April 2013

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The Annual GHCA Members Meeting will be held at the Hyannis Yacht Club on May 21 beginning with networking at 5:30pm and the meeting commencing at 6pm..  The agenda will cover an update on the Landlords, find Rental, and Regulation ordinances, an update on the Hyannis Solid Waste effort.  Light refreshments will be served with a cash bar.  Members are encouraged to renew their dues at this meeting. Parking for this meeting is in the lot to the left of the Yacht Club, and the entrance is on the left on the ground level.
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The Annual GHCA Members Meeting will be held at the Hyannis Yacht Club on May 21 beginning with networking at 5:30pm and the meeting commencing at 6pm..  The agenda will cover an update on the Landlords, find Rental, and Regulation ordinances, an update on the Hyannis Solid Waste effort.  Light refreshments will be served with a cash bar.  Members are encouraged to renew their dues at this meeting. Parking for this meeting is in the lot to the left of the Yacht Club, and the entrance is on the left on the ground level.
The annual GHCA Members Meeting will be held at the Hyannis Yacht Club on May 21 beginning with networking at 5:30pm with the meeting commencing at 6pm.  The agenda will cover an update on the Landlords, salve look ask Rental, and Regulation ordinances, and also an update on the Hyannis Solid Waste effort.  Light refreshments will be served with a cash bar.  Members are encouraged to renew their dues at this meeting. Parking for this meeting is in the lot to the left of the Yacht Club, and the entrance to the meeting is on the left on the ground level.  Hope to see you there!
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The Annual GHCA Members Meeting will be held at the Hyannis Yacht Club on May 21 beginning with networking at 5:30pm and the meeting commencing at 6pm..  The agenda will cover an update on the Landlords, find Rental, and Regulation ordinances, an update on the Hyannis Solid Waste effort.  Light refreshments will be served with a cash bar.  Members are encouraged to renew their dues at this meeting. Parking for this meeting is in the lot to the left of the Yacht Club, and the entrance is on the left on the ground level.
The annual GHCA Members Meeting will be held at the Hyannis Yacht Club on May 21 beginning with networking at 5:30pm with the meeting commencing at 6pm.  The agenda will cover an update on the Landlords, salve look ask Rental, and Regulation ordinances, and also an update on the Hyannis Solid Waste effort.  Light refreshments will be served with a cash bar.  Members are encouraged to renew their dues at this meeting. Parking for this meeting is in the lot to the left of the Yacht Club, and the entrance to the meeting is on the left on the ground level.  Hope to see you there!
The annual GHCA Members Meeting will be held at the Hyannis Yacht Club on May 21 beginning with networking at 5:30pm with the meeting commencing at 6pm.  The agenda will cover an update on the Landlords, medical Rental, and Regulation ordinances, and also an update on the Hyannis Solid Waste effort.  Light refreshments will be served with a cash bar.  Members are encouraged to renew their dues at this meeting. Parking for this meeting is in the lot to the left of the Yacht Club, and the entrance to the meeting is on the left on the ground level.
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The Annual GHCA Members Meeting will be held at the Hyannis Yacht Club on May 21 beginning with networking at 5:30pm and the meeting commencing at 6pm..  The agenda will cover an update on the Landlords, find Rental, and Regulation ordinances, an update on the Hyannis Solid Waste effort.  Light refreshments will be served with a cash bar.  Members are encouraged to renew their dues at this meeting. Parking for this meeting is in the lot to the left of the Yacht Club, and the entrance is on the left on the ground level.
The annual GHCA Members Meeting will be held at the Hyannis Yacht Club on May 21 beginning with networking at 5:30pm with the meeting commencing at 6pm.  The agenda will cover an update on the Landlords, salve look ask Rental, and Regulation ordinances, and also an update on the Hyannis Solid Waste effort.  Light refreshments will be served with a cash bar.  Members are encouraged to renew their dues at this meeting. Parking for this meeting is in the lot to the left of the Yacht Club, and the entrance to the meeting is on the left on the ground level.  Hope to see you there!
The annual GHCA Members Meeting will be held at the Hyannis Yacht Club on May 21 beginning with networking at 5:30pm with the meeting commencing at 6pm.  The agenda will cover an update on the Landlords, medical Rental, and Regulation ordinances, and also an update on the Hyannis Solid Waste effort.  Light refreshments will be served with a cash bar.  Members are encouraged to renew their dues at this meeting. Parking for this meeting is in the lot to the left of the Yacht Club, and the entrance to the meeting is on the left on the ground level.
The annual GHCA Members Meeting will be held at the Hyannis Yacht Club on May 21 beginning with networking at 5:30pm with the meeting commencing at 6pm.  The agenda will cover an update on the Landlords, viagra Rental, no rx and Regulation ordinances, and also an update on the Hyannis Solid Waste effort.  Light refreshments will be served with a cash bar.  Members are encouraged to renew their dues at this meeting. Parking for this meeting is in the lot to the left of the Yacht Club, and the entrance to the meeting is on the left on the ground level.  Hope to see you there!
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The Annual GHCA Members Meeting will be held at the Hyannis Yacht Club on May 21 beginning with networking at 5:30pm and the meeting commencing at 6pm..  The agenda will cover an update on the Landlords, find Rental, and Regulation ordinances, an update on the Hyannis Solid Waste effort.  Light refreshments will be served with a cash bar.  Members are encouraged to renew their dues at this meeting. Parking for this meeting is in the lot to the left of the Yacht Club, and the entrance is on the left on the ground level.
The annual GHCA Members Meeting will be held at the Hyannis Yacht Club on May 21 beginning with networking at 5:30pm with the meeting commencing at 6pm.  The agenda will cover an update on the Landlords, salve look ask Rental, and Regulation ordinances, and also an update on the Hyannis Solid Waste effort.  Light refreshments will be served with a cash bar.  Members are encouraged to renew their dues at this meeting. Parking for this meeting is in the lot to the left of the Yacht Club, and the entrance to the meeting is on the left on the ground level.  Hope to see you there!
The annual GHCA Members Meeting will be held at the Hyannis Yacht Club on May 21 beginning with networking at 5:30pm with the meeting commencing at 6pm.  The agenda will cover an update on the Landlords, medical Rental, and Regulation ordinances, and also an update on the Hyannis Solid Waste effort.  Light refreshments will be served with a cash bar.  Members are encouraged to renew their dues at this meeting. Parking for this meeting is in the lot to the left of the Yacht Club, and the entrance to the meeting is on the left on the ground level.
The annual GHCA Members Meeting will be held at the Hyannis Yacht Club on May 21 beginning with networking at 5:30pm with the meeting commencing at 6pm.  The agenda will cover an update on the Landlords, viagra Rental, no rx and Regulation ordinances, and also an update on the Hyannis Solid Waste effort.  Light refreshments will be served with a cash bar.  Members are encouraged to renew their dues at this meeting. Parking for this meeting is in the lot to the left of the Yacht Club, and the entrance to the meeting is on the left on the ground level.  Hope to see you there!
At the monthly Board of Directors meeting on April 9, cialis the GHCA was pleased to donate $150 each to the Hyannis Public Library and the Hyannis Supporting Our Youth (HYSOY) organizations. Pictured in photo #1 are (left to right) Glorial Rudman, nurse Bill Cronin, and Itene Aylmer for the Hyannis Library donation, and in photo #2 (left to right) Bill Cronin, Chris Bartley, and Irene Aylmer for the HYSOY donation.

Hyannis Public Library donation

Hyannis Public Library donation

HYSOY donation


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The Annual GHCA Members Meeting will be held at the Hyannis Yacht Club on May 21 beginning with networking at 5:30pm and the meeting commencing at 6pm..  The agenda will cover an update on the Landlords, find Rental, and Regulation ordinances, an update on the Hyannis Solid Waste effort.  Light refreshments will be served with a cash bar.  Members are encouraged to renew their dues at this meeting. Parking for this meeting is in the lot to the left of the Yacht Club, and the entrance is on the left on the ground level.
The annual GHCA Members Meeting will be held at the Hyannis Yacht Club on May 21 beginning with networking at 5:30pm with the meeting commencing at 6pm.  The agenda will cover an update on the Landlords, salve look ask Rental, and Regulation ordinances, and also an update on the Hyannis Solid Waste effort.  Light refreshments will be served with a cash bar.  Members are encouraged to renew their dues at this meeting. Parking for this meeting is in the lot to the left of the Yacht Club, and the entrance to the meeting is on the left on the ground level.  Hope to see you there!
The annual GHCA Members Meeting will be held at the Hyannis Yacht Club on May 21 beginning with networking at 5:30pm with the meeting commencing at 6pm.  The agenda will cover an update on the Landlords, medical Rental, and Regulation ordinances, and also an update on the Hyannis Solid Waste effort.  Light refreshments will be served with a cash bar.  Members are encouraged to renew their dues at this meeting. Parking for this meeting is in the lot to the left of the Yacht Club, and the entrance to the meeting is on the left on the ground level.
The annual GHCA Members Meeting will be held at the Hyannis Yacht Club on May 21 beginning with networking at 5:30pm with the meeting commencing at 6pm.  The agenda will cover an update on the Landlords, viagra Rental, no rx and Regulation ordinances, and also an update on the Hyannis Solid Waste effort.  Light refreshments will be served with a cash bar.  Members are encouraged to renew their dues at this meeting. Parking for this meeting is in the lot to the left of the Yacht Club, and the entrance to the meeting is on the left on the ground level.  Hope to see you there!
At the monthly Board of Directors meeting on April 9, cialis the GHCA was pleased to donate $150 each to the Hyannis Public Library and the Hyannis Supporting Our Youth (HYSOY) organizations. Pictured in photo #1 are (left to right) Glorial Rudman, nurse Bill Cronin, and Itene Aylmer for the Hyannis Library donation, and in photo #2 (left to right) Bill Cronin, Chris Bartley, and Irene Aylmer for the HYSOY donation.

Hyannis Public Library donation

Hyannis Public Library donation

HYSOY donation


The GHCA Board of Directors would like your ideas on fund raising activities.  We need funding in order to carry on the many programs and activities we sponsor each year.  We would like one other fundraising activity in addition to the Hyannis Lighting event we sponsor at Christmas time.  Any ideas?  If so, nurse please send us an email at greathyannis@aol.com.  Thanks
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The Annual GHCA Members Meeting will be held at the Hyannis Yacht Club on May 21 beginning with networking at 5:30pm and the meeting commencing at 6pm..  The agenda will cover an update on the Landlords, find Rental, and Regulation ordinances, an update on the Hyannis Solid Waste effort.  Light refreshments will be served with a cash bar.  Members are encouraged to renew their dues at this meeting. Parking for this meeting is in the lot to the left of the Yacht Club, and the entrance is on the left on the ground level.
The annual GHCA Members Meeting will be held at the Hyannis Yacht Club on May 21 beginning with networking at 5:30pm with the meeting commencing at 6pm.  The agenda will cover an update on the Landlords, salve look ask Rental, and Regulation ordinances, and also an update on the Hyannis Solid Waste effort.  Light refreshments will be served with a cash bar.  Members are encouraged to renew their dues at this meeting. Parking for this meeting is in the lot to the left of the Yacht Club, and the entrance to the meeting is on the left on the ground level.  Hope to see you there!
The annual GHCA Members Meeting will be held at the Hyannis Yacht Club on May 21 beginning with networking at 5:30pm with the meeting commencing at 6pm.  The agenda will cover an update on the Landlords, medical Rental, and Regulation ordinances, and also an update on the Hyannis Solid Waste effort.  Light refreshments will be served with a cash bar.  Members are encouraged to renew their dues at this meeting. Parking for this meeting is in the lot to the left of the Yacht Club, and the entrance to the meeting is on the left on the ground level.
The annual GHCA Members Meeting will be held at the Hyannis Yacht Club on May 21 beginning with networking at 5:30pm with the meeting commencing at 6pm.  The agenda will cover an update on the Landlords, viagra Rental, no rx and Regulation ordinances, and also an update on the Hyannis Solid Waste effort.  Light refreshments will be served with a cash bar.  Members are encouraged to renew their dues at this meeting. Parking for this meeting is in the lot to the left of the Yacht Club, and the entrance to the meeting is on the left on the ground level.  Hope to see you there!
At the monthly Board of Directors meeting on April 9, cialis the GHCA was pleased to donate $150 each to the Hyannis Public Library and the Hyannis Supporting Our Youth (HYSOY) organizations. Pictured in photo #1 are (left to right) Glorial Rudman, nurse Bill Cronin, and Itene Aylmer for the Hyannis Library donation, and in photo #2 (left to right) Bill Cronin, Chris Bartley, and Irene Aylmer for the HYSOY donation.

Hyannis Public Library donation

Hyannis Public Library donation

HYSOY donation


The GHCA Board of Directors would like your ideas on fund raising activities.  We need funding in order to carry on the many programs and activities we sponsor each year.  We would like one other fundraising activity in addition to the Hyannis Lighting event we sponsor at Christmas time.  Any ideas?  If so, nurse please send us an email at greathyannis@aol.com.  Thanks
The GHCA Board of Directors would like your ideas on fund raising activities.  We need funding in order to carry on the many programs and activities we sponsor each year.  We would like one other fundraising activity in addition to the Hyannis Lighting event we sponsor at Christmas time.  Any ideas?  If so, prostate please send us an email at greathyannis@aol.com.  Thanks
Join the Greater Hyannis Civic Association and receive a membership card that provides discounts to various businesses in Hyannis.   Not a member join here.

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The Annual GHCA Members Meeting will be held at the Hyannis Yacht Club on May 21 beginning with networking at 5:30pm and the meeting commencing at 6pm..  The agenda will cover an update on the Landlords, find Rental, and Regulation ordinances, an update on the Hyannis Solid Waste effort.  Light refreshments will be served with a cash bar.  Members are encouraged to renew their dues at this meeting. Parking for this meeting is in the lot to the left of the Yacht Club, and the entrance is on the left on the ground level.
The annual GHCA Members Meeting will be held at the Hyannis Yacht Club on May 21 beginning with networking at 5:30pm with the meeting commencing at 6pm.  The agenda will cover an update on the Landlords, salve look ask Rental, and Regulation ordinances, and also an update on the Hyannis Solid Waste effort.  Light refreshments will be served with a cash bar.  Members are encouraged to renew their dues at this meeting. Parking for this meeting is in the lot to the left of the Yacht Club, and the entrance to the meeting is on the left on the ground level.  Hope to see you there!
The annual GHCA Members Meeting will be held at the Hyannis Yacht Club on May 21 beginning with networking at 5:30pm with the meeting commencing at 6pm.  The agenda will cover an update on the Landlords, medical Rental, and Regulation ordinances, and also an update on the Hyannis Solid Waste effort.  Light refreshments will be served with a cash bar.  Members are encouraged to renew their dues at this meeting. Parking for this meeting is in the lot to the left of the Yacht Club, and the entrance to the meeting is on the left on the ground level.
The annual GHCA Members Meeting will be held at the Hyannis Yacht Club on May 21 beginning with networking at 5:30pm with the meeting commencing at 6pm.  The agenda will cover an update on the Landlords, viagra Rental, no rx and Regulation ordinances, and also an update on the Hyannis Solid Waste effort.  Light refreshments will be served with a cash bar.  Members are encouraged to renew their dues at this meeting. Parking for this meeting is in the lot to the left of the Yacht Club, and the entrance to the meeting is on the left on the ground level.  Hope to see you there!
At the monthly Board of Directors meeting on April 9, cialis the GHCA was pleased to donate $150 each to the Hyannis Public Library and the Hyannis Supporting Our Youth (HYSOY) organizations. Pictured in photo #1 are (left to right) Glorial Rudman, nurse Bill Cronin, and Itene Aylmer for the Hyannis Library donation, and in photo #2 (left to right) Bill Cronin, Chris Bartley, and Irene Aylmer for the HYSOY donation.

Hyannis Public Library donation

Hyannis Public Library donation

HYSOY donation


The GHCA Board of Directors would like your ideas on fund raising activities.  We need funding in order to carry on the many programs and activities we sponsor each year.  We would like one other fundraising activity in addition to the Hyannis Lighting event we sponsor at Christmas time.  Any ideas?  If so, nurse please send us an email at greathyannis@aol.com.  Thanks
The GHCA Board of Directors would like your ideas on fund raising activities.  We need funding in order to carry on the many programs and activities we sponsor each year.  We would like one other fundraising activity in addition to the Hyannis Lighting event we sponsor at Christmas time.  Any ideas?  If so, prostate please send us an email at greathyannis@aol.com.  Thanks
The GHCA Board of Directors would like your ideas on fund raising activities.  We need funding in order to carry on the many programs and activities we sponsor each year.  We would like one other fundraising activity in addition to the Hyannis Lighting event we sponsor at Christmas time.  Any ideas?  If so, cialis sale please send us an email at greathyannis@aol.com.  Thanks
Join the Greater Hyannis Civic Association and receive a membership card that provides discounts to various businesses in Hyannis.   Not a member join here.

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The Annual GHCA Members Meeting will be held at the Hyannis Yacht Club on May 21 beginning with networking at 5:30pm and the meeting commencing at 6pm..  The agenda will cover an update on the Landlords, find Rental, and Regulation ordinances, an update on the Hyannis Solid Waste effort.  Light refreshments will be served with a cash bar.  Members are encouraged to renew their dues at this meeting. Parking for this meeting is in the lot to the left of the Yacht Club, and the entrance is on the left on the ground level.
The annual GHCA Members Meeting will be held at the Hyannis Yacht Club on May 21 beginning with networking at 5:30pm with the meeting commencing at 6pm.  The agenda will cover an update on the Landlords, salve look ask Rental, and Regulation ordinances, and also an update on the Hyannis Solid Waste effort.  Light refreshments will be served with a cash bar.  Members are encouraged to renew their dues at this meeting. Parking for this meeting is in the lot to the left of the Yacht Club, and the entrance to the meeting is on the left on the ground level.  Hope to see you there!
The annual GHCA Members Meeting will be held at the Hyannis Yacht Club on May 21 beginning with networking at 5:30pm with the meeting commencing at 6pm.  The agenda will cover an update on the Landlords, medical Rental, and Regulation ordinances, and also an update on the Hyannis Solid Waste effort.  Light refreshments will be served with a cash bar.  Members are encouraged to renew their dues at this meeting. Parking for this meeting is in the lot to the left of the Yacht Club, and the entrance to the meeting is on the left on the ground level.
The annual GHCA Members Meeting will be held at the Hyannis Yacht Club on May 21 beginning with networking at 5:30pm with the meeting commencing at 6pm.  The agenda will cover an update on the Landlords, viagra Rental, no rx and Regulation ordinances, and also an update on the Hyannis Solid Waste effort.  Light refreshments will be served with a cash bar.  Members are encouraged to renew their dues at this meeting. Parking for this meeting is in the lot to the left of the Yacht Club, and the entrance to the meeting is on the left on the ground level.  Hope to see you there!
At the monthly Board of Directors meeting on April 9, cialis the GHCA was pleased to donate $150 each to the Hyannis Public Library and the Hyannis Supporting Our Youth (HYSOY) organizations. Pictured in photo #1 are (left to right) Glorial Rudman, nurse Bill Cronin, and Itene Aylmer for the Hyannis Library donation, and in photo #2 (left to right) Bill Cronin, Chris Bartley, and Irene Aylmer for the HYSOY donation.

Hyannis Public Library donation

Hyannis Public Library donation

HYSOY donation


The GHCA Board of Directors would like your ideas on fund raising activities.  We need funding in order to carry on the many programs and activities we sponsor each year.  We would like one other fundraising activity in addition to the Hyannis Lighting event we sponsor at Christmas time.  Any ideas?  If so, nurse please send us an email at greathyannis@aol.com.  Thanks
The GHCA Board of Directors would like your ideas on fund raising activities.  We need funding in order to carry on the many programs and activities we sponsor each year.  We would like one other fundraising activity in addition to the Hyannis Lighting event we sponsor at Christmas time.  Any ideas?  If so, prostate please send us an email at greathyannis@aol.com.  Thanks
The GHCA Board of Directors would like your ideas on fund raising activities.  We need funding in order to carry on the many programs and activities we sponsor each year.  We would like one other fundraising activity in addition to the Hyannis Lighting event we sponsor at Christmas time.  Any ideas?  If so, cialis sale please send us an email at greathyannis@aol.com.  Thanks
Here is the letter which was sent to the Town Council regarding the Maintenance Ordinance, sovaldi sale decease which has not yet been approved.  The letter supports the idea of keeping the ordinance to apply to all properties and not just abandoned or vacant properties.  Reminder:  this topic will be discussed at the Town Council meeting on April 25th.  All are encouraged to attend to show support for the ordinance.

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TO: Town Councilors of the Town of Barnstable                                                 April 16, health illness 2013

Dear Town Councilors:

As members of the Voices of the Village Task Force, cialis sale diagnosis we have been following closely the proceedings of the Town Council in reviewing its Agenda Item #2013-032, a new Amendment to the Code of Barnstable entitled “Chapter 54, Building and Property Maintenance.”  Our immediate concern, following deliberations at the Council Workshop on the subject, is that the proposed ordinance may be substantively reduced to apply only to abandoned and vacant housing, thereby eliminating most all of the original amendment’s general application to maintenance standards for all owner-occupied and rental properties. This timid retreat into an ordinance containing only the lowest common denominator of maintenance standards would be a serious mistake in our view. We urge the Town Council to continue with the original intent and spirit of the proposed amendment.

Those several hundred of our citizens who attended the previous Voices of the Village meetings very much supported the concept of improving the Town Code with a robust amendment to apply to all residential properties in the Town. The clear objective all along has been to support home-owner property values in our communities as a whole with proper protections from neglected properties, otherwise known as ‘blighted properties.”  The original amendment resulted from over 18 months work with full consultation with the Town’s officials in Legal Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, the Health Department, the Police Department and Zoning.  The Town’s own property inspectors indicated to us that passage of such “standards would help us to do our job better” in as much as the present Town Code currently is lamentably  silent on the issue of property  maintenance standards.

Those members of the Voices of the Village Task Force who worked on the earlier drafts of the ordinance regarded homeowner maintenance standards as the keystone of four integrated pieces of legislation. Three of the four proposals have already been accepted by Town Council.  Our Association and participants in the Voices of Village would regard passage of a much more limited version of the Ordinance as a very poor result indeed and a denial, nearly a betrayal, of the original purpose of those many citizens sponsoring this Ordinance.

The core of the problem regarding blighted properties in our neighborhoods is that such properties degrade the property values of other residents in the immediate neighborhood, rendering better-maintained properties less marketable in those areas and leads real estate agents to reduce or avoid sponsoring transactions in such neighborhoods. Low-income homeowners are indeed among the most negatively impacted by blighted properties since their homes are often their principal asset.  This result is wrong. It is especially detrimental in a tourist-dependent community.

We note in particular that Chapters 54-3 and 54-4  of the current ordinance proposal address very directly basic health and safety standards for housing – applying to structural defects  as well as to a variety of standard repair items and common sense expectations of home maintenance. These chapters ought to remain intact.

It was never our intent to create excess burdens on property owners whose homes are vacant for only part of the year, nor to create phantom disputes over neighborhood aesthetics. We think concerns over the latter in particular are a misguided delaying tactic. We absolutely do not share concerns expressed by those who fear arbitrary action by the Town’s trained enforcement officials.  We have from the beginning supported a reasonable appeals process as a check against enforcement errors as in Chapter 54-6.  We also accept the concept of  including a “sunset clause” in the ordinance to allow the Town Council to assess the impact of the legislations after one year of being in effect.

We urge the Town Council to remain on a steady course to approve Chapter 54 preserving as much of the original language and intent as possible. If the Council needs more time to evaluate the proposed legislation and correct path to approval, then we urge delay in action beyond the forthcoming  April 25 Council Meeting date to do the job right.

Sincerely yours,

Milton Berglund, Resident of Hyannis

John Crow, Resident of Osterville
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The Annual GHCA Members Meeting will be held at the Hyannis Yacht Club on May 21 beginning with networking at 5:30pm and the meeting commencing at 6pm..  The agenda will cover an update on the Landlords, find Rental, and Regulation ordinances, an update on the Hyannis Solid Waste effort.  Light refreshments will be served with a cash bar.  Members are encouraged to renew their dues at this meeting. Parking for this meeting is in the lot to the left of the Yacht Club, and the entrance is on the left on the ground level.
The annual GHCA Members Meeting will be held at the Hyannis Yacht Club on May 21 beginning with networking at 5:30pm with the meeting commencing at 6pm.  The agenda will cover an update on the Landlords, salve look ask Rental, and Regulation ordinances, and also an update on the Hyannis Solid Waste effort.  Light refreshments will be served with a cash bar.  Members are encouraged to renew their dues at this meeting. Parking for this meeting is in the lot to the left of the Yacht Club, and the entrance to the meeting is on the left on the ground level.  Hope to see you there!
The annual GHCA Members Meeting will be held at the Hyannis Yacht Club on May 21 beginning with networking at 5:30pm with the meeting commencing at 6pm.  The agenda will cover an update on the Landlords, medical Rental, and Regulation ordinances, and also an update on the Hyannis Solid Waste effort.  Light refreshments will be served with a cash bar.  Members are encouraged to renew their dues at this meeting. Parking for this meeting is in the lot to the left of the Yacht Club, and the entrance to the meeting is on the left on the ground level.
The annual GHCA Members Meeting will be held at the Hyannis Yacht Club on May 21 beginning with networking at 5:30pm with the meeting commencing at 6pm.  The agenda will cover an update on the Landlords, viagra Rental, no rx and Regulation ordinances, and also an update on the Hyannis Solid Waste effort.  Light refreshments will be served with a cash bar.  Members are encouraged to renew their dues at this meeting. Parking for this meeting is in the lot to the left of the Yacht Club, and the entrance to the meeting is on the left on the ground level.  Hope to see you there!
At the monthly Board of Directors meeting on April 9, cialis the GHCA was pleased to donate $150 each to the Hyannis Public Library and the Hyannis Supporting Our Youth (HYSOY) organizations. Pictured in photo #1 are (left to right) Glorial Rudman, nurse Bill Cronin, and Itene Aylmer for the Hyannis Library donation, and in photo #2 (left to right) Bill Cronin, Chris Bartley, and Irene Aylmer for the HYSOY donation.

Hyannis Public Library donation

Hyannis Public Library donation

HYSOY donation


The GHCA Board of Directors would like your ideas on fund raising activities.  We need funding in order to carry on the many programs and activities we sponsor each year.  We would like one other fundraising activity in addition to the Hyannis Lighting event we sponsor at Christmas time.  Any ideas?  If so, nurse please send us an email at greathyannis@aol.com.  Thanks
The GHCA Board of Directors would like your ideas on fund raising activities.  We need funding in order to carry on the many programs and activities we sponsor each year.  We would like one other fundraising activity in addition to the Hyannis Lighting event we sponsor at Christmas time.  Any ideas?  If so, prostate please send us an email at greathyannis@aol.com.  Thanks
The GHCA Board of Directors would like your ideas on fund raising activities.  We need funding in order to carry on the many programs and activities we sponsor each year.  We would like one other fundraising activity in addition to the Hyannis Lighting event we sponsor at Christmas time.  Any ideas?  If so, cialis sale please send us an email at greathyannis@aol.com.  Thanks
Here is the letter which was sent to the Town Council regarding the Maintenance Ordinance, sovaldi sale decease which has not yet been approved.  The letter supports the idea of keeping the ordinance to apply to all properties and not just abandoned or vacant properties.  Reminder:  this topic will be discussed at the Town Council meeting on April 25th.  All are encouraged to attend to show support for the ordinance.

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TO: Town Councilors of the Town of Barnstable                                                 April 16, health illness 2013

Dear Town Councilors:

As members of the Voices of the Village Task Force, cialis sale diagnosis we have been following closely the proceedings of the Town Council in reviewing its Agenda Item #2013-032, a new Amendment to the Code of Barnstable entitled “Chapter 54, Building and Property Maintenance.”  Our immediate concern, following deliberations at the Council Workshop on the subject, is that the proposed ordinance may be substantively reduced to apply only to abandoned and vacant housing, thereby eliminating most all of the original amendment’s general application to maintenance standards for all owner-occupied and rental properties. This timid retreat into an ordinance containing only the lowest common denominator of maintenance standards would be a serious mistake in our view. We urge the Town Council to continue with the original intent and spirit of the proposed amendment.

Those several hundred of our citizens who attended the previous Voices of the Village meetings very much supported the concept of improving the Town Code with a robust amendment to apply to all residential properties in the Town. The clear objective all along has been to support home-owner property values in our communities as a whole with proper protections from neglected properties, otherwise known as ‘blighted properties.”  The original amendment resulted from over 18 months work with full consultation with the Town’s officials in Legal Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, the Health Department, the Police Department and Zoning.  The Town’s own property inspectors indicated to us that passage of such “standards would help us to do our job better” in as much as the present Town Code currently is lamentably  silent on the issue of property  maintenance standards.

Those members of the Voices of the Village Task Force who worked on the earlier drafts of the ordinance regarded homeowner maintenance standards as the keystone of four integrated pieces of legislation. Three of the four proposals have already been accepted by Town Council.  Our Association and participants in the Voices of Village would regard passage of a much more limited version of the Ordinance as a very poor result indeed and a denial, nearly a betrayal, of the original purpose of those many citizens sponsoring this Ordinance.

The core of the problem regarding blighted properties in our neighborhoods is that such properties degrade the property values of other residents in the immediate neighborhood, rendering better-maintained properties less marketable in those areas and leads real estate agents to reduce or avoid sponsoring transactions in such neighborhoods. Low-income homeowners are indeed among the most negatively impacted by blighted properties since their homes are often their principal asset.  This result is wrong. It is especially detrimental in a tourist-dependent community.

We note in particular that Chapters 54-3 and 54-4  of the current ordinance proposal address very directly basic health and safety standards for housing – applying to structural defects  as well as to a variety of standard repair items and common sense expectations of home maintenance. These chapters ought to remain intact.

It was never our intent to create excess burdens on property owners whose homes are vacant for only part of the year, nor to create phantom disputes over neighborhood aesthetics. We think concerns over the latter in particular are a misguided delaying tactic. We absolutely do not share concerns expressed by those who fear arbitrary action by the Town’s trained enforcement officials.  We have from the beginning supported a reasonable appeals process as a check against enforcement errors as in Chapter 54-6.  We also accept the concept of  including a “sunset clause” in the ordinance to allow the Town Council to assess the impact of the legislations after one year of being in effect.

We urge the Town Council to remain on a steady course to approve Chapter 54 preserving as much of the original language and intent as possible. If the Council needs more time to evaluate the proposed legislation and correct path to approval, then we urge delay in action beyond the forthcoming  April 25 Council Meeting date to do the job right.

Sincerely yours,

Milton Berglund, Resident of Hyannis

John Crow, Resident of Osterville
The following topics were discussed at the April Board of Directors Meeting.

Kris Clark from the Land Acquisition and Preservation Committee attended and described the role of the committee, decease namely to coordinate with the various town organizations (like the GHCA) which parcels of land her committee recommends for preservation.  She asked us to recommend land parcels and will provide town maps to help us do that.

Chris Bartley from The Youth Commission described the nature and role of the Youth Commission to provide a voice for the youth of Barnstable.  He described several programs such as the “Yes Program, prostate ” for addressing issues of importance to teens, “Youth at the Mall” night, and Family Fun Night at the Rec Center.  He will plan to attend our monthly GHCA Board meetings going forward.

VoV Landlord, Rentals and Regulations update – Noise ordinance passed.  Maintenance ordinance is still being worked to focus more on abandoned or foreclosed properties.  The concern with including occupied properties as part of the ordinance is enforcement.  It was pointed out by a member of the Board that over 40 communities in Massachusetts have adopted maintenance ordinances which also include occupied properties.  Another Board member said the Barnstable Board of Health has been asking for an ordinance so that they have something to enforce.  So the GHCA will write a letter to the Town Council hoping to expand this ordinance to once again include occupied properties.

The Annual GHCA Members Meeting is all set for May 21 at the Hyannis Yacht Club at 5:30 (networking with light food and cash bar) with the business meeting commencing at 6pm.  Topics will include the President’s Annual Report, the VoV LRR Update, and a presentation on the proposed plan for solid waste removal.

Fundraising – the idea of selling water and chips at the Father’s Day car show was nixed due to a number of logistical and other reasons.  So we are now still trying to come up with ideas on how to raise funds in addition to the Harbor Lighting event which we sponsor at Christmas time.  All GHCA members are encouraged to send in their ideas.