Upcoming Town Council, Precinct 7 & Cotuit Fire District Meetings September 2023

View Legally Posted Agendas HERE

Cotuit Fire District Prudential Committee Meeting- Wednesday September 6, 6pm, Freedom Hall & Remote

Town Council Meeting – Thursday September 7, 7pm, Town Hall

Cotuit Fire Commission Meeting-  Tuesday, September 12, 5:30pm, Freedom Hall & Remote

Precinct 7 Monthly Open Meeting – Wednesday September 13, 3pm, Cotuit Library

Cotuit Water Commission – Tuesday September 19, 5:45pm, Freedom Hall & Remote

Town Council Meeting – Thursday September 21, 7pm, Town Hall

Cotuit Fire District Prudential Committee Meeting- Monday September 25 , 6pm, Freedom Hall & Remote

Cotuit Weather & Tides

Cotuit Weather  HERE


Cotuit Tides HERE

View Cotuit Town Dock Webcam HERE

If you notice a camera is not be working please notify the Town: moorings@town.barnstable.ma.us

If you observe suspicious activity please contact the Barnstable Police  24/7 (508-775-0387) or the Harbormaster’s Office, Monday – Friday (508-790-6273).

Local Comprehensive Plan Committee Request for Applications – Phase II

The Town of Barnstable is updating its Local Comprehensive Plan (LCP). The LCP will set out a vision for growth and development, land use, infrastructure, and resource protection for this distinctive community and its seven villages, as well as a targeted action plan to guide the Town’s future work and resource allocation.  

The LCP’s development is steered by a Local Comprehensive Planning Committee (LCPC). The purpose of the Committee is to better facilitate and communicate the planning process, and engage the greater community in the planning effort.  The Committee recently completed the first phase of the LCP update, which included extensive community outreach, a vision statement, and an existing conditions report.

The current LCPC is comprised of representatives of all seven villages and members of several Town Boards and Committees.  The Town Manager is seeking to appoint additional members to the Local Comprehensive Planning Committee as it begins phase two of the planning process.  The Town is looking to diversify representation on the Committee to ensure the Committee’s makeup is reflective of the community’s population and is therefore seeking applications, particularly from those who rent their home, people of color, people with disabilities, and people whose first language is not English.

Selected members will participate in a process that will take place over the next year. The process will consist of discussions and recommendations to the Town Council on future land use and associated natural resource, built environment, and community issues.  The Committee meets once a month.  All members are active participants, and are often requested to attend additional community meetings and to review and complete “homework” assignments throughout the process. The Committee is supported by Town staff and an outside planning consultant, as directed by the Town Manager.

If you are interested in participating, please complete the application online at the Barnstable Local Comprehensive Plan website (www.BarnstableLCP.com); or email it to BarnstableLCP@town.barnstable.ma.us; or print and return to the Town Manager’s Office at 367 Main Street, Hyannis by 4:00 PM on Friday, October 6, 2023.

Applications can also be found at each of the seven village libraries, the Hyannis Youth and Community Center, and the Barnstable Adult Community Center.

The Committee is appointed by the Town Manager.  Due to the importance and far-reaching impacts of the work to be undertaken by the Committee, the Town Manager will request that all appointments to the Committee be ratified by the Town Council.

Please direct questions to BarnstableLCP@town.barnstable.ma.us.

Shellfishing Closure Lifted at Sunrise Tomorrow

Effective sunrise Sunday September 17, 2023 the precautionary closure put in place by Division of Marine Fisheries will be lifted. 

However, please note that September 15th commenced a large closure of conditionally approved areas in Barnstable Harbor so be sure to check the maps online or at the landing before hitting the flats to make sure you are in an open area prior to shellfishing!! 


Effective at sunset today, Friday September 15, 2023 the entire state of Massachusetts is CLOSED TO ALL SHELLFISHING until further notice per the Division of Marine Fisheries. This precautionary closure was put in place in the best interest of public health as the coastal impacts and rainfall coming from Hurricane Lee are still unknown and could be widespread. Following the weather event, assessments to our coastal communities will be made as soon as is possible, and I will send notification via email when The Town of Barnstable can re-open to shellfishing. 

If you have any questions regarding this closure, please let me know. 

Stay Safe!

Amy Croteau

Senior Natural Resource Officer / Shellfish Constable
Town of Barnstable

Helpful Emergency Phone Numbers

☎️When in doubt, call 9-1-1
👮‍♀️Barnstable Police Non Emergency Line, 508-775-0812
🌀Town of Barnstable Storm Line, 508-862-4636
💁Town of Barnstable Citizen Resource Line, 508-862-4925
🔌Eversource to report a power outage, 800-592-2000
◼️National Grid gas emergencies, 800-233-5325, report an outage, 800-465-1212
🌲 Town of Barnstable Highway Department to report downed trees, 508-790-6330

Attention Transfer Station Users

WEATHER ADVISORY: Barnstable Transfer Station
Inclement weather conditions have the potential to impact our service to you. The Town of Barnstable Department of Public Works is closely tracking Hurricane Lee 🌀 and potential impacts to our community.
Please be advised that should we experience above average sustained winds, the Town of Barnstable Transfer Station will be required to close. We will continue to monitor the storm and keep residents informed of any anticipated service interruptions. Questions? Please contact the Transfer Station and Recycling Division at 508-420-2258.

Transfer Station & Recycling Division Information HERE