Barnstable High School Athletic Field Groundbreaking
Barnstable Public Schools held a Groundbreaking Ceremony on Wednesday, May 8th for Phase I of the Barnstable High School (BHS) Master Field Plan. Members of the BHS Baseball, Field Hockey and Soccer teams joined School Committee members and Town Council President Jim Crocker, Town Councilors
Matt Levesque and Phil Wallace,
Barnstable Public Schools Superintendent Meg Mayo-Brown,
Town Manager Mark Ells and more for the groundbreaking.

Left to Right:  School Committee Chair Chris Joyce, School Committee Member Mike Judge, Town Manager Mark Ells, BHS Baseball players Corey Wardwell, Sean Dooley, Casey Brown, Matt Turner, Barnstable Public Schools Superintendent Meg Mayo-Brown, Barnstable Public Schools Facilities Manager Dave Kanyock, BHS Principal Patrick Clark, BHS Soccer players Wilson De Miranda, Bryce Carpenter, Rushawn Plummer, BHS Girls Soccer player Alexis Papavasiliou, BHS Baseball players Nick Caprio, Ryan Proto, BHS Field Hockey players Abby Al-Asoui, Abby Corey, Lily Tordone, Olivia Burbik, BHS Girls Soccer player Bridget Botelho, BHS Field Hockey players Kate Brewster, Jen Swaylik (Parent), Town Council President James Crocker, Town Councilor Phil Wallace, BHS Baseball player Joe Yalmokas, Town Councilor Matt Levesque.

 

Today! Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies for Lombard Field & Luke’s Love Playground

The official ribbon cutting ceremonies for Lombard Field and Luke’s Love Playground will be held on Friday, May 10th.  Lombard Field’s ceremony will take place at 3:30 PM.  The Barnstable High School Girls’ softball team will have their first pitch at 3:45 PM for their game against Falmouth High School.  Luke’s Love’s ribbon cutting will be held at 4:30 PM.  
                                                               Lombard Field / Luke’s Love Playground

2377 Meetinghouse Way

West Barnstable, Massachusetts    

 

Barnstable High School 8th Grade Art Show: Premier- Look I Can Make Art
On Friday, May 10th, from 5:00-7:00 PM at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, BHS 8th Grade Art Students would like to invite the public to a fabulous evening celebrating the artistic work and accomplishments of their first year of high school art.  8th Grade art students explore the seven elements of art and their finished work includes paintings, drawing and sculpture.  Art teachers Maria Reid, Hoyin Yuen, and Matt Kemp are tremendously proud of the hard work and dedication the students have put into developing their artistic talents and look forward to seeing the community there to celebrate the student work together.  There will be additional open gallery hours at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod up until May 18th, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM as well as 11:00 AM-5:00 PM on Saturdays and Noon-5:00 PM on Sundays.

 

Recreation Commission Tours Recreation Facilities

Repeating a program they began in 2012, the Barnstable Recreation Commission is embarking on a 2019 Recreation Facility Tour.  The schedule of villages is as follows:


 

  1. Lowell Park - Bathrooms, Field, Bleachers, Fencing, Parking Lot, Score Box, Merchandise area, Trash
  2. Tennis/Pickleball Courts - Parking Area, Fence, Access, Courts
  3. Cotuit Elementary School - Playground,                Field, Fence, Parking lot

4.       Ropes - Beach, Wall, Entrance, Parking Lot, Small fence

  1. Playground behind the Library
  2. Loop Beach - Bath House, Beach, Parking Lot, Showers, Staffing Area, H/C Ramp, Wall, Jetty

7.       Memorial Park - Playground, Grounds
This is an open Public meeting at each site above.  Public is invited to meet us at each site above.  Recreation Commission will be leaving the HYCC at 5:30 PM to go to the sites in the order above.  We do not have time specifics for each site; it depends on the facility and the time needed at each site.  We hope to complete each tour by 7:30 PM.

Board of Health to Hold Workshop on Proposal to Ban the Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products including Products Used in Electronic and Vaping Devices – May 15th

The Board of Health will be holding a workshop on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 3:00 PM at the Town Hall, in the second floor Hearing Room, 367 Main Street, Hyannis, Massachusetts.  This workshop is open to the public.  Bob Collett, Director of the Cape Cod Regional Tobacco Control Program, and Cheryl Sbarra, Senior Staff Attorney for the Massachusetts Association of Health Boards (MAHB) will provide a presentation. The Board of Health encourages participation from all sectors.   The discussion topic will be concerning a proposal to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products, sale of flavored nicotine products, including flavored products that are used in electronic devices and vaping devices.

 

Designated Taxi, Rideshare/Cell Waiting Area at Hyannis Harbor

In an effort to assist with public safety at the Hyannis Harbor, the Town of Barnstable is pleased to announce beginning May 17th a designated Taxi and Rideshare/Cell waiting area along Nantucket Street.  Passengers may connect with their taxi/rideshare at the designated area. Ferry passengers requiring departure or arrival assistance may use Hy-Line Cruises’ property only. Passenger operations and waiting in un-designated areas, including the Bismore Park Parking lot will be managed by Barnstable Police and Parking Management to ensure public safety. For information about this and other parking management program services, please feel free to contact us or visit our website.

www.townofbarnstable.us/parkingdivision

@parkhappybarnstable

508-862-4771

200 Main Street ~ Hyannis, MA 02601

We are happy to help!

 

Notice of Informational Meeting

Hyannis/Barnstable Intersection and Pedestrian Improvements

May 20th at 5:30 p.m. – Hyannis Golf Course Function Room

The Town of Barnstable invites the community to an informational meeting on proposed intersection and pedestrian (sidewalk) improvements in the area of Independence Drive, Attucks Lane and Kidd’s Hill Road/Phinney’s Lane.  The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2019 at the Hyannis Golf Course Function Room, 1840 Iyannough Rd #2, Hyannis.  The meeting is to provide interested individuals an opportunity to hear more about the scheduled intersection and pedestrian improvements and speak directly with Department of Public Works staff and the project consultant, VHB.  The project includes:  

·        Design and traffic signal improvements at Attucks Lane and Wilkins Lane; and Phinney’s Lane and Kidd’s Hill Road

·        Sidewalk installation along Independence Drive and portions of Attucks Lane, Kidd’s Hill Road, and Merchants Way

·        Sewer and water improvements in Merchants Way and Attucks Lane area

This infrastructure improvement project aims to serve existing and future commercial and residential development in the area, supporting the economic and housing needs of Barnstable’s residents and the Cape Cod region.

 

2019 Beach Parking Permits Walk-up Sales at HYCC

The Barnstable Recreation Division’s 2019 Beach Parking Permits walk-up sales are underway at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center, 141 Bassett Lane, Hyannis.  Hours of operation are Monday-Saturday 9:00 AM-4:00 PM and Sundays & Holidays 9:00 AM-Noon.  The Resident/Taxpayer Sticker is $45.  You must have a valid car registration.  Leased vehicles must have valid lease agreement.  Resident Parking Permits are required January 1st to December 31st.  More information is available on the Town website or by calling 508-790-6345.

 

Friendly Reminder from Animal Control:
Pursuant to the Town Manager’s Dog Control Regulations, “no person owning or having the care, custody or control of any dog shall allow said dog on any Town Beach or Recreation area from May 15 to September 15 without the written authorization of the Town Manager or official in control of said Beach or Recreation area.”  Please note:  Dogs are not allowed in your car in the parking lot.  Any questions, please call 508-790-6274.

 

Town of Barnstable Notice of Fund Availability (NOFA) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

The Town of Barnstable Planning and Development Department (PDD) is accepting proposals for the 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program year (July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020).  CDBG is a federally funded program from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide affordable housing, economic opportunities and a suitable living environment to low and moderate income residents.  Projects must address at least one of the goals of the 2015-2019 Five Year Consolidated Plan: create or preserve affordable housing units or economic opportunities; public facilities, infrastructure or other public improvements; or provide services to low income and special needs populations including but not limited to seniors and homeless persons.  Proposed projects that address the goals in the Downtown Hyannis Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA) defined in the consolidated plan may be given preference.  The Town is expecting $278,102 for the 2019 program year.  The amount available for Public Service activities is about $41,700.  To be considered, applications must be received in the Planning and Development Department by 4:00 PM on Wednesday, May 23, 2019. Application and Guidebook are available on the Town website www.townofbarnstable.us/CDBG and Attachment A of the application lists the required attachments.  Contact: Kathleen Girouard, CED Coordinator, Phone: 508-862-4678, TDD# 508-790-9801, Email:  kathleen.girouard@town.barnstable.ma.us, Planning and Development Department, 367 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Hyannis, MA 02601.  Monday-Friday between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM. This location is handicap accessible.  Interpreters available upon advance request.

 

After School Program Cooking Class
Students from the 6th and 7th Grade After School Program at the HYCC are taking part in a cooking class. Over the next six Thursdays they will be visiting various kitchens and learning about food prep, food choices and meal cooking.  They are working towards putting together a meal and offering it to their families on the last day of the program.  The Cape Cod Culinary Arts group worked with Barnstable Recreation to receive a grant, allowing eight kids to learn how to cook a meal with different chefs around town.  Participating supporters are KAM Appliances, Hyannis Fire Department and Faith Church.

Class 1:  May 22nd – Intro, basic kitchen Equipment and skills

Class 2: May 9th – Kitchen Safety and How to handle food

Class 3: May 16th – Nutrition and how to plan a meal

Class 4: May 23rd – Shopping Trip – Star Market

Class 5: May 30th – How to follow recipes

Class 6: June 6th – Cooking, Baking and knife skills Techniques

Class 7: June 13th – Cook a meal and celebrate with family

 

Recreation Spring Baking Challenge

The Recreation Division held its annual Spring Baking Challenge.  Connor Delorey (parents are Melissa & Colin Delorey) was the winner by one point over Avery Hamblin (parents are Susan Handeil and Erik Hamblin). It was a delicious competition!   Pictured below are Connor Delorey, Judge Taylor Stump of Little Miss Cupcape and Avery Hamblin with some of their handiwork.

 

There’s lots going on at the Village Libraries of Barnstable

Barnstable Libraries’ Corner

Visit a Town of Barnstable Library today!

Sturgis Library in Barnstable Village
www.sturgislibrary.org

 

Centerville Public Library

www.centervillelibrary.org

 

Cotuit Library

www.cotuitlibrary.org

 

Hyannis Public Library

www.hyannislibrary.org

Marstons Mills Public Library
www.mmpl.org

Osterville Village Library
www.ostervillevillagelibrary.org

Whelden Memorial Library in West Barnstable

www.wheldenlibrary.org

 - Promotion of veteran telecommunicator Ross Lloyd to our lead supervisor for the unit. Supervisor Lloyd takes great pride in developing and supervising our new staff.

- Worked through a 6 week complete renovation of our center in a less than ideal temporary room.

- Became a wireless direct answering point by being the first place to pick up the phone when you call 911 on your cell phone in the Town of Barnstable. This saves time and confusion by eliminating transfers from an off Cape call center to us.

- Several of our dispatchers received awards and recognition for a job well done.

- Development and implementation of a Training program currently being used to train new hires with our own qualified staff.

- Finally, probably the largest undertaking of all, was the successful collaboration with the Hyannis Fire Department as we began complete dispatch services for them last summer.

You may find it hard to thank them in person as they work around the clock, tucked away within the walls of the Barnstable Police Department. On behalf of all of the sworn officers of the BPD -- I thank you for your hard work, exceptional customer service and professionalism.

NEW Small Vessel Storage Permits

Required for all small vessels stored on Town owned land!  This decal enables better tracking of all vessels stored on Town owned land as well as an added resource for emergency contact should a vessel go adrift.

Permit decals are available for purchase Monday through Friday 8:30 AM-4:15 PM at the Marine and Environmental Affairs Department located at 1189 Phinney's Lane, Centerville. Any questions please contact the Harbormaster’s Office at: 508-790-6273 Fee:$25.00 for mooring permit holders; $50.00 for non-mooring permit holders.

 

Barnstable Transfer Station Now Accepting Credit Cards

The Town of Barnstable Department of Public Works Solid Waste Division will now be accepting credit and debit cards as a form of payment for all services, including annual stickers.  American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa credit and debit cards are accepted.  Cash or checks, will also continue to be acceptable forms of payment at the Transfer Station and Recycling Center. For questions about this project, call P.J. Kelliher at 508-420-2258 or refer to the Town’s website.

 

Barnstable Public Schools Kindergarten Registration Is Open!

To enroll your child in kindergarten for September 2019 please visit our district website to begin the online registration process!  PRE-REGISTER AT www.barnstable.k12.ma.us.

Requirements for Enrollment:

·        Students must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2019.

·        You must be a full-time resident of Barnstable.

·        If you are in the process of moving to Barnstable, you may begin the pre-registration process. Registration will be completed once you are residing in Barnstable and provide the required documentation.

·        After you complete the online process use the online scheduler to make an appointment with the school your child will be attending.

·        At your appointment, please bring all required documents and a valid photo ID.  Registration appointments completed by May 1st will be entered into a drawing to win a book gift basket for your kindergartener.

·        If your child currently attends Enoch Cobb Early Learning Center, they are already registered for Kindergarten. 

Prescreening Dates:

 (After you register your child he/she will be screened at their school on the following date):

Barnstable West Barnstable: May 10, 2019

West Villages: May 17, 2019

HyWest: May 20, 2019

Centerville: May 22, 2019

Barnstable Innovation School: May 28, 2019

 

HyArts Art Shanties, Hyannis Harbor  - 2019 Season Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties * two locations *12 seaside studios * Ocean Street, Hyannis
 The Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties opened for the 2019 season, Friday, May 3, 2019.  Visitors will find something handmade, hand designed or hand crafted by local artists in two locations along the Walkway-to-the-Sea, at the Harbor Overlook, 51 Ocean Street and Bismore Park, 180 Ocean Street, Hyannis.  The Artist Shanties are open weekends through Sunday, June 9, including Monday of Memorial Day weekend, then seven days a week through the fall.  Artists change weekly throughout the season. Discover new faces and artwork each week.

New this year at the Harbor Overlook:
Food vendors
offer tasty treats on various days throughout the season including during the ‘Live Lunch’ program: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, every Monday and Friday. Grab a snack and take in the sights and sounds as local musicians rotate throughout the season during this program and during the Thursday singer spotlight series. 

Every Saturday, through end of August, Sam Holmstock, one of the co-founders of the world fusion ensemble ENTRAIN, will facilitate a free drum circle each week, 4:00-6:00 PM! Drumming and rhythm is so much fun and accessible to all.  No experience necessary.  Reduce stress, increase mindfulness and have fun!

The Town run artist shanty program provides affordable rental space for Cape Cod artists and artisans to work and sell at these “seaside studios”.  This program provides prime visibility and opportunities for artists to gain and improve business, marketing and selling skills, connect with other artists and meet visitors from around the region and the world. 

PARK AND WALK:  It is easy to spend art-FULL days in downtown Hyannis HyArts Cultural District, Complimentary and metered parking lots are steps away from Main Street & Hyannis Harbor. Visit the artist shanties, Main Street Hyannis, museums, shops, restaurants and more, all walkable from the surrounding public parking lots.

2019 HYANNIS HYARTS ARTIST SHANTY HOURS: 
Always OPEN FROM 11:00 AM!
Closing time varies, at least until 6:00 PM and at least 8:00 PM in July & August
Weekends, Friday through Sunday until June 9:
Friday-Sunday:  11:00 AM - at least 6:00 PM & open Monday, Memorial Day

Seven days a week: June 10 through Columbus Day, Monday October 14, 2019
Weekends, October and November and December
select weekend programs. Over 95 artists will participate in the 2019 program.  Artwork varies and includes photography, jewelry, painting, fiber arts, glass, ceramics, rope work, mosaics, woodworking, window art, and so much more.  Artists rotate weekly throughout the season.                                                                     


 

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

*NEW* Sewer Infrastructure Improvements

Pleasant Street, Main Street and Center Street - Hyannis

The Town of Barnstable Department of Public Works contractor will be performing a sewer improvement project on Pleasant Street (between Main Street and South Street), Main Street (between Yarmouth Road and Center Street) and Center Street (between Willow Avenue and Main Street) in Hyannis. Work is scheduled to be performed during the week of May 6th at night between 10:00 PM and 5:00 AM.    Work will involve the rehabilitation of the existing sewer pipes using a method called “Insituform”. This system will provide a new jointless sewer pipe that minimizes root and water infiltration problems, improves flow, and provides for a more structurally sound pipe without the need for excavation. 

In order to perform the work, there will be a temporary disruption of sewer service to the properties directly abutting the work for a period of 8-10 hours, during the night time hours.  Property owners that will experience temporary disruption to sewer service will receive a pre-notification flier which will provide the dates and times that they will be affected. During temporary disruption of sewer service, affected properties are asked to limit the use of water that enters their drains to an absolute minimum, not use washing machines, dishwashers or showers, and to disconnect sump pumps in order to avoid possible damage to the new liner and to prevent sewer backups into the basement.  Motorists can expect altered traffic patterns and minor delays during the inspection period. Police details will direct motorists around the work. 

*CONTINUES* Water Department Work at Several Route 6A (Main Street) Intersections in Barnstable Village

Starting April 29th, Barnstable Fire District’s Water Department, with their contractor, were scheduled to replace water valves in the following intersections:

     Route 6A @ Bragg’s Lane                      Route 6A @ Railroad Avenue

     Route 6A @ Commerce Road               Route 6A @ Millway

     Route 6A @ Mary Dunn Road

Scheduled work hours will be 7:00 AM-3:30 PM.  Schedule updates will be provided to residents via additional media releases.  Through traffic will be maintained on these roads throughout construction.  During active construction in the roadway, there will be lane closures with police details to direct traffic. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes to avoid the construction work.  As always, please slow down and use extreme caution when traveling through the road construction areas, and follow posted safety and detour signs.

*CONTINUES* Sewer Infrastructure Improvements (Pleasant Street, Main Street, Center Street, Hyannis)

Starting April 30th, the Town of Barnstable Department of Public Works contractor is performing a sewer improvement project on Pleasant Street (between Main Street and South Street), Main Street (between Yarmouth Road and Center Street) and Center Street (between Willow Avenue and Main Street) Hyannis.  Work includes camera inspections of the existing sewer infrastructure, cleaning of the existing sewer pipes and relining of the existing sewer pipes by the cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) method.  All work will be performed at night between 10:30 PM and 5:00 AM.  Construction is anticipated to be on-going for 2-3 nights a week for approximately three (3) weeks as weather allows.  Police details will direct motorists around the work.  Motorists can expect altered traffic patterns and minor delays during the inspection period.

*CONTINUES* Crosswalk Improvements Main Street, School Street, High Street & Ocean View Avenue

Crosswalk improvements in Cotuit are ongoing.  Remaining activities include new paved crosswalk surfaces; installation of signage; restoration of disturbed areas and installation of a new 3-way stop traffic pattern at the intersection of Main Street and Ocean View Avenue.  Normal work hours will be between 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.  Construction is scheduled to continue through until May 23, 2019.  Through traffic will be maintained on these roads throughout construction.  During active construction in the roadway, there will be lane closures with police details to direct traffic.  Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes to avoid the construction work.  As always, please slow down and use extreme caution when traveling through the road construction areas, and follow posted safety and detour signs.

*UPDATED* Road Work Sea Street, South Street, and Ocean Avenue in Hyannis

Construction activities during May 10-17, 2019 are scheduled to include adjusting valve covers in the paved areas; installing curbs, sidewalks, and driveways; and other associated work.  In addition, Verizon is installing new utility poles along parts of the project area.  Businesses and residences along the work zones will remain accessible to traffic throughout the work, except during scheduled driveway construction.  During active construction in and along the roadway there will be lane closures and detours with police details to direct traffic.  Traffic may be delayed during this work, and motorists are advised to seek alternate routes to avoid the construction area.  As always, please slow down and use extreme caution when traveling through the road construction areas, and follow posted safety and detour signs.

*UPDATED* Road Work on Route 149, Main Street, and River Road in Marstons Mills

Construction activities during May 10-17, 2019 are scheduled to include installing curbs, sidewalks, and driveways; constructing off-road stormwater treatment systems that will be landscaped later in the project; and other associated work.  Businesses and residences along the work zones will remain accessible to traffic throughout the work, except during scheduled driveway construction.  During active construction in the roadway there will be lane closures and detours with police details to direct traffic.  Traffic may be delayed during this work, and motorists are advised to seek alternate routes to avoid the construction area.  As always, please slow down and use extreme caution when traveling through the road construction areas, and follow posted safety and detour signs.

*CONTINUES* Overhead Utility Line Relocations Route 149 & Main Street Marstons Mills

Verizon has installed new utility poles in some locations along Route 149 between Route 28 and Lovell’s Lane, as well as on Main Street between Route 149 and the former elementary school.  Eversource and Verizon will be relocating their overhead lines to the new poles, and when that is completed they will remove the old poles. This work is in conjunction with the Town project to improve these sections of roadway.  During active work on these lines there will be lane closures and detours with police details to direct traffic.  Traffic may be delayed during this work, and motorists are advised to seek alternate routes to avoid the construction area.  As always, please slow down and use extreme caution when traveling through the road construction areas, and follow posted safety and detour signs.

*CONTINUES* Route 28 (Falmouth Road) at Bearse’s Way
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 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

*CONTINUES *Coastal Pollutant Remediation Grant Project (River Road, Marstons Mills, Cotuit Library, and Putnam Avenue, Cotuit)
Work continues at new sites for future green stormwater control infrastructure placement.  Field work can include but is not limited to site visits, survey, soil borings, pulling manhole covers and wetland delineation. This work will continue through 2019.

*UPDATED *Ropes Beach, Old Shore Road, Cotuit

Work on the retrofit stormwater system located in front of the sea wall will start the week of May 13 and will run to June 29, 2019. PLEASE NOTE:  Drivers who are traveling through the affected areas should expect delays, reduce speed, and use caution. 

*CONTINUES* National Grid Upgrading Natural Gas Mains - Centerville
5-135 First Avenue, Hyannis.   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.  Work should be completed Memorial Day Weekend.   Operations will start promptly at 7:00 AM and run until 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.  Reduce speed, and use caution. All scheduled work is weather dependent and/or may be impacted due to an emergency situation.

*UPDATED* Spring Road Work Program
Paving improvements are complete on Bursley Path, Cedar Street, Lothrop’s Lane, Cinderella Terrace, High View Circle and Locust Avenue. Restoration activities will begin during the week of 5/13/19. Roadway milling and paving work will begin on Abbey Gate Road, Buckingham Way, Oxford Drive and Queen Anne Lane in Cotuit during the week of May 13, 2019 and will continue through until June 14, 2019. Traffic during construction operations may 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 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

*CONTINUES* Vineyard Wind Upland Route Survey

Feldman Land Surveyors (Feldman) as surveyors for Vineyard Wind’s power duct bank project in Barnstable, will have a survey crew (using a Feldman truck with yellow flashing lights) on the streets of Barnstable next week for 3-4 days, to establish right of way lines and to obtain supplement mapping. The duct bank route includes Craigville Beach Road, Strawberry Hill Road, Route 28 (crossing), Wequaquet Lane, Phinney’s Lane, Route 132 (crossing), Attucks Lane and Independence Drive.

Bourne Bridge Update from Army Corps of Engineers

We are happy to announce that all four lanes of #CapeCod Canal’s #BourneBridge are fully open and will remain open during the day! There is still work to be done, but our team will complete this work at night to minimize the impact to traffic. The remaining work involves waterproofing the sidewalk and brush-curbing, which will require a period of warm, dry weather and is expected to be complete over the next few weeks. During this time, lane restrictions will need to be in place, but only at night. Thank you to MassDOT and R. Zoppo Corporation of Stoughton for your partnership, and a very special thanks to the residents and visitors of Cape Cod and the Islands for your patience and understanding. The bridge repair work is critical to maintaining the structural integrity of the bridges, which are a vital component to the transportation system of #Massachusetts To sign up for bridge work alert emails send an email to CapeCodCanalBridges@usace.army.mil with the subject title "Bridge Work Alerts."  An email alert is sent when there is a major change to the bridge work status or schedule.  Additionally, updates are available from the Corps' New England District on Facebook; on Twitter; and Instagram. Or visit the District website.


Are You on the Town’s Reverse 911 System?
The Barnstable Police Department has an emergency notification system. 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: Who is Bismore Memorial Park named after?  Bismore Park is named after Ralph P. “Jerry” Bismore, a 1931 Barnstable High School graduate who was killed in the line of duty during World War II.  Channel 18 was able to interview a couple of his surviving siblings.  You can view the interview here.

 

This Week’s Question:  Which U.S. President made Mother’s Day a national holiday? Please email your answer here.