January 2013

Is anything being done to stop the medical marijuana clinics in barnstable county? I am very opposed!

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Greater Hyannis Civic Association Board Meeting Report – January 8, viagra 2013

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

Richard Elrick and Allyson Alessi joined us from R.E.C to give a presentation about “Pay as You Throw.” (PAYT) The Hyannis contract with SEMASS expires in 2014 and the rate will probably go up, health so it is an appropriate time to look into other waste reduction programs.  Curbside and Transfer Station PAYT has been tested and used by other communities in MA and has proven to be cost-effective and efficient.  Users will pay according to the amount of solid waste they dispose of but recycled trash will be free.  The goal is to reduce the amount of solid waste and also increase recycling. There are various models, and the Town has not decided on which we might use (purchase special disposal bags, stickers, etc.).  There would be a fixed, annual cost plus a variable cost paid for either bag or sticker.  The total cost to citizens should be less than the present model, plus implementing a PAYT program will allow the Town access to Mass DEP grants and funding. Note that citizens can opt-out of this program if they can provide trash removal and recycling with a private hauler.  Several private haulers will be asked to bid on this town-wide program.

The proposed VoV Landlords, Rentals, and Regulations ordinances will once again be reviewed and worked upon by the Town Councilors on January 10 to implement the suggestions made during the open meeting in December.  This is not a meeting for open comment, but members of the GHCA and others are invited to sit in.  The final ordinances will be reviewed and voted on during the January 17 Town Councilors’ meeting.

Membership – the Board will spend considerable time during the February 12th Board meeting to discuss how to increase membership.  So far we have 153 household names, 35% of which have not paid their current dues.  We would like to increase paying membership to 200 households.  We will be brainstorming how to increase membership, the benefit of being a member, how to get local businesses involved in membership, and other ideas.  All members of GHCA are encouraged to attend the February Board meeting and give input to this very vital topic.

The GHCA is having its next General Meeting in April, open to all members (and public), to “meet your councilors” for Q&A at the Town Hall Councilors’ room as before,  but in a more relaxed, informal set-up.  More details will follow.

The GHCA Annual meeting is held in May, we are shooting for Tues. May 21 once again at the Hyannis Yacht Club.  We will hold elections and update members on the past year, and on up-coming 2014 events.  We are also aiming for a guest speaker.  Watch the web site for more details.