Fall clouds reflect in the Centerville River

Town Council Meeting – Thursday, October 4th

Last night’s Town Council meeting began with public comment.  During Town Manager Communications Town Manager Mark Ells informed the Council that we are proceeding with the tasks in the budget action calendar for FY 2020 as scheduled. Director of Finance Milne shall issue the FY 2020 Operating and Capital Improvement Plan Budget instructions on October 5, 2018 to municipal departments.   We are planning the calendar year permit and fee hearing on November 13, 2018.  For information on our fiscal year budgets please view the town’s Open Budget website at http://budget.townofbarnstable.us.

Mr. Ells said we will continue working with the Mass Department of Fish & Wildlife (MDFW), USGS, DEP Water Supply staff regarding future potential water supply wells proposed on the 250 acre parcel northeast of the Hyannis Water System.  USGS has completed preliminary modeling runs (7) in the area of the Hyannis Ponds complex.  Water sampling has been completed in the test wells on the F&W land.  Perchlorate, PFAS, 1.4 Dioxane and heavy oil type contaminants results were not detected or below standards, Iron and manganese levels in some wells are high requiring treatment.  We have a group meeting on October 10, 2018 to review modeling and quality results.

On October 1, 2018, the Town of Barnstable Transfer Station returned to accepting only separated recyclables.  This means that they will no longer be accepting single stream recycling.  There will be separate containers for cardboard, paper, glass, plastic, and metal.  However, there will be a transitional period thru November 2018.  While we understand that the new program may not be as convenient as single stream recycling, economic factors over the past year have caused the recycling market to significantly change.  This operational modification will allow us to better manage the recycling program.

Mr. Ells and staff continue their discussions with Vineyard Wind (VW) relative to their proposal to construct transmission facilities that would interconnect with a proposed off-shore windfarm in federal waters.  We have finalized the community host agreement (CHA) with Vineyard Wind. At the Barnstable Town Council’s regular meeting Thursday, Ells said a primary focus of the agreement was the prevention of an interconnection to the Vineyard Wind cable by others. Easements sought by Vineyard Wind at Covell’s Beach were to undergo a first reading Thursday night at the council meeting, and a vote is expected at the next council meeting Oct. 18. Vineyard Wind officials are expected to be present at that meeting, Ells said. 

The Barnstable Municipal Airport’s Request for Proposal for the KMART plaza is due on October 12, 2018.  The proposals shall be taken under review. 

On September 25, 2018, Mr. Ells met with the Board of Health (BOH) to provide a Comprehensive Water Management Plan update and further discussed the proposal to eliminate or modify Chapter 360 Article XV. Protection of Saltwater Estuaries Interim regulations.  We are scheduled to attend the October 23, 2018 BOH meeting for action on said proposal.  We will keep you advised of our progress on this matter.

In our continued efforts to fulfill the goals of the Town Council strategic plan, we have developed an action plan to initiate, implement, and deliver specific objectives associated with Town Council’s Strategic Plan Priority areas.  The specific request is the creation of a Town Council appointed Ad Hoc Committee to work with and advise staff and ultimately report back to Town Council on stated objectives in the area of Economic Development. 

2019-030 Appointments to a Board/Committee/Commission: Infrastructure and Energy Committee: Ed Eichner,; Barry Gallus; Gordon Starr; Recreation Commission: Brendan Burke; Tanya Dawson; Barnstable Youth Commission: Piper Hunt; Lucas McCauley; Jenna Schmidt2019-031 Reappointments to a Board/Committee/Commission: Hyannis Main Street Waterfront Historic District Appeals Committee: Sarah Colvin; Hyannis Main Street Waterfront Historic District Committee: Dave Colombo.

2019-032 Amending Article V, Chapter 240, Section 25 of the Zoning Ordinance to revise regulations for the Highway Business District was referred to a Joint Hearing with Planning Board on 11/01/18

The following agenda items had a first reading and were continued to the October 18th Town Council meeting.

2019-033 Repeal of Chapter 241-16 of the Town of Barnstable Administrative Code, Barnstable Economic Development Commission

2019-034 Approval of change of purpose to allow the grant of an easement to Vineyard Wind LLC in a parcel of land namely that portion of Covell’s Beach and shown on Assessors’ Map 225 As Parcel 006

2019-035 Order to petition the General Court of the Commonwealth to enact special legislation approving the grant of easement to Vineyard Wind LLC in a parcel of land, namely a portion of Covell’s Beach and shown on Assessors’ Map 225 as Parcel 006

2019-036 Approval of a grant of easement to Vineyard Wind LLC in a parcel of land, namely a portion of Covell’s Beach and shown on Assessors’ Map 225 as Parcel 006

From the Town Clerks Office

As a reminder from the Town Clerk, the Town of Barnstable early voting for the November 6, 2018 election begins on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday at the Town Clerk’s Office and ends on Friday, November 2, 2018 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.  Extended early voting Hours are on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 and October 30, 2018 until 8:00 pm at the Town Clerk’s Office.  The Town Clerk’s office will be the centralized tabulation facility for early voting ballots.  Early voting information will be published in the Cape Cod Times.


Notice of Recycling Change for Barnstable Transfer Station & Recycling Center

Over the past year, there have been significant changes to the global recycling market. The major outlets for U.S. recyclables have overhauled their regulations and increased their enforcement, with some outlets shutting down. This has created stricter standards in the acceptance of recyclables. Due to these changes, the Solid Waste Division will be adjusting its operation and changing the process on how recyclables are accepted at the Transfer Station & Recycling Center.  Beginning October 1, 2018, all recyclables disposed of at the Recycling Center will need to be separated into designated containers for cardboard, plastics, mixed paper, metal cans and glass. Sticker holders will be responsible for separating their recyclable items and disposing of them into the respective containers. To aid in the transition from single stream to separation, there will continue to be two (2) containers for single stream recycling. These two containers will only be available for 60 days to allow sticker holders to adjust to the recycling changes. We will be installing updated signs and will have increased personnel in the Recycle Center to help with any questions and concerns.  We appreciate everyone’s patience and assistance in transitioning from single stream to source separated.

Saturday Sounds at Hyannis Harbor.  Enjoy waterfront views, local artists and musicians and delightful sights and sounds.
Free live music at the Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties, Bismore Park, Ocean Street
Through October 6th, 2018 * 2:00 PM-3:30 PM

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

Spend a swinging September Saturday afternoon with four sensational bands:

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

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

Barnstable Senior Center Introduces New Evening Programming
Fall is a mellow, cozy interval and a great time of year to indulge in some special time for yourself with any of the BSC’s educational, recreational or health and fitness and social opportunities for adults of all ages. Not able to take advantage of daytime offerings? We now have evening  hours!  Learn to play the tin whistle, craft a gorgeous boxwood tree for the holidays (day or evening session) ,  or dance your way to better health.  Get sewing or painting, learn French or Spanish, or improve your computer skills.  The entire array of offerings is online at http://www.townofbarnstable.us/SeniorServices.   Or pick up a print copy of the October/November Compass at the BSC, town libraries and other locations for a complete list of enrichment resources as well as fee and registration information. Here’s a sampling:
Dementia LIVE, Weds., Oct.10, 5:30-6:30pm Take the opportunity to participate in this sensory learning experience in which you walk in the shoes of a loved one with dementia. This innovative program simulates living with dementia and will provide a greater understanding of how to better care for and relate to people with these challenges. Presented by Benchmark Senior Living
Repurpose old jewelry, Tues., Oct. 16, 5:30 PM Recycle those cast-asides and create a stunning new design for yourself.

Fall Walking Weekend THIS WEEKEND October 6th-8th


ADVANCE NOTICE – Flu Clinics/span>

The Town of Barnstable Public Health Division is pleased to announce that there will be three influenza vaccination clinics open to Barnstable residents as follows:

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, from 9:00 -11:00 AM at St. George Greek Orthodox Church                                              Community Center, Route 28 Centerville;

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 3:00- 5:00 PM at St. George Greek Orthodox Church Community                       Center, Route 28 Centerville;

Thursday, December 6, 2018, 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon at Hyannis Youth & Community Center,  141                      Bassett Lane Hyannis, in the front lobby.

Drive-thru service will be available on October 10th and November 7th at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Route 28 Centerville. Consent forms will be available at the Public Health Division Office and at the Senior Center.  The fee is $3.00.


Mid-Cape Cultural Council Grant Application Deadline is October 15, 2018

The Mid-Cape Cultural Council is taking applications from organizations, schools and individuals to award grant money to support activities in the Cultural, Humanities and Science disciplines in the Town of Barnstable and the Town of Yarmouth Massachusetts. This may include a variety of exhibits, festivals, artists residences, performances in schools, workshops and lectures. All grant applications are subject to Massachusetts Cultural Council guidelines, which along with applications, may be obtained online at www.mass-culture.org. All applications must be posted online by October 15, 2018.

Save the Date: Free Presentation of Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age Thursday, October 18th at 7:00-9:00 PM at Barnstable High School Performing Arts Center

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.
Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.  Presented by the Barnstable County Cooperative Extension, the Barnstable Recreation Division and the Barnstable Youth Commission.  Barnstable High School is located at 744 West Main Street, Hyannis.


Save the Date: /span> CCommunity Substance Abuse Prevention Forum

Set for October 24th at 6:30 PM at the HYCC


Inside Barnstable Town Government Winter Classes

26th Session Now Accepting Applications

The twenty-sixth session of Inside Barnstable Town Government, A Citizens Leadership Academy will begin Tuesday, January 29, 2019. The academy is an 11-week commitment with the goal of educating the citizens of Barnstable about the operations of town government, while also obtaining valuable feedback and participation from those citizens participating in the Academy. The program is designed to advance understanding of and participation in civic affairs as well as to increase awareness of the challenges facing municipal government. Inside Barnstable Town Government began in 2003. To date, over 700 Barnstable residents and employees have participated in the program.  The classes will be on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9:00 PM and will be held in various locations throughout the Town.  The Academy also includes a bus tour of the seven villages.  The classes will be conducted by Town staff and provide interactive learning experiences, group discussions, and site tours.  The program is free of charge and open to anyone who resides or works in the Town of Barnstable.   Class size is limited.  Please register early to avoid the waiting list.  Applications are available at the Town Manager’s Office, 367 Main Street, Hyannis or online here.  To receive an application by mail or fax, please call 508-862-4610.  For specific information, you may call Academy facilitators Susan French at 508-362-2864 or Arthur Caiado at 508-221-0412./span>


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

**NEW* National Grid Gas Night Work- Iyannough Road, Hyannis

National Grid gas main improvements will be working 9:00PM to 5:00 AM on Iyannough Road.  Work will continue Tuesday night through Thursday morning.  Traffic during this time will be alternating lanes; minor delays are expected.   Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes to avoid the construction.
*UPDATED* Roadway Improvements - Mistic Drive, Marstons Mills

The Department of Public Works will continue roadway improvements on Mistic Drive in Marstons Mills. Remaining improvements include drainage structure adjustments, installation of the final asphalt pavement road surface and site restoration. Work is expected to be completed by Friday, October 12, 2018, weather permitting.  Vehicle access during construction operations will be restricted to one lane.  Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes to avoid the construction work. Operations will start promptly at 7:00 AM and run until 5:00 PM, after which time traffic will be opened back onto both lanes of these
*UPDATED* /span> Roadway Improvements - Pond Street, Osterville

The Department of Public Works has completed paving work on Pond Street. Line striping and restoration work are expected to be completed by Friday, October 12, 2018, weather permitting.
*Continues* National Grid Gas Night Work- Route 28, Hyannis

National Grid gas main improvements will be working 9:00PM to 5:00 AM on Route 28 from #121 Route 28 (near Yarmouth Road) to the Yarmouth Town Line.  Work will continue Sunday nights through Friday mornings and is expected to be completed in three weeks, weather permitting.  Traffic during this time will be alternating lanes; minor delays are expected.   Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes to avoid the construction.

*CONTINUES* Sewer Work- Attucks Lane, Hyannis

Sewer work along Attucks Lane, Hyannis associated with the future Cape Cod Five Headquarters began in September and continue through the fall.  The sewer work will involve the installation of approximately 1,300 LF of sewer force main and approximately 650 LF of gravity sewer along the western portion of Attucks Lane.  Traffic during construction operations will be delayed and motorists are advised to seek alternate routes to avoid construction work.
*Continues* Town Roads – Paving Improvements

Through October 19, 2018

TThe Department of Public Works is in the process of making pavement improvements on Emerson Way, Longfellow Drive and Smith Street in Hyannis, Mistic Drive in Marstons Mills (public portion of the street only) and Pond Street in Osterville. Work began on September 12, 2018 and is expected to be completed by October 19, 2018. Limits of work include the entire length of these streets within the public right-of-way. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes to avoid the construction. Operations will start promptly at 7:00 AM and run until 5:00 PM, after which time traffic will be opened back onto both lanes of these roadways.

*CONTINUES* Utility Pole Relocations along Route 149 in Marstons Mills

During October, Verizon will be installing 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 and on River Road between Route 149 and the post office drive.  After the new poles are installed, Eversource and Verizon will relocate their overhead lines to the new poles and remove the old poles.  This work is in preparation for the Town project to improve these sections of roadway.  DPW will announce the road construction start date when it is determined.  The utility pole relocations are not expected to interfere with traffic, although temporary lane closures with police details might be necessary in some locations.
*span style="text-transform:uppercase">Continues* Water Works Construction on Main Street in Hyannis

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

*Updated* National Grid Upgrading Natural Gas Mains /span>

SSouth Main Street Centerville.   The work will include marking underground utilities, excavating utility trenches, installing new gas mains, backfilling the trenches and repaving.  As part of this project, National Grid will also replace the natural gas service piping that connects the main to the customer’s gas meters. Construction is expected to occur within the dates listed above, weather permitting. National Grid has committed to complete this project promptly and with minimal disruption to the community. Visit ngrid.com/mainline to view a YouTube video on this gas main replacement process.  A second video explaining the replacement of the service pipe to customer homes is available at ngrid.com/service line. National Grid will distribute written notifications to all affected constituents. Operations will start promptly at 7:00 AM and run until 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. 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 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday./b>



Barnstable Dog Park

Boulders and rice stone surfacing have been installed.  Fence and gate work is in progress.  Finish surfacing of asphalt will be installed next week.

Lombard Site (West Barnstable)

Playground equipment installation continues and will be completed once the poured in place rubber surfacing gets installed later next week.  The site contractor has completed installation of storm water basins, rough grading of the parking lot and has installed the binder course of paving.  Once the binder is installed the granite curbs can be placed over the next couple of weeks.  The ball field, site improvements and the re-installation of Luke’s Love playground are expected to be completed in 2018.


2200 Main Street Public Parking Pilot Program

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

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


CComplimentary 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/span> or feel free to contact: Barnstable Parking Management Program,

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

Sandy Neck APP

IIn 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/span>.. You can download the APP on Google Play. If you don’t have a Google Play account, it is easy to set up and it is free. Please email Donna with any questions at donna.bragg@town.barnstable.ma.us  

Town Manager Approves Use of Town Property Guidebook /span>

TThe Town of Barnstable welcomes and celebrates events that promote Barnstable’s quality of life and unique character of the seven villages of the Town. Town properties and facilities within the seven villages are available for use with an event permit that offers unique opportunities to complement and enhance your event.  Barnstable Town Manager Mark Ells has adopted a Special Event on Town Property Guidebook containing procedures to assist with navigating through the permitting process. In addition, beer and wine is now permissible for special events through an enhanced permit application for the Hyannis Village Green, Hyannis Harbor Overlook and the HyArts Campus buildings. Whether a small family gathering or a large production, our team is committed to working with our resident and visitor event organizers to ensure a streamlined process providing a positive experience from start to finish. To obtain your copy of the guidebook please visit our website at www.townofbarnstable.us/TownManager.  Planning an event on Town Property? Need assistance in understanding the special event permitting process, timeframes, etc.? Please contact Assistant Director of Planning & Development Liz Hartsgrove via email at Elizabeth.Hartsgrove@town.barnstable.ma.us or call, 508-862-4068. br>

Building Department Public Service Announcement
Re: Article VII Sign Regulations § 240-61 (N) Temporary Signs on Public Property
The Town of Barnstable Building Department would like to advise its citizens of a recent policy change concerning the existing temporary signs on public property ordinance.  The Department has reviewed and updated our guidelines as a result of the public’s expressed desire to maintain the quiet dignity and decorum of our memorial sites as well as to address safety concerns regarding motor vehicle traffic line of sight.  The revised policy includes restrictions on the number and placement of temporary signs on public property and a prohibition of temporary signs on memorial sites and traffic islands.  This revision was carefully and purposefully crafted to balance the need of the community to publicize special non-profit events while preserving the integrity of the memorial sites and to ensure traffic safety in each of the seven villages of Barnstable.  As always, applicants seeking to install signs on public property will need to register their event with the Building Department prior to placement of signage.  Forms are available online here or they may be obtained at the Building Department located at the 200 Main Street building.  The Sign Ordinance online link may be found here.  Staff is available to answer questions or to assist applicants with the registration process and can be reached at 508-862-4038.


Tools for New Business Development

Economic Development Resource Tools for New Business Attraction and Development

TThe 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/i> 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’.
Barnstable Business & Permitting Guide is a user-friendly tool for assisting small businesses looking to locate in the Town of Barnstable through the permitting, licensing and zoning process.
For more information about these tools or Barnstable’s economic development program in general, please visit www.BusinessBarnstable.com or contact Economic Development Specialist, Mike Trovato at 508-862-4791 or Michael.Trovato@town.barnstable.ma.us

Are You on the Town’s Reverse 911 System?
The Barnstable Police Department has an emergency notification system. This system was used during the recent winter storms.  Make sure you are on our list. Sign up here today. What is CodeRED and why is it important to me? CodeRED is an emergency notification service by which town officials can notify Barnstable residents and businesses by telephone, cellular phone, text message, or electronic mail about time‐sensitive emergency situations or important community alerts. The system is capable of sending messages only to specific neighborhoods or the entire town.  Only authorized officials are allowed access to use the system.  Frequently asked questions can be reviewed here/span>.  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.

Last Week’s Question:/span> We had wonderful community conversations at the Barnstable Senior Center last week.  Based upon the 2010 Census, how many Barnstable residents are over 65?

A:  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:  Water quality is important to all of our residents and visitors. How many pump stations and miles of sewer lines does the Town of Barnstable currently have? Please email your answer here .