August 2012

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The monthly GHCA Board meeting is held the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm at the Steamship Authority Ferry Building on School Street, discount Hyannis and is open to all GHCA members. We welcome your attendance and active participation.

 


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The monthly GHCA Board meeting is held the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm at the Steamship Authority Ferry Building on School Street, discount Hyannis and is open to all GHCA members. We welcome your attendance and active participation.

 

Greater Hyannis Civic Association Board Meeting Summary – August 24, viagra 2012

The following topics were discussed at the August Board of Directors Meeting.

GHCA September General Meeting will be held on September 19 at 6:30 PM in the Hyannis Town Hall Councilors’ Room.  GHCA President Bill Cronin will serve as moderator and the Councilors will spend the majority of the meeting answering questions from the GHCA and the public.  The public is invited.

Two members of the GHCA regularly attend the Hyannis Fire Station Building Committee meetings.  The Board learned that 19 architects have shown an interest in scoping and designing the new station.  Selection of the architect is underway, ailment and will be based on their credentials and references.

Board member Laura Cronin leads the GHCA Landlord, Rentals, and Regulations Task Force. The task force will be meeting with the Osterville Civic on 8/15, Cotuit Civic on 9/4, Centerville Civic on 9/10, and the West Barnstable Civic Association on October 2 before presenting its findings and recommendations to the Hyannis Town Council.  The purpose of meeting with other civic associations is to inform them of the work of the task force and to ensure they are all prepared to support it.  To date the GHCA has learned of 19 properties in disrepair that would qualify under the new Rental Regulations which the GHCA will be proposing.

The future of the Hyannis Armory is of keen importance to the citizens of Hyannis, and the GHCA is doing its best to track the progress of this interesting historical landmark.  An RFP has been sent out by Hyannis Growth Management to determine the physical and structural status of the facility as it might relate to a performing arts/cultural center.  GHCA President Bill Cronin will send a letter to the Hyannis Town Councilors, the Hyannis Town Manager and the Hyannis Growth Management Department to request a more open RFI process.

The GHCA is investigating the regulatory agreement which is being discussed for the Twin Brooks Golf Course behind the Conference Center. This wet lands property has been designated a Growth Incentive Zone, eliminating the need for review by the Zoning Board or the Cape Cod Commission should a new use be found for the property.

The Bainbridge Group located at Center and Main Streets is a Certified Club House modeled after an international organization for the mentally challenged.  They provide useful work on Main Street in Hyannis for those citizens who need it.   We understand the State is about to issue a Request for Resources ( RFR) to seek other organizations to maintain this facility, thus potentially eliminating the need to follow the International Guidelines, and therefore losing the funding.   A motion was made and unanimously voted to send a letter to the Department of Mental Health and Governor Patrick, urging them to adhere to the international guidelines, thus maintaining all funding sources for this important program.