Lifeguards Are Ready for Opening Day – Saturday, June 22, 2019

On Wednesday afternoon, Town of Barnstable Lifeguards went through their orientation. 
Town Council President James Crocker, Town Manager Mark Ells, Barnstable Police Department
Lt. Jean Challies, Community Services Director Lynne Poyant, Assistant Planning & Development Director
Liz Hartsgrove, along with Recreation Director Patti Machado and Aquatics Program staff were on hand to offer words of wisdom and support.  On Tuesday night, the lifeguards received training in “Stop the Bleed.”  The program was offered at the Hyannis Fire Department’s new training room with participation from the Hyannis, Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills, Barnstable, and Cotuit Fire Departments' staff.
Each Fire Department will be providing each of the ocean beaches with the First Aid kits needed
to perform the appropriate skills.

Orientation photo courtesy of Channel 18 Assistant Station Manager Paula Hersey.
Stop the Bleed photo courtesy of Recreation Director Patti Machado.

 

Town Council Meeting – June 20, 2019
Town Council President James Crocker opened last night’s Town Council Meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and a Moment of Silence.  President Crocker asked Town Manager Mark Ells to respond to Public Comment prior to Council Response to Public Comment. Town Manager Ells provided updates on the following items for the period June 7-20, 2019 during Town Manager Communications:

1.       Introduction of Barnstable Police Deputy Chief Mark Cabral who addressed the Town Council.

2.       We continue our coordination with Fish & Wildlife regarding 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.  The Town continues work with Mass Fish & Wildlife to finalize an agreement that would enable the Town to install public water supply wells on the 250-acre Hyannis Ponds Wildlife Management Area (WMA).  We have submitted a draft final agreement authorizing the installation of test wells on the Fish & Wildlife parcel to F&W and we await final comments and a document for signature.  We plan to conduct testing on this and other parcels later this summer.  Mr. Ells will keep the Town Council advised of the progress on this important effort.

3.       On June 12, 2019 the towns of Barnstable, Mashpee, Falmouth, Bourne and Sandwich met with Joint Base Cape Cod (JBCC) to discuss the regional efforts to evaluate JBCC for potential future use for wastewater treatment and disposal.  One of the matters discussed was the May 28, 2019 the Letter of Intent submitted by the Town of Barnstable in response to the Statement of Need issued for Joint Base Cape Cod regarding the Town’s interest in water and wastewater facilities at JBCC.  The Letter of intent was received and taken under advisement.  A response is anticipated by the end of June.  Mr. Ells will keep the Town Council advised of the progress on this matter.

4.       On June 14, 2019 the Director of Public Works Dan Santos convened a kick-off meeting of Barnstable’s water purveyors to commence our ongoing efforts to communicate and coordinate relative to the many challenges facing public water supplies.  Mr. Ells had the opportunity to thank the water purveyors for participating, provide an overview of the comprehensive issues we face in protecting our water resources, and offer to partner on any and all relevant issues.  Director Santos continued the discussion relative to future meetings focusing on such topics as PFOS/PFOA and other contaminants, town wide water supply planning, and Barnstable's Comprehensive Water Management Plan (CWMP).  Mr. Ells will keep the Town Council advised as we progress with this effort.

5.       The Town Council appointed the Town Manager as its representative on the Cape Cod & Islands Water Protection Fund Board (CCIWPFB).  The second meeting is scheduled for June 26, 2019 at 4:00 PM.  At the first meeting the CCIWPFB created a subcommittee to establish draft bylaws.  Mr. Ells is a member of the Bylaws committee and serves as Chair.  They met on June 18, 2019 and have commenced the preparation of the first draft of bylaws.  Mr. Ells will keep the Town Council advised on the progress of this Board.

6.       At the May 16, 2019 Town Council meeting, Mr. Ells reported that in response to our continued concerns regarding the use of synthetic chemicals and substances, he tasked our Health and Safety Officer in coordination with our Chief Procurement Officer to conduct an internal audit of our municipal operations in an effort to identify any existing or potential future use of said products.  In addition we have developed and taken under review an Organic Land Management Procedures document to assure a consistent management approach to the use of all chemicals of concern.  Mr. Ells explained the challenges we face with balancing resource protection with provision of municipal services and tasked our departments with evaluating their respective operation with a focus on developing plans that protect our water resources while continuing to provide the programs and services.  Modification to our current operations will be necessary to achieve this objective.  Mr. Ells will keep the Town Council advised of the progress on this matter.

7.       Update from Town Clerk Ann Quirk regarding state requirements to inactivate voters (see additional information below).

Following Town Manager Communications, Mr. Ells was joined by Director of Finance Mark Milne and DPW Director Daniel W. Santos, P.E.  for an Update on the Comprehensive Waste Water Management Plan.  Mr. Santos introduced new Town Engineer Griffin Beaudoin prior to his presentation.   President Crocker took  

Agenda Item 2019-213 Appropriation and Loan Order in the amount of $8,500,000 for the Construction of Sewer Infrastructure out of order.  The item passed.  Old Business continued with Town Manager Ells presenting Agenda Item 2019-202 Appropriation and Transfer Order in the amount of $10,000.00 for the Fiscal Year 2019 Personnel Costs Budget of the Hyannis Youth & Community Center Enterprise Fund which passed.  Finance Director Mark Milne presented Agenda Item 2019-208 Amend Chapter 241 of the Administrative Code and Chapter 401 of the Administrative Procedures to Effectuate and Codify the Consolidation of the Town Treasurer and Town Collector Positions which passed.  Finance Director Milne also presented Agenda Item 2019-209 Creation of a Stabilization Fund for the Comprehensive Management of Water and WastewaterAfter Council discussion, Councilor Paula Schnepp asked if an affordable housing element could be added to the mix.  Further discussion on the item was suspended while a working group discussed the item to be brought back to the Town Council.  Old Business continued with Finance Director Milne presenting Agenda Item 2019-210 Order to rescind Section 184-12 under Article II– Collection of Sewer Use Charges which passed. Barnstable Public Schools Facilities Director David Kanyock presented Agenda Item 2019-211 Appropriation and Loan Order of $1,100,000 for the Barnstable High School Sports Fields Upgrades which passed.  Town Manager Mark Ells presented Agenda Item 2019-212 Appropriation and Loan Order in the amount of $1,000,000 for the Construction of Water Infrastructure which was moved to the July 18, 2019 Town Council meeting so that the Hyannis Water Board can take up the item at their July 16, 2019 meeting.  Agenda Item 2019-209 was resumed.  Assistant Town Attorney Charles McLaughlin advised the Council that because affordable housing was not included as part of the proposed stabilization fund, if the Council wanted to consider its inclusion, a new separate item should be introduced for a first reading on July 18, 2019, with the vote to be taken on August 15, 2019.  The Town Council then voted to move Agenda Item 2019-209 to the August 15, 2019 Town Council Meeting.  New Business began with Town Attorney Ruth Weil presenting Agenda Item 2019-214 Resolve seeking amendments to G.L.C. 32b for employees receiving Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits which passed.  Agenda Item 2019-215 Appropriation and Loan order in the amount of $3,000,000 for the design, purchase and construction of interim activated carbon filtration units at the Straightway and Mary Dunn wellfields was referred to a Public Hearing on July 18, 2019.  Agenda Item 2019-216 Appointments to a Boards / Committees / Commissions was bifurcated: Airport Commission; Comprehensive Financial Committee; Golf Committee; Jane Eshbaugh Community Service Award Committee; and Youth Commission received a first reading. The bifurcation allowed for a suspension of the rules so the appointee for the Hyannis Main Street Waterfront District Appeals Committee could be approved.  Agenda Item 2019-217 Reappointments to Boards / Committees / Commissions: Airport Commission; Board of Health; Community Preservation Committee; Comprehensive Financial Advisory Committee; Conservation Commission; Council on Aging; Disability Commission; Elderly & Disability Taxation Aid Committee; Golf Committee; Historical Commission; Housing Committee; Hyannis Main Street Waterfront Historic District Commission; Infrastructure and Energy Committee; JFK Memorial Trust Fund Committee; Land Acquisition and Preservation Committee; Licensing Authority; Old King’s Highway Historic District Commission; Planning Board; Recreation Commission; Sandy Neck Board; Shellfish Commission; Trust Fund Advisory Committee; Waterways Committee; Youth Commission; and Zoning Board of Appeals received a first reading. The next Town Council meeting will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7:00 PM in the Town Hall Hearing Room, 367 Main Street, Hyannis.

 

Town Clerk Conducts Mass Inactivation of 7,894 Voters
On Thursday, June 20, 2019, Barnstable Town Clerk Ann Quirk conducted a mass inactivation of 7,894 voters.  Each year the Municipal Census is conducted in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws in every city and town in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  By responding to the Census, the Town Clerk’s office is able to keep voter history and voting addresses up to date.  However, voters are made “inactive” if their annual census is not received or if they have moved and have not notified the municipality.  Residents of the Town of Barnstable are encouraged to take a moment to call the Town Clerk’s Office at 508-862-4044 to verify their voter status.

Update on Water Quality Resource Management Efforts in Barnstable
Barnstable’s Channel 18 has prepared a YouTube playlist of pieces they have done on Water Quality Resource Efforts in the Town of Barnstable.  The pieces include Town Manager Mark Ells talking about Water Quality Planning, Herring Run 2019, Cotuit Bay Dredging, Barnstable at Work – Hyannis Water Supply Division, Water Quality Testing in the Three Bays and more.  At the January 3, 2019 Town Council meeting, DPW Director Dan Santos presented an Update on Wastewater Management Efforts in Barnstable.  We thought we would share this important information again in this week’s eNews.  Mr. Santos’ presentation can be viewed here. Additional updates have been provided at the February 28, 2019 Town Council Meeting, March 21, 2019 Town Council Meeting as well as the June 20, 2019 Town Council Meeting.

Vineyard Wind Office Hours at Centerville Public Library
SUMMER 2019 OFFICE HOURS IN CENTERVILLE

Join us at the Centerville Public Library to learn more about our proposal to construct an offshore wind farm 35 miles south of Cape Cod and bring the power to shore in Barnstable, providing clean renewable energy to the Cape.
FRIDAY, JUNE 21              2:00 - 4:00pm
RSVP here

THURSDAY, JULY 18        4:00 - 6:00pm
RSVP here

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1   4:00 - 6:00pm
RSVP here

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15 4:00 - 6:00pm

JOIN US FOR A PUBLIC FORUM AND Q&A 
RSVP here

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29 4:00 - 6:00pm
RSVP here
All events will be held at:
Centerville Public Library, 585 Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632  
This event is not sponsored or endorsed by the Centerville Public Library.
For more information, please contact Jen Cullen at
jcullen@vineyardwind.com

 

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Saturday, June 22, 2019

The Town of Barnstable Department of Public Works Solid Waste Division in collaboration with Barnstable County is holding a Household Hazardous Waste Collection at the Transfer Station located at 45 Flint Street Marstons Mills.  Hazardous Waste Collections are FREE to Barnstable Residents.  Participants must have either a paid household trash sticker or free recycling sticker to participate.  Stickers are available during normal business hours at the transfer station, including on the collection day.  The hours of the hazardous waste collection are 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. For questions about this project, call the Transfer Station at 508-420-2258, or refer to the Town’s Website or to the County’s website for Household Hazardous Waste at www.loveyourlocalwater.org.


LOCUS Mass Selects Six Communities for its Inaugural State-Wide Opportunity Zone Academy, including Barnstable and Yarmouth

The Towns of Barnstable and Yarmouth are excited to announce their selection by LOCUS and Smart Growth America to participate in the first ever Opportunity Zones Academy, bringing national and private sector experts to these municipalities.  Through the Massachusetts Opportunity Zones Academy, selected cities will advance nationally-recognized smart growth best practices and policies to revitalize their Opportunity Zones while expanding economic opportunity for their existing local residents and businesses. Other Massachusetts municipalities selected are Fitchburg, Salem and a team from Greenfield/Montague.

These six cities and towns were selected through a competitive process based on their strong commitment and desire to achieve positive environmental, social and economic outcomes in their Opportunity Zones.

Yarmouth’s Opportunity Zone, bordered by the Bass River, Parker’s River and Nantucket Sound, presents unique opportunities for investment and commercial development.  Barnstable’s Opportunity Zone includes the Cape Cod region’s commercial center, a historic walkable Main Street, and a commercial and recreational harbor; the area has permitting incentives in place and the Town is seeking to encourage housing development and commercial growth.  Through the Opportunity Zone Academy, Barnstable Planning & Development Director Elizabeth Jenkins , Yarmouth Community Development Director Karen Greene and Economic Development Coordinator Kyle Pedicini will work closely with LOCUS staff to gain tools, skills and knowledge to maximize the Towns’ Opportunity Zone designations.  “We are grateful to LOCUS for this exciting chance to involve our community in a process that will leverage the Opportunity Zone designation and further enhance the place-based economic development strategies at work in Hyannis and South Yarmouth,” said Elizabeth Jenkins. Doug Landry, President of LOCUS Massachusetts and LOCUS National Steering Committee Member, is eager for the prospect of working in diverse Massachusetts communities from the Pioneer Valley to the Cape. "This technical assistance Academy enables us to share national best practices for revitalization and development in Opportunity Zones by bringing planners, developers, and other professionals together. By engaging development professionals from the private sector we hope to provide exceptional assistance to the six communities we are working with.” Participants will travel to Washington, D.C. for a kickoff training session at the National LOCUS Leadership Summit on June 23-24, 2019. During the summer and fall of 2019, LOCUS and Smart Growth America’s experts will provide a combination of trainings and peer-to-peer learning opportunities as well as policy recommendation reports on how to leverage interest in their Opportunity Zones, and local real estate professionals will be tapped to provide market insights in order to identify pipelines of ‘right-sized’ projects for the diverse Opportunity Zones in the state. “This inaugural Opportunity Zones Academy in Massachusetts provides a national model of building local capacity and attracting social impactful investments through public-private-people collaborations,” said Christopher Coes, Director of LOCUS and VP of Real Estate at Smart Growth America “As is so often the case, Massachusetts continues to serve as a laboratory for inclusive and sustainable economic development in the US and we are incredibly excited to be working in the Bay state.” The inaugural Massachusetts Opportunity Zone Academy has been funded through the generous support of the Barr Foundation.

 

4th of July Activities in the Town of Barnstable

Thursday, July 4, 2019

 

The Town of Barnstable Community Services Department has collected information listed below for the Fourth of July Celebrations taking place on Thursday, July 4, 2019 in the villages represented.

 

9am        Barnstable/West Barnstable - The Barnstable-West Barnstable July 4th Parade and Celebration will commence at the County Complex on Railroad Avenue with an 8:30am gathering time; proceed down Main Street (Route 6A); left onto Mill Way and continue to the Village Hollow where it will end for various activities. Presented by the Barnstable Village Civic Association and the West Barnstable Civic Association.

10am      Centerville - The parade will form on the grounds of Centerville Elementary School and proceed up Bay Lane, take a right onto Bumps River Road; left onto Park Avenue; right onto Main Street; and continue to the Centerville Recreation Building where it will end. Presented by the Bay Lane PTA at Centerville Elementary School and Centerville Civic Association.

11am      Cotuit - The parade will begin at the Cotuit Post Office, proceed down School Street to Main Street; left on Main Street to the rear entrance of the Waldorf School (formerly Cotuit Elementary School), where it will end. Presented by the Cotuit Civic Association.

11am      Hyannisport - Following the Hyannisport Beach Club 2K Run at 9am, the parade will line up and begin at the Hyannisport Post Office on Longwood Avenue; left on to Washington Avenue; left onto Lafayette Avenue; right onto Scudder Avenue; and continue onto Dale Avenue to the West Beach Club, where it will end. Presented by the West Beach Club.

2pm        Hyannis Inner Harbor Boat Parade - Hyannis Marina invites all to a July 4th boat parade. The best viewing is along Ocean Street at Hyannis Harbor. If you are a boater and want to participate, the boats assemble off of Hyannis Yacht Club and head to the inner harbor to show off their red, white and blue at approximately 2pm. Email questions to Carla@hyannismarina.com

4pm        Hyannis: Main Street Parade - The Parade will begin promptly at 4pm at the corner of Ocean Street and travel along Main Street for a half mile, ending at the corner of Sea Street. From the east end to west end of Main Street and down to the waterfront, residents and visitors alike will enjoy the annual parade, concerts, and fireworks, and new additions with street performers, musicians, family lawn games, face painting, free trolley rides around the Village Green, and more.

5-7pm    Town Band entertains on the Village Green, Hyannis - Family lawn games, free rides by the

Roaming Railroad, Nicholas Suchecki Jazz Quartet, and much more.

6:30p Concert at Aselton Park - a fun, family friendly dance party featuring Anna and the Moderns.

9pm        Fireworks over Hyannis Harbor from a barge in Lewis Bay*

*Rain date for fireworks only, Saturday, August 31, 2019.

www.townofbarnstable.us/TownHall/fourthofjuly.asp

 

3rd Annual Discover Barnstable Program, Now Expanded!

Back by popular demand and now expanded to 3 days/week at Bismore Park and the Hyannis Harbor Overlook, the Gateway Greeter Program “Discover Barnstable” has once again partnered with various town departments in developing fun, free interactive talks and activities, in July and August! Families are invited to participate in a wide variety of organized and educational activities exploring services and programs which enhances our quality of life and supports the needs of our community.

“The staff was exceedingly enjoyable and we loved learning about programs we were unfamiliar with, at such a beautiful area!”

~ Family from East Meadow, NY

This year’s participating departments include: Animal Control, Arts & Culture, Barnstable Municipal Airport, Channel 18, Clean Water Coalition, Golf, Hyannis Public Library, Parking, Recreation, Senior Services, Town Clerk and Natural Resources!

Free parking is available at the Town Hall Lot

or

Paid parking is available directly at Ocean Street Lot or Bismore Park.

Open and free to everyone!

No reservations required!

Check out what our Town is about!

For more information please visit the Bismore Welcome Center or online at http://townofbarnstable.us/parkingdivision/Projects/discover.asp

Free Lunch Program Returns to HYCC

 

Book Swap Now at Craigville Beach

Town Manager Mark Ells told us Structures & Grounds’ Maintenance Technician/Carpenter Frank Zibutis was the master builder who created this Book Swap for Craigville Beach.  Feel free to take a book or drop one off.  There is a Little Library at Dowses Beach courtesy of the Osterville Village Library and Kalmus Beach has a book shelf at the Bathhouse/Concession stand which have been used a lot since their installations.  Happy beach reading!

- Promotion of veteran telecommunicator Ross Lloyd to our lead supervisor for the unit. Supervisor Lloyd takes great pride in developing and supervising our new staff.

 

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

*NEW* National Grid - Natural Gas Mains
6 Main Street, Hyannis.   The work will include marking underground utilities, excavating utility trenches, installing new gas main, backfilling the trenches and repaving.  As part of this project, National Grid will also replace the natural gas service piping that connects the main to the customer’s gas meters. Construction is expected to occur Wednesday, June 26, 2019, weather permitting. National Grid has committed to complete this project promptly and with minimal disruption to the community. Visit ngrid.com/mainline to view a YouTube video on this gas main replacement process.  A second video explaining the replacement of the service pipe to customer homes is available at ngrid.com/service line. National Grid will distribute written notifications to all affected constituents. Operations will start promptly at 7:00 AM and run until 4:00 PM.  Reduce speed, and use caution. All scheduled work is weather dependent and/or may be impacted due to an emergency situation.

Double Yellow Centerlines, White Edge Lines, and Crosswalk Line Painting

June 23, 2019 through July 3, 2018

The Town of Barnstable Highway division will be repainting the double yellow centerlines, the white edge lines and transition lines into stop bars and crosswalks on all Town main roads that have yellow and white lines.  The Work will begin Sunday, June 23, 2019 and continue through Wednesday, July 3, 2019.   The work hours will be between the hours of 10:00 PM and 5:00 AM, Sunday through Thursday, weather permitting.  The public should take notice and stay off the lines.  The paint will be dry enough to cross after 15 minutes. Traffic during painting operations will be delayed and motorists are advised to seek alternate routes to avoid the work.  As always, please slow down and use extreme caution when traveling through the road areas. 

*CONTINUES* Road Work on Sea Street, South Street, and Ocean Avenue in Hyannis

Construction is suspended for the summer and will resume after Labor Day.  The contractor is responsible for roadway maintenance over the summer including mowing, sweeping construction related debris, cleaning catch basins if necessary, and potentially addressing other items as needed.  Verizon is responsible for the continued installation of new utility poles along parts of the project area.

*CONTINUES* Road Work on Route 149, Main Street, and River Road in Marstons Mills

Installation of street lights is scheduled during June 17-21 and 24-28.  The contractor is required to perform this work entirely off-road, without traffic disruptions.  Other than that, construction is suspended for the summer and will resume after Labor Day.  The contractor is responsible for roadway maintenance over the summer including mowing, sweeping construction related debris, cleaning catch basins if necessary, and potentially addressing other items as needed.  Utility companies are responsible for transferring overhead wires to new utility poles along parts of the project area.
*UPDATED* Coastal Pollutant Remediation Grant Project (River Road, Marstons Mills, Cotuit Library, Putnam Avenue, Cotuit)

Work continues at sites for future green stormwater control infrastructure placement.  Field work can include but is not limited to site visits, survey, soil borings, pulling manhole covers and wetland delineation. This work will continue through 2019. PLEASE NOTE:  Drivers who are traveling through the affected areas should expect delays, reduce speed, and use caution. 

*UPDATED* Ropes Beach, Old Shore Road, Cotuit

Work on the retrofit stormwater system located in front of the sea wall will run to at least the end of July.

*UPDATED* Cordwood Landing (Cotuit) and Prince Avenue (Marstons Mills)
Clean up and adjustment of stormwater systems will continue with the remaining work including the plantings to be completed mid-July. PLEASE NOTE:  Drivers who are traveling through the affected areas should expect delays, reduce speed, and use caution. 

 

There’s lots going on at the Village Libraries of Barnstable

Barnstable Libraries’ Corner

Visit a Town of Barnstable Library today!

Sturgis Library in Barnstable Village
www.sturgislibrary.org

 

Centerville Public Library

www.centervillelibrary.org

 

Cotuit Library

www.cotuitlibrary.org

 

Hyannis Public Library

www.hyannislibrary.org

Marstons Mills Public Library
www.mmpl.org

Osterville Village Library
www.ostervillevillagelibrary.org

Whelden Memorial Library in West Barnstable

www.wheldenlibrary.org

 

2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins

Hurricane Season is a Reminder to Prepare

 

Pumpout Boat in Service for the Boating Season

Through Columbus Day Weekend

The boating season is underway, and pumpout boats are running seven days a week.  The boats can be easily identified.  Both boats are white center console vessels with the lettering “HARBORMASTER” on both sides.  The Pumpout boats monitor VHF Channels 16 and 09 during operating hours.  It is helpful to schedule pumpouts in advance.  The shore side pumpout will be available in Hyannis Harbor May through October as well as Barnstable Harbor.  To schedule pumpouts email: pumpout@town.barnstable.ma.us or call 508-790-6273.

 

2019 Beach Parking Permits Walk-up Sales at HYCC

The Barnstable Recreation Division’s 2019 Beach Parking Permits walk-up sales are underway at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center, 141 Bassett Lane, Hyannis.  Hours of operation are Monday-Saturday 9:00 AM-4:00 PM and Sundays & Holidays 9:00 AM-Noon.  The Resident/Taxpayer Sticker is $45.  You must have a valid car registration.  Leased vehicles must have valid lease agreement.  Resident Parking Permits are required January 1st to December 31st.  More information is available on the Town website or by calling 508-790-6345.


Are You on the Town’s Reverse 911 System?
The Barnstable Police Department has an emergency notification system. 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.

 

e-News TRIVIA
Last Week’s Question: As we look forward to celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Barnstable Senior Center next week, Dianne Francis asked the following question, “What is the name of the pond located behind the Barnstable Senior Center?”  Oliver Cippolini was the first correct response with Dunn’s Pond.

 

This Week’s Question:  Cape Cod has a prognosticator (like Punxsutawney Phil for days of winter) for days of summer.  Can you name him?  Please email your answer here.

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