Sampson’s Island Dredge & Dead Neck Nourishment

Cotuit Dredge Milestones:

 

  • August 7, 2020  View Final Phase 3 Bid Invitation Documents and Information HERE
  • June 8, 2020    Town awarded $500,000 Grant from the 2020 Round of the Massachusetts Dredging Program from Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development for Phase 3
  • January, 2, 2020 View Process HERE
  • December 20, 2019 Phase 2 Completed ahead of schedule
  • September 26, 2019 Successful Bidder Awarded Phase 2 – Dig It Construction, $375,000
  • PHASE 2 OF DREDGING OF COTUIT BAY ENTRANCE CHANNEL AND WESTERN TIP OF SAMPSON’S ISLANDThe Department of Public Works, in collaboration with Barnstable Clean Water Coalition, Massachusetts Audubon Society, and Barnstable County, will begin operations for Phase 2 of the dredging of the Cotuit Bay Entrance Channel and the western tip of Sampson’s Island during the week of October 15, 2019.  Dredging is anticipated to commence on or about October 30th.   This work is a continuation of the work completed last year and will widen the existing channel by approximately an additional 130 feet.  The dredged material will be utilized for beach nourishment purposes on the southern side of the eastern end of the island and for a habitat enhancement area. Weather pending, dredging operations will be on-going, Monday through Saturday from 7 AM to 5 PM until completion of this phase of the project.  Dredging operations will be completed by January 14, 2020.
  • February 1, 2019: Nourishment cleanup/Demobilization complete
  • January 22, 2019: View Barnstable County Sand Drifter Dredge HERE
  • January 15, 2019: Close of Permitted Dredge Window
  • Week of November 5, 2018: Dredging Operations commence.  This phase of the project will widen the existing channel by approximately 130’ and the dredged material will be utilized for beach nourishment purposes on the southern side of the eastern end of the island (Dead Neck Beach) and for a habitat enhancement area. Weather permitting, dredging operations will be on-going, Monday – Saturday from 7 AM to 5 PM until completion of this phase of the project.  Dredging operations will be completed by January 15, 2019. 
  • November 25, 2018: View Aerial Drone footage  HERE
  • Week of October 22, 2018: Dredging operations commence
    • Anticipate ±50 working days of dredging
    • County dredge operates 6 days a week, 10 hours per day
  • October 16, 2018: Beginning of Permitted Dredge Window
  • Permit Public Comment Period 10/26-11/26/15 
  • Week of October 15, 2018:
    • County Dredge mobilization
    • Contractor mobilization
    • Contractor strips vegetation and builds dewatering pits
  • October 11, 2018: Anticipated bid close date
  • September 24, 2018: Notify Misc. Agencies of Project Start
  • September 20, 2018: Anticipated date to issue Invitation for Bid for dewatering/beach  nourishment contractor
  • Week of September 10, 2018: Natural Resources to conduct shellfish survey
  • Update: August 25, 2018: The State awarded $3.6 million in grants to support ten dredging projects along the state’s coastline last week. The grants, awarded through 2018 Navigational Dredging Pilot Program, are expected to remove roughly 188,000 cubic yards of sediment from the harbors of eleven different communities.Barnstable has been granted $1,000,000 to remove 44,000 cubic yards of sediment and coastal dune from the Cotuit Bay channel, increasing its width by 50-percent. The 2018 pilot program awards communities funding on a competitive basis, emphasizing on shovel-ready projects that already have secured permits from the local, state, and federal levels. The program also requires a 50-percent match commitment from municipalities receiving the funding.Update: July 26, 2018: In the Matter of Three Bays Preservation, Inc. and Massachusetts Audubon Society, Docket No. 2017-020 The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Presiding Officer has ruled in favor of Three Bays Preservation, Inc. in an 84-page ruling. DEP Commissioner Suuberg now has 30 days to adopt and certify this decision. Contact Barnstable Clean Water Coalition HERE to see a copy of this Recommended Final Decision. Counsel advises that once certified, phase 1 dredging could begin on October 15th as the permits allow. Among the many benefits of this restoration project, water quality, in Cotuit Bay, is expected to improve by three to seven percent. Great for people and birds! To date this permitting process has taken over six years at a cost of over one million dollars.

 The Barnstable Clean Water Coalition 


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Dead Neck Sampsons Island Dredging/Renourishment Project

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News HERE

Upcoming Precinct 7, District & Town Council Meetings August 2020

View Legally Posted Agendas HERE

Cotuit Water Commission – Tuesday August 4, 8:30am,  REMOTE

Town Council Town Manager Contract Committee – Tuesday August 4, 6pm,

Cotuit Prudential Committee – Monday August 10, 6pm, REMOTE

Cotuit Fire Commission – Tuesday August 11, 5:30pm, Freedom Hall

Precinct 7 Monthly Open Meeting – Wednesday August 12, 3pm, Cotuit Library CANCELLED For assistance contact Jessica via Email Precinct7@comcast.net.

Town Council Appointments Committee – Tuesday August 18, 5:30pm, REMOTE

Cotuit-Santuit Civic Association Meeting – Tuesday August 18 , 7:30pm, REMOTE

Town Council Meeting – Thursday August 20, 7pm, REMOTE

Town Council Zoning & Regulatory Review Committee – Tuesday August 25, 6pm, REMOTE

Town Council Committee to Address Homelessness in Barnstable –  Tuesday August 25: 5:30pm, Remote

Cotuit Water Commission – Wednesday August 26 6:30pm, Remote

Town Council Asset Management Advisory Committee – Wednesday August 26, 6pm, REMOTE

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Town Council Roads Committee – Inactive

 

 

ATTENTION!!! Cotuit Water Users

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

THE COTUIT WATER DEPARTMENT HAS DECLARED
A STATE OF WATER SUPPLY CONSERVATION

•Please avoid all outside water use between the hours of
8:00 AM and 6:00 PM.

•Residents living in homes on the odd numbered sides
of streets are asked to water lawns and gardens on odd
numbered days only.

•Residents residing on even numbered sides of streets
are requested to water lawns and gardens on even
numbered days only.

•Install rain shutoff devices on automatic irrigation systems. If
devices are already installed, check for proper operation.

•Water conservation kits are available at no charge upon
request.

PLEASE USE WATER WISELY!

Water

Comprehensive Wastewater Planning

Periodic Updates on Wastewater Efforts in Barnstable

UPDATE: July 16, 2020

  • MEPA Process continues
    • DPW staff coordinating with MEPA office
    • Next Step – Prepare and submit Single EIR, anticipated submission in October
  • Route 28 East Project
    • Contract has been awarded to Weston & Sampson ($758,300).
    • Design Efforts underway, kickoff meeting was held yesterday.
      • Design anticipated to be completed in the spring of 2021. Targeting fall 2021 for start of construction.
    • 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.
  • Survey Work
    • Surveys have begun for the following projects:
      • Long Pond Sewer Expansion (Anticipated Const. Start = FY25)
        • Surveyor: Nitsch Engineering – $247,787
      • Phinney’s Lane Sewer Expansion (Anticipated Const. Start = FY23)
        • Project includes neighborhoods to west and east side of Phinney’s Lane
        • Surveyor: SMC Dawood – $115,515
      • Route 28 Centerville and Marstons Mills (Anticipated Const. Start = Centerville FY24, MM FY27)
        • Route 28 from Phinneys Lane to Route 149, including MMWWTP conversion.
        • Surveyor: SMC Dawood – $188,620
      • Property owners w/in the project area will be notified via mail in the coming weeks regarding the need for survey crews to access their property.
      • Anticipate completion of these survey efforts in the first quarter of CY2021
      • DPW design team will use surveys to prepare preliminary designs in-house.  Consultants will be retained for final design.
    • Continuing design and coordination with Vineyard Wind on the Strawberry Hill Road Project.
      • Additional subsurface utility location was completed in June and design is being modified based upon the results of these findings.
      • Targeting spring 2021 construction.
    • Construction of sewer extension on Kidd’s Hill Road, Merchants Way and Business Drive has been completed (except for final paving).  Funded by MassWorks Grant.
    • Annual Estuary Monitoring Sampling is underway
    • Continuing in-house preliminary design of Phase 1 projects.

OTHER WASTEWATER PROJECTS OF NOTE (NON-SEWER EXPANSION)

  • Rendezvous Lane Pump Station Replacement Project is currently out to bid.
    • Construction anticipated starting this fall and be completed in the spring.
  • Received the Solids Handling Upgrade Preliminary Design Report for $8M+ upgrade to the facility
    • Project on State Revolving Loan Fund (SRF) Intended Use Plan — Appropriation request for construction anticipated in coming months.
  • No decision by Air Force yet. Last meeting in March. Drafting letter to try to move things along.

UPDATE: April 16, 2020

  • 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

 

 

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