Upcoming Precinct 7, Cotuit Fire District & Town Council Meetings November 2021

View Legally Posted Agendas HERE

Town Council Meeting – Thursday November 4, 7pm, Remote

Cotuit Prudential Committee – Monday November 8, 6pm, Remote

Cotuit Fire Commission –  Tuesday November 9, 5:30pm, Remote

Precinct 7 Monthly Open Meeting – Wednesday November 10, 3-4:30pm, Cotuit Library

Cotuit Fire Chief Screening Committee-  Tuesday November 16, 4pm, Freedom Hall

Town Council Appointments Committee – Tuesday November 16, 4:45pm, Remote

Cotuit Water Commission – Wednesday November 17, 5:30pm, Remote

Town Council Meeting – Thursday November 18, 7pm, Remote

Cotuit Prudential Committee – Monday November 22, 6pm, Freedom Hall & Remote

Cotuit Fire Chief Screening Committee –  Tuesday November 23, 8am, Freedom Hall

Cotuit Fire District Cotuit School Committee – TBD


Storm Debris

11/4/21 UPDATE: The Town has begun cleaning debris from the edges of the main roads and will move to all secondary roads. Homeowners may bring storm debris to the roadside ( do not block sidewalk ) and it will be removed. This cleanup will last several weeks.

The recent nor’easter resulted in tree damage across the Town of Barnstable. The Department of Public Works would like to inform residents on ways to handle storm debris from their property.

The Transfer Station & Recycling Center will not be accepting storm debris from residents. The Transfer Station is permitted to accept leaves and grass only.

It is recommended that residents contact a private contractor to clean up storm debris or residents can bring storm debris to a yard waste and brush disposal facility. Cape Resources (Marstons Mills), T.W. Nickerson (Chatham), Robert Childs, Inc. (South Dennis) and S&J Exco (South Dennis) are facilities on Cape Cod that accepting these materials.

As a reminder, open burning season does not begin until January 15, 2022. Please contact your Fire District with questions on open burning.

Power Outage Map

Update: 10/28/21

According to Eversource, 98% of power will be back by 6 p.m. Saturday October 30, 2021

Report a power outage online or call 800-592-2000  Sign-up to receive outage and restoration updates via text, email or phone. By signing up to receive text updates, you’ll also be able to report an outage by text message and receive on-demand updates.

View Eversource Power Outage Map –  HERE

LCP Committee Establishment

Local Comprehensive Plan Draft Committee Establishment Memorandum for Comment


Elizabeth Jenkins, Director of Planning & Development 508-862-4735


Updated public information at: 


(Barnstable, MA – October 26, 2021) The Town of Barnstable is updating the Local Comprehensive Plan (LCP), last updated in 2010. The LCP will set out a vision for growth and development, land use, infrastructure, and resource protection for this distinctive community, as well as a targeted action plan to guide our future work and resource allocation.  

The LCP’s development will be steered by a Local Comprehensive Planning Committee. The purpose of the Committee is to better facilitate and communicate the planning process, and engage the greater community in the planning effort. 

At this time the Town is seeking input in the composition of this important committee. A memorandum outlining the proposed committee format and appointment make up was distributed in draft form to the Town Council on October 21, 2021. The memorandum is currently available for public review and comment and can be found on the Planning and Development website, Local Comprehensive Plan page: https://townofbarnstable.us/Departments/planninganddevelopment/Projects/Local-Comprehensive-Plan.asp.

Public comment on this memorandum, including the structure of the committee and appointment process, will be accepted through November 15, 2021.  Updates, including information about how interested residents can apply for a seat on the committee, are anticipated to be provided at the Town Council meeting on November 18, 2021, with additional communications to follow.  Please direct comments to Elizabeth Jenkins at elizabeth.jenkins@town.barnstable.ma.us with LCP Committee in the subject line.

Transportation Planning Public Session Notice

On behalf of the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration, the Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) invites you to participate in a Public Involvement Session on Monday, November 15, 2021 at 1:00 PM.

Come share your views about the transportation planning process in the Cape Cod region!

This session will be held during the regularly scheduled Cape Cod MPO meeting, and will take place virtually through Zoom.

To join the meeting:

https://capecodcommission.org/mpo/join, passcode: join

You can also join by phone: (929) 205-6099, Meeting ID: 932 6393 2207

Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization Outreach Meeting
Join Virtual Meeting https://capecodcommission.org/mpo/joinMeeting ID: 932 6393 2207If prompted for a password, enter: join Members of the public can join using one of the following methods:Click on “Join Virtual Meeting” above. Participants wishing to speak should click “Participants” icon on the lower toolbar and then click “Raise Hand” in the dialog box. Call in to (929) 205-6099 and entering the applicable Meeting ID provided next to the date. Participants wishing to speak should press *9. Press *6 to mute/unmute.


The Cape Cod Commission coordinates transportation planning activities under the guidance of the Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), a collaboration of local, regional, state, and federal officials. The MPO, designated under federal transportation legislation following the 1990 United States Census, meets to review, direct, and vote on aspects and products of the transportation planning process.

The Cape Cod Joint Transportation Committee (CCJTC) is the transportation planning advisory group that reviews, discusses, and votes on recommendations to the Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization.

The Cape Cod Commission’s MPO-related work includes:

The process by which the MPO solicits public involvement and cooperative decision-making as part of the transportation planning process is detailed in the MPO’s Public Participation Plan (PPP).

Related Links:

Title VI and Nondiscrimination Statement

ADA Statement

Notice of Nondiscrimination Rights and Protections to Beneficiaries Federal “Title VI/Nondiscrimination” Protections

Cape Cod Metropolitan Organization Vital Documents

New: Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization Meeting Recordings Approved Meeting Minutes


MONDAY DEC 20, 2021 AGENDA: Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization START TIME: 1:00 PM

High Wind Warning

National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
312 PM EDT Mon Oct 25 2021

Eastern Plymouth MA-Barnstable MA-Dukes MA-Nantucket MA-
Including the cities of Plymouth, Chatham, Falmouth,
Provincetown, Vineyard Haven, and Nantucket
312 PM EDT Mon Oct 25 2021


* WHAT...Northeast winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 70 mph

* WHERE...Eastern Plymouth MA, Barnstable MA, Dukes MA and
  Nantucket MA Counties.

* WHEN...From 2 PM Tuesday to 2 PM EDT Wednesday.

* IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines.
  Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be
  difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The peak of the wind will be Tuesday night.
  There is a risk for near hurricane force gusts on the outer Cape
  and Islands.


People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around
trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of
your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if
you must drive.