Water Quality – Beach Status

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

10/6/20

 Cyanobacteria information:

Warning Level

Lovell’s Pond, Cotuit

Mystic Lake, Marstons Mills

CLOSED* No Swimming

Shubael Pond, Marstons Mills

 

 9/9/20

The Pet Advisory has been lifted at Long Pond Marstons Mills.

Lovell’s pond has been downgraded from a Closure to a Pet Advisory

Pet Advisory Level

Lovell’s Pond, Cotuit

Shubael Pond, Marstons Mills

Cyanobacteria information:

Warning Level

Hinckley Pond, Barnstable

Parker Pond, Osterville

 

8/26/20

Cyanobacteria information:

CLOSED* No Swimming

Lovells Pond Beach, Cotuit

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

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, Cotuit

  • 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

Upcoming Precinct 7, District & Town Council Meetings October 2020


View Legally Posted Agendas HERE

 Town Council Meeting – Thursday October 1, 7pm, REMOTE

Cotuit Prudential Committee – Monday October 5, 6pm., REMOTE

Town Council Zoning & Regulatory Review Committee – Thursday October 8, 6:30pm, REMOTE

Cotuit Fire Commission – Tuesday October 13,  5:30pm, REMOTE

Precinct 7 Monthly Open Meeting – Wednesday October 14, 3pm, Cotuit LibraryCANCELLED For assistance contact Jessica, Precinct7@comcast.net

Town Council Meeting – Thursday October 15, 7pm, REMOTE

Town Council Appointments Committee – Tuesday October 20, 5:30pm, REMOTE

Cotuit Water Commission – Wednesday October  21, 5:45pm, REMOTE

Cotuit Prudential Committee – Monday October 26, 6pm., REMOTE

Town Council Special Meeting – Thursday October 29, 7pm, REMOTE

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Town Council Asset Management Advisory Committee – TBD, REMOTE

Town Council Committee to Address Homelessness in Barnstable – TBD, REMOTE

Town Council Roads Committee – Inactive

Comprehensive Wastewater Planning

Updates on Wastewater Efforts in Barnstable

UPDATE: September 17, 2020

View Update HERE

UPDATE: September 11, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Nate Collins, P.E. Telephone: 774-487-8390

ROUTE 28 SEWER EXPANSION PROJECT GEOTECHNICAL BORINGS

The Town of Barnstable’s design consultant (Weston & Sampson) will be completing geotechnical borings for the proposed Rte. 28 East Sewer Expansion Project starting on September 14th. Work will include approximately thirty-one (31) soil borings within the State Highway Layout of Route 28 (Falmouth Road) in Barnstable, MA, between the intersection with Phinneys Lane and just east of the intersection with Pitchers Way. The traffic flow will be maintained throughout the drilling, including proper signage.  It is envisioned that the soil boring work within Route 28 will take up to two (2) weeks.

UPDATE: August 20, 2020
View  CWMP Update HERE

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

 

 

Influenza Vaccination Clinics

Public Health Division
Influenza Vaccination Clinics

Wed. Morning Oct. 7, 2020 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Wed. Afternoon Nov. 4, 2020 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Drive-thru Only at St. George Greek Orthodox Church Route 28, Centerville

These clinics are open to Town of Barnstable Seven Village’s residents only

Please print-out and complete the consent form before arriving to reduce waiting times.

Cost is $3

CONSENT FORM

For More Information contact: Barnstable Health Division or call (508) 862-4644

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Hazardous Pick Up Day Saturday September 12

9-Noon Saturday September 12, 2020

Barnstable Transfer Station

45 Flint St., Marstons Mills

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Participants must have a current Full Transfer Station Sticker. Without a current sticker, participants must show proof of year round residency or residential property ownership in the Town of Barnstable to participate in the collection and pay a $10.00 per visit fee.   Stickers are available at the office by appointment, by mail or online. For questions, call P.J. Kelliher at 508-420-2258

More Info HERE

Upcoming Precinct 7, District & Town Council Meetings September 2020


View Legally Posted Agendas HERE


Cotuit Fire District Special Meeting, Thursday September 3, 5pm, Lowell Park

Town Council Meeting – Thursday September 3, 7pm, REMOTE

Cotuit Fire Commission – Tuesday September 8, 5:30pm, Cancelled

Cotuit Prudential Committee – Tuesday September 8, 6pm., REMOTE

Precinct 7 Monthly Open Meeting – Wednesday September 9, 3pm, Cotuit LibraryCANCELLED For assistance contact Jessica, Precinct7@comcast.net

Town Council Zoning & Regulatory Review Committee – Thursday September 10, 6:30pm, REMOTE

Town Council Strategic Planning Session – Saturday September 12, 9-3pm, REMOTE

Town Council Appointments Committee – Tuesday September 15, 5:30pm, REMOTE Cancelled

Cotuit Fire Commission – Tuesday September 15, 5:30pm, REMOTE

Cotuit-Santuit Civic Association General Meeting- Tuesday September 15, 7:30, REMOTE

Town Council Meeting – Thursday September 17, 7pm, REMOTE

Cotuit Water Commission – Wednesday September 23, 5:30pm, REMOTE

Cotuit Prudential Committee – Monday September 28, 6pm., REMOTE

Town Council Asset Management Advisory Committee – Tuesday September 29, 6pm, REMOTE

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Town Council Committee to Address Homelessness in Barnstable – TBD

Town Council Roads Committee – Inactive