Proposed Sewer Assessment Ordinance Public Forum

Citizen Forums will Discuss Proposed Sewer Assessment Ordinance

Background:

The health of Barnstable’s coastal waters that is so vital to the Town’s quality of life and local economy is at risk. The primary source of the problem is nitrogen pollution from septic systems. Likewise, the Town’s freshwater ponds and drinking water supply are being degraded from nutrients and pollutants from septic systems, fertilizer, stormwater run-off and other watershed sources.  Building wastewater infrastructure to reduce the amount of these pollutants entering water resources is necessary to protect the environment, property values, local economy, and quality of life.

Fortunately, Barnstable is leading the way on clean water solutions. Building on more than a decade of scientific study and engineering design, the Town has put forward a Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan (CWMP) to protect coastal, inland and drinking water resources. Barnstable’s plan has been rigorously reviewed and approved by state environmental agencies.

The Town’s plan calls for sewers and other measures to be implemented over 30 years, at a total cost of $1.4 billion. The Town has identified existing revenues to cover more than half of this cost. A Sewer Assessment Ordinance is being proposed to finance a portion of the remaining cost.

What:    A proposal for a Sewer Assessment Ordinance to finance a portion of the cost to construct the sewer expansion will be presented for community discussion at a series of virtual public forums.

Who:     Mark Ells, Barnstable Town Manager, will present the proposed sewer assessment ordinance; along with Daniel Santos, Director, Department of Public Works; and Mark Milne, Finance Director.

When and How to Participate:

Thursday, February 25 – 10:00 AM,  2:00 PM, 7:00 PM
Thursday, March 25 – 10:00 AM,  2:00 PM, 7:00 PM

To participate via computer use the following link for all six meetings: https://zoom.us/j/92047771927

Meeting ID: 920 4777 1927 or join by phone 888-475-4499

All meetings will also be live-streamed on Channel 18 and the Town of Barnstable Facebook page. All sessions will be recorded and posted to the Town of Barnstable website or www.barnstablewaterresources.com for later viewing.

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Cotuit Prudential & Appointed Cotuit School Committee Meets Today

Cotuit Fire District Prudential Committee

Appointed Cotuit School Committee

Thursday February 25, 3pm, REMOTE

Executive Session Only

View Agenda HERE

Link: Join Zoom Meeting

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Proposed Private Pier on Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting Agenda Wednesday

2/24/21: At the March 10, 2021 Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting the applicant will be asking to withdraw 2020-042.

Update: The Agenda Item was introduced, public comment accepted and the Applicant requested continuance to March 10, 2021.

On Wednesday February 10, 2021 at 7pm, the application for a Proposed Private Pier at 33 Oyster Place, Cotuit will be before the Zoning Board of Appeals.   This item was continued from the January 27, 2021 ZBA meeting without testimony.

The meeting will broadcast live on Comcast Channel 18.

Zoom for Public Comment: https://zoom.us/j/93652779183

View Agenda HERE

View Meeting Materials HERE

View Applicant’s presentation before Conservation Commission Meeting of January 19, 2021 HERE (Begin at 1:21:00 on Recording)and View Applicant’s presentation before Conservation Commission Meeting of February 2, 2021 HERE (Begin at 1:40:10 on Recording) View the Waterways Advisory Committee Meeting of December 8, 2020 HERE (Begin at 12:09 on Recording)

 

Proposed Private Pier on Conservation Commission Meeting Agenda

NOTICE: This project may be resubmitted at any time.

2/24/21: At the March 2, 2021 Conservation Commission Meeting the applicant will be asking to withdraw the Notice of Intent on this project.


2/2/2021 Update: Hearing was opened, public comment accepted and the item continued to the March 2, 2021 meeting at 6:30pm

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Conservation Commission Public Hearing

Tuesday February 2, 2021 6:30pm

View Agenda HERE

To Submit Written Comment Email: Conservation@town.barnstable.ma.us

Subject Line: MacKinnon 2/2/2021

For live public comment Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/93538473743

Meeting ID: 935 3847 3743 or call 888 475 4499 

Meeting televised live on Comcast Channel 18 or Live Stream HERE

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1/19/2021 Update: Hearing was opened, public comment accepted and continued to the February 2, 2021 meeting at 6:30pm

Conservation Commission Public Hearing

Tuesday January 19, 2021 6:30pm

View Agenda  HERE

To Submit Written Comment Email: Conservation@town.barnstable.ma.us

Subject Line: MacKinnon 1/19/2021

For live public comment Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/98189545498

Meeting ID: 981 8954 5498 888 475 4499 US Toll-free

Meeting televised live on Comcast Channel 18 or Live Stream HERE


UPDATE:

Applicant requested continuance to January 19,  2021 6:30 pm

Conservation Commission Public Hearing

December 8, 2020 6:30pm

View Tuesday December 22, 2020 6:30pm Agenda  HERE

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/91045230324

Meeting ID: 910 4523 0324

Or call 888 475 4499 

Meeting televised live on Comcast Channel 18 or Live Stream HERE

IV.      Continuances

A. Donald J. MacKinnon, Trustee, MCCM Realty Trust. Removal of 3,000 s.f. of an existing historic, solid fill wharf (first licensed in 1874), construction of low vinyl bulkheads along 300 s.f. portion to remain, the landward relocation of existing rock revetment, installation of replacement pier, ramp, floats and appurtenances, establishment of halophytic marsh species in intertidal zone, and installation of seasonal town office building on 15’x30’ deck at 33 Oyster Place Road, Cotuit Map 035 Parcel 101 and 910 Main Street, Cotuit Map 035 Parcel 090 .Continued from 12/8


UPDATE:

Applicant requested continuance to December 22, 2020  6:30 pm

Conservation Commission Public Hearing

December 8, 2020 6:30pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/91324254128

Meeting ID: 913 2425 4128 888 475 4499 

Meeting televised live on Comcast Channel 18 or Live Stream HERE

II. Continuances

C. Donald J. MacKinnon, Trustee, MCCM Realty Trust. Removal of 3,000 s.f. of an existing historic, solid fill wharf (first licensed in 1874), construction of low vinyl bulkheads along 300 s.f. portion to remain, the landward relocation of existing rock revetment, installation of replacement pier, ramp, floats and appurtenances, establishment of halophytic marsh species in intertidal zone, and installation of seasonal town office building on 15’x30’ deck at 33 Oyster Place Road, Cotuit Map 035 Parcel 101 and 910 Main Street, Cotuit Map 035 Parcel 090 .Continued from 11/24

UPDATE: 

Applicant made a presentation before the Waterways Advisory Committee Meeting on December 8, 2020. View Meeting HERE Begin at 51:39 on Recording

Applicant requested continuance to December 8, 2020  6:30 pm

Conservation Commission Public Hearing

Tuesday November 24, 2020, 6:30pm Agenda HERE

Remote Participation Instructions

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/92270642906

Meeting ID: 922 7064 2906
888-475-4499

Meeting televised live on Comcast Channel 18 or Live Stream HERE

II.  NOTICES of  INTENT

A. Donald J. MacKinnon, Trustee, MCCM Realty Trust. Removal of 3,000 s.f. of an existing historic, solid fill wharf (first licensed in 1874), construction of low vinyl bulkheads along 300 s.f. portion to remain, the landward relocation of existing rock revetment, installation of replacement pier, ramp, floats and appurtenances, establishment of halophytic marsh species in intertidal zone, and installation of seasonal town office building on 15’x30’ deck at 33 Oyster Place Road, Cotuit Map 035 Parcel 101 and 910 Main Street, Cotuit Map 035 Parcel 090