Santa was very busy over the weekend. 
We were there when he arrived at Hyannis Harbor on Saturday, December 1st.

 

Town Council Meeting – December 6th
Last night’s Town Council meeting began with public comment.  During Town Manager Communications, Town Manager Mark Ells provided updates on the following:

1.       We are proceeding with the tasks in the budget action calendar for FY 2020 as scheduled.  We held the CIP staff review workshop today as scheduled.  Later this evening you will be considering two agenda items relevant to the allocation of Tax levy FY 2019.  For information on our fiscal year budgets please view the town’s Open Budget website at http://budget.townofbarnstable.us.

2.       We anticipate a progress meeting with Fish & Wildlife next week to discuss the future potential to site water supply wells on the 250 acre parcel owned by the Commonwealth that directly abuts the Hyannis public water supply. 

3.       On November 27, 2018 at 3:00 PM, Mr. Ells attended the Board of Health (BOH) to further discuss the proposal to eliminate or modify Chapter 360 Article XV. Protection of Saltwater Estuaries Interim regulations.  The hearing was continued to January 22, 2019.  We will keep you advised of our progress on this matter.

4.       The Planning & Development Department launched the “Barnstable Zoning Portal”, an online tool that translates zoning laws into a user-friendly guide to understanding how these land use regulations apply to business and property.   Users can enter a term describing their business, and then get access to an interactive zoning map showing areas where the use is allowed by zoning.  The goal of the tool is to make zoning regulations more accessible to the public and provide potential applicants a starting-point for conversation with Town planning staff.  Barnstable is participating in this one-year pilot program in partnership with the Cape Cod Commission and the firm “Open Counter”.  A link to the Zoning Portal can be found on the Planning & Development web page.

5.       The Planning and Development Department invites you to the first “Community by Design” Workshop on Monday, December 10th at 5:30 p.m. at Town Hall.   More information is included in eNews.

6.       The Town of Barnstable and Cape Cod Commission are exploring a joint application for a U.S. Department of Transportation BUILD grant for improvement of the two-lane portion Yarmouth Road corridor between Route 28 and Route 6.  This project is an implementation of the Hyannis Access Study, a long-range plan to improve access to and within Hyannis.  The reconstruction of Yarmouth Road includes converting the roadway into a four-lane boulevard and the addition of a bicycle/pedestrian path connecting the Cape Cod Rail Trail to the transit hub.  Applications are expected to be available in the spring of 2019.

7.       A draft of a Street Performers Application and Guidelines with associated maps defining locations in Hyannis where special events involving street performers shall be considered and permitted.  Staff has reviewed these guidelines internally and with the Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District and Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce.  We await comment from the Greater Hyannis Civic Association.  The Town Council will be kept informed as we advance in the review of this matter.

The Orders of the Day started with two Joint Public Hearings with the Town Council and Planning Board: 

Agenda Item 2019-032    Amending Article V, Chapter 240, Section 25 of the Zoning Ordinance to revise regulations for the Highway Business District and Agenda Item 2019-042 Amending Chapter 240, Article III,

of the Zoning Ordinances to expand the highway Business District. Both the Planning Board and Town Council Public Hearings were closed following the public comment.  The Planning Board adjourned to the Selectmen’s Conference Room to deliberate both items.  The Town Council then continued with the Orders of the Day.  Finance Director Mark Milne presented Agenda Item 2019-052 Allocation of Tax Levy Fiscal Year 2019– Residential Exemption and Agenda Item 2019-053 Allocation of Tax Levy Fiscal Year 2019 – Tax Factor which both passed.  New Business began with a first reading of Agenda Item 2019-051 Appointments to a Board/Committee/Commission: Hyannis Main Street Waterfront Historic District Commission, Licensing Authority; Old King’s Highway Historic District Commission; and Planning Board.  Town Manager Mark Ells presented Agenda Items 2019-054 Acceptance of a Fiscal Year 2019 Cultural District grant in the amount of $5,000 from the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Cultural District for the Barnstable Village Cultural District and 2019-055 Acceptance of a Fiscal Year 2019 Cultural District grant in the amount of $5,000 from the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Cultural District Grant Program for Hyannis HyArts Cultural District which were both approved.  Town Attorney Ruth Weil presented Agenda Item 2019-056 Amendment to the Administrative Code to designate members of the Infrastructure and Energy Commission as Special Municipal Employees and to remove from the existing Special Municipal Employee Designation certain multiple member bodies that no longer exist for a first reading.  Attorney Weil also presented Agenda Item 2019-057 Resolve on an exemption for Cheryl Powell, Chair of the Hyannis Main Street Waterfront Historic District Commission of an interest under Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 268A §19, the Conflict of Interest Law which passed.  Agenda Items 2019-058 Appropriation and Loan Order in the amount of $850,000 for repairs of Hyannis West Elementary School roof truss system and 2019-059 Appropriation and

Loan Order in the amount of $571,000 for the Mary Dunn Well Number 4 Reactivation Project were referred to Public Hearings on December 20, 2018.  As the Planning Board was still deliberating, the Town Council moved on to Town Council Nomination of 2019 Officers.  Town Clerk Ann Quirk accepted the nominations for President (James Crocker) and Vice President (John Flores and Debra Dagwan).  Elections will take place at the next Town Council meeting on December 20th.   After a brief break, the Planning Board returned with their recommendations on Agenda Items 2019-032 and 2019-042 which included a number of amendments (which may or may not be accepted) to the Town Council.  Town Council President Eric Steinhilber thanked the Planning Board for their efforts.  Following some discussion, the Town Council moved Agenda Item 2019-042 to the January 17, 2019 Town Council meeting and Agenda Item 2019-032 was moved to the December 20, 2018 Town Council so that Town Councilors had time to review the Planning Board’s recommendations.  The next Town Council meeting will be held on Thursday, December 20th at 7:00 PM in the Town Hall Hearing Room.

 

Friday, December 7th Osterville Christmas Open House & Stroll
5:00-9:00 PM

Holiday festivities in the traditionally decorated village include horse-drawn carriage rides, trolley rides, a visit from Santa, carolers, refreshments, music and more!  Events include: live music, a visit from Santa, Mrs. Claus and one of Santa's elves, Corn Hole, tree lighting at the library and lots of good food and refreshments. www.Ostervillevillage.com

 

Town of Barnstable Community Resiliency By Design Project Workshop (East End Hyannis Planning Area) on Monday, December 10 at 5:30 PM

The Town of Barnstable’s Planning & Development Department and Planning Board invite you to a workshop on Monday, December 10 at 5:30 PM in the Hearing Room at Barnstable Town Hall, 367 Main Street, Hyannis, MA  02601. The Community by Design project is a joint initiative to develop compact model housing designs that are appropriate for the distinct characteristics of the neighborhood while also serving the housing needs of the community.  The design team of Union Studios will be gathering community input on preferences for building forms, scale, height and styles at this workshop which will guide development of local implementation tools. Please attend this workshop to share your thoughts on creating housing solutions the community needs and supports.

 

Public Meetings on Cape Cod Canal Bridge MRER Study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District will hold five public information meetings in early December 2018 in and around Cape Cod to discuss the future of the Cape Cod Canal highway bridges spanning the Cape Cod Canal.  The Corps is conducting a multi-year Major Rehabilitation Evaluation study of the Bourne and Sagamore highway bridges to determine whether major rehabilitation or replacement of either or both bridges will provide the most reliable, fiscally responsible solution for the future. The existing bridges were constructed 83 years ago and require increasingly more frequent maintenance, which is costly and causes significant impact to traffic crossing the Cape Cod Canal. The study will result in a Major Rehabilitation Evaluation Report (MRER) evaluating the risk and reliability of the structures as well as the economic impacts/benefits of a number of alternatives including continuation of routine maintenance, major rehabilitation, and bridge replacement. The MRER is comprised of four elements: 1) structural engineering analysis of the bridges; 2) cost estimates for rehabilitation and/or replacement alternatives; 3) economic benefits of the alternatives; and 4) environmental effects of the alternatives. As part of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance, the Corps is seeking public input and will coordinate with appropriate state and Federal agencies and federally recognized Tribes to fully evaluate the alternatives.

During the public information meetings, the Corps will provide an overview of the MRER study, and the public and other stakeholders will have an opportunity to provide comments related to the study.

The Corps public information meeting is scheduled

for the following date and location:
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 in the Barnstable High School Performing Arts Center,
744 West Main Street in Hyannis

Registration will start at 6:00 PM. There will be an open house from 6:00-6:30 PM with information posters and Corps staff on hand to answer questions about the MRER. A project overview presentation will begin at 6:30 PM, followed by the opportunity for public comment concluding with all comments provided, or building closure, whichever comes first. Public comments will be taken throughout the study process and a project website and email address to submit comments will be provided at the meeting.

 

Town of Barnstable Employees Recognized for Years of Service 2018

John Leite retired after 50 years of service in the Solid Waste Division to the Town of Barnstable. 

He was recognized by Town Manager Mark Ells during today’s Years of Services program.

The Town of Barnstable celebrated its Years of Service for 17 Retirees and 72 Employees on Friday, December 7, 2018 with Town Manager Mark Ells, Town Councilors Paula Schnepp and Paul Hebert.  State Representatives Will Crocker and Tim Whelan were also on hand. Congratulations and Thank You to the following Employees:

Retired (in order of years of service)

John Leite (50 years) Solid Waste; Edward Engelsen (37 years) Water Pollution Control; Paul MacDonald (37 years) Police; Steven McCarthy (37 years) Structures & Grounds; John “Sean” Sweeney (36 years) Police; John Lovell (33 years) Structures & Grounds; Michael Damery (32 years) Police; Richard Adler (31 years) Highway; Thomas Leduc (30 years) Police; Donald Smallidge (29 years) Structures & Grounds; Debra Sandler (20 years) Finance; John Wilbur (16 years) Structures & Grounds; Janis St. Peter (15 years) Structures & Grounds; Roland “Bud” Breault (14 years) Airport;  Joseph Senna (14 years) Highway; Laurel Snowden (13 years) Town Collector; and Kim Slezak (12 years) Recreation.

5 Years of Service

Lena Bevilacqua, Police; Travis Brown, Police; Donna Marie Burns, Senior Services; James Crocker, Town Council; Corey Frederickson, Police; Corbin Fries, Police; Paul Hebert, Town Council; Timothy Lavelle, Health; Derek Lawson, MEA-Harbormaster; Elizabeth Lewis, MEA-Natural Resources; Bruce Marney, Police; Theresa McDonald, MEA-Harbormaster; Maxwell Morrow, Police; Joseph Murphy, Airport; Ann Pacino, Solid Waste; Steven Parent, Solid Waste; Katherine Ross, Police; Adam Ruggieri, Police;  Joseph Runiewicz, Police; Nathan St. Onge, Police; Daniel Santos, DPW Administration; Robert Steen, DPW Administration; Eric Steinhilber, Town Council; Pamela Swider-Cohen, MEA-Harbormaster;  and Philip Wallace, Town Council.

10 Years of Service

James Bentley, Golf; Jaime Cabot, Licensing/Weights & Measures; Michael Engelsen, Highway; Colin Delorey, Structures & Grounds; Marylou Fair, Legal; David Foley, Police; Brian Fortin, Water Pollution Control; John Hurley, Highway; Gislaine Morse, Water Pollution Control; Lindsay Parvin, Building; Meaghan Sireno, Police; and Tracey Smith, Community Services.

15 Years of Service

Michael Baldini, Structures & Grounds; Joshua Bell, Airport; Richard Bonavita, Police; Nina Coleman, MEA-Natural Resources; Donald Desmarais, Health; Jacquelyne Fay, Solid Waste; John Gleason, Recreation; Robert Golden, Engineering; Jeffrey Lauzon, Building; Gareth Markwell, Finance; David Silva, Water Pollution Control; John Tassinari, Highway; and Steven Usowicz, Airport.

20 Years of Service

David Anthony, Town Manager’s Office; Kevin Connolly, Police; Cindy Dabkowski, DPW Administration; Steven Everett, Police; Therese Gallant, Police; Jeffrey Jackson, Police; Christopher Kelsey, Police; Matthew Lounsbury, Police; Jonathan Pass, Police; Anne Spillane, Police; and Frederick Stepanis, Conservation.

25 Years of Service

Bruce McIntyre, Golf; Andrew McKenna, Police; Thomas Twomey, Police; and Richard Wiinikainen, Structures & Grounds.

30 Years of Service

Kevin Donovan, Police; Darcy Karle, Conservation; John O’Hare, Police; Thomas Perry, Structures & Grounds; Sean Roycroft, Police; and Ruth Weil, Legal.

 

Barnstable Public Health Division Flu Clinic – Thursday, December 20th
The Town of Barnstable Public Health Division is pleased to announce that there will be one more influenza vaccination clinics open to Barnstable residents as follows:
               Thursday, December 20, 2018, 3:00-5:00 PM
                             
at Hyannis Youth & Community  Center, 141 Bassett Lane Hyannis, in the front lobby.
Consent forms will be available at the Public Health Division Office and at the Senior Center. 
The fee is $3.00.

 

Kara Maloy (Class of 2002)
Kourtney McNamara (Class of 2006)
John Moreshead (Class of 1991)
James “Jimmy” Sherman (Class of 1967)
Todd Snell (Class of 1986)
Milton D. Speid (Class of 1998)
Bryan Sweeney (Class of 2003)
Christopher Uhlman (Class of 1986)
Lorraine Dunnett - Varsity Head Coach: Volleyball/Basketball

Kara Maloy (Class of 2002)
Kourtney McNamara (Class of 2006)
John Moreshead (Class of 1991)
James “Jimmy” Sherman (Class of 1967)
Todd Snell (Class of 1986)
Milton D. Speid (Class of 1998)
Bryan Sweeney (Class of 2003)
Christopher Uhlman (Class of 1986)
Lorraine Dunnett - Varsity Head Coach: Volleyball/Basketball
5-Year Financial Forecast
A copy of the 5 Year Financial Forecast is now available on the Town’s website for public viewing. This report is submitted annually to town council and the public. The purpose of this financial forecast is to identify factors that may impact the financial condition of the Town such as, revenue and expenditure trends and any long- or short-term actions that may be taken into account.

 

Recycling Notice

Over the past year, there have been significant changes to the global recycling market. The major outlets for U.S. recyclables have overhauled their regulations and increased their enforcement, with some outlets shutting down. This has created stricter standards in the acceptance of recyclables. Due to these changes, the Solid Waste Division has adjusted its operation on how recyclables are accepted at the Transfer Station & Recycling Center.  Beginning December 1, 2018, all recyclables disposed of at the Recycling Center need to be separated into designated containers for:

  • Corrugated Cardboard (corrugated cardboard similar to shipping and Amazon boxes. Some items not accepted are soiled boxes or greasy pizza boxes)
  • Plastics (clean plastic jars, tubs, jugs and bottles. Some items not included are 5-gallon buckets, large kids toys, Styrofoam, plastic bags)
  • Mixed paper (paperboard, newspaper, mail, magazines, office paper)
  • Metal cans (clean aluminum, tin and steel food and beverage cans)
  • Glass (clean clear and colored glass bottles and jars. Some items not included are Pyrex, window and automotive glass).

Sticker holders will be responsible for separating their recyclable items and disposing of them into the respective containers. The largest concern with recyclables is contamination. Please clean and/or rinse any residue from all recyclables.  We have installed updated signs and increased personnel in the Recycle Center to help with any questions and concerns.  We appreciate everyone’s patience and assistance. If sticker holders have questions on recycling they can visit our webpage and follow links or visit https://recyclesmartma.org/ and use the "Recyclopedia: Can I Recycle This?" search box.

 

Inside Barnstable Town Government Winter Classes

26th Session Now Accepting Applications

The twenty-sixth session of Inside Barnstable Town Government, A Citizens Leadership Academy will begin Tuesday, January 29, 2019. The academy is an 11-week commitment with the goal of educating the citizens of Barnstable about the operations of town government, while also obtaining valuable feedback and participation from those citizens participating in the Academy. The program is designed to advance understanding of and participation in civic affairs as well as to increase awareness of the challenges facing municipal government. Inside Barnstable Town Government began in 2003. To date, over 700 Barnstable residents and employees have participated in the program.  The classes will be on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9:00 PM and will be held in various locations throughout the Town.  The Academy also includes a bus tour of the seven villages of the Town of Barnstable.  The classes will be conducted by Town staff and provide interactive learning experiences, group discussions, and site tours.  The program is free of charge and open to anyone who resides or works in the Town of Barnstable.   Class size is limited.  Please register early to avoid the waiting list.  Applications are available at the Town Manager’s Office, 367 Main Street, Hyannis or online here.  To receive an application by mail or fax, please call 508-862-4610.  For specific information, you may call Academy facilitators Susan French at 508-362-2864 or Arthur Caiado at 508-221-0412.


Time to Renew Your Burglar Alarm Registration with the Barnstable Police Dept.
All burglar alarm registrations within the Town of Barnstable will expire on December 31, 2018.   If you are an Alarm User, commercial or residential, monitored or non-monitored, you need to renew your Alarm Registration and get your 2019/2020 decal.  Please complete a 2019/2020 Alarm Registration renewal form and submit with a $25.00 registration fee.  Renewal forms are available at the Barnstable Police Department or online at www.barnstablepolice.com.  Please renew by the expiration date (12/31/2018) to avoid costly late fees and unregistered alarm fines.  If you have any questions regarding the renewal please call 508-778-3824.  Please familiarize yourself with the regulations by visiting our website.  Thank you for your continued assistance and diligence in reducing false alarms in our Town!  

The Barnstable Youth Commission is hosting its 3rd Annual Youth Job Fair!

The Ready, Set, Work! Youth Job Fair is back again this coming year on March 6th, 2019 from 2:30-5:00 PM at the HYCC. If you are looking to hire summer employees between the ages of 14 and 18, we welcome you to come join the fair this coming year. Please contact Amy Harwood at 508-862-4638 or Amy.Harwood@town.barnstable.ma.us if you are interested.

 

Barnstable Senior Center Introduces New Evening Programming
Fall is a mellow, cozy interval and a great time of year to indulge in some special time for yourself with any of the BSC’s educational, recreational or health and fitness and social opportunities for adults of all ages. Not able to take advantage of daytime offerings? We now have evening hours!  Learn to play the tin whistle, craft a gorgeous boxwood tree for the holidays (day or evening session), or dance your way to better health.  Get sewing or painting, learn French or Spanish, or improve your computer skills.  The entire array of offerings is online at http://www.townofbarnstable.us/SeniorServices.   Or pick up a print copy of the December/January Compass at the BSC, town libraries and other locations for a complete list of enrichment resources as well as fee and registration information.

 

ROAD WORK UPDATES
As always please slow down and use extreme caution when traveling through the road construction areas and follow posted safety signs.

*CONTINUES * SNEP Grant Stormwater – Three Bays Area in Cotuit, Marstons Mills and Osterville  

Horsley Witten Group will start site assessments at a variety of sites in the Three Bays Area. The sites will include but are not limited to the following locations: Bridge Street and South County Road in Osterville; South County Road in Marstons Mills; and Putnam Avenue/Captain Isiah’s Road in Cotuit. The project includes wetlands flagging, soil borings and survey work for possible green stormwater control infrastructure in the future. The work will start November 30th and is expected to be completed by the end of December.

*CONTINUES * SNEP Grant Stormwater - Cordwood Landing, Cotuit

SumCo continues their construction at Cordwood Landing (Cordwood Road) site in Cotuit. The project includes upgrading and additional green stormwater control infrastructure on site. Construction at Cordwood is expected to be completed by the end of December.

*CONTINUES*   National Grid Upgrading Natural Gas Mains

The Department of Public Utilities has shut down all National Grid projects until further notice.  We will update as information becomes available.

*CONTINUES* Route 28 (Falmouth Road) at Bearse’s Way
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will continue their roadway improvements for the “Route 28 Intersection Improvements at Bearse’s Way.” The project includes traffic signal and pedestrian improvements, constructing retaining walls and medians, and road widening.  Traffic during construction operations will be delayed and motorists are advised to seek alternate routes to avoid the construction work.  Specific traffic detours will be communicated as the work progresses and as updated information becomes available. The work hours will be 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

*CONTINUES* Utility Pole Relocations along Route 149 in Marstons Mills

During Fall 2018, Verizon will be installing new utility poles in some locations along Route 149 between Route 28 and Lovell’s Lane, as well as on Main Street between Route 149 and the former elementary school.  After the new poles are installed, Eversource and Verizon will relocate their overhead lines to the new poles and remove the old poles.  This work is in preparation for the Town project to improve these sections of roadway.  DPW will announce the road construction start date when it is determined.  The utility pole relocations are not expected to interfere with traffic, although temporary lane closures with police details might be necessary in some locations.

 

CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

Dredging of Cotuit Bay Entrance Channel and Western Tip of Sampson's Island

The Department of Public Works, in collaboration with Three Bays Preservation, Massachusetts Audubon, and Barnstable County, began operations for the dredging of the Cotuit Bay Entrance Channel and the western tip of Sampson's Island on the week of November 5, 2018. This phase of the project will widen the existing channel by approximately 130' and the dredged material will be utilized for beach nourishment purposes on the southern side of the eastern end of the island (Dead Neck Beach) and for a habitat enhancement areaWeather pending, dredging operations will be on-going, Monday through Saturday from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM until completion of this phase of the project. Dredging operations will be completed by January 15, 2019.  Boaters should use caution while navigating the waters around the dredging operation.

Lombard Site (West Barnstable)

Playground fencing and landscaping has been installed.  The site contractor is working with the landscaper to install trees. Asphalt sidewalks were installed this week.  Work to complete the ball field is underway.  The stone dust track along the outside edge of the ball field has been installed.  The contractor is working to install the infield material and outfield fence.   The new entrance off of Meetinghouse Way is open to traffic.  The ballfield, site improvements and the re-installation of Luke’s Love playground are expected to be completed in 2018.

 

Friendly Reminder from Animal Control

Dogs must be on a leash at all times.  The leash must be in the hand of the person with the dog.  Officers may ask to see the dog’s license tag which by law must be on the dog’s collar.  Violators may receive a written citation.  We hope you and your dog enjoy your visit but please be considerate of others during your stay.  And don’t forget that you must pick up and properly dispose of any waste left by your dog.

 

Personal Flotation Devices Must Be Worn From September 15th through May 15th

A friendly reminder from Marine & Environmental Affairs that from September 15th through May 15th, a personal flotation device (PFD) must be worn while paddling.  All persons in a canoe or kayak are required to wear a PFD.

 

Building Department Public Service Announcement
Re: Article VII Sign Regulations § 240-61 (N) Temporary Signs on Public Property
The Town of Barnstable Building Department would like to advise its citizens of a recent policy change concerning the existing temporary signs on public property ordinance.  The Department has reviewed and updated our guidelines as a result of the public’s expressed desire to maintain the quiet dignity and decorum of our memorial sites as well as to address safety concerns regarding motor vehicle traffic line of sight.  The revised policy includes restrictions on the number and placement of temporary signs on public property and a prohibition of temporary signs on memorial sites and traffic islands.  This revision was carefully and purposefully crafted to balance the need of the community to publicize special non-profit events while preserving the integrity of the memorial sites and to ensure traffic safety in each of the seven villages of Barnstable.  As always, applicants seeking to install signs on public property will need to register their event with the Building Department prior to placement of signage.  Forms are available online here or they may be obtained at the Building Department located at the 200 Main Street building.  The Sign Ordinance online link may be found here.  Staff is available to answer questions or to assist applicants with the registration process and can be reached at 508-862-4038.

 

Are You on the Town’s Reverse 911 System?
The Barnstable Police Department has an emergency notification system. This system was used during the recent winter storms.  Make sure you are on our list. Sign up here today. What is CodeRED and why is it important to me? CodeRED is an emergency notification service by which town officials can notify Barnstable residents and businesses by telephone, cellular phone, text message, or electronic mail about time‐sensitive emergency situations or important community alerts. The system is capable of sending messages only to specific neighborhoods or the entire town.  Only authorized officials are allowed access to use the system.  Frequently asked questions can be reviewed here .  Be sure to take a moment to learn more about this important notification system.


Barnstable Residents – become involved in your town’s government, apply for a position on a board, committee or commission

The Town of Barnstable has over 40 boards, committees, and commissions with approximately 291 seats. Our citizen participation is exemplary and the Town Council appreciates each and every member who serves. If you are a resident of Barnstable and are interested, please consider submitting an application. The appointments committee consists of five Town Councilors who interview applicants and make recommendations to the Town Council.  All Councilors then vote to appoint members at the Town Council meetings.  If you are a resident and registered to vote in the Town of Barnstable and are interested in serving on a board or committee, please visit our web page linked from the Town website and fill out the application. For a more detailed description and responsibilities of the committees listed, please contact the Town Council office:  council@town.barnstable.ma.us or phone 508-862-4738. 

 

Looking for a Job?  The Town of Barnstable is a Great Place to Work.

To see what positions are currently available, click here.   Apply online by clicking on the job title you are interested in and click the “Apply” link.  If this is the first time you are applying using the online job application, you need to create an account and select a username and password.  After your account has been established, you can build an application by clicking on the “Build Job Application” link.  This application can be saved and used to apply for more than one job opening. 

 

Are you interested in the Bids and Request for Proposals (RFPs) the Town of Barnstable puts out?
Find all the Invitations for Bid and RFPs for the Town that are currently available to the public here.

 


Last Week’s Question: Which village stroll in the Town of Barnstable precedes Nantucket’s stroll in its founding?  The village of Osterville’s Stroll which is being held today and tonight is celebrating its 49th year!

 

This Week’s Question: Hockey season has started at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center.  Can you name Barnstable High School’s head hockey coach who led the team from the 1970’s until the early 1990’s? Please email your answer here .