Open Burning Season begins January 15 – May 1 between the hours of 10-4. Permits are not required however you must call the Cotuit Fire Department (508) 428-2210 on the morning you wish to burn after 9:30am.
Transfer Station Hours of Operation Monday, January 16, 2023
The Town of Barnstable Department of Public Works Solid Waste Division will be closed Monday, January 16, 2023 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Trash and recycling services will resume on a normal schedule Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Transfer Station & Recycling Division Information HERE
As required by State law, the Assessor’s set the FY2023 values by analyzing arm’s length sales that occurred in calendar year 2021. The average residential parcel saw a value increase of approximately 27% from FY2022 to FY2023 as reflected by the strong 2021 real estate market. This does not mean a 27% increase in the average tax bill. The increase in parcel value equated to a significantly lower residential tax rate.
VIEW FISCAL YEAR 2023 RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE TAX: AN OVERVIEW HERE
THE TOWN COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULED FOR TONIGHT (1-5-2023) IS CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN TECHNOLOGY ISSUES WHICH LIMIT PUBLIC NOTICE OF AND ACCESS TO TONIGHT’S MEETING. THE AGENDA MATTERS WILL BE RESCHEDULED AFTER PROPER POSTING AND ANY NECESSARY RE ADVERTISING. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.
Due to the amount of oysters still present at Bay St and in a continued effort to manage the Dermo (Perkinsus marinus) present in the oysters there, the Town Manager is allowing us to increase the weekly limit of oysters within NORTH BAY ONLY (aka BAY ST) to one level peck (10 quarts) per shellfishing week. This change takes effect SUNDAY JANUARY 1, 2023 and will remain in effect until oyster season closes.
1. Does Dermo make people sick? NO, it is an oyster disease and although fatal to oysters when the infection is heavy, there is no effect on human health. As long as the oyster is alive, it is safe to consume.
2. What if I go to Scudder, Harris Meadow or Bridge St for my oysters? The dermo infection is only prevalent at Bay St, so the weekly limit in ALL other areas of Town remains at ½ peck (5 quarts) per week.
3. If I go to a place that the limit is only ½ peck, can I go to Bay St for another ½ peck during the shellfishing week? YES, if you get a ½ peck at Scudder, Harris Meadow or Bridge St during the shellfishing week, you can get an additional ½ peck provided it is harvested at Bay St.