River Valley Charter School, 6 p.m., 2 Perry Way
School Committee, 6:30 p.m., Room 118, high school
Community Preservation Committee, 7 p.m., police conference room, 4 Green St.
Zoning Board of Appeals, 7 p.m., City Hall
Newburyport Retirement Board, 10 a.m., City Hall
Sewer Commission, 5 p.m., 115 Water St.
Licensing Commission, 7 p.m., police conference room, 4 Green St.
Newburyport Redevelopment Authority, 7 p.m., public library
Affordable Housing Trust, 7 p.m., public library
Energy Advisory Committee, City Hall, 7 p.m., mayor’s conference room, City Hall
Dyke Hendrickson covers Newburyport for The Daily News. He can be reached at 978-462-6666, ext. 3226 or email@example.com.