LCP Committee Establishment

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Local Comprehensive Plan Draft Committee Establishment Memorandum for Comment

Contact:

Elizabeth Jenkins, Director of Planning & Development

508-862-4735, elizabeth.jenkins@town.barnstable.ma.us

Updated public information at: 

https://www.townofbarnstable.us/Departments/planninganddevelopment/Projects/Local-Comprehensive-Plan.asp

(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.

Overview

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

NEXT MEETING:

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

High Wind Warning

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
312 PM EDT Mon Oct 25 2021

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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

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TUESDAY TO 2 PM EDT
WEDNESDAY...

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

* 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.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.