TODAY is Vessel Storage Deadline

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The Harbormaster’s office reminds residents that no vessel shall be stored or placed on any Town property between November 15 and April 15 without written permission from the Harbormaster. Any vessel placed or remaining between those dates shall be considered abandoned property and will be removed by the Town. The Town of Barnstable shall not be responsible for damage to or theft neither of any vessel placed nor for loss of property considered abandoned under this Town’s regulation. Questions? Contact the Harbormaster at 508-790-6273.

 

Shellfishing Reopens Notice

UPDATE: October 30, 2017 

EFFECTIVE: Opens at Sunrise Tuesday October 31, 2017

 

EFFECTIVE 0800 on October 26, 2017 the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries has issued a rainfall closure for the harvest of shellfish in the Town of Barnstable with the exception of Popponesset Bay.  The closure will be in effect until rescinded by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries.

READ NOTICE HERE

 


For updates & additional information contact MEA Supervisor, Douglas Kailweit 508-790-6272
8:30a-4:15p, M-F or email MEA Director, Dan.Horn@town.barnstable.ma.us

 

 

 

Town to Hold Proposed Fee Change Hearing

TOWN OF BARNSTABLE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

A public hearing on changes to various, permits and program fees that will take effect January 1, 2018 for FY 2018 within the Town of Barnstable will be held on November 7th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the New Town Hall Hearing Room, 2nd Floor, 367 Main Street, Hyannis, MA.  Information is available on the Town website atwww.town.barnstable.ma.us or in the Town Managers Office from 8:30 a.m.  to 4:30 p.m., located at the Town Hall 2nd floor, 367 Main Street, Hyannis, MA.  Proposed Fee Changes HERE

Tropical Storm Jose WARNING

Update: September 18, 2017

…TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT..

* WIND
– LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Below tropical storm force wind
– Peak Wind Forecast: 20-30 mph with gusts to 60 mph

* STORM SURGE
– LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Localized storm surge possible
– Peak Storm Surge Inundation: The potential for 1-3 feet
above ground somewhere within surge prone areas
– Window of concern: Begins early this afternoon

– POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited
– Localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
– Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become
overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous
in places where surge water covers the road.
– Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
– Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks,
boardwalks, and piers. A few small craft broken away from
moorings.

* FLOODING RAIN
– LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
– Peak Rainfall Amounts: 4-8 inches, with locally higher
amounts.

– POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited
– Localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
– Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter
currents. Small streams, creeks, canals, arroyos, and
ditches may become swollen and overflow in spots.
– Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in
usually vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding
of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor
drainage areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds
become near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief road and bridge closures.

* FOR MORE INFORMATION:
http://weather.gov/box

Attention Town of Barnstable Mooring Permit Holders!

Please be advised of a potential strong wind/rain event next week 9/18/17.HERE is the link to the storm precautions web page.  Please take all necessary precautions and if you have any questions contact the Harbormasters Office at 508-790-6273