Upcoming Precinct 7 & Town Council Meetings May 2020


View Legally Posted Agendas HERE

 Cotuit Community Leaders Conversation – Monday May 4, 5pm, REMOTE

Cotuit Prudential Committee – Monday May 4, 6pm, REMOTE

Town Council Meeting – Thursday May 7, 7pm, REMOTE

Cotuit Community Leaders Conversation – Monday May 11, 5pm, REMOTE

Cotuit Fire Commission – Tuesday May 12, 4:30pm, REMOTE

Cotuit Fire Commission – Tuesday May 12, 5:30pm, REMOTE

Committee to Address Homelessness in Barnstable – Tuesday May 12, 6pm, REMOTE

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

Town Council Zoning & Regulatory Review Committee – Thursday May 14, 6pm REMOTE

Cotuit Community Leaders Conversation – Monday May 18, 5pm, REMOTE

Town Council Appointments Committee – Tuesday May 19, 5:30pm, REMOTE

Cotuit Fire Commission – Tuesday May 20, 4pm, REMOTE

Cotuit Water Commission – Wednesday May 20 , 5pm, REMOTE

Cotuit Prudential Committee – Thursday May 21, 6pm, REMOTE

Town Council Meeting – Thursday May 21, 7pm, REMOTE

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Town Council Asset Management Advisory Committee – TBD

Town Council Town Manager Contract Committee – TBD

Town Council Roads Committee – Inactive

Stay At Home Advisory Extended to Mid May

UPDATE: April 28, 2020

Governor Baker Extends Non-Essential Business Closure and Stay at Home Advisory until May 18, 2020.  

He also announced the formation of a new 17-member Reopening Advisory Board.

Reopening Advisory Board Members Include:

  • Aron Ain, CEO, Kronos Inc & Ultimate Software
  • Carlo Zaffanella, Vice President and General Manager, Maritime & Strategic Systems, General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Corey Thomas, CEO, Rapid 7
  • Daniel Rivera, Mayor, City of Lawrence
  • Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Girish Navani, CEO and Co-Founder, eClinicalWorks
  • Joe Bahena, Senior Vice President, Joseph Abboud Manufacturing
  • Kathryn Burton, Chief of Staff, City of Boston
  • Laurie Leshin, Ph.D., President, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Linda Markham, President, Cape Air
  • Mark Keroack, President & CEO, Baystate Health
  • Monica Bharel, Ph.D., Commissioner, Department of Public Health
  • Nicole LaChapelle, Mayor, City of Easthampton
  • Pamela  Everhart, Head of Regional Public Affairs and Community Relations, Fidelity Investments
  • Stephanie Pollack, Transportation Secretary and CEO
  • Steve DiFillippo, CEO, Davios Restaurants
  • Wendy Hudson, Owner, Nantucket Book Partners

Comprehensive Wastewater Planning

UPDATE: April 16, 2020

Update on Wastewater Efforts in Barnstable

  • MEPA Process continues

o   Received ENF decision on April 3, 2020.

o   Next Step – Prepare and submit Single EIR, anticipated this summer

  • RFP’s received today for design of Route 28 East Project

o   Project includes Phinney’s Lane pump station, force main to back to WPCF and gravity sewer on Route 28 from Strawberry Hill Road to Phinneys Lane and on Phinneys Lane from Wequaquet Lane to Route 28.

o   Targeting Fall, 2021 construction.

  • 3 RFP’s on the street for survey services to support design efforts of following projects:

o   Phinney’s Lane Sewer Expansion (neighborhoods to west and east side of Phinney’s Lane)

o   Long Pond Sewer Expansion

o   Route 28 Centerville and Marstons Mills (from Phinneys Lane to Route 149, including MMWWTP conversion).

  • Continuing design and coordination with Vineyard Wind on the Strawberry Hill Road Project.
  • Construction of sewer extension on Kidd’s Hill Road, Merchants Way and Business Drive scheduled for this spring (funded by MassWorks grant).
  • Continued in-house preliminary design of Phase 1 projects.
  • JBCC still awaiting decision on award of operations contract to T.O.B./Converge partnership. Met with Air Force in late March to answer questions about our joint proposal.


UPDATE: February 27, 2020 
View DPW Presentation to Town Council HERE

UPDATE: January 24, 2020 View DPW Presentation to Town Council HERE

UPDATE: January 14, 2020 View Expanded Environmental Notification Form HERE

UPDATE: January 2020 View Final Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan HERE

UPDATE: January 2020 View CWMP Appendices HERE

UPDATE: December 19, 2019 View DPW Presentation to Town Council HERE

UPDATE: November 21, 2019 View DPW Presentation to Town Council HERE

UPDATE: October 3, 2019 View Final Draft of the Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan HERE View Financing Plan for the Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan HERE

UPDATE: October 3, 2019 The Town will host a series of four public information sessions over the next 30 days that will allow the public to hear about the plan, ask questions, and offer comments. Information sessions will be held at 6:30 pm in Barnstable County Complex Conference Room 10/15, Hyannis Town Hall 10/22, Marstons Mills Liberty Hall 10/28 & Osterville Library 10/21.

For More Information Contact: Daniel W. Santos, P.E. Director of Public Works Daniel.Santos@town.barnstable.ma.us

The Town of Barnstable Department of Public Works released the Draft Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan (CWMP).  The Draft CWMP will guide wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal efforts in Barnstable for the next 30 years, with the primary goals of reducing nutrient enrichment of coastal estuaries and fresh water ponds as well as the protection of public water supplies.  Secondary goals include supporting economic growth and providing solutions in areas where it has traditionally been difficult to site on-site systems such as areas with high groundwater and poor soils.  The Draft CWMP relies on both traditional methods of addressing wastewater, in the form of centralized collection and treatment, but also invests heavily in alternative technologies in the short term to potentially minimize the need for centralized sewering in later phases of the plan.

The Town has been working since 2015 to develop a plan that meets the needs of the community as well as the requirements of the Cape Commission’s “208 Plan” that was released in 2017.  The “208 Plan” outlines the region’s plan to meet the requirements of the Federal Clean Water Act.

UPDATE: June 20, 2019 View recent Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan (CWMP)  Power Point Presentation HERE

UPDATE: January 3, 2019 View Power Point Presentation on Wastewater Efforts in Barnstable HERE 

UPDATE: November 17, 2017 View details HERE outlining Intermunicipal Agreement between Barnstable, Mashpee and Sandwich to Clean Up Popponesset Bay.

UPDATE: August 17, 2017 View Final Wastewater Planning Presentation to Town Council HERE

UPDATE: June 17, 2017 The Town of Barnstable’s Water Resources Advisory Committee held a workshop on Saturday June 17, 2017 to discuss the timeline, process and preliminary costs associated with cleaning up Barnstable’s ponds, rivers, shorelines and embayments. View meeting HERE

UPDATE: May 17, 2017 View Barnstable’s Draft Wastewater Plan HERE presented by DPW to the Water Resources Advisory Committee (WRAC) and Town CouncilBarnstable Walling Map – 1856

 

 

Governor Closes all Schools for Remainder of School Year

BUS STOP LOCATIONS & TIMES:

  • Route A
    – 465 Sea Street (Sea Street Beach) – 10:45 to 11:15 am
    – 200 Main St (Health Offices) – 11:30 am to 12:15 pm

    Time Change Starting April 27, 2020

  • Route B
    – 767 Independence Dr (Village Green Apts. entrance) – 10:45 to 11:30 am
    – 367 Main Street (Town Hall lot) – 11:50 am to 12:30 pm
  • Route C
    – 117 Turtleback Rd (Turtleback Triangle at Fleetwood) – 11:00 to 11:30 am

    Week of May 4-8th use the entrance off Rt. 28 (due to construction work) 
    – 2095 Main Street (old Marstons Mills Elementary) – 11:50 am to 12:30 pm

  • Route D
    – 852 Bearse’s Way (Hyannis Elk) – 10:45 to 11:30 am
    – 168 Barnstable Road (Cromwell Court) – 11:45 to 12:30 pm

  • Route E
    – 2377 Meetinghouse Way (Lombard Field) – 11:00 to 11:30 am
    – 2239 Iyannough Rd., Rt. 132 (Kimber Woods) – 11:40 am to 12:00 pm
    – 3195 Rt. 6A (County Complex, behind Fire dept.) – 12:10 pm to 12:30 pm
  • Route F 
    – 1638-72 Falmouth Rd, Rt. 28 (Centerville Plaza lot across from the post office) – 10:55 to 11:25 am
    – 140 Old Oyster Rd (old Cotuit Elementary) – 11:45 am to 12:15 pm

Update: April 21, 2020.

All Schools Closed for Remainder of School Year

View Letter to Families HERE

Update: April 3, 2020

View Letter to Families HERE

Update: March 26, 2020

View Barnstable Public School Website HERE

Update: March 25, 2020

Gov. Charlie Baker has signed an order today, issuing all schools and non-emergency daycare programs to remain closed through the end of April, opening no earlier than Monday, May 4.

The governor said it’s important for students to continue their learning at home and acknowledged the difficulty this situation has caused for parents, students, and educators.

Baker said that educational programming will run between noon and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

 

Update: March 20, 2020 Effective Immediately, All Barnstable Public School Grounds are Closed until further notice.

NOTE: Fridays we will be handing out 3 breakfast and 3 lunches to each student for the weekend.

Picked Up Locations:
(Mon. – Fri., 10 am – 1 pm, | 4 pm – 6 pm)

  • Barnstable Intermediate School, 895 Falmouth Road, Hyannis
  • Barnstable United Elementary School, 730 Osterville-W. Barnstable Rd, Marston Mills
  • Hyannis West Elementary School, 549 West Main Street, Hyannis
  • Hyannis Youth and Community Center, 141 Bassett Ln, Hyannis

BUS STOP LOCATIONS & TIMES:

  • Route A
    – 465 Sea Street (Sea Street Beach) – 10:45 to 11:15 am
    – 200 Main St (Health Offices) – 11:30 am to 12:15 pm

    Time Change Starting April 27, 2020

  • Route B
    – 767 Independence Dr (Village Green Apts. entrance) – 10:45 to 11:30 am
    – 367 Main Street (Town Hall lot) – 11:50 am to 12:30 pm
  • Route C
    – 117 Turtleback Rd (Turtleback Triangle at Fleetwood) – 11:00 to 11:30 am

    Week of May 4-8th use the entrance off Rt. 28 (due to construction work) 
    – 2095 Main Street (old Marstons Mills Elementary) – 11:50 am to 12:30 pm

  • Route D
    – 852 Bearse’s Way (Hyannis Elk) – 10:45 to 11:30 am
    – 168 Barnstable Road (Cromwell Court) – 11:45 to 12:30 pm

  • Route E
    – 2377 Meetinghouse Way (Lombard Field) – 11:00 to 11:30 am
    – 2239 Iyannough Rd., Rt. 132 (Kimber Woods) – 11:40 am to 12:00 pm
    – 3195 Rt. 6A (County Complex, behind Fire dept.) – 12:10 pm to 12:30 pm
  • Route F 
    – 1638-72 Falmouth Rd, Rt. 28 (Centerville Plaza lot across from the post office) – 10:55 to 11:25 am
    – 140 Old Oyster Rd (old Cotuit Elementary) – 11:45 am to 12:15 pm

Update: April 21, 2020

: Starting this Monday 3/16/2020 Barnstable Public Schools  will provide breakfast and lunch for any child under the age of 18 free of charge. No ID is required. (This means any child, the child does not need to be a resident of Barnstable or attend BPS). All meals will be offered in compliance with USDA standards under a grab and go option. Selection of these meals will be limited to one choice. We will be serving both meals at the same time. Students are encouraged to take one breakfast and one lunch. Time frames for meal pick up is Monday – Friday, 10am-1pm, at the main entrance area in the following locations:

Barnstable Intermediate School
Barnstable United 
Hyannis West
HYCC

Update: 3/15/20 View the School Superintendent’s Message HERE

March 13, 2020

Dear Barnstable Public School Community,

Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 all Barnstable Public Schools, including the Family and Community Engagement Center located at HYCC, and all school grounds, will be closed for a minimum period of two weeks. Given the fluidity of the situation and the ever-changing circumstances we are facing, we will regularly reassess the viability of reopening.Any extension of the closure beyond March 30, 2020 will be communicated to our BPS community as soon as the decision is made.

The health and well-being of our BPS community, and of our friends and neighbors outside of the schools, is our top priority.While I understand that the decision to close schools will cause a significant disruption to our everyday lives, we believe this action is in the best interest of the entire Barnstable community in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. This decision was made in consultation with our district physician, Dr. Katie Rudman, the Town of Barnstable and other Cape Cod superintendents. It is important to note that the Governor, Commissioner of Education, and DPH have not recommended school closure for Barnstable Public Schools. We are taking this action as a preemptive measure, in order to provide social distancing strategies for our community. During this period of closure, we are advising all students, families, faculty and staff to practice social distancing and avoid group events.

Our BPS community can expect follow up communication from me over coming days regarding the closure, including the availability of school meals. Administrators, maintenance and custodial staff should report to their school sites on Monday, March 16. Remaining BPS employees should check their email on March 16 for specific follow up communication.

Thank you for your support in keeping our schools, and community, safe and healthy.

Sincerely,
Dr. Meg Mayo-Brown, Superintendent of Schools