Upcoming Precinct 7, Cotuit Fire District & Town Council Meetings February 2022

View Legally Posted Agendas HERE

Town Council Meeting – Thursday February 3, 7pm, Remote

Cotuit Fire Commission Negotiating Committee- Friday February 4, 5:30pm, Freedom Hall Executive Session Cancelled
Cotuit Fire Commission – Tuesday February 8, 5:30pm, Remote

Precinct 7 Monthly Open Meeting – Wednesday February 9, 3-4:30pm, Cotuit Library

Town Council Appointments Committee – Tuesday February 15, 5pm, Remote 

Cotuit Fire District By-Laws Committee – Tuesday February 15, 6pm, Remote

Cotuit Water Commission – Wednesday February 16, 5:30pm, Remote

Town Council Meeting – Thursday February 17, 7pm, Remote

Cotuit Fire Commission Negotiating Committee- Friday February 18, 6pm, Freedom Hall Executive Session

Cotuit Fire Commission – Thursday February 24, 6pm, Remote

Cotuit Fire District Cotuit School Sub Committee – Thursday February 24, 7pm, Remote

Cotuit Prudential Committee – Monday February 28, 6pm, Remote


Emergency Shelters Open

(3) Emergency Shelters are Open

  • Barnstable Intermediate School – 895 Falmouth Rd., Hyannis 02601
  • Nauset High School – 100 Cable Rd., Eastham 02642
  • Falmouth High School – 874 Gifford St., Falmouth 02540

All citizens seeking shelter at one of the open regional shelters, please exercise extreme caution while road conditions remain hazardous. Members of the public are advised to shelter in place, if able, until the wind and snow ease in the late afternoon/evening.

Shelters are staffed by 24 AmeriCorps Cape Cod Members, Members of Regional CERT Teams, and the Cape Cod Medical Reserve Corps. All three locations have emergency food available, provided by the Salvation Army.

The remaining shelters at Dennis-Yarmouth High School, Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, and Nantucket High School are on standby. Check OPEN/CLOSED status of shelters at https://www.bcrepc.org/

The BCREPC wants to emphasize that during shelter operation, COVID-19 remains a significant concern. Residents and visitors should reach out to family and friends first and access shelters only when other options are not available. Likewise, the public is asked to check on neighbors, relatives, and friends who may need assistance.

Masks are required at emergency shelters. People are encouraged to bring their own, but masks will also be available for anyone who needs them.

The Tribal Headquarters in Mashpee will be open for Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Members to shelter.

Anyone who must utilize a shelter should bring at least three days of essentialsincluding all medications. 

Shelters can accommodate people who use an oxygen breathing apparatus.

Those bringing infants or toddlers to the shelters should also bring formula, food, diapers, wipes, changes of clothing, toys, and a “pack ‘n play” or portable crib and bedding.

Pets are accepted at all regional shelters. Please bring all your pet supplies to the shelter except for crates, which are provided by the shelter. You cannot sleep with your pet(s).


Town of Barnstable

View Snow Plow Tracker HERE

WINTER STORM UPDATE | Monday, January 31, 2022 | 11:30 AM

DPW is organizing snow removal operations for this Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning. The locations for snow removal are the “business” districts of Main Street Hyannis, Main Street Osterville and Main Street Barnstable Village. Due to the amount of snow that fell, we will begin snow removal operations at 10:00 PM on Tuesday night (2/1/22) and our expectation is to complete the effort by 7:00 AM on Wednesday morning (2/2/22). 

WINTER STORM UPDATE | Sunday, January 30, 2022 | 10:30 AM

Good Morning, we are back and resuming efforts. The plan for the day is to continue the work in secondary roads, and work to improve some of our Main roads. Plow drivers will be out across town, so please be aware that they will be on the roads and stay out of their way when possible.

Please note we did not send this message out at 2:00 AM so as not to disturb your sleep.

WINTER STORM UPDATE | Sunday, January 30, 2022 | 2:00 AM

We are breaking for the night and sending crews home to sleep. The main roads are in decent shape. Most secondary roads have been opened, with a few exceptions that require special equipment. Crews will return at 10AM this morning to continue working on the secondary roads.

WINTER STORM UPDATE | Saturday, January 29, 2022 | 8:00 PM

Good Evening, it has been a difficult afternoon. The heavy bands of snow that came through later in the afternoon set all the roads considerably back. Additionally, the whiteout conditions made it almost impossible for the plow drivers to see, and at one point we had to cease plowing operations all together. We have now resumed and are heading back onto all roads. The plan for this evening is to try and get all roads open and passable for emergency service vehicles. At that point we will need to break and let crews sleep, returning in the morning to start the cleanup process.

WINTER STORM UPDATE #5 | Saturday, January 29, 2022 | 4:00 PM

Conditions are still difficult with the combination of drifting and blowing snow.  There are a number of trees and limbs down and associated wires.  Forecast is calling for the storm to remain intense during the afternoon.  The heaviest snowfall is expected to end this evening with light to moderate snow persisting until midnight.  There is a possibility of coastal flooding with the evening high tide.  Please stay off of the roads if possible.

WINTER STORM UPDATE | Saturday, January 29, 2022 | 11:30 AM

Conditions are still difficult, with significant winds and blowing snow. Forecast is calling for the storm to intensify during the afternoon, and then begin to diminish this evening. There are a number of trees and limbs down and associated wires. Please continue to stay off the roads if possible.

WINTER STORM UPDATE | Saturday, January 29, 2022 | 7:30 AM

Since the last update the winds have picked up. We are seeing sustained winds in the 25-35 MPH range, and gusts into the high 40 MPH. Some tree damage is already being reported. Visibility is dropping, with heavy wet snow continuing to fall. Snowfall rates are predicted to continue to increase and reach greater than an inch an hour from 9AM until 3PM. This will make very difficult plowing and driving conditions. Please stay off the roads if possible.

WINTER STORM UPDATE | Saturday, January 29, 2022 | 5:30 AM

Good Morning, Winter Storm Kenan is upon us.  The DPW began plowing main roads at 1AM this morning and at 5AM began plowing secondary roads.  Latest forecasts indicate that there will be significant snowfall today, often at rates greater than an inch an hour.  Winds are predicted to be 60-75 MPH so white out conditions with extensive drifting is expected.  These conditions will be very challenging for the DPW, and it is very possible we are looking at a Category C storm (please refer to the Town’s 2022 Snow and Ice Brochure). As a result the Town has issued a parking ban on all main streets.  If at all possible, please stay off the roads.

Due to the storm, the Transfer Station at 45 Flint Street, Marstons Mills, will be closed today, January 29, 2022.

Blizzard Warning

Blizzard Warning
for Barnstable County

Issued by National Weather Service
Boston, MA
3:37 AM EST Sat, Jan 29, 2022


* WHAT…Blizzard conditions expected. Total snow accumulations of 18 to 24 inches with localized 30 inches possible. Winds gusting as high as 70 mph.

* WHERE…Portions of eastern, northeastern and southeastern Massachusetts.

* WHEN…From midnight tonight to 5 AM EST Sunday.

* IMPACTS…Travel could be extremely difficult to impossible. Very strong winds could cause extensive tree damage.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Considerable blowing and drifting snow along with near white out conditions at times. Snowfall rates of 2 to 4 inches per hour is possible at times.


Travel should be restricted to emergencies only. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle.


National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
320 PM EST Thu Jan 27 2022

Northern Bristol MA-Western Plymouth MA-Eastern Plymouth MA-
Southern Bristol MA-Southern Plymouth MA-Barnstable MA-Dukes MA-
Including the cities of Taunton, Brockton, Plymouth, Fall River,
New Bedford, Mattapoisett, Chatham, Falmouth, Provincetown,
and Vineyard Haven
320 PM EST Thu Jan 27 2022


* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 15 to
  22 inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 65 mph.

* WHERE...Portions of southeastern Massachusetts.

* WHEN...From late Friday night through Saturday evening.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Strong
  winds could cause tree damage.