UPDATE MARCH 8, 2018
FROM THE MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF MARINE FISHERIES and BARNSTABLE MARINE & ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS:
Effective sunrise March 9, 2018, according to Marine Fisheries, shellfish areas in the Town of Barnstable will now revert back to their former status prior to the closure on March 1, 2018.
Marine & Environmental Affairs would like to remind all recreational shellfishers that as of March 8, 2018 the recreational harvest of OYSTERS is CLOSED for the season. See Notice HERE
…HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM WEDNESDAY TO 1 AM THURSDAY…
The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a High Wind
Warning, which is in effect from 1 PM Wednesday, March 7 to 1 AM Thursday, March 8.
* Location…Eastern Massachusetts from Plymouth County to Cape
Cod and the Islands.
* Winds…East 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.
* Timing…Strongest winds Wednesday afternoon and evening.
* Impacts…Damage to trees, power lines, and property are
possible with winds of this magnitude. Power outages are likely.
A High Wind Warning is issued when sustained winds of 40 mph are
expected for at least one hour, with gusts of 58 mph or greater
at any time. Take action to secure loose outdoor objects.
FROM THE MASSCHUSETTS DIVISION OF MARINE FISHERIES (DMF): Due to the significant coastal flooding and rainfall associated with the coastal storm that impacted Massachusetts late last week, all Massachusetts shellfish growing areas will continue to remain closed until further notice. DMF is in the process of assessing the impacts of last week’s storm and will provide information as it becomes available.
The Town of Barnstable is CLOSED TO ALL HARVEST OF SHELLFISH until further notice per order of the DMF.
…HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM FRIDAY TO 6PM EST SATURDAY…
* Location…Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Marthas Vineyard.
* Winds…Northeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 75 mph.
* Timing…Strongest winds Friday afternoon and evening.
* Impacts…Damage to trees, power lines, and property are likely with winds of this magnitude with hurricane force wind gusts likely. Power outages likely as well.
The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Coastal Flood Warning…Which is in Effect from 9AM Friday to 3AM Sunday.
* Location…Cape Cod…Nantucket & Martha’s Vineyard.
* Tidal Departure…Storm Surge of 1.5 to 2.5 Feet During the
Friday Midday High Tide & 3 TO 3.5 Feet for the Friday Night
& Saturday Early Afternoon High Tides.
* Timing…Four High Tide Cycles from Late Friday Morning to Late Saturday Night.
* Shoreline Impacts…Very Severe Erosion is Likely and May Compromise Protective Dunes… Sea Walls & other Structures. This Storm may be capable of producing one or more new inlets.
2018 TOWN OF BARNSTABLE
PARKING PERMITS/BEACH STICKERS
Resident parking permits are required January 1st through December 31
The Recreation Division 2018 Parking Permits are now available through our mail-in process. For those of you that supplied Barnstable Recreation with your e-mail address, you should be receiving your application via e-mail. If you do not receive it, or did not supply an e-mail address, applications may be downloaded HERE. In order to reduce our postage costs, we will not be sending out applications via the postal system. If you do not have access to a printer and need an application mailed to you, please feel free to submit your request in writing (please include a self-addressed stamped envelope so we can mail the application to you) to: Town of Barnstable – Parking Permits, 141 Bassett Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601. 2018 Parking Permits/Beach Stickers will be available in person at the HYCC beginning May 7thh. Operating hours will be Monday-Saturday 9:00 AM-4:00 PM and Sundays & Holidays 9:00 AM-Noon.
A public hearing on changes to various, permits and program fees that will take effect July 1, 2018 for FY 2019 within the Town of Barnstable will be held on February 13th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the Town Hall Hearing Room, 2nd Floor, 367 Main Street, Hyannis, MA. See Proposed Fee Changes HERE