TODAY! Barnstable Unity Day “Celebrating Unity in Our Community”

The People of Action, the Barnstable Police Department and Town of Barnstable are proud to announce the 3rd Annual Barnstable Unity Day Celebration on the Hyannis Village Green on Friday, August 3, 2018, from 4:00-7:00 PM.  The event is intended to engage the community and local police together in a free celebration including food, music, children’s activities and more. Come show everyone that Barnstable is a special, unique place with strong community bonds. The event is open to all and will include free food, music and activities for all ages.  Please bring your own chairs and blankets.

Good Luck to Barnstable Little League U10 – Massachusetts State Champions!

Barnstable Little League’s U10 will continue their quest for more wins by playing in the regional championships start this weekend.  Their schedule is Sunday, August 5th 5:00 PM game vs. Connecticut, Monday, August 6th 7:30 PM game vs. New Hampshire, Wednesday, August 8th 5:00 PM game vs. Vermont and Thursday, August 9th 2:00 PM game vs. Maine.  The team has also been invited out onto the field at the Harbor Hawks game tomorrow (Saturday, July 28th).  You can follow the 2018 Little League Eastern Regional Championships on-line at:  https://910easternregion.wordpress.com/; Facebook; and Twitter - @9/10EasternRgnlPhoto courtesy of Nina Coleman.

Players:  #3 Caden Tambascia, #4 Grady Alger, #7 Brandon Gomes, #10 Reed Buckler, #11 Braden McCarthy, #13 Logan Our, #15 Jack Tarbox, #20 David Murphy, #23 Chris Heywood, #27 Finbar Coleman,
#34 Sladen Johnson, and #88 Eric Stanley. 
Coaches:  Steve Johnson, Steve Hoxie, Brandon Gomes, and David Murphy

Go Barnstable Little League!  We’re rooting for you!

 

Official Groundbreaking for Judy Walden Scarafile Field at McKeon Park

On Thursday, August 2nd was the official groundbreaking for Judy Walden Scarafile Field at McKeon Park.   The Harbor Hawks John Garner and President Brad Pfeifer acknowledged the recent Town Council approval of $700,000 from Community Preservation Funds for the $1.755 million dollar project.  Town Manager Mark Ells and Community Preservation Committee Chair Lindsey Counsell were joined by Town Councilors John Flores and Phil Wallace at the groundbreaking.
Pictured from left to right:  Judy Walden Scarafile, Peter Scarafile, Town Manager Mark Ells, Tino DiGiovanni, Brad Pfeifer, Bill Bussiere, Joe Scott, Chris Joyce, and Community Preservation Committee Chair Lindsey Counsell.

Free Summer Food Service Program at HYCC
The Barnstable Recreation Division and the Hyannis Youth & Community Center are again partnering with St. Mary’s Church, Barnstable to offer free meals and snacks for all children age 18 and under.  The program is serving a need for up to 60 kids a day who otherwise might not eat.
Hyannis Youth & Community Center, 141 Bassett Lane, Hyannis
Every Monday-Friday through August 24, 2018
Lunch: 12:00 PM-12:45 PM         Snack: 3:00-3:30 PM
Movie on Tuesdays 12:30 PM-2:30 PM*
(*ending time depends on movie length)
Fun with Food Activity on Thursdays 12:30 PM-1:30 PM** (**No activity on August 9th)
Contact Mark Boardley at 508-790-6345 ext.116 or
mark.boardley@town.barnstable.ma.us.

 

Results from Mooring Wait Lists Drawings

Results from the Mooring Wait Lists Drawings can be found on the Town of Barnstable’s website. All names picked from the drawing will have until Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by 4:15 PM to submit the required $25 waiting list fee then these names will be added to the end of the currently active waiting list in chronological order as drawn. If not received at the Harbormaster’s Office by August 15, 2018 at 4:15 PM, the name will not be placed on the waiting list. All mooring regulations must be followed. 

Attention Voters in Precincts 1, 10 and 12

The Town Clerk wants to notify all the voters in Precincts 1, 10 and 12 of their new voting locations.  Precinct 1 will be at the Zion Union Church at 805 Attucks Lane in Hyannis; Precincts 10 and 12 will now vote at the Seventh Day Adventist’s Community Building located at 2736 Falmouth Road (Route 28) in Marstons Mills.  We are very excited to have these new voting locations to meet the needs of our voters!

Change in Old King’s Highway Historic District Committee Meeting Schedule

The Barnstable Old King’s Highway Historic District Committee would like to inform you of some upcoming scheduling changes. While we strive to hold meetings consistently on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month, this is not always possible. Please make note of the schedule for the remainder of the calendar year: 
August 8th & 29th

*September 12th

October 10th & 24th

*November 14th

*December 12th

*Denotes one meeting that month

Please contact the Barnstable Old King’s Highway Administrative Assistant, Erin Logan, with any questions. Tele 508.862.4787  or email at erin.logan@town.barnstable.ma.us

 

 Discover Barnstable
Where:  Bismore Welcome Center, 180 Ocean Street, Hyannis, MA.  When: July & August, Mondays 10:30 AM-11:30 AM and Thursdays 4:30 PM-5:30 PM.  Parking:  Free parking is available at the Town Hall Lot or Paid parking is available directly at Bismore Park.  The Monday, July 30th program is a Turtle Ranger Talk.  Come meet Natural Resource Officer Sean Kortis and learn about the many turtle species of Cape Cod including the critically endangered Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles and the threatened Diamondback Terrapins of the Barnstable Great Marsh.  Learn about turtle anatomy, adaptations, life cycles and more through a variety of activities, including live turtles.  The program is scheduled for 10:30-11:30 AM.


 

News from Marine & Environmental Affairs:

·        Blish Point Boat Ramp Barnstable, MA

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 Harbormaster’s Office at 508-790-6273 if you have any questions.

·        The Barnstable Pumpout Boats are in service for the boating season through Columbus Day.  The boats are running seven days a week and can be easily identified.  Both boats are white center console vessels with the lettering “HARBORMASTER” on both sides.  The Pumpout boats monitor VHF Channels 16 and 09 during operating hours.  Please continue to schedule pumpouts by sending an email to Pumpout@town.barnstable.ma.us or call the Harbormaster’s office at 508-790-6273.  It is helpful to schedule pumpouts in advance.  The shore-side pumpout is available in Hyannis Harbor as well as Barnstable Harbor through October.

·        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

·        Transient dockage is available at Town Owned Marinas.  Contact the Dockmasters:  Barnstable Harbor Marina 508-326-1836; Bismore Park Marina 508-790-6327; Gateway Marina 508-790-6327; The Marina at Prince Cove 508-420-3267; Harbormaster Office 508-790-6273.

 

Arts & Culture in the Town of Barnstable

Summer time fun is here! 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 #artsbarnstable as well.
ASELTON PARK
At the corner of South & Ocean, overlooking Hyannis Harbor:

FREE CONCERTS:

Hyannis Harbor free concert series, Tuesdays and Fridays, July & August
Bring your blankets, beach chairs and dancing shoes.    *performers subject to change.  No rain dates

All concerts:  6:00-7:30PM: 

TUESDAYS IN AUGUST:

August 7:             Hurricane                                                                                        
August 14:          Johnny C and The Double D’s                                                                                              
August 21:          Gonzo Morelli

August 28:          Fred Clayton and the Blues All Stars

FRIDAYS IN AUGUST:

August 3:             Jake Bautista       

August 10:          Catie Flynn Band             
August 17:          Christian Trimarchi Band              
August 24:          Schulyer Grant  

HYANNIS HYARTS ARTIST SHANTIES  - TWO LOCATIONS:
180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park  AND  Hyannis Harbor Overlook, across from Ocean & South
Through October 8, 2018, Columbus Day, then Fall/winter weekends Oct-December

Browse among the seven colorful shanties featuring local artists and artisans who work and sell their wares right from their “seaside studios”.  Artwork varies and artists change weekly. Frequently artists open early and stay late. 
HOURS:

SEVEN DAYS A WEEK:
Through Oct 8th:  11:00 AM–at least 8:00 PM*
                                 * until Labor Day, then hours are until at least 6:00pm through Columbus Day
EXTENDED HOURS at Harbor Overlook Shanties:
WEEKENDS, October 12 through December 24, 2018  10:00 AM-3:00 PM*  hours & dates subject to
change

LIVE MUSIC at the HyArts Artist Shanties – Every Monday * Thursday * Friday* Saturday:
*performers subject to change. No rain dates except for the Live Lunch series
MONDAYS: LIVE LUNCH at the Shanties:

HYANNIS HARBOR OVERLOOK, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM   Now through August 27; *rain date, Thursdays

THURSDAYS:  LOVE LISTEN LOCAL:  Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series
HYANNIS HARBOR OVERLOOK,   6:00-7:30 PM   Now through August 23, 2018

August 2:    Alicia Matthewson 

August 9:     Jake Bautista           

August 16:   Jordan Renzi

August 23:  Molly Parmenter
FRIDAYS:  LIVE LUNCH at the Shanties:
BISMORE PARK, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM Now through August 24, 2018     *rain date, Thursdays
Aug 3:   Kathleen Healy        
Aug. 10:  Sarah Burrill
      
Aug
17:   Ken Silvia         
Aug 24:   Kathleen Healy
Aug 31:   Bert Jackson              

SATURDAYS: LOVE LISTEN LOCAL:  Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series                                  

BISMORE PARK,   6:00-7:30 PM   July 8-August 26, 2018

August 4:    Graham Hempstead  

August 11: Third Generation                                
August 18:  Caroline Brennan
August 25:  Catherine King

Moonlighters Big Band, “2nd Saturday Swing” -Hyannis Village Green Bandstand
Saturday, August 11, 7:00-8:30 PM
An 18-piece dance orchestra, their music spans the generations.
HYANNIS VILLAGE GREEN BANDSTAND AND MAIN STREET
FREE ACTIVITIES - EACH WEEK:

MONDAYS:

Shakespeare under the Stars! "The Tempest" Monday, August 6, 6:30-8:30 PM
Bring blankets and beach chairs for a brilliant Bard performance, appropriate for all ages.
Presented by the Tilden Arts Center & Cape Cod Community College

TUESDAYS:

Movies on the Green in JULY/AUGUST:  DUSK (around 8:15-8:30 PM)
Bring blankets and chairs & enjoy a movie under the stars.

August 7:  PADDINGTON 2    
August 14
LITTLE MERMAID
Discover Barnstable on the Hyannis Village Green Bandstand 7:00-8:00 PM
Before the movie on the big screen, spend time with fun crafts themed with each week’s movie.

WEDNESDAYS:

Singer songwriter series along Main Street -5:30-7:00 PM 

Now through August 22, along the street: JFK Museum, near Palio’s Pizzeria and by the Carousel.

Hyannis Public Library Talks and Tunes at the Hyannis Public Library: 6:00-7:00 PM 
June through September 5:  speakers featured right at Hyannis Public Library pre-band concert.
Barnstable Town Band - Town Green Bandstand: 7:00-8:30 PM
Hometown music charm at its best!   Now through August 29, 2018, regular time, 7:00-8:30 PM
THURSDAYS:
Salsa on the Green
: 6:30-8:30 PM
August  9, 16  Salsa Dancing with Doug and Kimberlee McHugh of Ballroom Bliss. Try a mini-lesson and then dance the summer night away to a variety of Latin dance music. Open to all ages, kids are welcome too!  Not a dancer, come and listen to wonderful Latin music.
Jazzy music & Artisan stroll along Main Street: 7:00-9:00 PM Through August 23  
SATURDAYS:
Wakenhammer’s Carousel & Arcade:  Now through August 11, 7:00-8:00 PM at the Carousel Stage:
August 4:  Theater under the Stars; August 11: Clayton Restaino Blues

AROUND DOWNTOWN:

Summer Trolley on Main Street Hyannis
Runs daily 10:30 AM-7:00 PM, approximately every 30 minutes with a large loop and stops along Main Street, harbor front, Kennedy Memorial, end of June through Labor Day. 
You don’t have to be at a stop—just flag it down and hop on. 

Kennedy  Legacy Walking Trail   Daily. Free. Year Round
This is a self-guided 10 stop walking tour of sites in downtown Hyannis significant to the Kennedy family.    The entire walking trail is 1.6 miles long and may be visited in any order.  Brochures with a map of the sites can be downloaded at http://www.kennedylegacytrail.com, www.artsbarnstable.com and are also available at the JFK Hyannis Museum at 397 Main Street, Hyannis.

HYANNIS HYARTS CAMPUS: Where art is ‘cultured’ -On the corner of Pearl and South Street
Community Art Space-Guyer Barn; artist work studios @ 46 & 50; Gallery Artrio
Open YEAR ROUND, hours vary

·        46 Pearl Street-STUDIO 46:  Artist in Resident Mellissa Morris    

·        Pottery Studio-BASS RIVER POTTERY:  Meet Potter Jean-Marie O’Clair who works from her campus studio creating a variety of fun and functional wares and tiles.  www.BassRiverPottery.com

·        50 Pearl Street -GALLERY ARTRIO www.GalleryArtrio.com:
Original fine art by award-winning and nationally recognized artists, as well as emerging artists. Oil, pastel, encaustics, hand-blown glass and hand wrought jewelry. 
Gallery special events:

o   Artist Reception: Boats, Beaches and Brews: Thursday August 16, 6:00-8:00 PM

o   September Soiree:  Saturday , September 8, 5:00-7:00 PM

o   Artist Reception:  Italy, Saturday, October 6, 5:00-7:00 PM

o   Holiday Taste of Port Celebration:  Saturday, December 1, 5:00-7:00 PM

·        GUYER BARN -250 South Street Hyannis, MA  02601  
This restored 1865 barn showcases artists in a variety of genres.  It serves as a community art space with year round exhibits, performing arts, art classes/workshops. 

o   ARTIST IN RESIDENCE-THEATER at Guyer Barn:

July-August   *New Classics Theater Company    www.newclassicscompany.org

A summer of original theater and weekly Improv Comedy Shows. 

NEW CLASSICS COMPANY SUMMER SEASON 2018

EVERY FRIDAY at 9:00 PM:                                              Friday Night Improv

August 3rd-4th, 9th-10th, 7:00 PM 6 shows:                    Feathers and Teeth

August 16th-17th, 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM, 4 shows:          Weather Makers Dance Theatre

Every Sunday afternoon: time TBA on website:          Summer Workshop Series
2018  Barnstable Village Cultural District fun filled events
Find on Facebook at Barnstable Village Cultural District and on www.ArtsBarnstable.com
Concerts on the Courthouse Stage
Wednesdays. 6:00-7:30 PM

August 8:  Monica Rizzio                

August 22: Pam Pryor and Night Stage

 

Change to Recycling – Effective July 1st
Due to changes in the global recycling markets, the Transfer Station & Recycling Center will be adjusting our operations in response to these changes. Effective July 1, 2018, residents are required to separate cans in their recycling and place them in the “cans only” recycling containers, similar to the way corrugated cardboard is already separated. New signs will be placed to help with this change. We appreciate your cooperation and help to keep transfer station costs as low as possible for our customers.

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 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 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!

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.
National Grid Upgrading Natural Gas Mains

National Grid will be replacing natural gas mains at the locations listed below:

6-46 Holmes Lane, Hyannis (through September 30, 2018)

15-60 Charles Street, 123-135 Barnstable Road and 40 Washington Avenue Ext., Hyannis (through September 30, 2018)

112 Redwood Lane, Hyannis (through September 30, 2018)

151-161 3rd Avenue and 91-112 Ocean Street, Hyannis (through September 30, 2018) 160-190 Pine Lane and 11-23 South Street, Osterville (through September 30, 2018) 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 between the hours of 9:00 PM and 5:00 AM, Monday through Thursday through the summer.

Town of Barnstable DPW- Drainage Improvements
The Department of Public Works will begin drainage improvements on Cedar Street in West Barnstable.  Drainage system improvements are expected to take three weeks.  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.
*UPDATED* National Grid Relay Work

Work continues on the installation on Walnut Street, Hyannis main and National Grid will begin to replace the natural gas service piping that connects the main to the customer’s gas meters. Neuco crews will also be working at 537 Sea View Avenue, Osterville.

 

CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

Barnstable Dog Park

The dog park areas are graded.  The asphalt parking lot binder coat has been installed at the site.  Site grading has been completed.  Granite curb installation is scheduled for this week.

Osterville Bay Tennis Courts

The tennis courts are now open to the public. Final grading and grass seeding will be completed this week.      

Lombard Site (West Barnstable)

Power is on the site. The irrigation system is working.   The sod has been installed.  A mason is on site installing the masonry wall at the new Luke’s Love Playground.  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  

Town Manager Approves Use of Town Property Guidebook

The 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, 508-862-4670.

 

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

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’.
The
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.  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: How many freshwater ponds are in Barnstable?  The answer we have is:  The Town of Barnstable has 182 freshwater ponds, 93 of which are one acre or more.  Twenty-five ponds are greater than 10 acres and are considered “Great Ponds” under state regulations.  Collectively, ponds occupy 1,856 acres within the town.

 

This Week’s Question:  Which Wizard of Oz character spent time living in Barnstable?

A. The Tin Man

B. The Cowardly Lion

C. The Scarecrow

D. Dorothy – Judy Garland, the actress who played Dorothy, lived in Barnstable.

Please email your answer here.

     

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