Baker-Polito Administration Announces
2018 Navigational Dredging Pilot Program Awards

$3.6 million in state grants supporting 10 projects,
leveraging another $3.9 million in local funding

 

Wednesday, August 29th, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito announced $3.6 million to support ten projects for the upcoming dredging season. These grants, awarded through the 2018 Navigational Dredging Pilot Program will benefit eleven communities, tapping into another $3.9 million in local funding. The projects are expected to remove nearly 188,000 cubic yards of harbor sediment. “The new Navigational Dredging Pilot Program is the direct result of outreach by municipal leaders in our coastal communities, and the collaborative, responsive efforts of Secretary Jay Ash and his team,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “Through the economic development package we signed earlier this month, our Administration will create a dedicated dredging program to continue to support the economic and environmental needs of our maritime communities.” “Through the Seaport Economic Council, our Administration has worked closely with the 78 Massachusetts coastal communities, gaining a deeper understanding of the unique necessities of the maritime economy and environmental challenges,” said Lt. Governor Polito. “For dredging here in the Commonwealth, I am thrilled to announce these high-impact awards, which will enhance the capacity of our waterways, improve access in our harbors, and address environmental concerns up and down our coastline.” “Today’s awards will support growth for our maritime economy, benefiting commercial and recreational fishing, ferry services, and more,” said Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash. “After hearing from our many municipalities, the need for this new grant program became clear, and we are pleased to work with municipalities to address these needs on both a near- and long-term basis.”

“Dredging is essential to ensuring that the Commonwealth's harbors grow in a safe, environmentally sound and economically prosperous manner,” said Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton. “The funding awarded through the Navigational Dredging Program continues the Baker-Polito Administration’s commitment to work closely with coastal communities to improve commercial and recreational harbor access while effectively minimizing environmental impacts and maximizing beneficial reuse of dredged materials.” Modeled after the MassWorks Infrastructure Program, one of the state’s most effective tools in supporting local and regional economic development, the 2018 pilot program awards funding to communities for dredging projects based on a competitive basis, with an emphasis on shovel-ready projects which have secured all required federal, state, and local permits, and require a 50 percent match commitment from the municipality. Earlier this month, the Governor signed economic development legislation that authorizes $50 million for saltwater dredging projects, creating the first-ever program with focused funding for dredging that will build on the dredging pilot program the Administration launched in July. “The Town of Barnstable thanks the Commonwealth and our legislators for their support of Barnstable and this dredging project,” said Barnstable Town Manager Mark Ells. “The funding from the Navigational Dredging Pilot Program will help improve the recreational, environmental and economic value of our coastline and estuaries. The Baker-Polito Administration’s strong commitment to supporting coastal resilience is moving Cape Cod rapidly towards a more sustainable future.” “There is a pressing need for further state action and funding for dredging projects on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket,” said Senator Julian Cyr. “This funding will be put to immediate use, and will ensure safer and more accessible harbors for all in our region. I am grateful to the Governor and Secretary Ash for working in partnership with the legislature and municipal leaders to recognize this need and provide supportive state funding.”

“Dredging is critical to maintaining our ecological and economic vitality,” said Representative Will Crocker. “Our harbors are constantly changing due to a number of factors both within and without our control and it necessary to regularly do the work to keep our ports and channels accessible to commercial fishing, recreational boating, and ferrying people and goods to and from the Islands.” “I want to thank the Baker-Polito administration for their continued commitment to the important issues facing us here on Cape Cod,” said Representative Timothy R. Whelan. “The Bass River is not only one of the Commonwealth’s most beautiful treasures, but it is an economic driver for our region. Generations have enjoyed navigating this river through to Nantucket Sound and these grant monies will greatly aid the Town of Yarmouth in keeping this important waterway safely navigable.” “This funding to support dredging is essential to ensure the ongoing vitality of our harbors,” said Representative Sarah Peake. “Cape Cod harbors are gateways into their respective communities, providing access for both recreational and commercial boating. Channel dredging will also increase public safety because in many cases, boats are ‘high and dry,’ sitting in the mud at low tide. This makes it impossible for rescuers to reach boaters or paddlers in distress. I want to thank the Baker-Polito administration, and particularly Secretary Ash, for his attention and dedication to this issue.” Dredging grants will be administrated through the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, with coordination from the Executive Office of Administration and Finance, the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, and the Office of Coastal Zone Management.

Awarded:

Barnstable - $1,000,000: The Town of Barnstable will remove 44,000 cubic yards of sediment and coastal dune from the Cotuit Bay channel and western tip of Sampson’s Island. This project will increase the channel’s width by 50 percent, expand navigation for commercial fishing and recreational boating, reduce the rate of erosion along the bay’s inner shoreline opposite the channel, nourish a coastal barrier beach with benefits for nesting habitats, and improve water quality in a federally-designated Impaired Water under the Clean Water Act.     

 

Important Voter Information from Town Clerk Ann Quirk
Today, Friday, August 31st is the Last Day for Absentee Ballots for September 4th

Town Clerk Ann Quirk reminds us that today is the last day for Absentee Ballots for the September 4th Primary Election.  You have until 5pm to submit your ballot. If you or someone you know, like a student going off to school, won’t be around for the September 4th election, there is an opportunity to take out an Absentee Ballot.  The Town Clerk’s office on the first floor of Town Hall (367 Main Street, Hyannis) would be happy to help you.  Or call 508-862-4044.

Reminder Primary Election – Tuesday, September 4th

Primary election information can be found on the Town’s website.

A complete list of precinct locations can be found here.

Poll Workers, Wardens, and Assistant Clerks Needed

Town Clerk Ann Quirk is looking for people who are willing and able to work during the upcoming elections.  The available positions are poll workers, wardens and assistant clerks. Training is provided. If you think this might be of interest to you, call the Town Clerk’s Office at 508-862-4044.

From the Assessing Division:  Filing Your 38D Income & Expense Property Tax Return
Owners and lessees of income-generating properties file these income and expense forms (38D requests) with the Assessing Division on an annual basis. The Town uses the returns to arrive at the fair cash value of these properties. The first mailing request was mailed out to all income-generating properties in APRIL of this year. For those owners who have not filed their return yet, a copy of the blank forms are available on the Town Website on the Assessing Division page under INCOME and EXPENSE FORMS. These need to be returned to the Assessing Division as soon as possible no later than Sept 7, 2018. If you fail to comply with this second request, it may be grounds for dismissal of a filing at the Appellate Tax Board. You may also face a fine of $50 for residential properties, or $250 for commercial or industrial properties that will be added to the tax bill. Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 59, § 38D has more information.  If you should have questions please call the Assessing Division @ 508.862.4022

ADVANCED NOTICE FOR SEPTEMBER 5, 2018
Full Scale Disaster Drill Thoroughly Tests Public Safety Procedures at Barnstable  Municipal Airport & Lewis Bay

Mock disaster event planned for September 5 calls for heavy public safety presence

Barnstable Municipal Airport will conduct a in-depth exercise involving safety protocols via a full-scale emergency drill on Wednesday, September 5 at 5:00 PM at two separate locations: airport grounds and Lewis Bay in Hyannis. The exercise will simulate a completely mock scenario of an aircraft accident. Actual aircraft will not be used in the drill, yet fire departments will be setting training fires and using other simulations to test the airport’s emergency response plan. Police, Fire, Cape Cod and Falmouth hospitals, US Coast Guard, Federal Aviation Administration, Massachusetts Department of Transportation-Aeronautics Division, Airlines, American Red Cross, Emergency Management, and other Cape Cod towns will all play a role in the exercise.  Volunteers will also be on hand to play the roles of accident victims. As part of the drill, these volunteers will be transported to Cape Cod Hospital for simulated medical care. “The Federal Aviation Administration requires us to stage a full drill every three years,” said Airport Manager Katie Servis. “The ultimate goal of the exercise is to identify improvements to be made to our emergency response should a real disaster ever happen at the airport. Both strengths and weaknesses of the response will be noted and an evaluation team on hand to monitor and critique the exercise.”  Additionally, the exercise will consist of a maritime component simulating the rescue of victims from an aircraft in Lewis Bay. The maritime exercise will test the Cape Cod Marine Mutual Aid System, which is comprised of local Fire Departments, harbormasters, and the United States Coast Guard. “The Tri-Annual Airport exercise provides an opportunity for first responders to test response plans with a wide range of stake-holders and ensure that we are prepared should those plans need to be enacted. An enormous amount of work goes into the planning and preparing for an exercise of this magnitude, we are grateful for the planning teams’ efforts” said Hyannis Fire Chief Peter Burke. 

While the drill takes place in two locations at the Airport (off Mary Dunn Way) and Lewis Bay, please be advised that there will be active police, fire and helicopter activity in the vicinity of the Airport Rotary and Lewis Bay.  The Airport will remain open to scheduled and charter operations during this exercise. The ferry lanes will not be impacted.

 

Safety Tips to Prevent West Nile Virus
Since numerous Cape Cod towns including Barnstable have continued confirmation of West Nile virus (WNV) found in mosquitoes, we thought we would share these important safety tips:

WNV is most commonly transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito.  The mosquitoes that carry this virus are common throughout the state, and are found in urban as well as more rural areas. While WNV can infect people of all ages, people over the age of 50 are at higher risk for severe infection.  By taking a few, common-sense precautions, people can help to protect themselves and their loved ones:

Avoid Mosquito Bites:

·             Be Aware of Peak Mosquito Hours - The hours from dusk to dawn are peak biting times for many mosquitoes. Consider rescheduling outdoor activities that occur during evening or early morning. If you are outdoors at any time and notice mosquitoes around you, take steps to avoid being bitten by moving indoors, covering up and/or wearing repellant.

·             Clothing Can Help reduce mosquito bites. Although it may be difficult to do when it’s hot, wearing long-sleeves, long pants and socks when outdoors will help keep mosquitoes away from your skin.

·             Apply Insect Repellent when you go outdoors. Use a repellent with DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide), permethrin, picaridin (KBR 3023), IR3535 or oil of lemon eucalyptus [p-methane 3, 8-diol (PMD)] according to the instructions on the product label. DEET products should not be used on infants under two months of age and should be used in concentrations of 30% or less on older children. Oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children under three years of age.  Permethrin products are intended for use on items such as clothing, shoes, bed nets and camping gear and should not be applied to skin. 

Mosquito-Proof Your Home:

·             Drain Standing Water – Many mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water. Limit the number of places around your home for mosquitoes to breed by either draining or getting rid of items that hold water. Check rain gutters and drains. Empty any unused flowerpots and wading pools, and change water in birdbaths frequently. 

·             Install or Repair Screens - Some mosquitoes like to come indoors. Keep them outside by having tightly-fitting screens on all of your windows and doors.

The Town of Barnstable Public Health Division will continue to work closely with the MDPH and other agencies.  Information about WNV and reports of current and historical WNV virus activity in Massachusetts can be found on the MDPH website at: www.mass.gov/dph/mosquito.

Saturday Sounds at Hyannis Harbor.  Enjoy waterfront views, local artists and musicians and delightful sights and sounds.

Free live music at the Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties, Bismore Park, Ocean St.
Sept 1st -October 6th, 2018 * 2:00pm-3:30pm

Bring your beach chairs or blankets down to the Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties at Bismore Park, Saturday afternoons 2:00pm - 3:30pm, in September and first Saturday in October for free live, music! Kareem Sanjaghi Trio, The Wicked Trio, Jeffrey Ashur Trio, Donn Legge Band, Bert Jackson and The Skiffs, are scheduled to each play once during the series.  The free, hour and half concerts begin at 2:00 pm. The Bismore Park Artist Shanties are located at 180 Ocean Street, Hyannis, next to the Bismore Park Visitor Center.  There are no rain dates. Free parking available in Town Hall Lot. (367 Main Street). Other pay for parking public lots including lots on Ocean Street and at Bismore Park are easy walking in and around the HyArts Cultural District.  https://townofbarnstable.us/parkingdivision/ Visitors to the seven harbor side shanties (180 Ocean, Bismore Park) and at the Harbor Overlook (51 Ocean Street) will meet artists and artisans, many who work on their craft right at their ‘seaside studios’.  Artists and work varies each week.  The shanties feature a variety of artwork, handmade and hand crafted.  Shanties are open seven days a week, from 11:00AM through Monday, Columbus Day, October 8th.   The Harbor Overlook will be open weekends throughout the fall.   Information about the artists and the artist shanty program is available on line at www.ArtsBarnstable.com<http://www.ArtsBarnstable.com>

Spend a swinging September Saturday afternoon with four sensational bands:

Sept 1st:    Kareem Sanjaghi Trio, pop/jazz/Latin

Sept 8th:    The Wicked Trio, blues/pop/British Invasion

Sept 15th:  Jeffrey Ashur Trio, jazz

Sept 22nd:  Donn Legge Band, pop/rock

Sept 29th:   Bert Jackson Trio, jazz/Latin

Oct 6th:      The Skiffs, A Celtic Americana Stew of Roots, Rock, Blues & Greens

SATURDAY SOUNDS AT THE SHANTIES: BISMORE PARK, 2:00pm-3:30pm. Sept 1-29 and October 6th, 2018

200 Main Street Public Parking Pilot Program

In continued efforts towards identifying opportunities within public parking areas to creatively improve quality of life for our residents and guests while supporting the economic vitality of our community, the Town of Barnstable Parking Management Program is proud to announce starting July 1, 2018 the revised public parking weekend rates and times at the 200 Main Street Lot in Hyannis.

Located directly on the east end of Hyannis Main Street, the 37 space lot provides a convenient location for the public to Park Happy with easy access to local businesses on Main Street, the Hyannis Harbor as well as various transportation options nearby during the weekends.  In order to ensure parking is available for town employees and office patrons during office hours, the Parking Management team will continue to actively monitor and manage the area.  Vehicles remaining parked in the 200 Main Street lot after 10:00 PM on Sunday evening will be towed at owners’ expense.  For more information about this and the many other programs we offer, please visit www.townofbarnstable.us/parking or feel free to contact: Barnstable Parking Management Program, 508-862-4771, 200 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601.  We are happy to help!

 

State of Water Supply Conservation

The Hyannis Water Board, at their May 15, 2018 regularly scheduled Public Meeting, has determined that a potential for a water shortage exists due to the limited availability of water production wells and the need to purchase water from adjacent water systems.  The declaration of a State of Water Supply Conservation by the Hyannis Water Board is appropriate to ensure an adequate supply of water for drinking and fire protection is available, and to ensure compliance with the Water Management Act. The following restrictions limiting nonessential outdoor water use by water users are necessary to control the volume of water pumped each day:

1.       Odd / Even Day Outdoor Watering (including automatic lawn sprinklers):

Outdoor watering by water users with odd numbered addresses is restricted to odd numbered days. Outdoor watering by water users with even numbered addresses is restricted to even numbered days. Commercial, condominium and other multiple properties held under common ownership or management may, by written request of the property owner, be assigned an odd or even designation by the Water Supply Division.

2.       Outdoor Watering Hours (including automatic lawn sprinklers):

Outdoor watering is permitted only from 5:00 PM to 5:00 AM.

3.       Filling swimming pools:

Filling of swimming pools is prohibited

  • Please be aware of advance weather forecasts, and adjust your watering schedule accordingly.
  • Install rain shutoff devices on automatic irrigation systems.
  • Water conservation kits are available at no charge. 

The Hyannis Water Board will terminate the water use restrictions on nonessential outdoor water use when the condition requiring the State of Water Supply Conservation no longer exists. Please call the Hyannis Water System at (508) 775-0063 with any questions.

 

First Tee at Hyannis Golf Course
The First Tee program of Massachusetts continues its offerings at the Hyannis Golf Course.  The First Tee emphasizes Nine Core Values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment.  Through golf and core values, your kids and teens will learn life skills like:  making proper introductions; managing emotions; resolving conflicts; setting up step-by-step goals; planning for the future; and appreciating diversity.  On-line registration information can be found here.

 

Complimentary 15-Minute Waiting Area at Bismore Park, Hyannis Harbor

In continued efforts towards balancing public safety with enhancing quality of life, the Town of Barnstable Parking Management Program introduced a newly created complimentary 15-minute waiting area at Bismore Park, Hyannis Harbor on April 20th. This designated area aims to alleviate congestion of personal vehicles, taxis, shuttle services and transportation network company (TNC) vehicles picking up or dropping off passengers at the ferry terminal.  Designated spaces closest to the ferry terminal are signed appropriately to assist guests in properly identifying the area eligible for the complimentary 15 minute spaces.

In order to ensure the 15 minute waiting area is successful, the Parking Management team will monitor and manage the area including any vehicle obstructing the waiting area stalls. Therefore, it is highly recommended any vehicle needing to park for longer than 15 minutes, including taxis and TNC, pay for parking or find an alternative, compliant parking area.  For more information about this new program please visit www.townofbarnstable.us/parking or feel free to contact: Barnstable Parking Management Program,

508-862-4771, 200 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601. We are happy to help!


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

Water Works Construction on Main Street in Hyannis

The Town of Barnstable Department of Public Works’ Water Supply Division will be starting a water works construction project immediately after Labor Day that will improve the water quality and fire flows for customers of the Hyannis Water System in the Main Street area.  This project will clean and line approximately 1,700 feet of 12-inch water main on Main Street from the Barnstable Road intersection to School Street. Included in the project are the replacement of valves, fire hydrants and customer water services up to the property line. A temporary water bypass system will be installed to maintain a continuous supply of water during this project. The major work is anticipated to be done this fall and final paving to be completed in the spring of 2019. For questions relative to this project call Michael Gorenstein, Project Manager, at (508) 775-0063.

National Grid Upgrading Natural Gas Mains

15-60 Charles Street, 123-135 Barnstable Road and 40 Washington Avenue Ext., Hyannis (through September 30, 2018)  112 Redwood Lane, Hyannis (through September 30, 2018) 151-161 3rd Avenue and 91-112 Ocean Street, Hyannis (through September 30, 2018) 160-190 Pine Lane and 11-23 South Street, Osterville (through September 30, 2018) 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.
*Updated* National Grid Upgrading Natural Gas Mains

National Grid will be replacing natural gas mains Neuco crews will be working on Betty’s Pond Road, Hyannis, Summerside Lane, Hyannis, Moniz Circle, Osterville and 617 to 1017 West Main Street, Centerville.
Route 28 (Falmouth Road) at Bearse’s Way Continues

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 between the hours of 9:00 PM and 5:00 AM, Monday through Thursday through the Labor Day holiday weekend. Beginning on September 5th, 2018 work hours will return to 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

 

CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

Barnstable Dog Park

The dog park asphalt binder and granite curbs have been installed.  Concrete sidewalks are being installed.  Stone park surfacing is scheduled for delivery.

Lombard Site (West Barnstable)

Playground installation continues.  The new entrance stone walls, playground walks, playground masonry entrance are installed.  Playground equipment installation continues while sub-surface drainage structures are completed.  The new entrance is temporarily in use and the lower parking area open, while the upper parking area near the West Barnstable Community Building is being graded.  The re-construction of the ball field, additional site improvements and the re-installation of Luke’s Love playground are expected to be completed in 2018.

 

Sandy Neck APP
In order to keep the public informed of important changes at the beach, we have created an APP that can be downloaded to your smart phones. This new APP will give the public real time information regarding the status of Sandy Neck Beach Park. Easy to download, simple to navigate, it is a welcome addition to the ongoing efforts of everyone here at Sandy Neck to keep you informed! Please go to our website for instructions. www.sandyneckbeachpark.com. You can download the APP on Google Play. If you don’t have a Google Play account, it is easy to set up and it is free. Please email Donna with any questions at donna.bragg@town.barnstable.ma.us  

Town Manager Approves Use of Town Property Guidebook

The Town of Barnstable welcomes and celebrates events that promote Barnstable’s quality of life and unique character of the seven villages of the Town. Town properties and facilities within the seven villages are available for use with an event permit that offers unique opportunities to complement and enhance your event.  Barnstable Town Manager Mark Ells has adopted a Special Event on Town Property Guidebook containing procedures to assist with navigating through the permitting process. In addition, beer and wine is now permissible for special events through an enhanced permit application for the Hyannis Village Green, Hyannis Harbor Overlook and the HyArts Campus buildings. Whether a small family gathering or a large production, our team is committed to working with our resident and visitor event organizers to ensure a streamlined process providing a positive experience from start to finish. To obtain your copy of the guidebook please visit our website at www.townofbarnstable.us/TownManager.  Planning an event on Town Property? Need assistance in understanding the special event permitting process, timeframes, etc.? Please contact Assistant Director of Planning & Development Liz Hartsgrove via email at Elizabeth.Hartsgrove@town.barnstable.ma.us or call, 508-862-4670.

 

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.

 

Tools for New Business Development

Economic Development Resource Tools for New Business Attraction and Development

The Town of Barnstable’s Planning & Development Department provides two economic development resource tools for new business attraction and development. The newly re-designed Business Barnstable website and the Barnstable Business & Permitting Guide were created for companies and entrepreneurs interested in opening a business in Barnstable, the commercial hub of Cape Cod: The Business Barnstable website (www.BusinessBarnstable.com) provides an online comprehensive one-stop resource to assist with new business start-up or expansion, and sends a clear message that Barnstable is ‘Open for Business’.
The
Barnstable Business & Permitting Guide is a user-friendly tool for assisting small businesses looking to locate in the Town of Barnstable through the permitting, licensing and zoning process.
For more information about these tools or Barnstable’s economic development program in general, please visit www.BusinessBarnstable.com or contact Economic Development Specialist, Mike Trovato at 508.862.4791 or Michael.Trovato@town.barnstable.ma.us

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: With students returning to Barnstable Public Schools next week, we thought we would ask something school related. Since what year has Barnstable High School been fully public? The answer is Barnstanle Public Schools has been fully public since 1871!

 

This Week’s Question: How many fire stations, libraries and post offices does the town of Barnstable have? Please email your answer here.