Public Hearing to Allow or Ban Retail/Cultivation Marijuana TONIGHT!

View Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission HERE

View Information Received 3/22/18 from Barnstable Town Attorney HERE

View Information Received 3/22/18 from Barnstable Finance Director HERE

Update: The Barnstable Town Council has referred two Agenda items to the Planning Board for public hearings on Monday June 25, 2018.

Item 2018-159, proposing to prohibit non-medical marijuana establishments town-wide, sponsored by Council President Steinhilber.

Item 2018-163, proposing to create a Cannabis Overlay District and regulations for establishing and operating marijuana establishments, sponsored by Councilors Beedenbender, Cullum, and Schnepp.

View Agenda Items and Maps HERE

Overview of the process may be found HERE

Free Clamming Classes for Kids

For the 16th straight year, kids on Cape Cod will have an opportunity to learn how to shellfish. Barnstable’s Natural Resources Department is offering three free shellfishing classes for young people in June at the Bridge Street Landing in Osterville.

Natural Resources staff and town shellfish volunteers will assist participants who want to learn how to dig. Participants should be prepared to get wet and waders, hip boots or knee boots would be helpful, along with protective gloves.

Shellfish may be taken by hand or rake and small garden hand rakes and trowels will be allowed.

Shellfish regulations apply as always and those legally harvested with a valid permit may be taken home.

The classes are Saturday, June 16 at 8 a.m., Sunday, June 17 at 9 a.m. and Wednesday, June 20 at 11:30 a.m.

Attendees will receive a “Clammer Kid” badge and an activity booklet, along with certificates of completion.

All ages shellfishing classes will be held June 30 @ 7:30 a.m. and August 19 at 1 p.m. at the Bridge Street Landing.

 

For more information, call Natural Resources during office hours Monday – Friday from 8:30am to 4:15pm at 508-790-6272 or direct your questions via email to amy.croteau@town.barnstable.ma.us

 

CELEBRATE FLAG DAY

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June 14 is Flag Day, an annual observance of the Second Continental Congress’ official adoption of the stars and stripes June 14, 1777. At the time, they “resolved that the flag of the 13 United States” be represented by 13 alternating red and white stripes and the union by 13 white stars in a blue field, “representing a new constellation.”

 

  • Bernard J. Cigrand is considered the father of Flag Day. In 1885, as a young teacher at a high school in Waubeka, Wisconsin, Cigrand put a small flag on his desk and told his students to write essays about it. He fought for the rest of his life to formally establish the holiday, according to the National Flag Day Foundation.
  • The flag has been changed 27 times. The final star, for Hawaii, was added in 1960.
  • The first time the flag was flown after being adopted was on Aug. 3, 1777 in Rome, New York.
  • The flag’s colors have become significant over time. The white is for purity, the red is for valor and the blue is for justice, according to usflag.org.
  • President George Washington described the design like this: “We take the stars from heaven, the red from our mother country, separating it by white stripes, thus showing that we have separated from her, and the white stripes shall go down to posterity representing liberty.”
  • The first flag was probably created by Francis Hopkinson, who signed the Declaration of Independence. He requested “a quarter cask of the public wine” as payment for his design. He was rejected.
  • Betsy Ross sewed the first American flag according to a pattern, which was likely Hopkinson’s. Legend has it she changed the six-point stars he’d drawn to five-point ones because they were easier to stitch.
  • Sea captain William Driver gave the flag its “Old Glory” nickname in 1831, according to usacitylink.com.
  • The current design of the U.S. flag was created by Robert G. Heft, who made the pattern for a high school project. He earned a B- at first, but when the government chose it, his teacher raised the grade to an A.
  • There are six American flags on the moon. Five are standing, and Neil Armstrong’s fell over!

Transfer Station Stickers $250 yr

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PURCHASE FY2019 TRANSFER STATION STICKERS NOW!

2018 EXPIRES JUNE 30

It is that time of year to head to Town of Barnstable Transfer Station to purchase your annual Residential Transfer Station Sticker. Last year’s transfer station sticker allows you entry until June 30, 2018.  Residents must also renew their Free Recycle Only Sticker. The fiscal year 2019 transfer station sticker will be valid July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.  The fiscal year 2019 sticker costs $250 for one vehicle and $25 for second vehicle per household.

Transfer Station office located at 45 Flint Street, Marstons Mills during normal business hours: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. seven days a week. To obtain a sticker, you must bring a copy of your valid vehicle registration showing a Barnstable street address, additional documents may be required. Stickers may be obtained through the mail using this form HERE . Recycling only stickers may also be obtained through the mail using this form HERE.

For questions about Transfer Station Stickers, call P.J. Kelliher at 508-420-2258

Crocker Neck Prescribed Burn

UPDATE: 6/14/18 Due to weather conditions the burn has been cancelled.

UPDATE: 6/12/18 The prescribed burn at Crocker Neck is now scheduled for Thursday or Friday June 14 or 15, weather dependent. The Fire Department will issue a phone notification if given the green light.

UPDATE: 4/27/18 The prescribed burn at Crocker Neck is on hold until late May, to prevent unnecessary damage to oak trees. Once the leaves are out, they will be less susceptible to damage from a low slow burn. This cold spring and wet year have played havoc on burn schedules.

  Check back for Updates!

The Barnstable Conservation Division has contracted with Northeast Forest and Fire Management LLC to conduct another prescribed burn in the Crocker Neck Conservation Area of Cotuit.  They will be focusing on Subunits B & D. See map of Subunits Here.  Depending on weather conditions, it is scheduled for Monday April 23, 2018. If it is a go a phone notification will be issued by the Cotuit Fire Department to nearby residents.

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More Information HERE