Upcoming Precinct 7 & Town Council Meetings October

Town Council Asset Management Advisory Committee – Thursday October 4, 6pm, Town Hall

Town Council Meeting – Thursday October 4, 7pm, Town Hall

Cotuit Fire Commissioner’s Meeting – Tuesday October 9, 5:30pm, Freedom Hall 

Precinct 7 Monthly Open Meeting – Wednesday October 10, 3-5pm, Cotuit Library

Cotuit Fire District Policy Advisory Committee – Wednesday October 10, 5pm, Freedom Hall

Town Council Appointments Committee – Tuesday October 15, 5:30pm, Town Hall

Town Council Committee to Assess Homelessness – Tuesday October 15, 6pm, Town Hall Cancelled

Town Council Zoning & Regulation Review Committee – Thursday October 18, 6pm, Town Hall

Town Council Meeting – Thursday October 18, 7pm, Town Hall

Cotuit Prudential Committee Meeting – Monday October 22, 5pm, Freedom Hall

Cotuit Water Commissioner’s Meeting – Wednesday October 24, 5:30pm, Freedom Hall

Town Council Roads Committee  – TBD

Citizens Leadership Academy


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. It 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.

Classes are held on Tuesday evenings 6:30-9:00 PM and will be in various locations throughout the Town.  The Academy also includes a bus tour of the seven villages.  The classes are 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 so Register early to avoid the waiting list.

Applications are available at the Town Manager’s Office, 367 Main Street, Hyannis or online at http://www.townofbarnstable.us/TownManager/citizensacadapp.pdf  To receive an application by mail or fax, call 508-862-4610.

Susan French & Arthur Caiado

For specific information, call Academy facilitators Susan French at 508-362-2864 or Arthur Caiado at 508-221-0412.

Attention Transfer Station Users


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 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.