Search Underway for Barnstable’s Next Chief of Police

At last week’s Town Council meeting, Town Manager Mark Ells informed the Council that we are currently in the process of selecting our next Chief of Police.  Mr. Ells was informed that the position is part of Civil Service and made the determination to proceed with an internal search.  A consultant (MMA Consulting) was hired to ensure the Civil Service components of the search are followed and will ultimately provide three names as finalists for the position. Mr. Ells will also convene a panel to interview the finalists.  As you know, the Barnstable Police Department is an integral part of our community. Therefore Mr. Ells would like to hear the community’s thoughts on issues facing the Town and qualities and characteristics of the person selected to lead our Police Department.  Mr. Ells will be providing some opportunities for community input via meetings in the near future.  Please take a few minutes to complete this survey and have your voice be heard.  Deadline for responses is Friday, March 9, 2018. 

 

 

Olympic Watch Continues:  BHS 2006 Graduate Mike Trapp
Mike Trapp is in PyeongChang today - as of Thursday morning the scheduled competition times for the Olympic Snowboarding event Parallel Giant Slalom is Friday, February 23rd with qualifying runs starting at 7:27 PM, our time, followed by finals the same night.  Best chances to see Mike Trapp race will be on MSNBC or live streaming on the Olympic channel or  http://www.nbcolympics.com/.   Mike received coverage in this week’s Cape Cod Times and Boston Globe



 Important Traffic Notification – 10K Road Road on Saturday, February 24th and Hyannis Marathon Sunday, February 25th
 
The Barnstable Police Department wants all residents to be advised that the annual running of the Hyannis Marathon is this Sunday, February 25th at 10:00 AM.  There will also be a 10K Road Road on Saturday, February 24th.  The races start and end at the Hyannis Resort & Conference Center and will have an adverse impact on traffic throughout the morning.  Motorists can expect long delays in the following areas:
                 Hyannis:  The areas of Sea Street / Gosnold Street / Old Colony Road and Ocean Street.
                 Hyannisport:  The intersection of Smith Street / Marstons Avenue and Scudder Avenue
                 Centerville:  The areas of Craigville Beach Road / Main Street / Old Stage Road / Pine Street and  
                Strawberry Hill Road       
 Motorists are encouraged to avoid travel in these areas.  Most intersections along the route will be closed for extended periods of time.  Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this event.

 

Revised Downtown Hyannis Growth Incentive Zone Application and Public Hearings

A revised Downtown Hyannis Growth Incentive Zone (GIZ) application (dated February 20, 2018) is available for review and comment on the Town’s website at: www.townofbarnstable.us/PlanningandDevelopment/2018giz.asp. The proposed revisions address three issues: the boundary, consistency with existing and proposed Cape Cod Commission regulations, and incorporation of public input.

The Planning Board will hold a public hearing on the revised GIZ application at their meeting on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.
The Town Council will hold a public hearing on the revised GIZ application at their meeting on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

Public comments can be directed to the Town of Barnstable Planning & Development Department, Elizabeth Jenkins, Director, elizabeth.jenkins@town.barnstable.ma.us or to the Planning Board at 200 Main Street, Hyannis 02601 or Town Council Office at 367 Main Street, Hyannis 02601.

 

Board of Health Public Hearing on Lifeguard Exemption Requirements
The Board of Health (BOH) of the Town of Barnstable Massachusetts in accordance with and under the authority granted by Section 31 of Chapter 111 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, for the purpose of the protection of public health and safety, announces that there will be a public hearing to review and discuss lifeguard exemption requirements.  The public hearing will be held on Tuesday February 27, 2018 at or after 3:00 PM at the Town Hall, second floor Hearing Room, 367 Main Street, Hyannis, MA.  The Board of Health previously voted in favor of removing the lifeguard and qualified swimmer requirements for only those low usage semi-public swimming pools associated with facilities containing 75 units or less that meet the criteria which can be found on the Town’s website.  The deregulation is proposed to continue to be in effect until such time alternative guidelines or regulations are provided by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) in this regard; but in no case shall this deregulation continue after December 31, 2022 without approval by the BOH.  

 

RFP:  Disposition of Property Via Sale – Various Parcels of Municipal Property

The Director of Property and Risk Management for the Town of Barnstable on behalf of the Town Manager of the Town of Barnstable is selling various surplus parcels acquired through the foreclosure of Land through Land Court for the non-payment of taxes, Land of Low Value and gifts made in lieu of Foreclosure that are located throughout the Town of Barnstable.  This solicitation is being conducted in accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 30B, Section 16, and all sales must be strictly awarded in accordance with the requirements of the Request for Proposals regarding Real Property Transactions. A public session pre-response meeting will be held on February 28, 2018 at Barnstable Town Hall in the Hearing Room, 2nd. Floor at 2:00 PM to allow the public or any interested parties to ask questions about the process or the property.  More information including a list of parcels can be found on the Town’s website or contacting David Anthony, Director of Property and Risk Management, at 508-862-4652 or email at david.anthony@town.barnstable.ma.us.   

 

Notice of Public Information Meeting - Bearse’s Way Shared Use Path Project

The Town of Barnstable Department of Public Works invites interested individuals to attend a public information meeting regarding a proposed new shared use path along the west side of Bearse’s Way between Route 28 and Pitcher’s Way  in Hyannis.  The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Road, Hyannis.   The proposed shared use path will provide a 10-foot wide paved surface for bicyclists, pedestrians, and individuals using assisted mobility devices or other non-motorized modes of transportation.  It will be separated from the road by a strip of grass or other vegetation.  Lighting is proposed in areas where the path will be separated from the road by stands of trees.  Vegetation is proposed along the west side of the path where appropriate for visual screening of the DPW facilities.  The new shared use path will connect an existing shared use path on Route 28 with an existing shared use path on Bearse’s Way north of Pitcher’s Way, and which continues north along Route 132. Construction is planned in 2018 and/or 2019, contingent upon funding and other factors.  The Town is seeking state funds for construction of the project.

 

Friendly Reminder from the Marine & Environmental Affairs Office

 

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program - 2018 Annual Action Plan - Public Meeting Notice
The Town of Barnstable’s Planning and Development Department will conduct a public meeting:  Wednesday, March 7, 2018 3:00 pm in the Planning & Development Conference Room, 367 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Hyannis, MA 02601. This location is accessible.  If you need reasonable accommodations including translation services, please contact the Planning & Development Department at 508-862-4678, TDD# 508-790-9801 by February 28, 2018. The purpose of the meeting is to obtain the comments and views of citizens, public agencies, community organizations, and other interested parties on the Town of Barnstable’s housing and community development needs for the Annual Action Plan and recommended allocation levels for program activities.  The Action Plan serves as the planning document for the Community Development Block Grant program which is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The 2018 funding estimate is about $283,000 plus any carryover funds. According to the Five Year Consolidated Plan, projects or programs that fall into categories of Affordable Housing, Economic Opportunities, Public Facilities, Infrastructure or other Public Improvements, Public Services, and Downtown Hyannis Neighborhood Revitalization activities can receive funding in 2018. Information obtained from the meeting will be considered in the preparation of the Draft 2018 Annual Action Plan.  Anyone unable to attend the meeting may submit written comments on before 2:30pm, March 7, 2018, to the Planning and Development Dept., 367 Main Street, 3rd Floor, 367 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601 ATTN:  Kathleen Girouard or by email to kathleen.girouard@town.barnstable.ma.us with “CDBG Comments” in the subject field please.   CONTACT INFORMATION: Kathleen Girouard, Planning & Development Dept., 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.

 

2018 Open Space and Recreation Plan Draft for Public Comment

The Barnstable Planning and Development Department invites the community to comment on the Town’s Open Space and Recreation Plan at a public meeting on Thursday, March 8th at 6:00 PM in the Town Hall Selectmen’s Conference Room at 367 Main Street, Hyannis.  The department is holding a public meeting on the 2018 Barnstable Open Space and Recreation Plan, which comprehensively examines Barnstable’s open spaces and recreational facilities and outlines goals for land preservation, fostering agricultural activity, and enhancing active and passive recreation opportunities.  Any Barnstable residents with comments about the plan which explores trails, beaches, ball fields, play areas, skating rinks, golf courses and simply preserving the beauty of Barnstable for future generations, are encouraged to attend.  At the March 8th public meeting, a brief overview of the 2018 Open Space and Recreation Plan will be presented to the public starting at 6:00 PM.  Following the presentation, residents will have an opportunity to review the plan that covers the Town recreation, conservation and wildlife habitat areas and comment on what land preservation initiatives and recreation opportunities are important to them.  A copy of the 2018 Open Space and Recreation Plan is available for review on the Town Open Space and Recreation Plan website, found at www.townofbarnstable.us.  The Planning and Development Department will be taking public comments on the plan between Friday, February 16, 2018 and Monday, March 12, 2018 at noon.  Residents and community organizations are encouraged to review the plan and attend the public hearing with comments or questions.  If you have additional questions or would like to submit written comments, please contact Anna Brigham. Principal Planner, Planning and Development Department at 508-862-4682 or anna.brigham@town.barnstable.ma.us.

 

Barnstable Youth Commissions Prepares for 4th Annual Community Substance Abuse Prevention Forum and Seventh Grade Youth Summit

The Barnstable Youth Commission is presenting the 4th Annual Community Substance Abuse Prevention Forum on Thursday, March 15th at 5:30 PM at Cape Cod Community College’s Tilden Arts Center (2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable, MA. The event is FREE and all are invited to attend.  This year’s presentation will be a panel of Barnstable Police Officers who will discuss, demonstrate, and share their views and how we can work together to keep our Community safer.  Prior to the start of the program, non-profit organizations (Youth Street Reach, District Attorney’s Office, Caron Inc., Gosnold of Cape Cod, Big Brother Big Sister, YMCA & Y Achievers Program, Barnstable County Substance Abuse Coalition, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Barnstable County 4–H, Military Families, Barnstable Recreation, and more) will be available to share information about programs available to help with community outreach.  Barnstable Recreation will provide free child care in the lower level of the Tilden Arts Center.  This is an opportunity to learn what is happening and available in our community.  Know the street language, learn what some of these substances and paraphernalia look like, and be able to talk to others about it…especially your kids!   On Friday, March 16th the Youth Commission has the entire 7th Grade student body from Barnstable Intermediate School coming to the 4th Annual 7th Grade Youth Summit at Cape Cod Community College for a full school day of activities.  The program is designed to prevent the students from becoming victims of substance abuse with a program developed by the Barnstable Youth Commission. Dynamic Influence (Rob Hackenson) is an interactive hypnotist and magician who weaves his craft into making good choices and examples of how it can be done.  Kevin Rosario, Life Coach for Gosnold of Cape Cod, shares his life story.  With his amazing motivation, Kevin is known to grab the students’ attention and motivate them to make good decisions.  Our own Barnstable High School Peer Leadership Class will lead the students in numerous interactions that will prepare them to look out for each other and help detour bullying issues.  Then the Barnstable High School students will present what programs, activities, clubs, and sports are available to students as they enter high school next year.  Each student learns the value of being engaged in some way in our community or in the school community.  During lunch the non-profit organizations that were at the Forum will be available for the students.  They can play BINGO by going to each organization to find out what they are about and what they do in our community…once the entire card is complete they are entered to win prizes…such as gift certificates to various businesses, a Go-Pro camera, tablet, and other items that were donated by local businesses and many of the Town of Barnstable employee unions and associations.  This event is truly a model where the entire community has stepped up for Substance Abuse Prevention.   This year’s event sponsors are: 5 Star Bus Company, The Caroline Fries Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation, Cape Cod Healthcare, and John F. Kennedy Memorial Trust Fund as well as local businesses and Town of Barnstable employee unions.

 

Art Visits Nature–spend time in a living museum!

Sandy Neck Beach Park House at the Halfway Point -  2018 Artist Excursion Dates

Artists invited to be inspired by nature’s canvas: 

Sunset trips 2:00 PM-after sunset: 
April 8th, May 6th, September 7th, September 23, October 5, October 21st

The Town of Barnstable in partnership with the Cape Cod Art Center is offering late afternoon/sunset excursions to the House at the Halfway Point at Sandy Neck Beach.  Applications are available online at www.Arts Barnstable.com and at www.CapeCodArtCenter.org    Artists in all disciplines invited to apply.  A Beach Ranger provides the 3.5 mile transport through the dunes out to the halfway point.  In some of the excursions a naturalist is on hand to share knowledge and expertise.  Trips are scheduled for several dates in April, May, September and October.   Costs are $70.00 day/$95.00 for members and non-members, Proceeds benefit the SNB house at the Halfway Point program. Prior participants say time at the halfway house is, “a unique opportunity to see a beautiful and remote part of the Cape.” The house at the Halfway Point is a rustic cottage set in the middle of the dunes, marsh and water at Sandy Neck Beach.  Excursions to this special locale provide artist with the opportunity to "unplug" and enjoy the solitude and scenic landscapes as sources for inspiration. This program is designed for the plein air painter, photographer, musician, writer and other artists who crave the time to create without everyday interruptions.  The program is sponsored by the Town of Barnstable's two cultural districts: Hyannis "HyArts" Cultural District and the Barnstable Village Cultural District, the Cape Cod Art Center  and Sandy Neck Beach Park. Contact Kate Walls at Cape Cod Art Center:  kate@capecodartcenter.org   508-362-2909 for application and fee information OR Melissa Hersh: melissa.hersh@town.barnstable.ma.us   www.ArtsBarnstable.com.

 

 

2018 Parking Permits/Beach Stickers

The Recreation Division 2018 Parking Permits are now available through our mail-in process.  For those of you that supplied Barnstable Recreation with your e-mail address, you should be receiving your application via e-mail.  If you do not receive it, or did not supply an e-mail address, applications may be downloaded from our website.  In order to reduce our postage costs, we will not be sending out applications via the postal system.  If you do not have access to a printer and need an application mailed to you, please feel free to submit your request in writing (please include a self-addressed stamped envelope so we can mail the application to you) to: Town of Barnstable – Parking Permits, 141 Bassett Lane, Hyannis, MA  02601. 2018 Parking Permits/Beach Stickers will be available in person at the HYCC beginning May 7th.  Operating hours will be Monday-Saturday 9:00 AM-4:00 PM and Sundays & Holidays 9:00 AM-Noon.

 

Barnstable Youth Commission Prepares for Second Ready, Set, Work! Job Fair

Seeking Businesses Looking to Hire Youth

 

 

Fiscal 2019 Budget Process:  Capital Improvement Plan Submission Review

Work continues on the Capital Improvement Plan submission review.  We will be holding meetings with various departments and divisions on their capital requests.  Each year through our Capital Trust Fund, Barnstable has been able to address a number of important capital programs.  This year, as we review more than 125 project submissions, we will be seeking to make decisions on projects which are the most needed and in the best financial interest of the Town. 

 

Exemption Applications Due in Assessor’s Office by April 2nd

FY2018 statutory exemption applications, including residential exemptions, are due in the Assessor’s office by Monday, April 2nd.  More information can be found on the Assessor’s page of the Town’s website.

 

Town of Barnstable Villages Tourism Grant Applications Now Available

The Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce has issued a request for proposals on behalf of the Town of Barnstable for its FY2018 Tourism Grant Program.  The Tourism Grant Program is designed to aid villages in promoting new or existing events and festivals to draw visitors to the town.  All civic and nonprofit associations marketing village events to visitors or who are providing visitor services are eligible and encouraged to apply.  These grants are matching funds grants up to a maximum of $1,000. Applications must be submitted to the Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce on or before March 9, 2018.  Grants will be awarded on or before March 31, 2018. Applications and complete rules & guidelines are available by emailing Todd Deluca at the Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce, todd@hyannis.com or calling 508-775-7778.

 

Call to artists –a few spots remain for the 2018 Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties
Bismore Park & Hyannis Harbor Overlook, corner of South and Ocean along the Walkway-to-the-Sea

Artist applications are accepted on a rolling basis for remaining spots for the 2018 season.  Spots are filled based on need and availability.  Applications can be downloaded from  www.ArtsBarnstable.com. 
Opening day for the artist shanties is Friday, May 4th, 2018.  Artist shanties are located in the Hyannis HyArts Cultural District, at Bismore Park, Ocean Street, Hyannis and at the Harbor Overlook, along the Walkway-to-the-Sea, at the corner of South and Ocean Street, overlooking Aselton Park, Hyannis. 

 

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.

 

Town of Barnstable Hyannis Main Street Vendor/Contractor Parking Permit

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The Town of Barnstable recognizes vendors and contractors are a critical component to our community’s economy and quality of life. Therefore, starting January 1, 2018 daily parking permits will be available to qualifying vendors and contractors hired to service businesses and residents located on Main Street, Hyannis who need their vehicles in close proximity on the date of services rendered, parking beyond the 2-hour limitation on Main Street during the hours of 7:00 AM-7:00 PM Monday through Sunday.  Through an application process by the Parking Division, Vendor/Contractor parking permits are valid for one space per vehicle or trailer, for no more than five (5) calendar days per calendar month, and no more than three (3)  vendor/contractor parking permits per business or residency at any one time.  Applications must be submitted one business day prior to the date requested and payment of cash/check must be included with the application:

November 1st – March 31st                         $  5.00/day/space

April 1st – October 31st                                 $15.00/day/space

For more information about this new program and/or a copy of the application, please visit online at www.townofbarnstable.us/parking or feel free to contact:  Barnstable Parking Resources Division, 200 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601 or 508-862-4771. We are happy to help!

 

Stay Informed during a Storm
In the event of a winter storm, the Town will re-activate the Storm Alert feature on our website.  The Department of Public Works will share actual road plowing activities.  Also available to residents is a storm information line that can be accessed by dialing 508-862-INFO (4636), which will be updated with the same information from the DPW.  Our Town’s social media site on Facebook and Twitter will also be updated during any storm event.  The 2018 Department of Public Works Snow and Ice Brochure has been updated. You can view the brochure here.

 

ROAD WORK UPDATES

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

National Grid Upgrading Natural Gas Main

National Grid and NEUCO continue their gas main replacement project. Improvements include marking of underground utilities, excavation of the street, and installation of a new gas main. Work will be ongoing, weather permitting. Their scheduled work along Peppercorn Lane, Cotuit and Route 6A between Allyn and Crocker Lanes in Barnstable Village will continue. Operations will start promptly at 7:00 AM and run until 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. 

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 6:30 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

*NEW* Route 6 (Mid-Cape Highway) - Fabrication and Installation of Ground Mounted Guide and Traffic Signs

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will begin their roadway ‘Fabrication and Installation of Ground Mounted Guide and Traffic Signs’ along Route 6 beginning February 20, 2018. This project is estimated to be completed by May 24, 2018. The work will consist of replacing the existing directional signs along Route 6 from Sandwich to Eastham. There are no proposed lane closures. All work will be performed on the highway’s shoulder accompanied by a police officer. The work hours will be between the hours of 7:00 AM and 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

 

CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

Osterville Bay School Demolition

The contractor has completed demolition operation and is in the process of demobilizing and removing equipment from the site.

Lombard Site (West Barnstable)

Work has slowed due to the freezing temperatures.  The contractor is installing underground drainage structures under the future parking areas.  The new press box has been installed.  The sidewalk path will be rough graded with stone dust as part of the sidewalk relocation. The public should be aware that there will be limited access and parking for the West Barnstable Community Building, as well as no access to Luke’s Love Playground, the ball field or the Old Selectmen’s Building for the duration of the project. The re-construction of the ball field, additional site improvements and the re-installation of Luke’s Love are expected to be completed in the Spring/Summer of 2018.

 

Town of Barnstable 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’. 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.

 

Adult Supportive Day Program at the Barnstable Senior Center

If you are a caregiver in need of respite, or a senior who may benefit from the Adult Supportive Day (ASD) Program, we would be happy to meet with you to discuss how we may meet your needs.  ASD offers the following:  assists elders in maintaining their independence and remain active while aging in place in the community; offers structured and stimulating activities in a safe environment, with a focus on socialization, cognitive skills and physical well-being; provides respite and peace of mind for caregivers and families; caregiver supports/referrals are available; and professional, caring and experienced staff.  For more information, call 508-862-4765 to schedule a tour and a Free Trial Day.

 

Barnstable Public Schools on Facebook

Barnstable Public Schools has a Facebook page.  You can follow them here. You may also want to follow Superintendent Meg Mayo-Brown on Twitter @meg_bps.  

 

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.

 



Last Week’s Question:  Can you name the three types of Mills that existed in Marstons Mills?  Janyce Edwards was the first to respond: There’s the grist mill, the fulling mill and the saw mill.  Bob Frazee provided some great history.

 The three types of Mills that operated in Marstons Mills were: a Fulling Mill (for cleaning & processing raw wool); a Sawmill; and a Grist Mill (for grinding raw grains into flour).  Few folks know that an ancient road called “Fuller Road” used to lead up from the River at River Road next to the old Goodspeed House, and on to “Fuller’s Pond” — which we know today as “Lovell’s Pond” off Newtown Road.  Remnants of the old road cut can still be seen through the woods across what is now COMM watershed land.  In 2017 the Marstons Mills Historical Society undertook a project, accomplished with much community assistance, to place signs at our Village's six industrial / mill sites. A self-guided tour of these can be made using a Brochure available at the MMHS website — here is the link.  Karen Maier also provided us with some pictures of the sites.

 

 

 

This Week’s Question:  As Presidents Day was earlier this week, we thought we would ask a Presidential question.  In additional to John F. Kennedy, what other presidents spent time living in Barnstable?  Please email your answer here.



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