Upgrades to Main St Water Mains

Upgrades to Main St Water Mains

Upgrades to the Water Main on Main Street Hyannis from the Town of Barnstable, D.P.W. – Water Supply Division Hans Keijser, Supervisor Cleaning & Lining of 12″ Water Main on Main Street, from School More »

Basic Principles to Cape Cod’s Waste and Drinking Water Issues

Basic Principles to Cape Cod’s Waste and Drinking Water Issues

Water is an important natural resource for Cape Cod.  As various individuals and organizations look into the problem of preserving this vital natural resource for future generations More »

GHCA Membership Discount Card Now Available!

GHCA Membership Discount Card Now Available!

Join the Greater Hyannis Civic Association and receive a membership card that provides discounts to various businesses in Hyannis.   Not a member join here. To see all the great discounts available click More »

Voices of the Village supports Early Literacy Initiative

Voices of the Village supports Early Literacy Initiative

The Greater Hyannis Civic Association has adopted the traffic island at the corner of South and Pleasant Streets.   There are spring bulbs which brighten the area as winter fades away, and during More »

 

A Positive Vision For Hyannis

View our new video which made its premier at last night’s Annual Meeting!

Basic Principles to Cape Cod’s Waste and Drinking Water Issues

Water is an important natural resource for Cape Cod.  As various individuals and organizations look into the problem of preserving this vital natural resource for future generations, the GHCA, with the Hyannis Chamber of Commerce and other Cape associations, has agreed to adopt 5 basic principles which apply to the Cape Cod waste water and drinking water issue.  The 5 principles are:

  • We have a nitrogen problem.
  • We cannot afford to ignore the problem
  • Whatever we do it must be scientifically based and environmentally sound
  • Whatever we do it must be done in the most financially responsible way
  • We must educate our constituents and ourselves on the issue

The GHCA Board hopes that local, state, and federal environmental groups will recognize our concern and adopt these principles as they look for solutions to the Cape’s wastewater issues.

August 2019

GREATER HYANNIS CIVIC ASSOCIATION
EXECUTIVE BOARD MINUTES
AUGUST 13.2019

Attending: Laura Cronin, Larry Decker, Dave Jones, Deb Krau, Ralph Krau, Fred LaSelva,
Ed Maroney, Brad Pfeifer, Jane Walsh, Betsy Young
Excused: Deb Dagwan, Alan Feltham, Uta Quint
Guests: Mr. Joe Laham, Atty Michael Ford, Tom Cambareri

Deb Krau opened the meeting at 6:30PM
The minutes of July 9, 2019 were unanimously approved
Treasurer’s Report: Laura C. advised the balance in the checking account is $3972.69, and the HOS account is $26,537.62 unanimously approved
Deb K. advised that the next meeting on the Verizon Tower is scheduled for September 12, before the Historical Appeals Committee
The initial Ocean Street meeting has some 63+ attendees who created various work committees and their next meeting is scheduled for August 19, 2019. The sub committees are to report on their findings.

Mr. Laham and Atty Ford presented their plans to relocate their proposed car wash from North & Stevens Street to the old GMC facility located on Willow Street. They reviewed what they planned for the ground water protection, as well as the handling of wastewater with the use ofa tight tank. Currently there is no sewer on Willow or Rosary Lane. Sewers are planned but not designed. Mr. Laham advised he would be assisting with sewer funding for $200,000.00 for sewer to come from Old Yarmouth Rd to Ferndoc to Rosary. The Board asked numerous questions mostly concerning traffic in & out via Rosary and Yarmouth Rd .A motion was made by Ed M. seconded by Laura C. for the GHCA to support Mr. Laham moving forward to open a car wash/detailing facility located on Yarmouth Rd at the site of the GMC dealership including that Mr. Laham be committed to assisting on the development of sewer service for this area.The motion was approved unanimously. Mr. Laham’s property located at Steven’s & North hearing is continued until September 23rd.. During this time period he will be meeting with the Water Board, Planning Board, and the Zoning Board of Appeals. Mr. Laham is committed to working with the neighbors in the Stevens /North area and once his new site on Yarmouth Road is approved, he will be seeking new ideas for the Stevens / North Street location.
Public Issues update:
Tom Cambareri. gave a report on the airport, the county and the PIP. The consultant’s report consisted mainly of what has been done, some improvements, and some plans on the clean up of the problem. One of their issues is that the FAA requires certain solvents that contain PFOs, there also is the training on the use of foam which has PFOS, but that the airports PFOS problem is not as bad as the BCFTA

BCFTA PIP The request by GHCA for an advisory committee was not approved by the County The major reason is it is not a State requirement nor a State request. DEP did ask for a Capital Plan to be given by August 21st. This deadline will be extended and there may be a second draft without public comment. There continues to be a lack of transparency from the county on reporting. An example of this is the letter that GHCA received from their consultants. The major concern still is the fact that the cleanup will cost millions and where do the funds come from.
Discussion that the entire West End should be on a future agenda; covering the area from Bassett to the Resort & Conference Resort. The development planned by Stu Bornstein, J.D. Williams, Mr. Laham should all be considered as one and not separate projects. Basically, the goal is to define the West End and ask for assistance from the BID & Growth Management.

Lodging Ordinances: nothing to report.

Appointments Committee. Per Ed M. Ed said he would volunteer to be on this committee to replace Allen Godard. There is still some work that is “in the dark” which no one hears or sees. The town hall appointments committee needs to have exposure and in the long term to become transparent.

Pilot Program: currently on hold.

Membership: Currently we have eleven (11) new members a total of 180 with 55 families (units) paid and we need approximately forty additional. Laura C. is sending out emails and then she will send out letters. This needs to be a September agenda item to work on a membership campaign.

HOS Hyannis Open Streets The two remaining dates are September 22 and October 27, 2019. A motion was made to pay $250.00 to HOS from GHCA as part of our commitment. This was approved unanimously.

Other ideas for the September agenda: GIZ status update. Vineyard Wind update since the Feds have put a hold on this project.

There was a motion to pay the HOS Insurance made by Ed M., seconded by Fred L. and unanimously approved.

FYI: Elizabeth Young left the meeting at 8:40PM.

Ralph K. advised that there is the Rotary Quahog festival being held on Sunday, August 23rd, 2019. Beginning at noon.

Per Ed. M. The Hyannis Historical Waterfront Committee is hearing a request (8/7/2019) by the owners of Hy-Line ferry to demolish the historic train round house. They currently have paved over the turn table used to turn the engines around. The Commission put this issue on hold until 9/18/2019. The GHCA did have some discussion on what they might do to preserve this facility. Some questions are what was committed at the owners’ meeting with the Planning Board a few years ago? Ed M is to try and find the old minutes. Other things were discussed as to what to do with the facility. Railroad museum for kids and adults as a year around draw.? Is this area in the GIZ? Is it in the BID map? Ed M. to contact Alan F for his historical knowledge as well as the media to try and raise public awareness. Ralph K. will be putting this item on the next Hyannis Historical Society’s agenda.

Meeting adjourned at 8:50PM

Respectfully submitted

Ralph M. Krau
Secretary

Upgrades to Main St Water Mains

Upgrades to the Water Main on Main Street Hyannis from the Town of Barnstable, D.P.W. – Water Supply Division

Hans Keijser, Supervisor

Cleaning & Lining of 12″ Water Main on Main Street, from School Street to Bay View Street

Dear Customer:

The Hyannis Water System is continuing its program of cleaning and lining of water
mains to improve water quality. It is important to you that we maintain the water
distribution infrastructure, some of which is over I 00 years old. This water main
cleaning and lining project will be conducted in addition to the routine maintenance and
repairs performed by our operations and maintenance contractor, Suez.

Description of Work:

This project will clean and line the 12″ cast iron pipe installed in 191 I, replace valves, fire
hy­drants, and customer water services up to the property line, on Main Street from School Street
to Bay View Street.

A temporary water bypass system will be installed to maintain a continuous supply of water.

The major work is anticipated to be done this fall 2019 with final paving to be completed in the
spring of 2020.

There will be an opportunity for you to learn more about this project, ask questions, make
comments, and voice your concerns:

• Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 6 P.M.

• Saturday, September 14, 2019 at IO A.M.

Location: Parking Lot, 200 Main Street

Replay of Candidates’ Night

The GHCA is sponsoring a Candidates’ Night on Tuesday, October 20 at 7 pm at the Hyannis Town Hall. All are encouraged to attend.

Click here to download a copy of the questions we have submitted to the candidates in advance of this meeting.
The GHCA is sponsoring a Candidates’ Night on Tuesday, October 20 at 7 pm at the Hyannis Town Hall. All are encouraged to attend.

Click here to download a copy of the questions we have submitted to the candidates in advance of this meeting.
Greater Hyannis Civic Association Board meeting is tonight 9/8/15, at 7PM, at the Steam Ship Authority upstairs meeting room. One of the agenda items is a follow up from our local representatives (Brian Mannal and Randy Hunt) on the Drug Rehab center proposed for 209 Main Street, Hyannis. Other items include updates on: Noah Shelter Day Care Center, HY Fire Dept. Commissioner meetings, and Problem Properties.

Please plan to attend, and help be part of the solution.
The GHCA is sponsoring a Candidates’ Night on Tuesday, October 20 at 7 pm at the Hyannis Town Hall. All are encouraged to attend.

Click here to download a copy of the questions we have submitted to the candidates in advance of this meeting.
Greater Hyannis Civic Association Board meeting is tonight 9/8/15, at 7PM, at the Steam Ship Authority upstairs meeting room. One of the agenda items is a follow up from our local representatives (Brian Mannal and Randy Hunt) on the Drug Rehab center proposed for 209 Main Street, Hyannis. Other items include updates on: Noah Shelter Day Care Center, HY Fire Dept. Commissioner meetings, and Problem Properties.

Please plan to attend, and help be part of the solution.
Never Forget: The Hyannis Fire Department will be having their annual September 11th memorial observance on Friday, 9/11/15 at 10AM in front of the Fire House, High School Road, Hyannis. Please come and show your support for remembering all of the lives lost that day.
The GHCA is sponsoring a Candidates’ Night on Tuesday, October 20 at 7 pm at the Hyannis Town Hall. All are encouraged to attend.

Click here to download a copy of the questions we have submitted to the candidates in advance of this meeting.
Greater Hyannis Civic Association Board meeting is tonight 9/8/15, at 7PM, at the Steam Ship Authority upstairs meeting room. One of the agenda items is a follow up from our local representatives (Brian Mannal and Randy Hunt) on the Drug Rehab center proposed for 209 Main Street, Hyannis. Other items include updates on: Noah Shelter Day Care Center, HY Fire Dept. Commissioner meetings, and Problem Properties.

Please plan to attend, and help be part of the solution.
Never Forget: The Hyannis Fire Department will be having their annual September 11th memorial observance on Friday, 9/11/15 at 10AM in front of the Fire House, High School Road, Hyannis. Please come and show your support for remembering all of the lives lost that day.
The GHCA is sponsoring a Candidates’ Night on Tuesday, October 20 at 7 pm at the Hyannis Town Hall. All are encouraged to attend.

Click here to download a copy of the questions we have submitted to the candidates in advance of this meeting.
Correction for immediate release

The Hyannis Public Library Association invites you to “An Afternoon with Author Casey Sherman” to be held at the Hyannis Yacht Club on Friday, October 9, 2015 from noon to 3 p. m.  This event is a benefit to raise much-needed funds for the Hyannis Public Library.   Admission price is $40.00 per person and includes a buffet luncheon.  A cash bar will be available.  Proceeds from a silent auction and raffle will also benefit the Hyannis Public Library.

National bestselling author and Hyannis native Casey Sherman presents the incredible true story behind his acclaimed book The Finest Hours.

Sherman will share his thrilling account about the greatest small boat rescue in American history that took place off the coast of Chatham.  The Finest Hours has been made into a Disney movie,  filmed here on Cape Cod,  starring Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, and Eric Bana.  Like the book, the film is destined to be a blockbuster and will be released on January 29, 2016 in theaters worldwide.

Casey Sherman, a 1987 graduate of Barnstable High School, is the author of eight bestselling books including Boston Strong; A Rose for Mary: The Hunt for the Real Boston Strangler;  Animal: The Bloody Rise and Fall of the Mob’s Most Feared Assassin;  Bad Blood;  Black Irish;  and Black Dragon.

Mr. Sherman has made over 100 television appearances on networks such as CNN, FOX NEWS, C-SPAN, History Channel, Discovery, Travel Channel, and on programs that include The Today Show, ABC World News Tonight, The CBS Evening News and The View.

Tickets for “An Afternoon with Author Casey Sherman” must be purchased in advance and are available at the library.   Ticket reservations are accepted by phone at 508-775-2280. Casey Sherman is an exciting and informative speaker so don’t miss this chance to see him before the movie comes out –- and help Your Hyannis Public Library at the same time.

 
The Candidates’ Night sponsored by the GHCA on October 20 is now available for replay on the town hall web site.  Click here to go the video.

Under an hour, the replay is well worth watching.

 

 

GHCA Press Release/Position on Homeless in Hyannis

This press release has been distributed to a number of media outlets on Cape Cod, as well as to local officials.