October 2015

Dear Members, ed

In accordance with our by-laws, doctor the Greater Hyannis Civic Association (GHCA) formed a By-Laws Review Sub-Committee to perform a review of the existing by-laws in order to make suggested changes, to be approved by the membership at the next annual meeting. The changes are noted in red on the 10/21/15 Draft Version posted here. You can compare these to our current by-laws posted on our web site to see what changes are proposed. (Click here to review current by-laws.)

If you have any suggestions or comments of the proposed  by-law changes, please send them to Bill Cronin, President GHCA at GreaterHyannis@aol.com.

Thank you for your assistance.

William Cronin,

President GHCA, Chair of the GHCA By-laws Committee
Dear Members, ed

In accordance with our by-laws, doctor the Greater Hyannis Civic Association (GHCA) formed a By-Laws Review Sub-Committee to perform a review of the existing by-laws in order to make suggested changes, to be approved by the membership at the next annual meeting. The changes are noted in red on the 10/21/15 Draft Version posted here. You can compare these to our current by-laws posted on our web site to see what changes are proposed. (Click here to review current by-laws.)

If you have any suggestions or comments of the proposed  by-law changes, please send them to Bill Cronin, President GHCA at GreaterHyannis@aol.com.

Thank you for your assistance.

William Cronin,

President GHCA, Chair of the GHCA By-laws Committee
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If you have any suggestions or comments of the proposed  by-law changes, please send them to Bill Cronin, President GHCA at GreaterHyannis@aol.com.

Thank you for your assistance.

William Cronin,

President GHCA, Chair of the GHCA By-laws Committee
Dear Members, ed

In accordance with our by-laws, doctor the Greater Hyannis Civic Association (GHCA) formed a By-Laws Review Sub-Committee to perform a review of the existing by-laws in order to make suggested changes, to be approved by the membership at the next annual meeting. The changes are noted in red on the 10/21/15 Draft Version posted here. You can compare these to our current by-laws posted on our web site to see what changes are proposed. (Click here to review current by-laws.)

If you have any suggestions or comments of the proposed  by-law changes, please send them to Bill Cronin, President GHCA at GreaterHyannis@aol.com.

Thank you for your assistance.

William Cronin,

President GHCA, Chair of the GHCA By-laws Committee
Dear Members, viagra

In accordance with our by-laws, cialis sale the Greater Hyannis Civic Association (GHCA) formed a By-Laws Review Sub-Committee to perform a review of the existing by-laws in order to make suggested changes, to be approved by the membership at the next annual meeting. The changes are noted in red on the 10/21/15 Draft Version posted here. You can compare these to our current by-laws posted on our web site to see what changes are proposed. (Click here to review current by-laws.)

If you have any suggestions or comments of the proposed  by-law changes, please send them to Bill Cronin, President GHCA at GreaterHyannis@aol.com.

Thank you for your assistance.

William Cronin,

President GHCA, Chair of the GHCA By-laws Committee

GREATER HYANNIS CIVIC ASSOCIATION

EXECUTIVE BOARD MINUTES

SEPTEMBER 8, viagra sale 2015

Attending:   Bill Cronin, unhealthy Laura Cronin, Larry Decker, Allen Goddard, Dave Jones, Deb Krau, Ralph Krau, Tony Pelletier, Brad Pfeifer

Excused:         Debra Dagwan, Sarah Colvin Nelson, Uta Quint, & Kathy Strudwick

Guests: Alan Feltham, Laura Reckford, Representative Randy Hunt, Jack & Jean Crooks, Peter Cross, Lucien & Diane Poyant   Homeless advocates: Kevin, George, Nate & Kara   (Representative   Brian Mannal and Senator Dan Wolf did not attend this meeting, but were asked.)

The Minutes of August 11, 2015 were unanimously approved

The Annual Minutes of June 16, 2015 were unanimously approved

Treasurer’s Report: Larry Decker reported that the ending balance was $5005.92, and expenses were $35.00 fee registration for the State of Mass.

Motion made and seconded to elect Alan Feltham as a member of the GHCA Board. Motion passed unanimously. Welcome Alan.

Correspondence: we received a letter informing us that Hyannis Fire Department Commissioners meeting to be held on September 10, 2015 at 7PM

Old Business:

Membership; Laura C and Alan F stated that there is the potential for 10 new members from the Yachtsman Condo Assoc.

Day Care Center:   Deb K. reported that the Executive Committee did meet with HAC’s Board to discuss relocation with a new model, a new name, and a new vision/direction. The Board was told that NOAH went dry on 9/1/2015, and that the facility is still full. For relocation of the facility, the challenges are location and funding; there is a need to expand the Day Care Center, but to also reduce the number of beds for evenings;   A question was brought up on the number of 400 homeless on the “roles”; The Board was advised that the number 400 is the number of police encounters; as well as the number of persons who have stayed at NOAH. What is well known is that the number has increase from some 5 years ago, when there were only 90-95 individuals.

Representative Randy Hunt: Rep. Hunt appeared as a follow up in reference to the drug “spice”. He advised it is now banned in Boston as well as Barnstable and other communities are considering banning also.

With reference to 209 Main Street real estate, Hunt advised that the State did put this out “to bid”, in its register and the facility owner of 209 did bid; The facility was visited by Rep. Hunt, and he also visited a facility in greater Worcester, which has been open for about 10 years; Attendees are those in recovery and are the ones who wish to seek help; these facilities do not do drug testing since many of these persons have other chemicals in their system. The staff are not addiction counselors, but provide assistance to prevent and to assist in the long term recovery; they act as mentors via education etc to prevent set backs in their struggle in drug recovery.

Solutions on where can they live while in recovery (housing) and thus to continue to receive these support services is still inadequate.   One of the aspects of this program is to also provide teaching support on computers; to find jobs, to be able to hold jobs; get their drivers licenses returned; and to educate them on how to live and rebuild their lives;

The Board was advised that it realistically will take about 18 months to be on the road to recovery, not 5 or 6 days; that of the 72 social services in Hyannis, some of the programs and services are repetitive, and there should be consolidations; housing is an important element in their recovery; also since most of these agencies are non profit   some 200 + properties are now off the tax rolls which equates to approximately $170 million dollars;

Peter Cross stated that the Cape needs to build relationships “off cape”, to send non-Cape homeless back to where they come from; and that the State needs to step up; part of the increase in Hyannis’s homeless is due to the closing of a Boston shelter; in addition no one is providing “real life working opportunities “ and as such they can not integrate in to the few jobs available on the Cape/Hyannis; therefore it would be best to integrate them into a state-wide system. Rep. Hunt stated that the Cape’s delegation will be talking to Jay Ash from the State on this issue as well as about the economics, jobs, health and housing which are needed to solve the problem. Other concerns were the past closures of the State’s mental hospitals, and other shelters, social agencies being spread too thin, thus not effective, and closing the “camps” does not resolve the issue.

Deb K stated that things remain in Hyannis because there is “less push back”, by the residents, there are sewers, transportation, which makes Hyannis a lucrative location for the homeless population, versus other Cape Towns. Hyannis is considered by “addicts” to be compassionate and the residents are considered some of the “best” in the area,

Lucien Poyant stated that Hyannis has been dumped on for years and that all of the services as well as the costs are being born by the residents.

Charlene Mahoney stated that she is the 15th generation on Cape Cod, she is in a low income bracket, a member of Bay Bridge, and has been 9 years in subsidized housing. Her suggestion is to ”get rid of most of the agencies which do nothing.”

Kevin stated he has lived on the Cape for 22 years, now owns his own house, mortgage is paid, but has medical issues some due to when he was a “user”. He cited the proximity of the hospital of why the homeless exist here. He also suggested that the GHCA should meet some of the homeless and perhaps learn some things from them.

Other comments were “of the 4900+ Hyannis Fire Department EMT calls, approximately 1100 were from Main Street in Hyannis, and over 700+ were from the homeless population. The question is who pays for this service, and the answer is the Hyannis Fire District rate payers; another comment was to publish the top salaries of some of these agencies, which should be available since they are 501(3c’s) No one currently volunteered to do this research

Committee Liaison Assignments: this has been completed

Fund Raising: (Businesses) Brad P. reported that he was following up on some 15 business contacts

Hyannis Fire Department Report: Peter Cross, Chairman of the Commissioners, advised that they were working on the “best” price for a new station; they had bonded the $2.9 million for the property; working on a new ladder truck estimated to cost $1.2 million; they are working on a long range plan; working on streamlining the election process   (absentee ballots). He cited the need for a cultural change within the department;   he indicated that some of the repairs to the existing station were moving forward in small increments to reduce procurement issues; they are working on trying to televise the next rate payers meeting but have been challenged by the fact that they can not use Channel 18 (the Town of Barnstable’s station as the Fire departments are not part of the Town) so they are seeking access to Channel 22; there is now a web site to look at updates; they are doing a study to find the cost effectiveness on the current facility. They have had 5000 calls since January 1st through August 31st, 1000 fire calls and the balance are EMT calls of which 91% are ambulance calls which they can recoup a fairly sizeable amount; the 2016 budget review will begin shortly as well as a review of the antiquated By Laws; they are reviewing a “pilot program” and also that there will be 9-11 services, in memory of the fallen firefighters of September 11, 2001.

Problem Properties: Bill C. will review the list with Dave J. & Allen G, and will consolidate for the October 13th meeting.

New Business:

Hyannis Parking Lots: the report has been presented to the Planning Board and is a “work in progress”; the Steamship Authority is looking for more space to meet its growing needs for additional parking.

By Law Review: This committee has met and will provide some amendments for review at the October meeting of the Board, and then again for the Annual membership meeting next May 2016.

Candidates Night: Deb K reported that the date of October 20th has been secured at Town Hall; she is working on getting questions for the candidates which, since there is no competition, will be on what are the councilors opinion(s) on crucial issues.

The Historic committee will meet next week to review the application to the site currently occupied by the Dockside Restaurant looking to be developed into upscale condos

The Town Council meeting of September 10, 2015, will have discussions on the drug and homeless issues facing the Town of Barnstable and the village of Hyannis;

Ralph K. reported that the GHCA “pot luck” social will be held at the home of Kathy Strudwick on Saturday, September 26th, beginning at 5:30PM.

Brad P. advised that he is seeking help on the Harbor Lighting Program – volunteers are needed. He also inquired that if the GHCA would like to hold its meeting at the Hyannis Mets facility during July, he would arrange it. The consensus was extremely favorable.

Meeting adjourned at 9:00PM

Respectfully submitted,

Ralph M. Krau, Secretary
Dear Members, ed

In accordance with our by-laws, doctor the Greater Hyannis Civic Association (GHCA) formed a By-Laws Review Sub-Committee to perform a review of the existing by-laws in order to make suggested changes, to be approved by the membership at the next annual meeting. The changes are noted in red on the 10/21/15 Draft Version posted here. You can compare these to our current by-laws posted on our web site to see what changes are proposed. (Click here to review current by-laws.)

If you have any suggestions or comments of the proposed  by-law changes, please send them to Bill Cronin, President GHCA at GreaterHyannis@aol.com.

Thank you for your assistance.

William Cronin,

President GHCA, Chair of the GHCA By-laws Committee
Dear Members, viagra

In accordance with our by-laws, cialis sale the Greater Hyannis Civic Association (GHCA) formed a By-Laws Review Sub-Committee to perform a review of the existing by-laws in order to make suggested changes, to be approved by the membership at the next annual meeting. The changes are noted in red on the 10/21/15 Draft Version posted here. You can compare these to our current by-laws posted on our web site to see what changes are proposed. (Click here to review current by-laws.)

If you have any suggestions or comments of the proposed  by-law changes, please send them to Bill Cronin, President GHCA at GreaterHyannis@aol.com.

Thank you for your assistance.

William Cronin,

President GHCA, Chair of the GHCA By-laws Committee

GREATER HYANNIS CIVIC ASSOCIATION

EXECUTIVE BOARD MINUTES

SEPTEMBER 8, viagra sale 2015

Attending:   Bill Cronin, unhealthy Laura Cronin, Larry Decker, Allen Goddard, Dave Jones, Deb Krau, Ralph Krau, Tony Pelletier, Brad Pfeifer

Excused:         Debra Dagwan, Sarah Colvin Nelson, Uta Quint, & Kathy Strudwick

Guests: Alan Feltham, Laura Reckford, Representative Randy Hunt, Jack & Jean Crooks, Peter Cross, Lucien & Diane Poyant   Homeless advocates: Kevin, George, Nate & Kara   (Representative   Brian Mannal and Senator Dan Wolf did not attend this meeting, but were asked.)

The Minutes of August 11, 2015 were unanimously approved

The Annual Minutes of June 16, 2015 were unanimously approved

Treasurer’s Report: Larry Decker reported that the ending balance was $5005.92, and expenses were $35.00 fee registration for the State of Mass.

Motion made and seconded to elect Alan Feltham as a member of the GHCA Board. Motion passed unanimously. Welcome Alan.

Correspondence: we received a letter informing us that Hyannis Fire Department Commissioners meeting to be held on September 10, 2015 at 7PM

Old Business:

Membership; Laura C and Alan F stated that there is the potential for 10 new members from the Yachtsman Condo Assoc.

Day Care Center:   Deb K. reported that the Executive Committee did meet with HAC’s Board to discuss relocation with a new model, a new name, and a new vision/direction. The Board was told that NOAH went dry on 9/1/2015, and that the facility is still full. For relocation of the facility, the challenges are location and funding; there is a need to expand the Day Care Center, but to also reduce the number of beds for evenings;   A question was brought up on the number of 400 homeless on the “roles”; The Board was advised that the number 400 is the number of police encounters; as well as the number of persons who have stayed at NOAH. What is well known is that the number has increase from some 5 years ago, when there were only 90-95 individuals.

Representative Randy Hunt: Rep. Hunt appeared as a follow up in reference to the drug “spice”. He advised it is now banned in Boston as well as Barnstable and other communities are considering banning also.

With reference to 209 Main Street real estate, Hunt advised that the State did put this out “to bid”, in its register and the facility owner of 209 did bid; The facility was visited by Rep. Hunt, and he also visited a facility in greater Worcester, which has been open for about 10 years; Attendees are those in recovery and are the ones who wish to seek help; these facilities do not do drug testing since many of these persons have other chemicals in their system. The staff are not addiction counselors, but provide assistance to prevent and to assist in the long term recovery; they act as mentors via education etc to prevent set backs in their struggle in drug recovery.

Solutions on where can they live while in recovery (housing) and thus to continue to receive these support services is still inadequate.   One of the aspects of this program is to also provide teaching support on computers; to find jobs, to be able to hold jobs; get their drivers licenses returned; and to educate them on how to live and rebuild their lives;

The Board was advised that it realistically will take about 18 months to be on the road to recovery, not 5 or 6 days; that of the 72 social services in Hyannis, some of the programs and services are repetitive, and there should be consolidations; housing is an important element in their recovery; also since most of these agencies are non profit   some 200 + properties are now off the tax rolls which equates to approximately $170 million dollars;

Peter Cross stated that the Cape needs to build relationships “off cape”, to send non-Cape homeless back to where they come from; and that the State needs to step up; part of the increase in Hyannis’s homeless is due to the closing of a Boston shelter; in addition no one is providing “real life working opportunities “ and as such they can not integrate in to the few jobs available on the Cape/Hyannis; therefore it would be best to integrate them into a state-wide system. Rep. Hunt stated that the Cape’s delegation will be talking to Jay Ash from the State on this issue as well as about the economics, jobs, health and housing which are needed to solve the problem. Other concerns were the past closures of the State’s mental hospitals, and other shelters, social agencies being spread too thin, thus not effective, and closing the “camps” does not resolve the issue.

Deb K stated that things remain in Hyannis because there is “less push back”, by the residents, there are sewers, transportation, which makes Hyannis a lucrative location for the homeless population, versus other Cape Towns. Hyannis is considered by “addicts” to be compassionate and the residents are considered some of the “best” in the area,

Lucien Poyant stated that Hyannis has been dumped on for years and that all of the services as well as the costs are being born by the residents.

Charlene Mahoney stated that she is the 15th generation on Cape Cod, she is in a low income bracket, a member of Bay Bridge, and has been 9 years in subsidized housing. Her suggestion is to ”get rid of most of the agencies which do nothing.”

Kevin stated he has lived on the Cape for 22 years, now owns his own house, mortgage is paid, but has medical issues some due to when he was a “user”. He cited the proximity of the hospital of why the homeless exist here. He also suggested that the GHCA should meet some of the homeless and perhaps learn some things from them.

Other comments were “of the 4900+ Hyannis Fire Department EMT calls, approximately 1100 were from Main Street in Hyannis, and over 700+ were from the homeless population. The question is who pays for this service, and the answer is the Hyannis Fire District rate payers; another comment was to publish the top salaries of some of these agencies, which should be available since they are 501(3c’s) No one currently volunteered to do this research

Committee Liaison Assignments: this has been completed

Fund Raising: (Businesses) Brad P. reported that he was following up on some 15 business contacts

Hyannis Fire Department Report: Peter Cross, Chairman of the Commissioners, advised that they were working on the “best” price for a new station; they had bonded the $2.9 million for the property; working on a new ladder truck estimated to cost $1.2 million; they are working on a long range plan; working on streamlining the election process   (absentee ballots). He cited the need for a cultural change within the department;   he indicated that some of the repairs to the existing station were moving forward in small increments to reduce procurement issues; they are working on trying to televise the next rate payers meeting but have been challenged by the fact that they can not use Channel 18 (the Town of Barnstable’s station as the Fire departments are not part of the Town) so they are seeking access to Channel 22; there is now a web site to look at updates; they are doing a study to find the cost effectiveness on the current facility. They have had 5000 calls since January 1st through August 31st, 1000 fire calls and the balance are EMT calls of which 91% are ambulance calls which they can recoup a fairly sizeable amount; the 2016 budget review will begin shortly as well as a review of the antiquated By Laws; they are reviewing a “pilot program” and also that there will be 9-11 services, in memory of the fallen firefighters of September 11, 2001.

Problem Properties: Bill C. will review the list with Dave J. & Allen G, and will consolidate for the October 13th meeting.

New Business:

Hyannis Parking Lots: the report has been presented to the Planning Board and is a “work in progress”; the Steamship Authority is looking for more space to meet its growing needs for additional parking.

By Law Review: This committee has met and will provide some amendments for review at the October meeting of the Board, and then again for the Annual membership meeting next May 2016.

Candidates Night: Deb K reported that the date of October 20th has been secured at Town Hall; she is working on getting questions for the candidates which, since there is no competition, will be on what are the councilors opinion(s) on crucial issues.

The Historic committee will meet next week to review the application to the site currently occupied by the Dockside Restaurant looking to be developed into upscale condos

The Town Council meeting of September 10, 2015, will have discussions on the drug and homeless issues facing the Town of Barnstable and the village of Hyannis;

Ralph K. reported that the GHCA “pot luck” social will be held at the home of Kathy Strudwick on Saturday, September 26th, beginning at 5:30PM.

Brad P. advised that he is seeking help on the Harbor Lighting Program – volunteers are needed. He also inquired that if the GHCA would like to hold its meeting at the Hyannis Mets facility during July, he would arrange it. The consensus was extremely favorable.

Meeting adjourned at 9:00PM

Respectfully submitted,

Ralph M. Krau, Secretary
Applications available on line at www.HyArtsDistrict.com

 HYANNIS, malady MA, buy viagra August 25, click 2015,—The Town of Barnstable is accepting applications for artists and artisans interested in participating in the 2016 Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanty program. The shanties are located in the Hyannis HyArts Cultural District, at Bismore Park/Ocean Street, Hyannis.  Applications should be submitted by the fourth Friday in October of each year for the following season:  for 2016, applications are due Friday, October 23, 2015.  Artists will be juried and first selections made by December 31st based on applications received.  Subsequent applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis following this date for any remaining spots for the 2016 season and will be filled based on need and availability.

Applications can be downloaded from the home page at   www.HyArtsDistrict.com.  For more information, contact Melissa Hersh, Arts and Culture Coordinator at Melissa.hersh@town.barnstable.ma.us or call 508-862-4767.

The Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanty Program began in 2005, as the first in a series of arts related strategies designed to provide opportunities and exposure for local artists; enliven the economic climate in downtown Hyannis; and to establish an important vibrant backdrop for year round residents and visitors. The response to the Harbor your Arts (HyA) Shanty Program has been overwhelmingly positive.

The shanties are open weekends mid-May through mid-June and then on a daily basis through the end of September.   Work is hand made or hand crafted, and all artists are from Cape Cod.   A variety of work is represented including a wide variety of jewelry, paintings, photography, visual art, wood carving, fine Cape Cod inspired crafts, fiber arts, ceramics, rope work, glass work and more.    Literary arts are represented and each year local libraries participate as well.

During the season a variety of musical entertainment is offered and street performers are encouraged to participate.   For information contact Melissa Hersh at 508-862-4767 or email at melissa.hersh@town.barnstable.ma.us

This artist program is made possible in cooperation with the Town of Barnstable, the Main Street Business Improvement District (BID), Arts Foundation of Cape Cod (AFCC), Cape Cod Art Association (CCAA) and the Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce.                                                                                              ###

Melissa Hersh | Arts & Culture Coordinator
Dear Members, ed

In accordance with our by-laws, doctor the Greater Hyannis Civic Association (GHCA) formed a By-Laws Review Sub-Committee to perform a review of the existing by-laws in order to make suggested changes, to be approved by the membership at the next annual meeting. The changes are noted in red on the 10/21/15 Draft Version posted here. You can compare these to our current by-laws posted on our web site to see what changes are proposed. (Click here to review current by-laws.)

If you have any suggestions or comments of the proposed  by-law changes, please send them to Bill Cronin, President GHCA at GreaterHyannis@aol.com.

Thank you for your assistance.

William Cronin,

President GHCA, Chair of the GHCA By-laws Committee
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In accordance with our by-laws, cialis sale the Greater Hyannis Civic Association (GHCA) formed a By-Laws Review Sub-Committee to perform a review of the existing by-laws in order to make suggested changes, to be approved by the membership at the next annual meeting. The changes are noted in red on the 10/21/15 Draft Version posted here. You can compare these to our current by-laws posted on our web site to see what changes are proposed. (Click here to review current by-laws.)

If you have any suggestions or comments of the proposed  by-law changes, please send them to Bill Cronin, President GHCA at GreaterHyannis@aol.com.

Thank you for your assistance.

William Cronin,

President GHCA, Chair of the GHCA By-laws Committee

GREATER HYANNIS CIVIC ASSOCIATION

EXECUTIVE BOARD MINUTES

SEPTEMBER 8, viagra sale 2015

Attending:   Bill Cronin, unhealthy Laura Cronin, Larry Decker, Allen Goddard, Dave Jones, Deb Krau, Ralph Krau, Tony Pelletier, Brad Pfeifer

Excused:         Debra Dagwan, Sarah Colvin Nelson, Uta Quint, & Kathy Strudwick

Guests: Alan Feltham, Laura Reckford, Representative Randy Hunt, Jack & Jean Crooks, Peter Cross, Lucien & Diane Poyant   Homeless advocates: Kevin, George, Nate & Kara   (Representative   Brian Mannal and Senator Dan Wolf did not attend this meeting, but were asked.)

The Minutes of August 11, 2015 were unanimously approved

The Annual Minutes of June 16, 2015 were unanimously approved

Treasurer’s Report: Larry Decker reported that the ending balance was $5005.92, and expenses were $35.00 fee registration for the State of Mass.

Motion made and seconded to elect Alan Feltham as a member of the GHCA Board. Motion passed unanimously. Welcome Alan.

Correspondence: we received a letter informing us that Hyannis Fire Department Commissioners meeting to be held on September 10, 2015 at 7PM

Old Business:

Membership; Laura C and Alan F stated that there is the potential for 10 new members from the Yachtsman Condo Assoc.

Day Care Center:   Deb K. reported that the Executive Committee did meet with HAC’s Board to discuss relocation with a new model, a new name, and a new vision/direction. The Board was told that NOAH went dry on 9/1/2015, and that the facility is still full. For relocation of the facility, the challenges are location and funding; there is a need to expand the Day Care Center, but to also reduce the number of beds for evenings;   A question was brought up on the number of 400 homeless on the “roles”; The Board was advised that the number 400 is the number of police encounters; as well as the number of persons who have stayed at NOAH. What is well known is that the number has increase from some 5 years ago, when there were only 90-95 individuals.

Representative Randy Hunt: Rep. Hunt appeared as a follow up in reference to the drug “spice”. He advised it is now banned in Boston as well as Barnstable and other communities are considering banning also.

With reference to 209 Main Street real estate, Hunt advised that the State did put this out “to bid”, in its register and the facility owner of 209 did bid; The facility was visited by Rep. Hunt, and he also visited a facility in greater Worcester, which has been open for about 10 years; Attendees are those in recovery and are the ones who wish to seek help; these facilities do not do drug testing since many of these persons have other chemicals in their system. The staff are not addiction counselors, but provide assistance to prevent and to assist in the long term recovery; they act as mentors via education etc to prevent set backs in their struggle in drug recovery.

Solutions on where can they live while in recovery (housing) and thus to continue to receive these support services is still inadequate.   One of the aspects of this program is to also provide teaching support on computers; to find jobs, to be able to hold jobs; get their drivers licenses returned; and to educate them on how to live and rebuild their lives;

The Board was advised that it realistically will take about 18 months to be on the road to recovery, not 5 or 6 days; that of the 72 social services in Hyannis, some of the programs and services are repetitive, and there should be consolidations; housing is an important element in their recovery; also since most of these agencies are non profit   some 200 + properties are now off the tax rolls which equates to approximately $170 million dollars;

Peter Cross stated that the Cape needs to build relationships “off cape”, to send non-Cape homeless back to where they come from; and that the State needs to step up; part of the increase in Hyannis’s homeless is due to the closing of a Boston shelter; in addition no one is providing “real life working opportunities “ and as such they can not integrate in to the few jobs available on the Cape/Hyannis; therefore it would be best to integrate them into a state-wide system. Rep. Hunt stated that the Cape’s delegation will be talking to Jay Ash from the State on this issue as well as about the economics, jobs, health and housing which are needed to solve the problem. Other concerns were the past closures of the State’s mental hospitals, and other shelters, social agencies being spread too thin, thus not effective, and closing the “camps” does not resolve the issue.

Deb K stated that things remain in Hyannis because there is “less push back”, by the residents, there are sewers, transportation, which makes Hyannis a lucrative location for the homeless population, versus other Cape Towns. Hyannis is considered by “addicts” to be compassionate and the residents are considered some of the “best” in the area,

Lucien Poyant stated that Hyannis has been dumped on for years and that all of the services as well as the costs are being born by the residents.

Charlene Mahoney stated that she is the 15th generation on Cape Cod, she is in a low income bracket, a member of Bay Bridge, and has been 9 years in subsidized housing. Her suggestion is to ”get rid of most of the agencies which do nothing.”

Kevin stated he has lived on the Cape for 22 years, now owns his own house, mortgage is paid, but has medical issues some due to when he was a “user”. He cited the proximity of the hospital of why the homeless exist here. He also suggested that the GHCA should meet some of the homeless and perhaps learn some things from them.

Other comments were “of the 4900+ Hyannis Fire Department EMT calls, approximately 1100 were from Main Street in Hyannis, and over 700+ were from the homeless population. The question is who pays for this service, and the answer is the Hyannis Fire District rate payers; another comment was to publish the top salaries of some of these agencies, which should be available since they are 501(3c’s) No one currently volunteered to do this research

Committee Liaison Assignments: this has been completed

Fund Raising: (Businesses) Brad P. reported that he was following up on some 15 business contacts

Hyannis Fire Department Report: Peter Cross, Chairman of the Commissioners, advised that they were working on the “best” price for a new station; they had bonded the $2.9 million for the property; working on a new ladder truck estimated to cost $1.2 million; they are working on a long range plan; working on streamlining the election process   (absentee ballots). He cited the need for a cultural change within the department;   he indicated that some of the repairs to the existing station were moving forward in small increments to reduce procurement issues; they are working on trying to televise the next rate payers meeting but have been challenged by the fact that they can not use Channel 18 (the Town of Barnstable’s station as the Fire departments are not part of the Town) so they are seeking access to Channel 22; there is now a web site to look at updates; they are doing a study to find the cost effectiveness on the current facility. They have had 5000 calls since January 1st through August 31st, 1000 fire calls and the balance are EMT calls of which 91% are ambulance calls which they can recoup a fairly sizeable amount; the 2016 budget review will begin shortly as well as a review of the antiquated By Laws; they are reviewing a “pilot program” and also that there will be 9-11 services, in memory of the fallen firefighters of September 11, 2001.

Problem Properties: Bill C. will review the list with Dave J. & Allen G, and will consolidate for the October 13th meeting.

New Business:

Hyannis Parking Lots: the report has been presented to the Planning Board and is a “work in progress”; the Steamship Authority is looking for more space to meet its growing needs for additional parking.

By Law Review: This committee has met and will provide some amendments for review at the October meeting of the Board, and then again for the Annual membership meeting next May 2016.

Candidates Night: Deb K reported that the date of October 20th has been secured at Town Hall; she is working on getting questions for the candidates which, since there is no competition, will be on what are the councilors opinion(s) on crucial issues.

The Historic committee will meet next week to review the application to the site currently occupied by the Dockside Restaurant looking to be developed into upscale condos

The Town Council meeting of September 10, 2015, will have discussions on the drug and homeless issues facing the Town of Barnstable and the village of Hyannis;

Ralph K. reported that the GHCA “pot luck” social will be held at the home of Kathy Strudwick on Saturday, September 26th, beginning at 5:30PM.

Brad P. advised that he is seeking help on the Harbor Lighting Program – volunteers are needed. He also inquired that if the GHCA would like to hold its meeting at the Hyannis Mets facility during July, he would arrange it. The consensus was extremely favorable.

Meeting adjourned at 9:00PM

Respectfully submitted,

Ralph M. Krau, Secretary
Applications available on line at www.HyArtsDistrict.com

 HYANNIS, malady MA, buy viagra August 25, click 2015,—The Town of Barnstable is accepting applications for artists and artisans interested in participating in the 2016 Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanty program. The shanties are located in the Hyannis HyArts Cultural District, at Bismore Park/Ocean Street, Hyannis.  Applications should be submitted by the fourth Friday in October of each year for the following season:  for 2016, applications are due Friday, October 23, 2015.  Artists will be juried and first selections made by December 31st based on applications received.  Subsequent applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis following this date for any remaining spots for the 2016 season and will be filled based on need and availability.

Applications can be downloaded from the home page at   www.HyArtsDistrict.com.  For more information, contact Melissa Hersh, Arts and Culture Coordinator at Melissa.hersh@town.barnstable.ma.us or call 508-862-4767.

The Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanty Program began in 2005, as the first in a series of arts related strategies designed to provide opportunities and exposure for local artists; enliven the economic climate in downtown Hyannis; and to establish an important vibrant backdrop for year round residents and visitors. The response to the Harbor your Arts (HyA) Shanty Program has been overwhelmingly positive.

The shanties are open weekends mid-May through mid-June and then on a daily basis through the end of September.   Work is hand made or hand crafted, and all artists are from Cape Cod.   A variety of work is represented including a wide variety of jewelry, paintings, photography, visual art, wood carving, fine Cape Cod inspired crafts, fiber arts, ceramics, rope work, glass work and more.    Literary arts are represented and each year local libraries participate as well.

During the season a variety of musical entertainment is offered and street performers are encouraged to participate.   For information contact Melissa Hersh at 508-862-4767 or email at melissa.hersh@town.barnstable.ma.us

This artist program is made possible in cooperation with the Town of Barnstable, the Main Street Business Improvement District (BID), Arts Foundation of Cape Cod (AFCC), Cape Cod Art Association (CCAA) and the Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce.                                                                                              ###

Melissa Hersh | Arts & Culture Coordinator
Last Chance to enter into the 50/50 Raffle. Proceeds go to support the HFD Operation Warm Campaign, rx raising money to purchase warm winter coats for our Hyannis West Elementary School kids. (see previous post for details) There are several ways to purchase raffle tickets:

  • Purchase tickets for the 50/50 raffle for $20 –  Stop by the Hyannis Fire Department, for sale  95 high School Rd Ext. Hyannis,  call David Webb 508-360-5093, or go to www.raffleriver.com (Search: Hyannis Firefighter). Raffle will be held on Fri. 8PM, 11/6/15 at the Portside Tavern.
  • Live Fund Raising Event at Portside Tavern, 72 North St, Hyannis – Fri. 11/6/15, 8PM; $10 donation at the door (raffle tickets are sold separately).
  • Donate directly on line to Operation Warm at www.operationwarm.org/hyannis , be sure to select Hyannis Fire Department, so donations go to their fund raising event.

We hope you can help our Hyannis firefighters reach their goal and please spread the message to others as well.
Dear Members, ed

In accordance with our by-laws, doctor the Greater Hyannis Civic Association (GHCA) formed a By-Laws Review Sub-Committee to perform a review of the existing by-laws in order to make suggested changes, to be approved by the membership at the next annual meeting. The changes are noted in red on the 10/21/15 Draft Version posted here. You can compare these to our current by-laws posted on our web site to see what changes are proposed. (Click here to review current by-laws.)

If you have any suggestions or comments of the proposed  by-law changes, please send them to Bill Cronin, President GHCA at GreaterHyannis@aol.com.

Thank you for your assistance.

William Cronin,

President GHCA, Chair of the GHCA By-laws Committee
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In accordance with our by-laws, cialis sale the Greater Hyannis Civic Association (GHCA) formed a By-Laws Review Sub-Committee to perform a review of the existing by-laws in order to make suggested changes, to be approved by the membership at the next annual meeting. The changes are noted in red on the 10/21/15 Draft Version posted here. You can compare these to our current by-laws posted on our web site to see what changes are proposed. (Click here to review current by-laws.)

If you have any suggestions or comments of the proposed  by-law changes, please send them to Bill Cronin, President GHCA at GreaterHyannis@aol.com.

Thank you for your assistance.

William Cronin,

President GHCA, Chair of the GHCA By-laws Committee

GREATER HYANNIS CIVIC ASSOCIATION

EXECUTIVE BOARD MINUTES

SEPTEMBER 8, viagra sale 2015

Attending:   Bill Cronin, unhealthy Laura Cronin, Larry Decker, Allen Goddard, Dave Jones, Deb Krau, Ralph Krau, Tony Pelletier, Brad Pfeifer

Excused:         Debra Dagwan, Sarah Colvin Nelson, Uta Quint, & Kathy Strudwick

Guests: Alan Feltham, Laura Reckford, Representative Randy Hunt, Jack & Jean Crooks, Peter Cross, Lucien & Diane Poyant   Homeless advocates: Kevin, George, Nate & Kara   (Representative   Brian Mannal and Senator Dan Wolf did not attend this meeting, but were asked.)

The Minutes of August 11, 2015 were unanimously approved

The Annual Minutes of June 16, 2015 were unanimously approved

Treasurer’s Report: Larry Decker reported that the ending balance was $5005.92, and expenses were $35.00 fee registration for the State of Mass.

Motion made and seconded to elect Alan Feltham as a member of the GHCA Board. Motion passed unanimously. Welcome Alan.

Correspondence: we received a letter informing us that Hyannis Fire Department Commissioners meeting to be held on September 10, 2015 at 7PM

Old Business:

Membership; Laura C and Alan F stated that there is the potential for 10 new members from the Yachtsman Condo Assoc.

Day Care Center:   Deb K. reported that the Executive Committee did meet with HAC’s Board to discuss relocation with a new model, a new name, and a new vision/direction. The Board was told that NOAH went dry on 9/1/2015, and that the facility is still full. For relocation of the facility, the challenges are location and funding; there is a need to expand the Day Care Center, but to also reduce the number of beds for evenings;   A question was brought up on the number of 400 homeless on the “roles”; The Board was advised that the number 400 is the number of police encounters; as well as the number of persons who have stayed at NOAH. What is well known is that the number has increase from some 5 years ago, when there were only 90-95 individuals.

Representative Randy Hunt: Rep. Hunt appeared as a follow up in reference to the drug “spice”. He advised it is now banned in Boston as well as Barnstable and other communities are considering banning also.

With reference to 209 Main Street real estate, Hunt advised that the State did put this out “to bid”, in its register and the facility owner of 209 did bid; The facility was visited by Rep. Hunt, and he also visited a facility in greater Worcester, which has been open for about 10 years; Attendees are those in recovery and are the ones who wish to seek help; these facilities do not do drug testing since many of these persons have other chemicals in their system. The staff are not addiction counselors, but provide assistance to prevent and to assist in the long term recovery; they act as mentors via education etc to prevent set backs in their struggle in drug recovery.

Solutions on where can they live while in recovery (housing) and thus to continue to receive these support services is still inadequate.   One of the aspects of this program is to also provide teaching support on computers; to find jobs, to be able to hold jobs; get their drivers licenses returned; and to educate them on how to live and rebuild their lives;

The Board was advised that it realistically will take about 18 months to be on the road to recovery, not 5 or 6 days; that of the 72 social services in Hyannis, some of the programs and services are repetitive, and there should be consolidations; housing is an important element in their recovery; also since most of these agencies are non profit   some 200 + properties are now off the tax rolls which equates to approximately $170 million dollars;

Peter Cross stated that the Cape needs to build relationships “off cape”, to send non-Cape homeless back to where they come from; and that the State needs to step up; part of the increase in Hyannis’s homeless is due to the closing of a Boston shelter; in addition no one is providing “real life working opportunities “ and as such they can not integrate in to the few jobs available on the Cape/Hyannis; therefore it would be best to integrate them into a state-wide system. Rep. Hunt stated that the Cape’s delegation will be talking to Jay Ash from the State on this issue as well as about the economics, jobs, health and housing which are needed to solve the problem. Other concerns were the past closures of the State’s mental hospitals, and other shelters, social agencies being spread too thin, thus not effective, and closing the “camps” does not resolve the issue.

Deb K stated that things remain in Hyannis because there is “less push back”, by the residents, there are sewers, transportation, which makes Hyannis a lucrative location for the homeless population, versus other Cape Towns. Hyannis is considered by “addicts” to be compassionate and the residents are considered some of the “best” in the area,

Lucien Poyant stated that Hyannis has been dumped on for years and that all of the services as well as the costs are being born by the residents.

Charlene Mahoney stated that she is the 15th generation on Cape Cod, she is in a low income bracket, a member of Bay Bridge, and has been 9 years in subsidized housing. Her suggestion is to ”get rid of most of the agencies which do nothing.”

Kevin stated he has lived on the Cape for 22 years, now owns his own house, mortgage is paid, but has medical issues some due to when he was a “user”. He cited the proximity of the hospital of why the homeless exist here. He also suggested that the GHCA should meet some of the homeless and perhaps learn some things from them.

Other comments were “of the 4900+ Hyannis Fire Department EMT calls, approximately 1100 were from Main Street in Hyannis, and over 700+ were from the homeless population. The question is who pays for this service, and the answer is the Hyannis Fire District rate payers; another comment was to publish the top salaries of some of these agencies, which should be available since they are 501(3c’s) No one currently volunteered to do this research

Committee Liaison Assignments: this has been completed

Fund Raising: (Businesses) Brad P. reported that he was following up on some 15 business contacts

Hyannis Fire Department Report: Peter Cross, Chairman of the Commissioners, advised that they were working on the “best” price for a new station; they had bonded the $2.9 million for the property; working on a new ladder truck estimated to cost $1.2 million; they are working on a long range plan; working on streamlining the election process   (absentee ballots). He cited the need for a cultural change within the department;   he indicated that some of the repairs to the existing station were moving forward in small increments to reduce procurement issues; they are working on trying to televise the next rate payers meeting but have been challenged by the fact that they can not use Channel 18 (the Town of Barnstable’s station as the Fire departments are not part of the Town) so they are seeking access to Channel 22; there is now a web site to look at updates; they are doing a study to find the cost effectiveness on the current facility. They have had 5000 calls since January 1st through August 31st, 1000 fire calls and the balance are EMT calls of which 91% are ambulance calls which they can recoup a fairly sizeable amount; the 2016 budget review will begin shortly as well as a review of the antiquated By Laws; they are reviewing a “pilot program” and also that there will be 9-11 services, in memory of the fallen firefighters of September 11, 2001.

Problem Properties: Bill C. will review the list with Dave J. & Allen G, and will consolidate for the October 13th meeting.

New Business:

Hyannis Parking Lots: the report has been presented to the Planning Board and is a “work in progress”; the Steamship Authority is looking for more space to meet its growing needs for additional parking.

By Law Review: This committee has met and will provide some amendments for review at the October meeting of the Board, and then again for the Annual membership meeting next May 2016.

Candidates Night: Deb K reported that the date of October 20th has been secured at Town Hall; she is working on getting questions for the candidates which, since there is no competition, will be on what are the councilors opinion(s) on crucial issues.

The Historic committee will meet next week to review the application to the site currently occupied by the Dockside Restaurant looking to be developed into upscale condos

The Town Council meeting of September 10, 2015, will have discussions on the drug and homeless issues facing the Town of Barnstable and the village of Hyannis;

Ralph K. reported that the GHCA “pot luck” social will be held at the home of Kathy Strudwick on Saturday, September 26th, beginning at 5:30PM.

Brad P. advised that he is seeking help on the Harbor Lighting Program – volunteers are needed. He also inquired that if the GHCA would like to hold its meeting at the Hyannis Mets facility during July, he would arrange it. The consensus was extremely favorable.

Meeting adjourned at 9:00PM

Respectfully submitted,

Ralph M. Krau, Secretary
Applications available on line at www.HyArtsDistrict.com

 HYANNIS, malady MA, buy viagra August 25, click 2015,—The Town of Barnstable is accepting applications for artists and artisans interested in participating in the 2016 Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanty program. The shanties are located in the Hyannis HyArts Cultural District, at Bismore Park/Ocean Street, Hyannis.  Applications should be submitted by the fourth Friday in October of each year for the following season:  for 2016, applications are due Friday, October 23, 2015.  Artists will be juried and first selections made by December 31st based on applications received.  Subsequent applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis following this date for any remaining spots for the 2016 season and will be filled based on need and availability.

Applications can be downloaded from the home page at   www.HyArtsDistrict.com.  For more information, contact Melissa Hersh, Arts and Culture Coordinator at Melissa.hersh@town.barnstable.ma.us or call 508-862-4767.

The Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanty Program began in 2005, as the first in a series of arts related strategies designed to provide opportunities and exposure for local artists; enliven the economic climate in downtown Hyannis; and to establish an important vibrant backdrop for year round residents and visitors. The response to the Harbor your Arts (HyA) Shanty Program has been overwhelmingly positive.

The shanties are open weekends mid-May through mid-June and then on a daily basis through the end of September.   Work is hand made or hand crafted, and all artists are from Cape Cod.   A variety of work is represented including a wide variety of jewelry, paintings, photography, visual art, wood carving, fine Cape Cod inspired crafts, fiber arts, ceramics, rope work, glass work and more.    Literary arts are represented and each year local libraries participate as well.

During the season a variety of musical entertainment is offered and street performers are encouraged to participate.   For information contact Melissa Hersh at 508-862-4767 or email at melissa.hersh@town.barnstable.ma.us

This artist program is made possible in cooperation with the Town of Barnstable, the Main Street Business Improvement District (BID), Arts Foundation of Cape Cod (AFCC), Cape Cod Art Association (CCAA) and the Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce.                                                                                              ###

Melissa Hersh | Arts & Culture Coordinator
Last Chance to enter into the 50/50 Raffle. Proceeds go to support the HFD Operation Warm Campaign, rx raising money to purchase warm winter coats for our Hyannis West Elementary School kids. (see previous post for details) There are several ways to purchase raffle tickets:

  • Purchase tickets for the 50/50 raffle for $20 –  Stop by the Hyannis Fire Department, for sale  95 high School Rd Ext. Hyannis,  call David Webb 508-360-5093, or go to www.raffleriver.com (Search: Hyannis Firefighter). Raffle will be held on Fri. 8PM, 11/6/15 at the Portside Tavern.
  • Live Fund Raising Event at Portside Tavern, 72 North St, Hyannis – Fri. 11/6/15, 8PM; $10 donation at the door (raffle tickets are sold separately).
  • Donate directly on line to Operation Warm at www.operationwarm.org/hyannis , be sure to select Hyannis Fire Department, so donations go to their fund raising event.

We hope you can help our Hyannis firefighters reach their goal and please spread the message to others as well.
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ampoule raising money to purchase warm winter coats for our Hyannis West Elementary School kids. (see previous post for details) There are several ways to purchase raffle tickets:

  • Purchase tickets for the 50/50 raffle for $20 –  Stop by the Hyannis Fire Department, cheap sick  95 high School Rd Ext. Hyannis,  call David Webb 508-360-5093, or go to www.raffleriver.com (Search: Hyannis Firefighter). Raffle will be held on Fri. 8PM, 11/6/15 at the Portside Tavern.
  • Live Fund Raising Event at Portside Tavern, 72 North St, Hyannis – Fri. 11/6/15, 8PM; $10 donation at the door (raffle tickets are sold separately).
  • Donate directly on line to Operation Warm at www.operationwarm.org/hyannis , be sure to select Hyannis Fire Department, so donations go to their fund raising event.

We hope you can help our Hyannis firefighters reach their goal and please spread the message to others as well.
Dear Members, ed

In accordance with our by-laws, doctor the Greater Hyannis Civic Association (GHCA) formed a By-Laws Review Sub-Committee to perform a review of the existing by-laws in order to make suggested changes, to be approved by the membership at the next annual meeting. The changes are noted in red on the 10/21/15 Draft Version posted here. You can compare these to our current by-laws posted on our web site to see what changes are proposed. (Click here to review current by-laws.)

If you have any suggestions or comments of the proposed  by-law changes, please send them to Bill Cronin, President GHCA at GreaterHyannis@aol.com.

Thank you for your assistance.

William Cronin,

President GHCA, Chair of the GHCA By-laws Committee
Dear Members, viagra

In accordance with our by-laws, cialis sale the Greater Hyannis Civic Association (GHCA) formed a By-Laws Review Sub-Committee to perform a review of the existing by-laws in order to make suggested changes, to be approved by the membership at the next annual meeting. The changes are noted in red on the 10/21/15 Draft Version posted here. You can compare these to our current by-laws posted on our web site to see what changes are proposed. (Click here to review current by-laws.)

If you have any suggestions or comments of the proposed  by-law changes, please send them to Bill Cronin, President GHCA at GreaterHyannis@aol.com.

Thank you for your assistance.

William Cronin,

President GHCA, Chair of the GHCA By-laws Committee

GREATER HYANNIS CIVIC ASSOCIATION

EXECUTIVE BOARD MINUTES

SEPTEMBER 8, viagra sale 2015

Attending:   Bill Cronin, unhealthy Laura Cronin, Larry Decker, Allen Goddard, Dave Jones, Deb Krau, Ralph Krau, Tony Pelletier, Brad Pfeifer

Excused:         Debra Dagwan, Sarah Colvin Nelson, Uta Quint, & Kathy Strudwick

Guests: Alan Feltham, Laura Reckford, Representative Randy Hunt, Jack & Jean Crooks, Peter Cross, Lucien & Diane Poyant   Homeless advocates: Kevin, George, Nate & Kara   (Representative   Brian Mannal and Senator Dan Wolf did not attend this meeting, but were asked.)

The Minutes of August 11, 2015 were unanimously approved

The Annual Minutes of June 16, 2015 were unanimously approved

Treasurer’s Report: Larry Decker reported that the ending balance was $5005.92, and expenses were $35.00 fee registration for the State of Mass.

Motion made and seconded to elect Alan Feltham as a member of the GHCA Board. Motion passed unanimously. Welcome Alan.

Correspondence: we received a letter informing us that Hyannis Fire Department Commissioners meeting to be held on September 10, 2015 at 7PM

Old Business:

Membership; Laura C and Alan F stated that there is the potential for 10 new members from the Yachtsman Condo Assoc.

Day Care Center:   Deb K. reported that the Executive Committee did meet with HAC’s Board to discuss relocation with a new model, a new name, and a new vision/direction. The Board was told that NOAH went dry on 9/1/2015, and that the facility is still full. For relocation of the facility, the challenges are location and funding; there is a need to expand the Day Care Center, but to also reduce the number of beds for evenings;   A question was brought up on the number of 400 homeless on the “roles”; The Board was advised that the number 400 is the number of police encounters; as well as the number of persons who have stayed at NOAH. What is well known is that the number has increase from some 5 years ago, when there were only 90-95 individuals.

Representative Randy Hunt: Rep. Hunt appeared as a follow up in reference to the drug “spice”. He advised it is now banned in Boston as well as Barnstable and other communities are considering banning also.

With reference to 209 Main Street real estate, Hunt advised that the State did put this out “to bid”, in its register and the facility owner of 209 did bid; The facility was visited by Rep. Hunt, and he also visited a facility in greater Worcester, which has been open for about 10 years; Attendees are those in recovery and are the ones who wish to seek help; these facilities do not do drug testing since many of these persons have other chemicals in their system. The staff are not addiction counselors, but provide assistance to prevent and to assist in the long term recovery; they act as mentors via education etc to prevent set backs in their struggle in drug recovery.

Solutions on where can they live while in recovery (housing) and thus to continue to receive these support services is still inadequate.   One of the aspects of this program is to also provide teaching support on computers; to find jobs, to be able to hold jobs; get their drivers licenses returned; and to educate them on how to live and rebuild their lives;

The Board was advised that it realistically will take about 18 months to be on the road to recovery, not 5 or 6 days; that of the 72 social services in Hyannis, some of the programs and services are repetitive, and there should be consolidations; housing is an important element in their recovery; also since most of these agencies are non profit   some 200 + properties are now off the tax rolls which equates to approximately $170 million dollars;

Peter Cross stated that the Cape needs to build relationships “off cape”, to send non-Cape homeless back to where they come from; and that the State needs to step up; part of the increase in Hyannis’s homeless is due to the closing of a Boston shelter; in addition no one is providing “real life working opportunities “ and as such they can not integrate in to the few jobs available on the Cape/Hyannis; therefore it would be best to integrate them into a state-wide system. Rep. Hunt stated that the Cape’s delegation will be talking to Jay Ash from the State on this issue as well as about the economics, jobs, health and housing which are needed to solve the problem. Other concerns were the past closures of the State’s mental hospitals, and other shelters, social agencies being spread too thin, thus not effective, and closing the “camps” does not resolve the issue.

Deb K stated that things remain in Hyannis because there is “less push back”, by the residents, there are sewers, transportation, which makes Hyannis a lucrative location for the homeless population, versus other Cape Towns. Hyannis is considered by “addicts” to be compassionate and the residents are considered some of the “best” in the area,

Lucien Poyant stated that Hyannis has been dumped on for years and that all of the services as well as the costs are being born by the residents.

Charlene Mahoney stated that she is the 15th generation on Cape Cod, she is in a low income bracket, a member of Bay Bridge, and has been 9 years in subsidized housing. Her suggestion is to ”get rid of most of the agencies which do nothing.”

Kevin stated he has lived on the Cape for 22 years, now owns his own house, mortgage is paid, but has medical issues some due to when he was a “user”. He cited the proximity of the hospital of why the homeless exist here. He also suggested that the GHCA should meet some of the homeless and perhaps learn some things from them.

Other comments were “of the 4900+ Hyannis Fire Department EMT calls, approximately 1100 were from Main Street in Hyannis, and over 700+ were from the homeless population. The question is who pays for this service, and the answer is the Hyannis Fire District rate payers; another comment was to publish the top salaries of some of these agencies, which should be available since they are 501(3c’s) No one currently volunteered to do this research

Committee Liaison Assignments: this has been completed

Fund Raising: (Businesses) Brad P. reported that he was following up on some 15 business contacts

Hyannis Fire Department Report: Peter Cross, Chairman of the Commissioners, advised that they were working on the “best” price for a new station; they had bonded the $2.9 million for the property; working on a new ladder truck estimated to cost $1.2 million; they are working on a long range plan; working on streamlining the election process   (absentee ballots). He cited the need for a cultural change within the department;   he indicated that some of the repairs to the existing station were moving forward in small increments to reduce procurement issues; they are working on trying to televise the next rate payers meeting but have been challenged by the fact that they can not use Channel 18 (the Town of Barnstable’s station as the Fire departments are not part of the Town) so they are seeking access to Channel 22; there is now a web site to look at updates; they are doing a study to find the cost effectiveness on the current facility. They have had 5000 calls since January 1st through August 31st, 1000 fire calls and the balance are EMT calls of which 91% are ambulance calls which they can recoup a fairly sizeable amount; the 2016 budget review will begin shortly as well as a review of the antiquated By Laws; they are reviewing a “pilot program” and also that there will be 9-11 services, in memory of the fallen firefighters of September 11, 2001.

Problem Properties: Bill C. will review the list with Dave J. & Allen G, and will consolidate for the October 13th meeting.

New Business:

Hyannis Parking Lots: the report has been presented to the Planning Board and is a “work in progress”; the Steamship Authority is looking for more space to meet its growing needs for additional parking.

By Law Review: This committee has met and will provide some amendments for review at the October meeting of the Board, and then again for the Annual membership meeting next May 2016.

Candidates Night: Deb K reported that the date of October 20th has been secured at Town Hall; she is working on getting questions for the candidates which, since there is no competition, will be on what are the councilors opinion(s) on crucial issues.

The Historic committee will meet next week to review the application to the site currently occupied by the Dockside Restaurant looking to be developed into upscale condos

The Town Council meeting of September 10, 2015, will have discussions on the drug and homeless issues facing the Town of Barnstable and the village of Hyannis;

Ralph K. reported that the GHCA “pot luck” social will be held at the home of Kathy Strudwick on Saturday, September 26th, beginning at 5:30PM.

Brad P. advised that he is seeking help on the Harbor Lighting Program – volunteers are needed. He also inquired that if the GHCA would like to hold its meeting at the Hyannis Mets facility during July, he would arrange it. The consensus was extremely favorable.

Meeting adjourned at 9:00PM

Respectfully submitted,

Ralph M. Krau, Secretary
Applications available on line at www.HyArtsDistrict.com

 HYANNIS, malady MA, buy viagra August 25, click 2015,—The Town of Barnstable is accepting applications for artists and artisans interested in participating in the 2016 Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanty program. The shanties are located in the Hyannis HyArts Cultural District, at Bismore Park/Ocean Street, Hyannis.  Applications should be submitted by the fourth Friday in October of each year for the following season:  for 2016, applications are due Friday, October 23, 2015.  Artists will be juried and first selections made by December 31st based on applications received.  Subsequent applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis following this date for any remaining spots for the 2016 season and will be filled based on need and availability.

Applications can be downloaded from the home page at   www.HyArtsDistrict.com.  For more information, contact Melissa Hersh, Arts and Culture Coordinator at Melissa.hersh@town.barnstable.ma.us or call 508-862-4767.

The Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanty Program began in 2005, as the first in a series of arts related strategies designed to provide opportunities and exposure for local artists; enliven the economic climate in downtown Hyannis; and to establish an important vibrant backdrop for year round residents and visitors. The response to the Harbor your Arts (HyA) Shanty Program has been overwhelmingly positive.

The shanties are open weekends mid-May through mid-June and then on a daily basis through the end of September.   Work is hand made or hand crafted, and all artists are from Cape Cod.   A variety of work is represented including a wide variety of jewelry, paintings, photography, visual art, wood carving, fine Cape Cod inspired crafts, fiber arts, ceramics, rope work, glass work and more.    Literary arts are represented and each year local libraries participate as well.

During the season a variety of musical entertainment is offered and street performers are encouraged to participate.   For information contact Melissa Hersh at 508-862-4767 or email at melissa.hersh@town.barnstable.ma.us

This artist program is made possible in cooperation with the Town of Barnstable, the Main Street Business Improvement District (BID), Arts Foundation of Cape Cod (AFCC), Cape Cod Art Association (CCAA) and the Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce.                                                                                              ###

Melissa Hersh | Arts & Culture Coordinator
Last Chance to enter into the 50/50 Raffle. Proceeds go to support the HFD Operation Warm Campaign, rx raising money to purchase warm winter coats for our Hyannis West Elementary School kids. (see previous post for details) There are several ways to purchase raffle tickets:

  • Purchase tickets for the 50/50 raffle for $20 –  Stop by the Hyannis Fire Department, for sale  95 high School Rd Ext. Hyannis,  call David Webb 508-360-5093, or go to www.raffleriver.com (Search: Hyannis Firefighter). Raffle will be held on Fri. 8PM, 11/6/15 at the Portside Tavern.
  • Live Fund Raising Event at Portside Tavern, 72 North St, Hyannis – Fri. 11/6/15, 8PM; $10 donation at the door (raffle tickets are sold separately).
  • Donate directly on line to Operation Warm at www.operationwarm.org/hyannis , be sure to select Hyannis Fire Department, so donations go to their fund raising event.

We hope you can help our Hyannis firefighters reach their goal and please spread the message to others as well.
Last Chance to enter into the 50/50 Raffle. Proceeds go to support the HFD Operation Warm Campaign, tadalafil
ampoule raising money to purchase warm winter coats for our Hyannis West Elementary School kids. (see previous post for details) There are several ways to purchase raffle tickets:

  • Purchase tickets for the 50/50 raffle for $20 –  Stop by the Hyannis Fire Department, cheap sick  95 high School Rd Ext. Hyannis,  call David Webb 508-360-5093, or go to www.raffleriver.com (Search: Hyannis Firefighter). Raffle will be held on Fri. 8PM, 11/6/15 at the Portside Tavern.
  • Live Fund Raising Event at Portside Tavern, 72 North St, Hyannis – Fri. 11/6/15, 8PM; $10 donation at the door (raffle tickets are sold separately).
  • Donate directly on line to Operation Warm at www.operationwarm.org/hyannis , be sure to select Hyannis Fire Department, so donations go to their fund raising event.

We hope you can help our Hyannis firefighters reach their goal and please spread the message to others as well.
legos

Does your child enjoy building with Legos? The Hyannis Public Library at 401 Main Street, health Hyannis has started a Lego Club for children ages 5 and up. Bring your imagination and build a masterpiece. Legos will be provided by the library and the program is free and open to the public. The dates for November and December are as follows:

Saturday, site November 7 –   11 am – 12 noon
Wednesday, Novermber 18 –  4 – 5 pm
Saturday, November 21 –  11 am – 12 noon
Wednesday, December 9 –  4 – 5 pm
Wednesday, December 23 – 4 – 5 pm
Wednesday, December 30 –  4 – 5 pm
More dates coming in January! For more information please go to hyannislibrary.org or call 508-775-2280. You may also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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In accordance with our by-laws, doctor the Greater Hyannis Civic Association (GHCA) formed a By-Laws Review Sub-Committee to perform a review of the existing by-laws in order to make suggested changes, to be approved by the membership at the next annual meeting. The changes are noted in red on the 10/21/15 Draft Version posted here. You can compare these to our current by-laws posted on our web site to see what changes are proposed. (Click here to review current by-laws.)

If you have any suggestions or comments of the proposed  by-law changes, please send them to Bill Cronin, President GHCA at GreaterHyannis@aol.com.

Thank you for your assistance.

William Cronin,

President GHCA, Chair of the GHCA By-laws Committee
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In accordance with our by-laws, cialis sale the Greater Hyannis Civic Association (GHCA) formed a By-Laws Review Sub-Committee to perform a review of the existing by-laws in order to make suggested changes, to be approved by the membership at the next annual meeting. The changes are noted in red on the 10/21/15 Draft Version posted here. You can compare these to our current by-laws posted on our web site to see what changes are proposed. (Click here to review current by-laws.)

If you have any suggestions or comments of the proposed  by-law changes, please send them to Bill Cronin, President GHCA at GreaterHyannis@aol.com.

Thank you for your assistance.

William Cronin,

President GHCA, Chair of the GHCA By-laws Committee

GREATER HYANNIS CIVIC ASSOCIATION

EXECUTIVE BOARD MINUTES

SEPTEMBER 8, viagra sale 2015

Attending:   Bill Cronin, unhealthy Laura Cronin, Larry Decker, Allen Goddard, Dave Jones, Deb Krau, Ralph Krau, Tony Pelletier, Brad Pfeifer

Excused:         Debra Dagwan, Sarah Colvin Nelson, Uta Quint, & Kathy Strudwick

Guests: Alan Feltham, Laura Reckford, Representative Randy Hunt, Jack & Jean Crooks, Peter Cross, Lucien & Diane Poyant   Homeless advocates: Kevin, George, Nate & Kara   (Representative   Brian Mannal and Senator Dan Wolf did not attend this meeting, but were asked.)

The Minutes of August 11, 2015 were unanimously approved

The Annual Minutes of June 16, 2015 were unanimously approved

Treasurer’s Report: Larry Decker reported that the ending balance was $5005.92, and expenses were $35.00 fee registration for the State of Mass.

Motion made and seconded to elect Alan Feltham as a member of the GHCA Board. Motion passed unanimously. Welcome Alan.

Correspondence: we received a letter informing us that Hyannis Fire Department Commissioners meeting to be held on September 10, 2015 at 7PM

Old Business:

Membership; Laura C and Alan F stated that there is the potential for 10 new members from the Yachtsman Condo Assoc.

Day Care Center:   Deb K. reported that the Executive Committee did meet with HAC’s Board to discuss relocation with a new model, a new name, and a new vision/direction. The Board was told that NOAH went dry on 9/1/2015, and that the facility is still full. For relocation of the facility, the challenges are location and funding; there is a need to expand the Day Care Center, but to also reduce the number of beds for evenings;   A question was brought up on the number of 400 homeless on the “roles”; The Board was advised that the number 400 is the number of police encounters; as well as the number of persons who have stayed at NOAH. What is well known is that the number has increase from some 5 years ago, when there were only 90-95 individuals.

Representative Randy Hunt: Rep. Hunt appeared as a follow up in reference to the drug “spice”. He advised it is now banned in Boston as well as Barnstable and other communities are considering banning also.

With reference to 209 Main Street real estate, Hunt advised that the State did put this out “to bid”, in its register and the facility owner of 209 did bid; The facility was visited by Rep. Hunt, and he also visited a facility in greater Worcester, which has been open for about 10 years; Attendees are those in recovery and are the ones who wish to seek help; these facilities do not do drug testing since many of these persons have other chemicals in their system. The staff are not addiction counselors, but provide assistance to prevent and to assist in the long term recovery; they act as mentors via education etc to prevent set backs in their struggle in drug recovery.

Solutions on where can they live while in recovery (housing) and thus to continue to receive these support services is still inadequate.   One of the aspects of this program is to also provide teaching support on computers; to find jobs, to be able to hold jobs; get their drivers licenses returned; and to educate them on how to live and rebuild their lives;

The Board was advised that it realistically will take about 18 months to be on the road to recovery, not 5 or 6 days; that of the 72 social services in Hyannis, some of the programs and services are repetitive, and there should be consolidations; housing is an important element in their recovery; also since most of these agencies are non profit   some 200 + properties are now off the tax rolls which equates to approximately $170 million dollars;

Peter Cross stated that the Cape needs to build relationships “off cape”, to send non-Cape homeless back to where they come from; and that the State needs to step up; part of the increase in Hyannis’s homeless is due to the closing of a Boston shelter; in addition no one is providing “real life working opportunities “ and as such they can not integrate in to the few jobs available on the Cape/Hyannis; therefore it would be best to integrate them into a state-wide system. Rep. Hunt stated that the Cape’s delegation will be talking to Jay Ash from the State on this issue as well as about the economics, jobs, health and housing which are needed to solve the problem. Other concerns were the past closures of the State’s mental hospitals, and other shelters, social agencies being spread too thin, thus not effective, and closing the “camps” does not resolve the issue.

Deb K stated that things remain in Hyannis because there is “less push back”, by the residents, there are sewers, transportation, which makes Hyannis a lucrative location for the homeless population, versus other Cape Towns. Hyannis is considered by “addicts” to be compassionate and the residents are considered some of the “best” in the area,

Lucien Poyant stated that Hyannis has been dumped on for years and that all of the services as well as the costs are being born by the residents.

Charlene Mahoney stated that she is the 15th generation on Cape Cod, she is in a low income bracket, a member of Bay Bridge, and has been 9 years in subsidized housing. Her suggestion is to ”get rid of most of the agencies which do nothing.”

Kevin stated he has lived on the Cape for 22 years, now owns his own house, mortgage is paid, but has medical issues some due to when he was a “user”. He cited the proximity of the hospital of why the homeless exist here. He also suggested that the GHCA should meet some of the homeless and perhaps learn some things from them.

Other comments were “of the 4900+ Hyannis Fire Department EMT calls, approximately 1100 were from Main Street in Hyannis, and over 700+ were from the homeless population. The question is who pays for this service, and the answer is the Hyannis Fire District rate payers; another comment was to publish the top salaries of some of these agencies, which should be available since they are 501(3c’s) No one currently volunteered to do this research

Committee Liaison Assignments: this has been completed

Fund Raising: (Businesses) Brad P. reported that he was following up on some 15 business contacts

Hyannis Fire Department Report: Peter Cross, Chairman of the Commissioners, advised that they were working on the “best” price for a new station; they had bonded the $2.9 million for the property; working on a new ladder truck estimated to cost $1.2 million; they are working on a long range plan; working on streamlining the election process   (absentee ballots). He cited the need for a cultural change within the department;   he indicated that some of the repairs to the existing station were moving forward in small increments to reduce procurement issues; they are working on trying to televise the next rate payers meeting but have been challenged by the fact that they can not use Channel 18 (the Town of Barnstable’s station as the Fire departments are not part of the Town) so they are seeking access to Channel 22; there is now a web site to look at updates; they are doing a study to find the cost effectiveness on the current facility. They have had 5000 calls since January 1st through August 31st, 1000 fire calls and the balance are EMT calls of which 91% are ambulance calls which they can recoup a fairly sizeable amount; the 2016 budget review will begin shortly as well as a review of the antiquated By Laws; they are reviewing a “pilot program” and also that there will be 9-11 services, in memory of the fallen firefighters of September 11, 2001.

Problem Properties: Bill C. will review the list with Dave J. & Allen G, and will consolidate for the October 13th meeting.

New Business:

Hyannis Parking Lots: the report has been presented to the Planning Board and is a “work in progress”; the Steamship Authority is looking for more space to meet its growing needs for additional parking.

By Law Review: This committee has met and will provide some amendments for review at the October meeting of the Board, and then again for the Annual membership meeting next May 2016.

Candidates Night: Deb K reported that the date of October 20th has been secured at Town Hall; she is working on getting questions for the candidates which, since there is no competition, will be on what are the councilors opinion(s) on crucial issues.

The Historic committee will meet next week to review the application to the site currently occupied by the Dockside Restaurant looking to be developed into upscale condos

The Town Council meeting of September 10, 2015, will have discussions on the drug and homeless issues facing the Town of Barnstable and the village of Hyannis;

Ralph K. reported that the GHCA “pot luck” social will be held at the home of Kathy Strudwick on Saturday, September 26th, beginning at 5:30PM.

Brad P. advised that he is seeking help on the Harbor Lighting Program – volunteers are needed. He also inquired that if the GHCA would like to hold its meeting at the Hyannis Mets facility during July, he would arrange it. The consensus was extremely favorable.

Meeting adjourned at 9:00PM

Respectfully submitted,

Ralph M. Krau, Secretary
Applications available on line at www.HyArtsDistrict.com

 HYANNIS, malady MA, buy viagra August 25, click 2015,—The Town of Barnstable is accepting applications for artists and artisans interested in participating in the 2016 Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanty program. The shanties are located in the Hyannis HyArts Cultural District, at Bismore Park/Ocean Street, Hyannis.  Applications should be submitted by the fourth Friday in October of each year for the following season:  for 2016, applications are due Friday, October 23, 2015.  Artists will be juried and first selections made by December 31st based on applications received.  Subsequent applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis following this date for any remaining spots for the 2016 season and will be filled based on need and availability.

Applications can be downloaded from the home page at   www.HyArtsDistrict.com.  For more information, contact Melissa Hersh, Arts and Culture Coordinator at Melissa.hersh@town.barnstable.ma.us or call 508-862-4767.

The Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanty Program began in 2005, as the first in a series of arts related strategies designed to provide opportunities and exposure for local artists; enliven the economic climate in downtown Hyannis; and to establish an important vibrant backdrop for year round residents and visitors. The response to the Harbor your Arts (HyA) Shanty Program has been overwhelmingly positive.

The shanties are open weekends mid-May through mid-June and then on a daily basis through the end of September.   Work is hand made or hand crafted, and all artists are from Cape Cod.   A variety of work is represented including a wide variety of jewelry, paintings, photography, visual art, wood carving, fine Cape Cod inspired crafts, fiber arts, ceramics, rope work, glass work and more.    Literary arts are represented and each year local libraries participate as well.

During the season a variety of musical entertainment is offered and street performers are encouraged to participate.   For information contact Melissa Hersh at 508-862-4767 or email at melissa.hersh@town.barnstable.ma.us

This artist program is made possible in cooperation with the Town of Barnstable, the Main Street Business Improvement District (BID), Arts Foundation of Cape Cod (AFCC), Cape Cod Art Association (CCAA) and the Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce.                                                                                              ###

Melissa Hersh | Arts & Culture Coordinator
Last Chance to enter into the 50/50 Raffle. Proceeds go to support the HFD Operation Warm Campaign, rx raising money to purchase warm winter coats for our Hyannis West Elementary School kids. (see previous post for details) There are several ways to purchase raffle tickets:

  • Purchase tickets for the 50/50 raffle for $20 –  Stop by the Hyannis Fire Department, for sale  95 high School Rd Ext. Hyannis,  call David Webb 508-360-5093, or go to www.raffleriver.com (Search: Hyannis Firefighter). Raffle will be held on Fri. 8PM, 11/6/15 at the Portside Tavern.
  • Live Fund Raising Event at Portside Tavern, 72 North St, Hyannis – Fri. 11/6/15, 8PM; $10 donation at the door (raffle tickets are sold separately).
  • Donate directly on line to Operation Warm at www.operationwarm.org/hyannis , be sure to select Hyannis Fire Department, so donations go to their fund raising event.

We hope you can help our Hyannis firefighters reach their goal and please spread the message to others as well.
Last Chance to enter into the 50/50 Raffle. Proceeds go to support the HFD Operation Warm Campaign, tadalafil
ampoule raising money to purchase warm winter coats for our Hyannis West Elementary School kids. (see previous post for details) There are several ways to purchase raffle tickets:

  • Purchase tickets for the 50/50 raffle for $20 –  Stop by the Hyannis Fire Department, cheap sick  95 high School Rd Ext. Hyannis,  call David Webb 508-360-5093, or go to www.raffleriver.com (Search: Hyannis Firefighter). Raffle will be held on Fri. 8PM, 11/6/15 at the Portside Tavern.
  • Live Fund Raising Event at Portside Tavern, 72 North St, Hyannis – Fri. 11/6/15, 8PM; $10 donation at the door (raffle tickets are sold separately).
  • Donate directly on line to Operation Warm at www.operationwarm.org/hyannis , be sure to select Hyannis Fire Department, so donations go to their fund raising event.

We hope you can help our Hyannis firefighters reach their goal and please spread the message to others as well.
legos

Does your child enjoy building with Legos? The Hyannis Public Library at 401 Main Street, health Hyannis has started a Lego Club for children ages 5 and up. Bring your imagination and build a masterpiece. Legos will be provided by the library and the program is free and open to the public. The dates for November and December are as follows:

Saturday, site November 7 –   11 am – 12 noon
Wednesday, Novermber 18 –  4 – 5 pm
Saturday, November 21 –  11 am – 12 noon
Wednesday, December 9 –  4 – 5 pm
Wednesday, December 23 – 4 – 5 pm
Wednesday, December 30 –  4 – 5 pm
More dates coming in January! For more information please go to hyannislibrary.org or call 508-775-2280. You may also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

GREATER HYANNIS CIVIC ASSOCIATION

EXECUTIVE BOARD MINUTES

OCTOBER 13, sovaldi sale 2015

Attending:   Bill Cronin, Larry Decker, Alan Feltham, Allen Goddard, Dave Jones, Deb Krau, Ralph Krau,  Sarah C. Nelson,  Tony Pelletier, Brad Pfeifer, Kathy Strudwick

Excused: Laura Cronin, Debra Dagwan, Uta Quint

President Cronin opened the meeting at 7:00PM

The minutes of September 8, 2015 were unanimously approved

Treasurer’s Report: Larry Decker reported that our ending balance was $4770.12, and we received 14 new / renewal  memberships this month.  Unanimously passed

Correspondence: The Senior Center will be presenting a “ needs assessment of the 50+ community”  on Friday, October 23, 2015 from 9AM till 10:30AM

The Hyannis Fire Department has initiated a “Operation Warm”, fundraiser with the goal to give American Made winter coats to all Hyannis Students in need. The event will be held on Friday, November 6, 2015, from 8PM till?? with a 50 x 50 raffle at the Portside Tavern.  The GHCA Board voted unanimously to give $100.00 as a donation for this event.

Old Business:

Membership: (14) checks received.  Several new members

Day Care Center:  Deb Krau advised that the Steering Committee is pursuing the avenue on obtaining “good” coordinator(s) as outreach workers on a full time basis as well as “good” coordinator case managers for the shelter, also on a full time basis.  They are awaiting to receive a list of available county properties from Commissioner Sheila Lyons for the relocation of the facility. The County is doing a overview of all of the Social Services to review for overlaps.   HAC will be paying for a Project Manager (Kevin Meyer), and will fund the cost for architectural work.

Question: Where do persons go after they leave the shelter? Champ Homes? Homeless not Helpless? Places for longer term care?    (Guideline is to follow the Falmouth model, and not every person will transition from “Day Care, short term shelter to a longer program.”)  Question: How does one coordinate agencies to reduce the overlap, inefficient production of services?  The County is trying to do this currently, it is most difficult, and should be solved by the State who funds these agencies.

Fundraising:   Brad Pfeifer advised he and Pat Richardson are knocking on doors;   Businesses who have recently joined are Country Gardens & Mass. Bay.  Sarah C. Nelson who is on the Board of CCYP will be encouraging the Hyannis members to consider becoming involved and joining.  More to be reported on for next month.

Fire Department Report:  Bill C. reported that the next Commissioners meeting will be on 10/22/2015 at 7PM.  They are working on a new station, using the same project manager, the same architect, seeking a consultants report on the value of the “old” station;  There will not be a bldg committee re-established and the Commissioners will fill that role.  Allen G. advised that in January 2016 is the time to consider taking out papers as a fire commissioner candidate.  He is looking for prospects.

Problem Properties:  Bill C. reported that a list has been compiled with the assistance of Dave Jones, Larry Decker, Allen Goddard, and himself and culled.  This list was handed out to the Board to review, visit and be able to discuss as to whether they are occupied, are rented; current with their taxes,   After the November meeting, the Board will set a date to invite the Board of Health, the Bldg Dept, the Town Mgr and legal, to formulate a course of action.

Harbor Lighting:  Brad P. reported that things are going smoothly.  The boat entry forms have been sent out and some have been returned, prizes are being solicited;  the first Christmas stroll mtg will be on 10/15/2015, and that John Sullivan will be Santa.  Currently everything is in good shape.

New Business:  

By Law review; Amendments to them are now being worked and will be on the web site shortly. The Board is requested to review them and there will be a comment period after the holidays, but before the May 2016 Annual Meeting.

Candidates Night:   Deb Krau advised that the Centerville Civic Association was co sponsoring the event  (although the Patriot omitted this fact in its last edition);  Sample questions and guidelines have been sent to all.   4 out of 5 school committee candidates have responded , as well as all the Hyannis Councilors.  Candidates’ night will be held on Tuesday 10/20/2015 at 7PM.  Sample questions will be sent in advance for the candidates to prepare.   Some suggested questions were given by the Board  in reference  to the Town leadership issue(s), and how to curb the erosion of students to the competition.  More questions are being solicited.

Kathy Strudwick’s Board Social:  Very successful with some 12 + in attendance.  It was suggested that we hold another on Saturday, January 9th  2016.   Time and location TBD.  Ralph K to facilitate.

Dockside Condo’s: Bill C. advised that the Historic Waterfront Committee did not approve and the request was withdrawn.

Bill C. reported that he has received a “Historic Vision Study Plan” dated 1993 acquired from Barb Flinn;   Two additional copies have been made for distribution.  One copy to Alan Feltham and the other two are in Bill C’s possession.   Ralph K, Secretary will eventually be the caretaker for this report.

President Bill C. commented that some of the Board members have not been in attendance for some duration. He asked Ralph K. to discuss with Deb Dagwan, and Tony P. To discuss with Uta  Quint.

Allan G. reported that the editor of the Patriot, Noah Hoffenberg, will leave the paper and join HAC as its public relations director beginning November 1, 2015.

Meeting adjourned at 8:28PM

Respectfully submitted,

Ralph M. Krau, Secretary