Town of Barnstable Planning & Development Director Elizabeth Jenkins welcomes participants to the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Workshop.

 

Barnstable Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Climate Resilience Event

 

The Town of Barnstable hosted a community planning event to explore how we are impacted by natural hazards and to develop a comprehensive strategy to reduce potential risks, improve our ability to recover quickly after major hazard events, and improve our overall resilience. Through the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness process, participants explore current and future vulnerabilities to our infrastructure, community, and environment resulting from natural hazards and changing climate conditions and develop and prioritize municipal and community response actions.  This workshop is a product of the Town of Barnstable’s participation in the Commonwealth’s Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) program. This program provides support for towns in Massachusetts to plan for and implement projects that mitigate the impacts of climate change and natural hazards. Communities that complete the MVP program become certified as an "MVP community" and are eligible for State grant funding and other opportunities.

 

Small Vessel Storage on Town Property

Starting April 1, 2019 the Town of Barnstable Harbormaster’s Office will start selling Small Vessel decals for the upcoming season. Per Chapter 430 §430-2 of the Barnstable code - Regulation of vessels on Town ways to water, landings and beaches, a decal issued by the Harbormaster is required to store any vessel on Town land with public access to water. The decal will be available Monday through Friday 8:30 AM – 4:15 PM at the Marine and Environmental Department Office located at 1189 Phinney’s Lane, Centerville, MA 02632.

The price for the decal is $25.00 for a current Town of Barnstable mooring permit holder and $50.00 for anyone else looking to store a small vessel on Town land.  More information can be found at https://townofbarnstable.us/Departments/HarborMaster/ or at 508-790-6273.

 

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program 2019 Action Plan and Citizens Participation Plan – Document Availability

The draft One Year Annual Action Plan for 2019 program year and the Citizen Participation Plan will be available April 3, 2019 on the Town website:  www.townofbarnstable.us/CDBG and in the Planning and Development Department, 367 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Hyannis, MA 02601.  This location is accessible and reasonable accommodations may be made upon request.  The plans serve as planning and strategic documents for the Town’s CDBG Program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The 2019 program year begins July 1, 2019 and ends on June 30, 2020.  Estimated funding for this program year is $287,173 plus any carryover. 

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

The Town is seeking public input on the draft Action Plan, which outlines funding priorities for the upcoming program year; and the Citizen Participation Plan that describes the public process.  Funding levels are estimates and subject to change. Barnstable residents are encouraged to review the plans and to participate in the CDBG process.  Please submit comments in writing to the Planning and Development Department, ATTN: CDBG, 367 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601 or by email to kathleen.girouard@town.barnstable.ma.us with “CDBG Comments” in the subject line.  Comments will be accepted through May 3, 2019 and included in the final plans submitted to HUD.   CONTACT: Planning and Development Department, 367 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601. Phone: 508-862-4678, TDD#508-790-9801, kathleen.girouard@town.barnstable.ma.us with questions about the CDBG program.

 

MassWildlife to Hold Public Listening Session on Topics Related to Coyotes

The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) is holding a public listening session on the topics of coyote population management, coyote hunting, and coyote hunting contests. The session will include a short presentation by MassWildlife staff, followed by an opportunity for attendees to comment and/or ask questions.  The meeting will be held on Thursday, April 4, 6:00-8:00 PM, at Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable, in Lecture Hall A in the Science Building (Building 6). A map of the campus is available at the following link: https://www.capecod.edu/web/about-us/campus-map. In addition, please be advised that the Fisheries and Wildlife Board is planning to hold its June monthly business meeting on Cape Cod, and with MassWildlife staff will hold another listening session the evening of the same day, June 18, 2019, at a time and suitable location to be determined, which will be communicated to the public widely when it is confirmed. A similar short presentation by MassWildlife staff will be provided during this listening session, followed by another opportunity for attendees to provide comments and ask questions.

 

New Rules of Golf Presentation

In the most sweeping revision in more than 60 years, officials from the USGA and R&A, golf’s governing bodies, have reorganized the rules to make them easier to understand and apply. The number of rules has been cut to 24 from 34, and the language simplified to make it more practical.  This “modernization” also aims to improve overall pace of play.  On Friday, April 5th at 5:00 PM in the function room at Hyannis Golf Course, PGA Professional Jesse Schechtman will conduct a presentation outlining these changes and how they will affect everyday golfers.  All attendees will be provided with a copy of the brand new “Players Edition of the Rules of Golf”, and appetizers will be served (both complimentary).  We hope you’ll join us for what is sure to be an interesting and educational discussion.  While walk-ins are welcome, we do ask that you let us know if you plan on attending so that we can best plan the event.  You can do so by calling the Hyannis GC Shop at 508-362-2606.  Hope to see you there!

   

2018 Red Sox World Series Championship Trophy to Visit the HYCC during the Festival of Museums

On Saturday, April 6th we expect lots of activity in the Hyannis Youth & Community Center and meeting rooms which will be full of fun for the whole family with the Festival of Museums taking place from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM.  The 2018 World Series Championship Trophy will be on site from 12:00-2:00 PM! Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to take a photo with the Red Sox 2018 World Series Championship Trophy. Then, in the Butler Rink from 1:00-3:00 PM, the participants of the HYCC Skating School Learn to Skate classes will present their annual Spring Show.  The theme this year is “Road Trip.”  Admission is FREE for both of these events!  Photo courtesy of the Boston Red Sox.

 

Concussion Discussion at Barnstable High School’s Knight Auditorium on April 6th  

“Concussion Discussion,” a symposium for medical professionals, coaches, trainers, parents and young athletes, will be held from 9:00 AM to noon on April 6th in the Knight Auditorium at Barnstable High School’s (BHS) Knight Auditorium, 744 West Main Street, Hyannis. The free program will feature a panel of local physicians and will be moderated by Dr. Peter Bentivegna, MD, FACS. Panelists will include neurologist Sean Horrigan, DO; neurosurgeon Nicholas Coppa, MD, FAANS; pediatrician Kathryn Rudman, MD, who is the official doctor for BHS; and physiatrist Andrew Judelson, MD, director of the Sports Concussion Clinic at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Sandwich. There will be time for discussion and questions.  The forum, sponsored by Cape Cod Healthcare, will also feature a talk by Michael J. O’Brien, MD, director of the Sports Concussion Clinic at Boston Children’s Hospital and assistant professor of orthopedics at Harvard Medical School.

 

2019 Hazardous Waste Collection Dates Announced

More information can be found here on the Town of Barnstable’s website.

 

Upcoming lottery for an affordable rental unit at Ridgewood Avenue

 

ELECTION CALENDAR – 2019
The following is a breakdown of the elections to be held during 2019.  Town Councilors in all odd numbered precincts (1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, and 13) will be running for a four year term.  ALL OTHER offices will also be elected for the usual FOUR year terms.

June 19th: Invitation for local candidates to pick up papers and get information on Town elections
               6:00 PM-6:30 PM in Selectmen’s Conference Room (Barnstable Town Hall, 367 Main Street,                Hyannis)

July 23rd: Last day to obtain nomination papers for Town election.

July 30th: Last day to submit nomination papers to Registrars of Voters for certification.
October 16th:
Last day to register to vote or make any changes to your registration.  Town Clerk’s office will be open until 8:00 PM for that purpose.

November 5th:  TOWN ELECTION

On Election Day- November 5th – Polls will be open in all thirteen precincts from 7:00 AM-8:00 PM for voting. 

The following seats are up for election:

Town Councilors:  Precincts 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 and 13 

School Committee:  Seats currently held by:   Christopher J. Joyce, Michael Judge, and R. Patrick Murphy

Housing Authority:  Seats currently held by:  Hilary V. Greene and Deborah Converse

 

Barnstable Public Schools Kindergarten Registration Is Open!

To enroll your child in kindergarten for September 2019 please visit our district website to begin the online registration process!  PRE-REGISTER AT www.barnstable.k12.ma.us.

Requirements for Enrollment:

·        Students must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2019.

·        You must be a full-time resident of Barnstable.

·        If you are in the process of moving to Barnstable, you may begin the pre-registration process. Registration will be completed once you are residing in Barnstable and provide the required documentation.

·        After you complete the online process use the online scheduler to make an appointment with the school your child will be attending.

·        At your appointment, please bring all required documents and a valid photo ID.  Registration appointments completed by May 1st will be entered into a drawing to win a book gift basket for your kindergartener.

·        If your child currently attends Enoch Cobb Early Learning Center, they are already registered for Kindergarten. 

Prescreening Dates:

 (After you register your child he/she will be screened at their school on the following date):

Barnstable West Barnstable: May 10, 2019

West Villages: May 17, 2019

HyWest: May 20, 2019

Centerville: May 22, 2019

Barnstable Innovation School: May 28, 2019

 

Town of Barnstable Bismore Welcome Center Brochure Program

Registrations are now being accepted for profit and non-profit cultural organizations, businesses and attractions to participate in the 2019 Bismore Park Welcome Center Brochure Program. Located at Hyannis Harbor and open 7 days/week from the last week of April to the first weekend of December, the Town of Barnstable Welcome Center is staffed by skillfully trained, customer oriented Gateway Greeters readily available to assist connecting guests to local services and experiences – creating customized, exemplary and enduring impressions to over 50,000 visitors each year. For more information about this opportunity please visit on-line or contact Liz Hartsgrove, Planning and Development Gateway Greeter Program, at 508-862- 4068.

 

Update on Chapter 337 An Act Regulating and Insuring Short-Term Rentals

At the January 17th Town Council meeting, Town Manager Ells introduced Ryan Castle, CEO, Cape and Islands Association of Realtors (Property Owners’ Obligations); Mark Milne, Director of Finance (Summary of Key Points of Act Affecting Municipalities and Municipal Actions); and Elizabeth Jenkins, Director of Planning and Development: (Local Regulatory Considerations) to present information as it relates to Chapter 337 of the Acts of 2018-An Act Regulating and Insuring Short-Term Rentals which can be viewed here.   There have been many questions as it relates to this Act and its ramifications.  There are a lot of unknowns at this point in time.  Finance Director Mark Milne has prepared Cape Cod & Islands Water Protection Fund Frequently Asked Questions.  Health Director Tom McKean has also shared Short-term Rental Frequently Asked Questions.

Update on Wastewater Management Efforts in Barnstable
At the January 3, 2019 Town Council meeting, DPW Director Dan Santos presented an Update on Wastewater Management Efforts in Barnstable.  Mr. Santos was joined by Assistant DPW Director Rob Steen, Interim Town Engineer Amanda Ruggiero, and Interim Assistant Town Engineer Griffin Beaudoin who have been working on the planning internally.  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 and March 21, 2019 Town Council Meeting.

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

*NEW* MassDOT Asphalt Pavement Repairs and Improvements
MassDOT will be conducting Asphalt Pavement Repairs and Improvements work in Barnstable in the near future.   The project consists of repairing HMA Berm and Pot Holes at various locations associated with Route-6 eastbound / westbound from the Sagamore Bridge to Dennis / Yarmouth town line (Bass River Bridge).

The project is expected to begin April 1st and go through April 13th, weather permitting.  Hours of Operation (Day/Night):  9:00 PM – 5:00 AM.  Lane restrictions controlled by Police Details.

*NEW* Crosswalk Improvements on Main Street, School Street, High Street & Ocean View Avenue in Cotuit

Crosswalk improvements in Cotuit are scheduled to commence during the week of April 1, 2019.  The Town’s contractor for this project is Lawrence-Lynch Corp.  The initial construction activities include removal of existing curb and pavement sections and drainage system modifications. Subsequent activities include installation of new granite curb; new wheelchair ramps; new paved crosswalk surfaces; pavement repairs; installation of signage and restoration of disturbed areas.

Normal work hours will be between 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Construction is scheduled to continue through until May 23, 2019.  

Through traffic will be maintained on these roads throughout construction.  During active construction in the roadway, there will be lane closures with police details to direct traffic.  Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes to avoid the construction work.

As always, please slow down and use extreme caution when traveling through the road construction areas, and follow posted safety and detour signs.
*CONTINUES* Road Work on Sea Street in Hyannis

Town of Barnstable Department of Public Works with their contractor, Robert B. Our Company, is scheduled to reconstruct the pavement on Sea Street from Nautical Road to the northern end of Oak Neck Road contingent on weather and other factors.  The work is expected to take about two weeks to complete.  The work hours will be between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM, Monday through Saturday.   The pavement reconstruction will involve a process called full-depth reclamation in which large equipment is used to pulverize and mix the existing asphalt and underlying gravel base, and then to grade and compact the resulting material to form a suitable base for the new pavement.  After this is completed, it will be paved over with asphalt.  Vehicles can drive on the compacted material until the asphalt is placed.  Businesses and residences along the work zone will remain accessible to traffic throughout the work.  The work will be performed using single lane closures when possible, with police directing traffic past the work area.  Detours will be provided where appropriate.  The equipment used to perform this work will be loud and will create vibrations that may be felt by residents and others in this area.  The contractor is required to implement dust control measures.  The work will include pavement reconstruction for distances of about 10 feet to 50 feet at the ends of side streets where they intersect Sea Street.  Traffic during construction operations will be delayed and motorists are advised to seek alternate routes to avoid the construction work.  As always, please slow down and use extreme caution when traveling through the road construction areas and detour routes.  Follow posted safety and detour signs as well as directions from police officers.
*CONTINUES* Road Work in Marstons Mills Village Center

Town of Barnstable Department of Public Works with their contractor, Lawrence-Lynch Corp., is scheduled to reconstruct pavement on portions of Route 149, Main Street, and River Road began this week and is contingent upon weather and other factors.  The work is expected to take about two weeks to complete.  The work hours will be between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM, Monday through Friday. The pavement reconstruction will involve a process called full-depth reclamation in which large equipment is used to pulverize and mix the existing asphalt and underlying gravel base, and then to grade and compact the resulting material to form a suitable base for the new pavement.  After this is completed, it will be paved over with asphalt.  Vehicles can drive on the compacted material until the asphalt is placed.  The paving operations are scheduled to be performed sequentially starting on Main Street from Route 149 to about 100 feet east of the school driveway; then on River Road from Route 149 to a point alongside the Cash Market; then on Route 149 from the overlook at Mill Pond to the intersection of Main Street & River Road; and finally on Route 149 from the intersection at Main Street to the intersection at Lovell’s Lane.  Businesses and residences along the work zone will remain accessible to traffic throughout the work.  Through-traffic will be detoured around active construction areas, and police will direct drivers headed to locations within the work area.  The equipment used to perform this work will be loud and will create vibrations that may be felt by residents and others in this area.  The contractor is required to implement dust control measures.  Traffic during construction operations will be delayed and motorists are advised to seek alternate routes to avoid the construction work. As always, please slow down and use extreme caution when traveling through the road construction areas and detour routes.  Follow posted safety and detour signs as well as directions from police officers.

*UPDATED*Vineyard Wind Upland Route Survey

Feldman Land Surveyors (Feldman) as surveyors for Vineyard Wind’s power duct bank project in Barnstable, will have a survey crew (using a Feldman truck with yellow flashing lights) on the streets of Barnstable next week for 3-4 days, to establish right of way lines and to obtain supplement mapping. The duct bank route includes Craigville Beach Road, Strawberry Hill Road, Route 28 (crossing), Wequaquet Lane, Phinney’s Lane, Route 132 (crossing), Attucks Lane and Independence Drive.
*CONTINUES* From the Army Corps of Engineers: Bourne Bridge lane restrictions set to start on Monday, March 25

Maintenance work on the Bourne Bridge spanning the Cape Cod Canal in Bourne, MA, has started, and weather permitting, will continue through about May 23, 2019, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New England District officials.  During the work, travel over the Bourne Bridge will be reduced from two lanes in each direction to ONE WIDER 12-FOOT LANE IN EACH DIRECTION. State and local police will be on duty at all times work is being performed to assist the motoring public.  The lane restrictions will remain in place 24 hours per day. Motorists planning to use the Bourne Bridge should be aware that travel delays are likely to occur during the morning and afternoon peak travel periods each day.  This bridge work is critical to maintaining the structural integrity of the bridges, which are a vital component to the transportation system of Cape Cod, the Islands and southeastern Massachusetts. Work will include the replacement of bridge joints on the roadway, repair of deteriorated steel and concrete, patching of damaged pavement surfaces, and replacement of waterproof membranes. Work crews will also perform maintenance work on the bridge lighting and drainage systems during this timeframe.  Traffic signs, message boards and bridge work alert emails will be used to help inform motorists about pending lane restrictions and bridge work. To sign up for bridge work alert emails send an email to CapeCodCanalBridges@usace.army.mil with the subject title "Bridge Work Alerts." An email alert is sent when there is a major change to the bridge work status or schedule.  Additionally, updates are available from the Corps' New England District via Facebook and Twitter: on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CorpsNewEngland; on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CorpsNewEngland. Or visit the District website at http://www.nae.usace.army.mil.

*UPDATED*Road Work on Sea Street and Ocean Avenue in Hyannis
Construction activities during March 29-April 6 are scheduled to include pavement reconstruction using a process called full-depth reclamation in which large equipment is used to pulverize and mix the existing asphalt and underlying gravel base, and then to grade and compact the resulting material to form a suitable base for the new pavement; after this is completed, it will be paved over with asphalt. Vehicles can drive on the compacted material until the asphalt is placed. These paving operations are scheduled to be performed on Sea Street and Ocean Avenue from Keyes Memorial Beach to the north end of Oak Neck Road. After the road pavement is reconstructed, the contractor will install granite curbing along the east side of Ocean Avenue and Sea Street in these areas. Businesses and residences along the work zones will remain accessible to traffic throughout the work. During active construction in the roadway there will be lane closures and detours with police details to direct traffic. Traffic may be delayed during this work, and motorists are advised to seek alternate routes to avoid the construction area.
*UPDATED*Road Work on Route 149, Main Street, and River Road in Marstons Mills

Construction activities during March 29-April 5 are scheduled to include pavement reconstruction using a process called full-depth reclamation in which large equipment is used to pulverize and mix the existing asphalt and underlying gravel base, and then to grade and compact the resulting material to form a suitable base for the new pavement; after this is completed, it will be paved over with asphalt. Vehicles can drive on the compacted material until the asphalt is placed. These paving operations are scheduled to be performed sequentially starting on Main Street between the intersection of Route 149 & River Road and a point about 100 feet east of the school driveway; then on River Road between the intersection of Route 149 & Main Street and a point alongside the Cash Market; then on Route 149 between the overlook at Mill Pond and the intersection of Main Street & River Road; and finally on Route 149 between the intersection of Main Street & River Road and the intersection of Route 149 & Lovell’s Lane. After each section of road pavement is reconstructed, the contractor will install granite curbing and sidewalks along the roads in these areas. The contractor will also be installing a retaining wall on the east side of Route 149 opposite the gas station, and underground electrical conduits for street lighting to be installed later in the project. Businesses and residences along the work zones will remain accessible to traffic throughout the work. During active construction in the roadway there will be lane closures and detours with police details to direct traffic. Traffic may be delayed during this work, and motorists are advised to seek alternate routes to avoid the construction area.
*CONTINUES*Overhead Utility Line Relocations Route 149 & Main Street Marstons Mills 
Verizon has installed 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. Eversource and Verizon will be relocating their overhead lines to the new poles, and when that is completed they will remove the old poles. This work is in conjunction with the Town project to improve these sections of roadway. The overhead utility relocations are not expected to interfere with traffic, although temporary lane closures with police details might be necessary in some locations.
*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*SNEP Grant Stormwater, Prince Avenue (next to Prince Cove Marina) in Marstons Mills 
The sand filter is completed and will be planted in the spring. The area is open to traffic.

*CONTINUES* Coastal Pollutant Remediation Grant Project Section
Work continues at new 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.

*UPDATED*Ropes Beach, Old Shore Road, Cotuit

Work on the retrofit stormwater system located in front of the sea wall can start the week of April 1 and will run to June 29. PLEASE NOTE:  Drivers who are traveling through the affected areas should expect delays, reduce speed, and use caution. 

*CONTINUES* SNEP Grant Stormwater - Cordwood Landing, Cotuit
Remaining work includes the plantings to be completed in the spring.  Area is open to vehicles. This is a “No Plow” area.
*CONTINUES*National Grid Upgrading Natural Gas Mains - Centerville
22 to 369 South Main Street, Centerville.   The work will include marking underground utilities, excavating utility trenches, installing new gas mains, 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 within the dates listed above, 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 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.  Reduce speed, and use caution. All scheduled work is weather dependent and/or may be impacted due to an emergency situation.
Road Work on Main Street and School Street in Cotuit
The DPW is scheduled to begin crosswalk modifications on Main Street and School Street in Cotuit Village beginning the week of April 1, 2019. The modifications include removing, resetting and installing new granite curb; improving handicap accessibility; installing new stamped-asphalt crosswalks; installing a raised crosswalk across School Street in front of the US Post Office; creating a new three-way stop traffic pattern at the intersection of Main Street and Ocean View Avenue; repaving of disturbed sidewalk areas; and restoring any disturbed areas as needed. Work is currently scheduled to be completed by Memorial Day weekend, 2019. During active construction in the roadway there will be lane closures and detours with police details to direct traffic. Traffic may be delayed during this work, and motorists are advised to seek alternate routes to avoid the construction areas.

 

Sure Signs of Spring

Marine and Environmental Affairs Staff prepare wood for use at Sandy Neck Beach Park. This is a true team effort.

 

Recycling Notice

The Solid Waste Division is continuing to adjust its recycling operations to be the most efficient and fiscally responsible for its sticker holders. On February 4, 2019, the Transfer Station & Recycling Center began accepting source separated NEWSPAPER in a designated container in the Recycle Area. Source separated newspaper currently holds a higher value in the recycling market when separated from Mixed Paper. By separating Newspaper, we intend to lower the cost of disposal for Mixed Paper while increasing the return of value for Newspaper.  Source Separated Recyclables will now be separated into six categories. These categories will be:

  • 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, mail, magazines, office paper)
  • Newspaper (clean newspaper only, free of excessive ink, non-paper material and other mixed paper, no inserts)
  • 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 will be installing updated signs and personnel in the Recycle Center will help with any questions and concerns. Please visit MassDEP’s Recyclopedia at https://recyclesmartma.org/ for more information on what recyclable items are widely acceptable.  We appreciate everyone’s patience and assistance.


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.

 

e-News TRIVIA
Last Week’s Question: What was the name of the full moon that rose on the first day of Spring this week?  John & Eileen Perry were fast to respond with the Worm Moon.  The Full Moon in March is the Worm Moon and it is usually considered the last Full Moon of winter.  This year it was the Super Full Worm Moon and took place on the spring equinox.

 

This Week’s Question: The 2018 Red Sox World Series trophy is going to be at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center on Saturday, April 6th as part of the Festival of Museums.  How many World Series trophies have the Red Sox won? Please email your answer here.