Congratulations and Thank You, Gene Burman!

Gene Burman was celebrated on Tuesday, June 12th for his 18 years of dedicated service to the Town of Barnstable’s Licensing Authority.  Mr. Burman has served on various boards and committees in the Town for over 55 years.  The Golf Committee also thanked outgoing members Dave Miller (Chair) and Mary Creighton (Vice Chair) for their years of service.  The Town’s Facebook page has a video of Bruce McIntyre, Director of Golf Operations, making a presentation during their last meeting. The Barnstable Youth Commission also recognized four recent graduates who will be moving on to future activities:
 Michael Booth, Matt Hersey (Chair), Reid Mason and Caleb Sonnabend (Vice Chair).

 Thank you for your service and enjoy your retirement!

Pictured from left to right: Gene Burman, Town Manager Mark Ells and Marcy Burman

Traffic Alert – Father’s Day Car Show – Sunday, June 17th
The 24th Annual Father’s Day Car Show will be held on Sunday, June 17th.  There are two road closures that we want to bring to your attention.  On Saturday, June 16th, Main Street from High School Road to Bassett Lane will be closed from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  On Sunday, June 17th, Main Street, Hyannis will be closed from the intersection of Main Street and Ocean Street to the intersection of Main Street and Stevens Street from 5:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

 

Summer Eats – Free Meals for Kids & Teens – Cape Cod Kickoff – Saturday, June 16th

Annual Bike Rodeo and Safety Day – Saturday, June 16th at HYCC

This Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, the Hyannis Youth & Community Center is once again hosting the Annual Bike Rodeo and Safety Day presented by Kiwanis Cape Cod!  With appearances by the Barnstable Police Department and Hyannis Fire Department as well as safety checks by Sea Sports!  There will be 40 free bike helmets for those in need and bike giveaways too!  Come with the family and bring your bicycle (and helmet!).  Show us your skills on the obstacle course and brush up on your traffic safety.  There will be prizes from local businesses and loads of fun!  For more information, contact George Noonan 508-790-6345 x127 or george.noonan@town.barnstable.ma.us

Carriage House Apartments Information Session – June 20th at 6:00 PM
Carriage House Apartments is a new construction rental housing development of 29 units on Mary Dunn Road, Barnstable.  All units are 2 bedrooms, 2 baths with washer and dryer. Anticipated move in date is August 2018. Three (3) of these units will be affordable units:  leased to income eligible tenants at affordable rent limits. Affordable Rent is $1,212 (NOT including utilities).
                                             Income Limits Apply   Maximum Gross Household Income

                                             2 person              3 person              4 person

                                             $46,930               $52,780               $58,630

Information Session Wednesday, June 20th at 6:00 PM, Barnstable Town Hall, 367 Main Street, 2nd floor,  Hyannis.  Application deadline is July 29, 2018.  To request an application email:  susan@carriagehousecapecod.com or Call: (508) 524-6850.

2018 Household Hazardous Waste Collection – Next Saturday, June 23rd 

Town of Barnstable 4th of July Celebrations

The Town of Barnstable along with the Town of Barnstable Fourth of July Committee, is pleased to introduce the all new Town of Barnstable Fourth of July Celebration! This new annual event will include six full hours of jam-packed, nonstop programming and family-friendly entertainment. From the east end to west end of Main Street and down to the waterfront, residents and visitors alike will enjoy the annual parade, concerts, and fireworks, as well as all new additions such as street performers, musicians, family games, jugglers, face painting, free trolley rides around the Village Green, and so much more.  For more information on all of the village celebrations, visit the Town’s website.

Deepest Sympathies to the Family of Ed Jenkins

The following information was shared by Zoning Enforcement Officer Robin Anderson: On May 31, 2018, Ed Jenkins departed this world.  He was a long time employee of the Town of Barnstable and served as the plumbing inspector for 39 ½ years. Ed routinely reminded us that public safety is the primary responsibility of every inspector.  Those of us lucky enough to have worked directly with him know that his generosity of spirit was surpassed only by his readiness to immediately open his wallet in a crisis. He did this without hesitation or fanfare and never sought acknowledgment for his charity. Ed will also be remembered for his unparalleled sense of humor.  Although, he was known to be bawdy he was never unkind.  There are some rare characters that are just irreplaceable.  Ed was one of them and we miss him for it every day.

West Villages Elementary School Celebrates Flag Day in Grand Style

On Thursday, June 14th, the John F. Kennedy Memorial Trust Fund Committee along with Town Treasurer Debra Blanchette, Recreation Director Patti Machado and JFK Memorial Scholarship Recipient Devin McDonald were invited to a special Flag Day Program at West Villages Elementary School.  Robert Jones, Vice Chair of the JFK Memorial Trust Fund Committee, presented a flag that was flown over the Capitol in Washington, DC and was part of the Memorial Day activities at the JFK Memorial on Memorial Day to three students from the school.  Devin, a former student of West Villages when it was called Marstons Mills East Elementary School, gave a great talk to the students about the choices they make each day to have a great day.  On his way out of the auditorium, Devin was warmly greeted by the students and his former teacher Karen Murphy (pictured below).  THANK YOU to Principal Gibbons, Mrs. Barth and the talented students from West Villages Elementary School for a very special program.

Arts & Culture in the Town of Barnstable

Summer time fun is just around the corner! Events/ highlights for the 2018 music, theater, festivals and on-going programs scheduled for the next several months in both the Hyannis HyArts Cultural District and some of the many activities in Barnstable Village Cultural District are now available.  Events and programs are added throughout the season so updates will follow, on-line at www.artsbarnstable.com and on Facebook and Instagram as well.
Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties: 

The three shanties at the Harbor Overlook (corner of South and Ocean Street) and the seven shanties at Bismore Park are open for the season-seven days a week, from 11:00am, now through October 8th.  The Harbor Overlook will be open weekends in the fall.   Artists change weekly so it’s a must to visit our Cape Cod artists all the time.  Both are beautiful and breezy spots to visit at all hours…including lunch time, get out of the office and take in the sights and sounds outdoors.  Starting early July, on Mondays at the Harbor Overlook, and Fridays at Bismore Park, we have live music from 11:30am to 1:30pm for lunch time listening!   And, coming soon to the Harbor Overlook more lawn games and a variety of food and artist vendors.  Stay tuned for details. As you look through the upcoming happenings new programs this year 
include:  On the Hyannis Village Green, Shakespeare Mondays and Salsa dancing and Latin music on Thursday nights. Fun movie themed crafts before the Tuesday night movies are sponsored by Discover Barnstable; and speaking of this program, check out all the new Town Department participants and programs at Bismore Park on Monday mornings and Thursday afternoons.   Music abounds downtown with more live music, more days.  Outdoor venues include:  Aselton Park, Bismore Park, Harbor Overlook, Hyannis Village Green, Hyannis Main Street and in Barnstable Village on the Courthouse stage.   On the HyArts Campus:  plenty of themed artist receptions at Gallery Artrio and at Guyer Barn, including all new plays and improv every week.  Of course, there are plenty of programs and events to keep active and entertained year round in all seven villages in the town of Barnstable and you can find many listings at www.ArtsBarnstable.com.    Many of these programs are made possible in partnership/support from other town of Barnstable Departments, and organizations including but not limited to:  the Main Street Business Improvement District, Cape Cod Art Center, Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce, Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, JFK Kennedy Museum and Love Live Local.

Harbormaster Staff Help with Relocation of Buoy Off of Sandy Neck
On Tuesday, June 12th, Harbormaster staff was on patrol to ensure a smooth removal of the wayward DJ Buoy from Sandy Neck Beach Park that washed ashore during one of this winter's storms. The buoy became a viral sensation given its size and how it dwarfed people on the beach standing next to it. Harbormaster Staff was tasked with a security patrol to keep any vessels from interfering with US Coast Guard (USCG) operations. Assistant Harbormaster Derek Lawson spoke with the Coast Guard to find out what was happening with the DJ Buoy. Prior to its travels to area beaches, the buoy was a marker for the site of the S.S. James Longstreet which is 3.5 miles off of Eastham. The Coast Guard replaced the buoy at that site within weeks. The DJ Buoy has been sent to the buoy yard where it will be reconditioned and put into service elsewhere.  Removal of the DJ Buoy went incredibly smoothly, and the USCG should be commended making it look so easy. Logistically there are a lot of moving parts to make this happen and the whole operation went seamless. Vessels involved were as follows: USCG Buoy-Laying Vessel “Ida Lewis”; USCG Buoy Tender 49403; USCG small vessel 26154; HM “Ocean 24”; and BFD “Olivia Grace”.  Pictures supplied by Marine & Environmental Affairs Staff.

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 10pm 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!

 

2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins

Start of Hurricane Season is a Reminder to Prepare

June 1st marked the official start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season which runs through November 30th.  While historically the majority of tropical storms and hurricanes that have impacted our region occurred during the months of August and September, now is the time to begin preparing yourself, your family, your home and your business.  Throughout hurricane season, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) will share important preparedness information to help residents be aware of, and prepare for, the impacts of tropical storms and hurricanes.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) seasonal outlook predicts a near, or above-normal number of hurricanes this season. Regardless of how many storms develop this year, it only takes one storm to severely impact an area.  In 2011, Tropical Storm Irene produced devastating flooding in Central and Western Massachusetts.  Irene was a reminder that hurricanes and tropical storms can impact the entire Commonwealth, not just coastal regions, and that all Massachusetts residents need to prepare for the possibility of hurricane impacts this season. To learn more about the hazards associated with hurricanes and tropical storms, visit MEMA’s hurricane webpage. Now is the time for all residents of the Commonwealth to prepare for the impacts of a tropical storm or hurricane,” said MEMA Director Kurt Schwartz.  “As hurricane season begins, residents should learn if they live or work in a hurricane evacuation zone, make an emergency plan, assemble an emergency kit, and stay informed.”

Know Your Evacuation Zone

Massachusetts has defined hurricane evacuation zones, designated as Zone A, Zone B and Zone C, for areas of the state at risk for storm surge flooding associated with tropical storms or hurricanes. If evacuations are necessary because of a tropical storm or hurricane, local or state officials will use the hurricane evacuation zones to call for people living, working or vacationing in these areas to evacuate. Even areas not directly along a coastline may be at risk for storm surge flooding during a tropical storm or hurricane. Find out if you live, work or vacation in a hurricane evacuation zone by visiting the ‘Know Your Zone’ interactive map located on MEMA’s website at www.mass.gov/knowyourzone.

Make an Emergency Plan

Develop a plan with the members of your household to prepare for what to do, how to find each other, and how to communicate in a tropical storm or hurricane. An emergency plan should include:

•                  Meeting Locations

•                  Emergency Contact Information

•                  Evacuation Plans

•                  Shelter-in-Place Plans

•                  Considerations for Family Members with Access and Functional Needs, and Pets

For more information, see: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/make-a-family-emergency-plan.

Build an Emergency Kit

Build an emergency kit containing items that will sustain you and your family in the event you are isolated for three to five days without power or unable to go to a store. Emergency kits are particularly important during hurricane season, as there is the threat of extended power outages, flooding, and impassable debris-covered roads. While it is important to customize your kit to meet the unique needs of you and your family, every emergency kit should include bottled water, food, a flashlight, a radio and extra batteries, a first aid kit, sanitation items, and clothing. Depending on your family’s needs, emergency kits should also include medications, extra eyeglasses, medical equipment and supplies, children’s items such as diapers and formula, food and supplies for pets and service animals, and other items you or your family members might need during a disaster. For a complete emergency kit checklist, visit: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/build-an-emergency-kit.

Stay Informed

Receiving advance warnings and timely emergency alerts and information from public officials  is critical to staying safe during a tropical storm or hurricane. Every family should have multiple methods for receiving emergency alerts. Learn more about different types of alerting and information tools including the Massachusetts Alerts Smartphone App, the Emergency Alert System, Wireless Emergency Alerts, NOAA Weather Radio, Social Media & Traditional Media, 2-1-1 Hotline, Local Notification Systems. For more information, please visit: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/be-informed-and-receive-emergency-alerts.

MEMA Hurricane Season Preparedness Activities In preparation for the 2018 hurricane season, MEMA has begun hurricane preparedness activities which will continue throughout the season:

  *   In early May, MEMA, FEMA and the National Hurricane Center hosted a "Hurricane Preparedness for Decision Makers" class for New England officials to learn about tropical cyclones, forecasts and evacuation decision making.

  *   In May, MEMA hosted hurricane preparedness webinars for 350 local, state, federal, private sector and non-profit partners to share information from the National Hurricane Center, National Weather Service, FEMA and MEMA about hurricane forecasting and emergency planning.

  *   In June, MEMA will convene 12 functional hurricane preparedness working groups with representatives of the state’s Emergency Support Function (ESF) partner agencies to focus on air operations, distribution of critical commodities, communications, debris management, electricity restoration, evacuations, fuel supplies and distribution, sheltering, mass feeding, impact assessments, search and rescue, and operation of base camps and staging areas.

 

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.

FY2019 Transfer Station Stickers On Sale

The Transfer Station’s FY19 stickers went on sale on May 1, 2018. The cost for the residential Transfer Station sticker is $250.00 for the first vehicle and $25.00 for the second vehicle. The residential Recycle Only sticker is available and is free of charge. Both stickers are available in the Office at the Transfer Station & Recycling Center, 7 days a week from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM. You must be a resident of Barnstable with a valid vehicle registration to obtain either sticker. Additional documentation may be required for proof of residency. The new sticker is required by July 1, 2018.

Swap Shop at Transfer Station Now Open

The Swap Shop at the Transfer Station is now open on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, weather depending. Please see the Transfer Station webpage for acceptable items.  The Transfer Station is located at 45 Flint Street, Marstons Mills, MA 02648.

 

Compost Now Available at Transfer Station

The Barnstable Transfer Station now has compost available for sticker holders (either trash or recycling).  For residents only. Not for commercial vendors.

Barnstable Parking Permits Available 


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.

News from Marine & Environmental Affairs:

·        Blish Point Boat Ramp Barnstable, MA Open for the Season:  May 18, 2018

Price:

$8.00      Weekdays          $10.00    Weekends/Holiday         $100.00 Season Pass

Hours of Operation:

5:00 AM-4:00 PM (hours may vary)

Call the Harbormasters Office at 508-790-6273 if you have any questions.

·        All Town-owned marinas are open and staffed as of the first week of May. 

·        As of May 1, 2018 all landside pumpout facilities are operational for the season (two in Hyannis inner harbor / Bismore Park Marina and the one at Barnstable Harbor Marina).

·        Seasonal Parking Passes for The Marina at Prince Cove are now available at the Harbormaster’s Office at: 1189 Phinney’s Lane, Centerville, MA  02632. 

·        As a reminder, no motorized vessel, no vessel greater than 12 feet in length overall and no vessel greater than 5 feet in beam may be placed on any Town Way to Water.  Any vessel must include owner contact information.  More details may 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.
Roadway Improvements

*NEW* Town Roads - White Edge Lines and Yellow Center Line Painting

June 12, 2018 through June 22, 2018

The Town of Barnstable Highway Division will be re-painting the white edge lines and yellow center lines on all Town main roads that have existing yellow and white lines.  Work began place Tuesday, June 12, 2018 and will continue through Friday June 22, 2018 The work is expected to be done during the evening hours from 10:00 PM through 5:00 AM, weather permitting.  The public is encouraged to seek alternate routes to stay off the freshly painted lines. The newly painted lines take approximately 15 minutes to dry.

*NEW* Paving Ripple Cove Road in Hyannis
The Department of Public Works will be paving Ripple Cove Road in Hyannis during the week of June 18th, 2018. Limits of work include the entire length of the street which will be overlaid with new pavement.  Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes to avoid the construction.

Cotuit: Anchor Lane, Mariner Circle and Mooring Drive
The Department of Public Works will be wrapping up roadway improvements on Anchor Lane, Mariner Circle and Mooring Drive in Cotuit through early June. Remaining work consists of driveway aprons and site restoration.  Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes to avoid the construction work.  Operations will start promptly at 7 AM and run until 5 PM.  

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. The area is getting prepared for paving and all traffic should use caution. Saturday work may be approved to expedite the inconvenience. 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. Some work hours will be shifting to 9PM to 5AM through the summer.

*UPDATED* Town of Barnstable DPW- Drainage Improvements
The Department of Public Works is performing drainage improvements on Oak Neck Road and Pitcher’s Way. All spring work began on Monday, April 9, 2018 and will continue through July.  Motorists and pedestrians may be redirected around the construction operations when necessary. Both motorists and pedestrians are advised to seek alternate routes to avoid the construction work. Construction operations will start promptly at 7:00 AM and run until 3:30 PM Monday through Friday.

 

CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

Barnstable Dog Park

The parking area is staked out and the contractor continues to bring fill material to the site.  Contractor has installed water control berm. Work is expected to be completed this summer.

Osterville Bay Tennis Courts

The Tennis court cables have been tensioned.  The contractor is working on installation of perimeter drainage.  Work is expected to be complete at the end of June.

Lombard Site (West Barnstable)

The work at Lombard Field and Parking Project is 72% complete.  The top soil has been placed on the field.  The irrigation system is installed.   The sod will be installed when irrigation system becomes active with permanent power. The electric company has installed the new electric pole.  The playground has been graded and equipment is being installed.  The press box siding and trim are painted with interior finish work continuing.  Stone work at the new entrance has begun.  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 Summer of 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   

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 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.

Caregiver Walking Program with Respite
The Barnstable Senior Center and the Hyannis Youth and Community Center are working together to provide a free special program for caregivers.  The program began on March 6th, every Tuesday from 11:00 AM until Noon, family caregivers are invited to join us at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center Indoor Walking Track. Bring your walking shoes, wear comfortable clothes and enjoy an hour to yourself so that you can unwind and get some exercise! Can’t leave the person you care for alone? Respite care is available for adults only and pre-screening is required. Please call Donna Burns @ 508-862-4753 to register. So, lace up those shoes and join us – it is time to take care of YOU!!

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.

 

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.  

 

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.

e-News TRIVIA
Last Week’s Question: We had a wonderful intergenerational tea at the Barnstable Senior Center this week.  Based upon the 2010 Census, how many Barnstable residents are over 65? According to the 2010 Federal Census, there are 45,193 residents in the Town of Barnstable. Of that, 12, 845 residents are over 65.

This Week’s Question:  What was the previous name of West Villages Elementary School?   Please email your answer here.

 

    

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