Years of Service 2016

The Town of Barnstable celebrated its Years of Service for 19 Retirees and 94 Employees on Friday, December 9, 2016 with Town Manager Mark Ells, Town Council President Jessica Rapp Grassetti and Human Resources Director Bill Cole.




Congratulations and Thank You to the following Employees:


Retired:   Lawrence Avallone (33 years) DPW-Highway; Barbara Bennett (33 years) Information Systems; David Cameron (36 years) Police; James Ellis (31 years) Police; Charles Genatossio (35 years) DPW-Highway; Paul Henderson (33 years) Airport; Sheila Jones (23 years) DPW-Highway; John Juros (11 years) DPW-Administration; Thomas Lynch (8 years) Town Manager’s Office; Steven Maderios (44 years) HYCC-Recreation; Stephen McGuire (33 years) Police; Lauren O’Brien (13 years) Police; Thomas Perry (20 years) Building Division; Anthony Podlesney (9 years) Assessing; Roy Ricci (27 years) Police; Frank Schlegel (32 years) DPW-Engineering Division; Eric Shufelt (22 years) Marine & Environmental Affairs Division; Mitchell Trott (32 years) DPW-Structures & Grounds Division); and Ellen Waddlington (11 years) Health Division.




5 Years of Service:  Donna Andrews, Airport; Christopher Botsford, Police; Geraldine Clark, Assessing; Sarah Colvin, Town Manager’s Office; Brenda Coyle, Building; Sean Crowell, Golf; Jennifer Cullum, Town Council; Eric Dufault, DPW-Administration; Joshua Dunn, HYCC; Thomas Edwards, Police; Kevin Fullam, Police; Jessica Rapp Grasetti, Town Council; Karen Herrand, Growth Management; Christopher Holden, DPW-Structures & Grounds; Craig Hurwitz, Police; Joseph Izzo, HYCC; Spencer Jackson, Police; Joseph Keating, DPW-Highway; Joshua Maloney, Police; Scott McCarthy, HYCC; Erin McRae, DPW-Water Pollution Control; Mariann Mosher, Senior Services; Scott Provencher, DPW-Highway; Ann Quirk, Town Clerk; Christopher Ross, Police; Richard Scali, Regulatory Services; Judith Scichilone, Senior Services; Chartles Thompson, Golf; Michael White, DPW-Highway; and Martin Wunderly, Conservation.

10 Years of Service:   Sarah Beal, Information Systems; Barry Bekeshka, DPW-Highway; Debra Blanchette, Treasury; Brendan Burchell, Police; Richard Cohen, Consumer Affairs; Frank Cox, DPW-Highway; James Derosa, DPW-Structures & Grounds; Mary Enos, Senior Services; Nancy Finch, Assessing; Stephanie Foster, DPW-Solid Waste; Susan Greenlaw, Town Clerk’s office; Brian Jones, Police; Matthew Marais, DPW-Sold Waste; Robert McKechnie, Building Division; Charles McLaughlin, Legal; Timothy O’Connell, Health; Carol Puckett, Growth Management; Jeffrey Rudziak, Assessing; Daniel Ruth, Police; Kim Slezak, Recreation; James Smith, DPW-Water Pollution Control; Douglas Tarr, DPW-Structures & Grounds; and Tara Way, Human Resources.

15 Years of Service:  Theresa Boggi, Treasury; Claudette Bookbinder, Conservation; Dennis Bouvier, Information Systems; Andrew Cormier, DPW-Highway; Kevin DeCollibus-Information Systems; Jennifer Ellis, Police; Kevin Foster-Information Systems; Samantha Garfield-Treasury; Stacey Hurwitz, Growth Management; Hans Keijser, DPW-Water Supply Division; Patrick Kelliher-DPW-Sold Waste Division; Michael Kondracki, Airport; Kenneth Mattoon, DPW-Highway; Maureen Niemi, Town Collector; Donald Peterson, Golf; Richard Poole, DPW-Structures & Grounds; Donna Silva, Police; and David Stanton, Health Division.

20 Years of Service:  James Benoit, Information Systems; Ronald Ghetti, Information Systems; Peter Gibbs, DPW-Highway; Merry Holway, Golf; Joseph Linnell, DPW-Solid Waste; and Bonny Ross, DPW-Administration.

25 Years of Service:  Robin Anderson, Building Division; Susan Atkins, Human Resources; and Valerie Hemmila, Police.

30 Years of Service:  Debra Barrows, Building Division; Benjamin Baxter, Police; Creighton Brown, DPW-Highway; Michael Damery, Police; Mark Palmer, Police; Dale Saad, DPW-Engineering Division; and Jane Zulkiewicz, Consumer Affairs.

35 Years of Service:  Paul MacDonald, Police; Steven McCarthy, DPW-Structures & Grounds; and Stephen Sundelin, DPW-Structures & Grounds.




40 Years of Service:  Robert Bain, DPW-Highway

45 Years of Service:  John Corbett, Police



What Do You Think About Hyannis?

The Town of Barnstable and the Cape Cod Commission have partnered on a planning project focused on Downtown Hyannis, the Route 132 regional retail corridor, and the surrounding residential areas.  The goals of the project are to encourage and guide development and redevelopment in Hyannis, promote economic and housing opportunities, modernize and clarify development regulations, and strengthen the connection between land use and infrastructure planning – all based on the community’s collective vision for the Hyannis area.  To kick off the project, the Cape Cod Commission has prepared a survey to help better understand the issues and opportunities facing Hyannis.  Click here to take the survey!



National Grid Upgrading Natural Gas Main in Hyannis

Work will cause roadway disruption

National Grid and NEUCO have begun a gas main replacement project in downtown Hyannis. Improvements include marking of underground utilities, excavation of the street, and installation of a new gas main. Work will be ongoing, weather permitting. Gas main infrastructure upgrade work will occur in the area of 93-420 South Street; 70-110 High School Road; 10-50 ocean Street; 500 Old Colony Road, Hyannis. Work began on November 30 and is expected to continue through June, 2017. Operations will start promptly at 7:00 AM and run until 4:30 PM Monday through Saturday.  As always, please slow down and use extreme caution when traveling through the construction areas and follow posted safety signs.


Civic Engagement: Citizens Leadership Academy Enrolling Now

Learn More about How Your Town Government Works!

The twenty-fourth session of Inside Barnstable Town Government, A Citizens Leadership Academy will begin Tuesday, January 31, 2017. The academy is an 11-week commitment with the goal of educating the citizens of Barnstable about the operations of town government, while also obtaining valuable feedback and participation from those citizens participating in the Academy. The program is designed to advance understanding of and participation in civic affairs as well as to increase awareness of the challenges facing municipal government. The classes will be on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9:00 pm and will be held in various locations throughout the Town. The Academy also includes a bus tour of the seven villages. The classes will be conducted by Town staff and provide interactive learning experiences, group discussions, and site tours. The program is free of charge and open to anyone who resides or works in the Town of Barnstable. Class size is limited. Please register early to avoid the waiting list.

Applications are available at the Town Manager’s Office, 367 Main Street, Hyannis or online here.  To receive an application by mail or fax, please call 508-862-4610.




Osterville Village Stroll

Friday, December 9, 2016

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Main Street, Osterville Village

Come stroll and enjoy our beautifully decorated and festive village. Events include: live music, a visit from Santa, Mrs. Clause and one of Santa's elves, Corn Hole, tree lighting at the library and lots of good food and refreshments.   Click Here for More Information

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