Tropical Storm Warning


Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for our area

…TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT…

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED

– Chatham

– Falmouth

– Provincetown

* WIND

– LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Below tropical storm force wind

– Peak Wind Forecast: 20-30 mph with gusts to 45 mph

– THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for wind 39
to 57 mph

– The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.

– PLAN: Plan for hazardous wind of equivalent tropical storm
force.

– PREPARE: Remaining efforts to protect property should be
completed as soon as possible. Prepare for limited wind
damage.

– ACT: Move to safe shelter before the wind becomes hazardous.

– POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited

 


 

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

 

 

Water Quality – Beach Status

View Current Water Quality & Beach Status Report for Town of Barnstable  HERE

Update: 7/29/20

No Bottom, Cotuit   Cyanobacteria Warning has been lifted.

Update: 7/28/20

CLOSED* No Swimming

Lovells Pond Beach remains closed due to Cyanobacteria 

Update: 7/20/20 Keyes Beach is opened for swimming!

Holly Point Beach Association/Bearse pond’s Pet Advisory has been lifted.

Cyanobacteria information:

CLOSED* No Swimming

 Long Pond Marstons Mills (Posted at Long Pond Farms Beach)

Lovells Pond Beach

  • Higher risk for babies and small children
  • Moderate health risks for adults
  • Highest risks for pets

*minimum 2 week period of monitoring, before lifting closure


Update: 6/25/20

Keyes Beach, Hyannis continues to be closed due to bacteria levels above State standards.

The beach has been resampled.

Cyanobacteria Monitoring results:

Pet Advisory

Holly Point Beach Association/Bearse Pond

Shubael Pond

Warning

No Bottom Pond *, Cotuit is experiencing a cyanobacteria bloom- and the visibility is <4 ft. therefore swimming is not recommended for abutters and dogs should be kept out of the water. * There is no public access to this pond.

The Town of Barnstable shares data with Association to Preserve Cape Cod (APCC), which is updated for Barnstable on Thursday afternoons.

To check if your pond has been sampled and its current status please check the APCC Cyanomap HERE

Also, please remember the CDC guidance: “When in doubt it is best to stay out!” View CDC Site HERE

Cyanobacteria FAQ HERE

2020 PARKING PERMITS – BEACH STICKERS

Beach chairs

2020 TOWN OF BARNSTABLE

PARKING PERMITS- A.K.A. BEACH STICKERS

Required Year Round 

Beginning May 26, 2020 Stickers will be available online HERE

            Beach Stickers Available through Mail – Information HERE

Lifeguards, bathhouses and gate attendants will begin on June 27, 2020.

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

 

 

4th of JULY Festivities Cancelled, Fireworks Postponed

Due to Covid-19, the July 4th Parade in Cotuit and Hyannis are cancelled. The Oyster Harbors Fireworks are also cancelled. The fireworks over Lewis Bay, Hyannis have been rescheduled to Saturday September 5, 2020. The  Willowbend Country Club Fireworks are still at dusk on Saturday July 4, 2020!

Fireworks

 

Upcoming Precinct 7 & Town Council Meetings July 2020

View Legally Posted Agendas HERE

Precinct 7 Monthly Open Meeting – Wednesday July 8, 3pm, Cotuit Library CANCELLED

Committee to Address Homelessness in Barnstable –  Tuesday July 14, 6pm, Remote Cancelled

Cotuit Fire Commission – Tuesday July 14, 5:30pm, Freedom Hall

Cotuit Water Commission – Wednesday July 15, 5pm, REMOTE

Town Council Meeting – Thursday July 16, 7pm, REMOTE

Town Council Zoning & Regulatory Review Committee – Tuesday July 21, 4pm, REMOTE

Town Council Appointments Committee – Tuesday July 21, 5:30pm, REMOTE

Cotuit-Santuit Civic Association Meeting – Tuesday July 21, 7:30pm, REMOTE

Town Council Asset Management Advisory Committee – Thursday July 23, 5pm, REMOTE

Cotuit Prudential Committee – Monday July 27, 6pm, REMOTE

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Town Council Roads Committee – Inactive

Town Council Town Manager Contract Committee – TBD