Bismore Park Dockmaster Laurel DeLong shared this beautiful shot
from Bismore Park on Wednesday morning.

 

Beach Water Quality Updates can be found on the Town of Barnstable’s website.

 

Update on Water Quality Resource Management Efforts in Barnstable
Barnstable’s Channel 18 has prepared a YouTube playlist of segments they have created on Water Quality Resource Efforts in the Town of Barnstable.  The informative 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, June 20, 2019 Town Council Meeting as well as the August 15, 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 and detour signs.

*NEW*Rendezvous Lane, Barnstable – Geotechnical Borings

The Department of Public Work’s consultant (Wright-Pierce) is scheduled to perform geotechnical borings on Rendezvous Lane from the intersection of Kent Road to the intersection with Salten Point Road on Wednesday, September 4.  This section of roadway will be closed during drilling, but the neighborhood will remain accessible throughout the work.  The work is anticipated to be completed in one day.               

*NEW* National Grid will be installing new gas service

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 @ 20 Stanley Place, Hyannis; Wednesday, September 4, 2019 @ 110 Beth Lane, Hyannis; Thursday, September 5, 2019 @ 73 Harbor Bluff Road, Centerville; Friday, September 6, 2019 @ 140 Holly Point Road HyannisTypical natural gas service installation includes marking out underground utilities within the project area, excavation of the street, laying gas main, relaying customer’s individual gas service and connecting those services to the main and installing meters.  Visit ngrid.com/service line to view a YouTube video explaining the replacement of the service pipe to customer homes. 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 dependent on weather and, or may be impacted due to an emergency situation.

*CONTINUES* MassDOT Schedules Intersection Improvements at Falmouth Road (Route 28) at Osterville West Barnstable Road

Construction operations will begin on September 5, 2019, and will continue through to April 2021

Beginning September 5th, MassDOT will commence work on the intersection at Falmouth Road (Route 28) at Osterville West Barnstable Road.  The road has been redesigned to include exclusive left turn lanes and improve bicycle and pedestrian accommodation as part of the proposed safety improvement work. The work to be done consists of furnishing and installing of new traffic signal equipment at the intersection including emergency vehicle pre-emption system, bicycle and vehicles loop detectors, construction of ADA compliant wheelchair ramps, sidewalks, and driveways, box widening, pavement milling and resurfacing, new pavement markings and signs, drainage improvements, water distribution modifications, existing utility pole relocations, installation of granite curbing, loam and seeding. 

Hours of Operation (Day/Night):   Monday through Friday 7:00 AM-3:30 PM.  The initial work shall be done in four phases to allow access to local businesses for both vehicles and pedestrians. Traffic control will include all required signage, channeling devises for lane shifts and alternating one-way traffic as required. Police details/ flaggers will be used as needed. 
For more information on traffic conditions travelers are encouraged to:

·         Dial 511 and select a route to hear real-time conditions

·         Visit www.mass511.com, a website which provides real-time traffic and incident advisory     

          information, and allows users to subscribe to text and email alerts for traffic conditions.

·         Follow MassDOT on Twitter @MassDOT to receive regular updates on road and traffic conditions

·         Download MassDOT’s GoTime mobile app and view real-time traffic conditions before setting out

          on the road.

*UPDATED* Old Kings Road /Sampson’s Mill Road

The Towns of Mashpee and Barnstable are replacing a culvert at the Santuit River on Sampson’s Mill Road (Mashpee)/Old Kings Road (Barnstable).  Sampson’s Mill Road/Old Kings Road will be closed to traffic in both directions for the duration of the project.  The road closure will be between Willowbend Drive in Mashpee and at Abbey Gate Road in Barnstable.  Eastbound traffic will be detoured in Mashpee onto Cape Drive to Route 28.   Westbound traffic in Barnstable will be alerted via message boards to utilize Route 28 via Main Street. Work will continue through November 2019. 

*UPDATED* River Road, Marstons Mills, Cotuit Library, Putnam Avenue, Cotuit (Coastal Pollutant Remediation Grant Project)
Work continues at sites for future green storm water 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 (Stormwater Project)

The project is closing up for the summer with the contractor demobilized and site cleared. The project will remobilize after Labor Day 2019. As always, please slow down and use extreme caution when traveling through the road construction areas, and follow posted safety and detour signs.

*UPDATED* Gleneagle Drive, Centerville

Pavement and drainage improvements continue on Gleneagle Drive in Centerville.  The work includes expansion of existing drainage systems, installation of a new drainage system, reclamation of the existing paved road surface and sidewalk, repaving the sidewalk and roadway with new hot mix asphalt and general restoration.  The project is expected to be completed by September 27, 2019, weather permitting.  As always please slow down and use extreme caution when traveling through the road construction areas and follow posted safety and detour signs.

*CONTINUES* Main Street (Route 6A) and Mill Way in Barnstable Village

Construction is scheduled to start on September 3, 2019 and will continue through May 2020.  Normal work hours will be 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday.  The project area is Main Street (Route 6A) from Rendezvous Lane to Mill Way, and Mill Way from Main Street to Barnstable Harbor Marina.  The project objectives are to improve pedestrian access and overall traffic safety, rehabilitate aging infrastructure, and enhance the streetscape.  The project scope includes new/improved sidewalks, landscaping, and decorative street lighting in the village center, drainage, pavement, crosswalks, median islands, and traffic signals.  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.  Traffic delays may occur during lane closures.  When required, detours will be posted and communicated with local businesses and residents.  As always, please slow down and use extreme caution when traveling through the road construction areas, and follow posted safety and detour signs.

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

Construction is scheduled to resume on September 3, 2019 and is scheduled to continue through December 2019.  Normal work hours will be from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday.  The project area is Route 149 from Mill Pond to Lovell’s Lane, Main Street from Route 149 to the former elementary school, and River Road from Route 149 to the post office drive.  Work this fall will include constructing additional stormwater management systems; replacing temporary sidewalks with permanent sidewalks; planting trees and installing other landscaping; constructing textured and raised crosswalks; placing the top layer of asphalt on roads and driveway aprons; and installing pavement markings and traffic signs.  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.  Traffic delays may occur during lane closures.  When required, detours will be posted and communicated with local businesses and residents.  As always, please slow down and use extreme caution when traveling through the road construction areas, and follow posted safety and detour signs.

*CONTINUES* Sea Street, South Street, and Ocean Avenue in Hyannis

Construction is scheduled to resume on September 3, 2019 and is scheduled to continue through December 2019.  Normal work hours will be 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday through Saturday.  The project area is Sea Street from Main Street to Ocean Avenue, Ocean Avenue from Sea Street to Keyes Memorial Beach, and the intersection of Sea Street & South Street.  Work this fall will include sidewalk reconstruction and wheelchair ramps; installation of decorative street lights and planting street trees; new traffic signal equipment at Sea Street & South Street; placing the top layer of asphalt on the roads, sidewalks, and driveway aprons; and installing pavement markings and traffic signs, including crosswalks.  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.  Traffic delays may occur during lane closures.  When required, detours will be posted and communicated with local businesses and residents.  As always, please slow down and use extreme caution when traveling through the road construction areas, and follow posted safety and detour signs.

 

Barnstable Recreation Fall Program Registration Begins September 4th

 

Save the Date! September 14th HYCC Celebrates 10th Birthday

 

There is Always Something Going on at the Barnstable Adult Community Center
Upcoming programs include:

Wills, Why You Need One Wednesday, September 4, 1:30 PM

Don’t have a will?  Do you really want probate to determine what happens to your estate, rather than making decisions for yourself?  Learn what happens if you don’t take this important step.  Presenter:  Anastasia Welsh Perrino, Esq. Barnstable Family and Probate Court Registrar

Senior Learning Network:

Women in Art: A HERstory of Pioneering Women Artists Thursday, September 5, 1:30 PM

Examine works by pioneering American Artists, and discover the women who led the way in diverse media, breaking stylistic ground, and leaving their marks on the art world.  Meet Texan artists and educators Lauren Cross and Diane Durant, members of the Fort Worth Area Carter Community.

Location: 825 Falmouth Road, Hyannis

Parking: free parking

Website: https://seniors.town.barnstable.ma.us

 

Tale of Two Villages-The North and the South View of our Town:
View historic photographs, on display now through October 15, 2019
The "Art on Loan" program displays the works of local artists and cultural organizations on the meeting room walls in Barnstable Town Hall.  The current exhibit, “A Tale of Two Villages” is on display in the Barnstable Town Hall 2nd floor meeting rooms now through October 15, 2019.   From the ever changing Main Street of Hyannis to the evolving uses of Barnstable Harbor, the history of these villages is explored with photographs of work and life.  This exhibit is a joint project of the Barnstable Historical Society and the Hyannis Historical Society.

The Artwork on Loan program at Town Hall is free and open to the public.  The current exhibit is on display now through October 15, 2019 in the Barnstable Town Hall Hearing Room and Selectmen’s Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Barnstable Town Hall, 367 Main Street, Hyannis.  Free parking is available in the Town Hall Parking Lot. Town Hall is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM (except State and Federal holidays) and frequently opens during evening hours for scheduled meetings.  For more information on this program email melissa.chartrand@town.barnstable.ma.us 508-862-4767  
Program information available at:
www.ArtsBarnstable.com

 

ArtsBarnstable has a lot to offer!

 

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

 

Vineyard Wind Office Hours at HYCC, Centerville Public Library, and Town Hall

Pumpout Boat in Service for the Boating Season

Through Columbus Day Weekend

The boating season is well 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 through October as well as Barnstable Harbor.  To schedule pumpouts email: pumpout@town.barnstable.ma.us or call 508-790-6273. For more information, watch Pumpout Boat on Channel 18.

 

Be Prepared - “Hurricane Preparedness”

For more information, visit the Hurricane Safety Tips section of MEMA’s website at https://www.mass.gov/service-details/hurricane-safety-tips.

 

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:  With school starting this week, we thought we would ask – the former Hyannis East Elementary School has a new name.  Can you name it? The Former Hyannis East is now called the Barnstable Community Innovation School (formerly the Barnstable Community Horace Mann Charter Public School).

 

This Week’s Question:  We will be observing Labor Day next week, under which President did Labor Day become a national holiday? Please email your answer here.

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