Challenges & Solutions

Welcome Greater Hyannis Civic Association members!
This is your annual Membership Guide and Incentive Program details for June 1, cialis 40mg 2010 through May 31, website 2011.Inside you’ll find GHCA guide of events, meeting calendar, and other special programs we offer throughout the year to all our members. This year we’ve added a membership incentive card; and inside you’ll find all of the special incentives available from many of our Greater Hyannis Area business sponsors to our GHCA members. We hope you enjoy this new program, and help support our local businesses. We also hope to see you at our upcoming events!
Thank you again, GHCA Board of Directors
In April 2011, viagra order  over 300 people attended our first Voices of the Village meeting.  The diverse attendance included residents, business owners, town, school and village officials, the District Attorney, and many social service agencies. The meeting began by celebrating the many positives in our village.

Those present also identified several areas on which to focus our attention, and work continues on the following task forces:  Landlords (Private and Public), Tenants and Regulatory Enforcement;  Mentoring Children and Supporting our Next Generation;  Neighborhoods including Watches, Mutual Support, Street People and the Camps.  Initially, over 100 people signed up to work on the various task forces, and each task force continues to be facilitated by a member of the GHCA Board, along with a chair from a member of the community.

There is still time to be part of the solution. Send your concerns and ideas to the Civic Association at GreatHyannis@aol.com. Indicate if you would like more information on the task forces or if you would like to join the Civic Association to lend a hand. Also send us any questions or concerns that you have either about thesee task forces or about any issue facing Hyannis residents, and we will try and route your issues to the appropriate resource to get it resolved.

VOICES OF THE VILLAGE

Coordinating Committee: Deb Krau, Chair, Elizabeth Wurfbain, BID, Irene Aylmer, Bob Ciolek, Bill Cronin, Laura Cronin, and Ralph Krau

Task Forces Facilitator Co-Chair Co-Chair
Supporting Our Youth

Deb Krau

Moira Bundschuh

Susan Anderson

 

Neighbors

Ralph Krau

Jeanne Stevens Pat Richards

Landlord-Rentals & Regs

Laura Cronin

John Crow

Milton Berglund

 

 

 
I reada recent story in the Barnstable Enterprise, remedy about the Barnstable Municipal Airport Commission’s intention to attend an upcoming meeting of the GHCA to present their plans for their real estate “outside the fence”. I am very interested in this meeting. Has it been scheduled yet, and if so, when is it?

If it has not yet been scheduled, would you kindly email me the meeting details when it is scheduled?

I can be reached at 617-733-6519 if you would like to disuss by phone.

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If it has not yet been scheduled, would you kindly email me the meeting details when it is scheduled?

I can be reached at 617-733-6519 if you would like to disuss by phone.
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The Greater Hyannis Civic Association thanks all residents, page business owners, sickness town, viagra order school and village officials, the district attorney, and many social service agencies for their attendance at the Voices of the Village meeting on April 26th, 2011. The over 300 people attending began the meeting by celebrating the many positives in our village. The diversity of the village was very evident in those attending and in the list of positives about Hyannis.

Those present also identified 5 areas on which to focus our attention. They are: (1) Drugs and Crime and What We Can Do; (2) Landlords (Private and Public), Tenants and Regulatory Enforcement; (3) Mentoring Children and Supporting our Next Generation; (4) Marketing Hyannis – Changing the Image; (5) Neighborhoods including Watches, Mutual Support, Street People and the Camps. Over 100 people signed up to work on these task forces. Each task force will be facilitated by a member of the GHCA Board and will be chaired by a member of the community. Follow through and clearing of road blocks will be handled by the GHCA Board.

There is still time to be part of the solution. Send your concerns and ideas to the Civic Association at GreatHyannis@aol.com. Indicate if you would like more information on the task forces or if you would like to join the Civic Association. Also send us any questions or concerns that you have and we will try and route your issues to the appropriate resource to get it resolved.

VOICES OF THE VILLAGE

Coordinating Committee: Deb Krau, Chair, Elizabeth Wurfbain, BID, Irene Aylmer, Bob Ciolek, Bill Cronin, Laura Cronin, and Ralph Krau

Task Forces Facilitator Co-Chair Co-Chair
Marketing Bob Ciolek Nick Cortese Beth Marcus
Supporting Our Youth

Deb Krau

Moira Bundschuh

Susan Anderson

 

Neighbors

Ralph Krau

Jeanne Stevens Pat Richards
Police Bill Cronin

Eric Schwaab

Landlord-Rentals & Regs

Laura Cronin

John Crow

Dennis Connors

Charles Pisacano

 

 
The Greater Hyannis Civic Association thanks all residents, page business owners, sickness town, viagra order school and village officials, the district attorney, and many social service agencies for their attendance at the Voices of the Village meeting on April 26th, 2011. The over 300 people attending began the meeting by celebrating the many positives in our village. The diversity of the village was very evident in those attending and in the list of positives about Hyannis.

Those present also identified 5 areas on which to focus our attention. They are: (1) Drugs and Crime and What We Can Do; (2) Landlords (Private and Public), Tenants and Regulatory Enforcement; (3) Mentoring Children and Supporting our Next Generation; (4) Marketing Hyannis – Changing the Image; (5) Neighborhoods including Watches, Mutual Support, Street People and the Camps. Over 100 people signed up to work on these task forces. Each task force will be facilitated by a member of the GHCA Board and will be chaired by a member of the community. Follow through and clearing of road blocks will be handled by the GHCA Board.

There is still time to be part of the solution. Send your concerns and ideas to the Civic Association at GreatHyannis@aol.com. Indicate if you would like more information on the task forces or if you would like to join the Civic Association. Also send us any questions or concerns that you have and we will try and route your issues to the appropriate resource to get it resolved.

VOICES OF THE VILLAGE

Coordinating Committee: Deb Krau, Chair, Elizabeth Wurfbain, BID, Irene Aylmer, Bob Ciolek, Bill Cronin, Laura Cronin, and Ralph Krau

Task Forces Facilitator Co-Chair Co-Chair
Marketing Bob Ciolek Nick Cortese Beth Marcus
Supporting Our Youth

Deb Krau

Moira Bundschuh

Susan Anderson

 

Neighbors

Ralph Krau

Jeanne Stevens Pat Richards
Police Bill Cronin

Eric Schwaab

Landlord-Rentals & Regs

Laura Cronin

John Crow

Dennis Connors

Charles Pisacano

 

 
The Greater Hyannis Civic Association thanks all residents, sales business owners, town, school and village officials, the district attorney, and many social service agencies for their attendance at the Voices of the Village meeting on April 26th. The over 300 people attending began the meeting by celebrating the many positives in our village. The diversity of the village was very evident in those attending and in the list of positives about Hyannis.

Those present also identified 5 areas on which to focus our attention. They are: (1) Drugs and Crime and What We Can Do; (2) Landlords (Private and Public), Tenants and Regulatory Enforcement; (3) Mentoring Children and Supporting our Next Generation; (4) Marketing Hyannis – Changing the Image; (5) Neighborhoods including Watches, Mutual Support, Street People and the Camps. Over 100 people signed up to work on these task forces. Each task force will be facilitated by a member of the GHCA Board and will be chaired by a member of the community. Follow through and clearing of road blocks will be handled by the GHCA Board.

Each task force will be meeting to organize and create a work plan. With their partners from the town and other groups, each group will be working to create a how to guide for their area. This guide along with the progress to date will be made available at the next meeting of the Voices of the Village Group on May 17th at 7 pm at the Hyannis West Elementary School.

There is still time to be part of the solution. Send your concerns and ideas to the Civic Association at GreatHyannis@aol.com. Indicate if you would like more information on the task forces or if you would like to join the Civic Association. Also send us any questions or concerns that you have and we will try and route your issues to the appropriate resource to get it resolved.

See you on the 17th.

Voices of the Village Coordinating Committee, Greater Hyannis Civic Association

 
The Greater Hyannis Civic Association thanks all residents, page business owners, sickness town, viagra order school and village officials, the district attorney, and many social service agencies for their attendance at the Voices of the Village meeting on April 26th, 2011. The over 300 people attending began the meeting by celebrating the many positives in our village. The diversity of the village was very evident in those attending and in the list of positives about Hyannis.

Those present also identified 5 areas on which to focus our attention. They are: (1) Drugs and Crime and What We Can Do; (2) Landlords (Private and Public), Tenants and Regulatory Enforcement; (3) Mentoring Children and Supporting our Next Generation; (4) Marketing Hyannis – Changing the Image; (5) Neighborhoods including Watches, Mutual Support, Street People and the Camps. Over 100 people signed up to work on these task forces. Each task force will be facilitated by a member of the GHCA Board and will be chaired by a member of the community. Follow through and clearing of road blocks will be handled by the GHCA Board.

There is still time to be part of the solution. Send your concerns and ideas to the Civic Association at GreatHyannis@aol.com. Indicate if you would like more information on the task forces or if you would like to join the Civic Association. Also send us any questions or concerns that you have and we will try and route your issues to the appropriate resource to get it resolved.

VOICES OF THE VILLAGE

Coordinating Committee: Deb Krau, Chair, Elizabeth Wurfbain, BID, Irene Aylmer, Bob Ciolek, Bill Cronin, Laura Cronin, and Ralph Krau

Task Forces Facilitator Co-Chair Co-Chair
Marketing Bob Ciolek Nick Cortese Beth Marcus
Supporting Our Youth

Deb Krau

Moira Bundschuh

Susan Anderson

 

Neighbors

Ralph Krau

Jeanne Stevens Pat Richards
Police Bill Cronin

Eric Schwaab

Landlord-Rentals & Regs

Laura Cronin

John Crow

Dennis Connors

Charles Pisacano

 

 
The Greater Hyannis Civic Association thanks all residents, sales business owners, town, school and village officials, the district attorney, and many social service agencies for their attendance at the Voices of the Village meeting on April 26th. The over 300 people attending began the meeting by celebrating the many positives in our village. The diversity of the village was very evident in those attending and in the list of positives about Hyannis.

Those present also identified 5 areas on which to focus our attention. They are: (1) Drugs and Crime and What We Can Do; (2) Landlords (Private and Public), Tenants and Regulatory Enforcement; (3) Mentoring Children and Supporting our Next Generation; (4) Marketing Hyannis – Changing the Image; (5) Neighborhoods including Watches, Mutual Support, Street People and the Camps. Over 100 people signed up to work on these task forces. Each task force will be facilitated by a member of the GHCA Board and will be chaired by a member of the community. Follow through and clearing of road blocks will be handled by the GHCA Board.

Each task force will be meeting to organize and create a work plan. With their partners from the town and other groups, each group will be working to create a how to guide for their area. This guide along with the progress to date will be made available at the next meeting of the Voices of the Village Group on May 17th at 7 pm at the Hyannis West Elementary School.

There is still time to be part of the solution. Send your concerns and ideas to the Civic Association at GreatHyannis@aol.com. Indicate if you would like more information on the task forces or if you would like to join the Civic Association. Also send us any questions or concerns that you have and we will try and route your issues to the appropriate resource to get it resolved.

See you on the 17th.

Voices of the Village Coordinating Committee, Greater Hyannis Civic Association

 

GHCA Voices of the Village – April 26, find  2011

What makes Hyannis a great place to live?

  • Beaches
  • Library
  • Quaint, sickness old world charm
  • Pops by the Sea
  • Community Youth Center
  • Hospital
  • Fire Dept.
  • Police Dept.
  • JFK Museum
  • JFK Memorial
  • Schools
  • Community College
  • Veteran’s Clinic
  • Farmer’s Market
  • Working Harbor
  • Main Street Redevelopment
  • Parades
  • New Bearses’ Way upgrade
  • Art galleries
  • Downtown businesses
  • Cape Cod Potato Chip Plant

What are some of the challenges that threaten Hyannis?

  • Landlords – Rentals -Regulations
    • Absentee Landlords
    • Abandoned properties
    • Difficulty Getting rid of problem tenants
    • Enforcement of existing regulations
    • Overcrowded with tenants
    • Not enough pre-screening on renters to eliminate the trouble makers.
    • Some Home owners neglect their own property, making the whole area look bad.
  • Drugs- Crime – Violence
    • Drug force is larger than the police force
    • Needs to be easier to report activity
    • Drugs are not just in the low income areas, they have no Town or Neighborhood boundaries.
    • Drugs lead to other violence
    • Streets don’t feel save at night, especially on Main Street
    • Groups or gangs of people (not just kids), intimidate residents as well as tourists
    • A lot of bars on Main Street, all getting out at the same time, in the summer, without enough police presence; is dangerous
  • Stronger Community Support for the Kids
    • Kids don’t always get the attention or guidance they need, parents and schools can only do so much, need to find a way to make our kids feel safe and are valued.
    • Need to get drug education to them earlier, before the outside influences do.
    • Our kids are proud of their local neighborhood school, but lose their pride when they get mingled in with the rest of the Town (Middle School and High School), where they are made not to feel good about coming from Hyannis.
    • Not enough winter recreation for all kids, the Community Center isn’t always available.
  • Marketing Hyannis
    • Perception is Hyannis is becoming a Ghetto.
    • Some Realtors avoid showing places in Hyannis
    • Too many bad press stories taking center stage over the good things that we have to offer.
    • Find ways to highlight the things that make Hyannis a great village to live in
  • Neighborhoods – Businesses – Street People –
    • Because of the transient residents, people don’t really know each other like we used to.
    • A lot of trash in the neighborhood streets and it doesn’t get picked up from the street sweepers like downtown, we need to pick it up ourselves, which is ok, but we need more people to do it.
    • We’ve seen an increased number of Street People, not all “Street People” are homeless; they create havoc and don’t invite people to walk and do business.
    • A business struggle with outside business due to street people hanging around resturaunts, businesses, and deters people from strolling Main Street.
    • No Anti-Loitering Laws, or enforcement
    • No Noise by-Laws or enforcement
    • Most of the improvements go to the downtown area, which is nice, but we don’t seem to look at our other streets as just as important, trees are overgrown, street lamps are out.
    • When neighbors do pick up trash there is no place to put it, all the barrels are gone on the corners and beaches, etc.
    • Homeless camps are getting closer to residential areas, or parks – Old Colony in particular, there is no vagrancy law to arrest them, and all the police can do is remove it from public and private properties.
    • Too many Social Services in a concentrated area.
    • Too many liquor licenses in Hyannis

What are some solutions?

  • Suggestions for Solutions – Landlords rentals and regulations
    • Develop and Enforce Rental Code of Conduct – for the Landlord and the tenants
    • Better education of landlords and tenants of expectations.
    • Provide rental regulations and expectations to people who want to rent their properties.
    • Have stronger penalties for repeat violations; force the owners to better manage their properties.
    • Have a NO TOLERANCE enforcement policy for tenants who have several disturbances, and penalize landlords each time the police are called
    • Help the good tenants keep their neighborhood safe in our trouble areas.
    • Make better use of the BIRST team to inspect and enforce penalties and violations
    • Add to our regulations to give the Board of Health the ability to negate their rental permit if they have more than one police disturbance, or code violation, called to their property a year.
    • Partnership with businesses in the area to rent to professionals, not just transient renters.
    • Require BHA and HAC to pre-screen potential renters, if they have a criminal record, they need to be responsible to making sure the rental space is being used in a manner that is not detrimental to the neighborhood (drug activity, overcrowding, etc.); they need to better manage their properties.
    • We need to find a way to have the Landlords rights as strong as the tenants are right now. It takes a long time, and very costly to evict bad tenants.
    • Mandate drug testing for all renters receiving state or federal assistance; and make them un eligible for assistance if they fail,
    • Educate the public on how to report a property they see.
    • Create a list of problem properties, and go after them one by one.
    • Stronger fines for people who neglect their property.
  • Suggestions for Solutions – Police-Crime- Violence
    • Need to find earlier drug education in the classroom
    • Provide an easier anonymous hotline we can call, to report activity.
    • Enlist Bounty Hunters to keep the streets clear and go after the criminal activity out of Hyannis.
    • Drug enforcement needs to match the Drug violators.
    • Support National Drug Law changes, having Landlords responsible for their repeated illegal tenant’s actions.
    • Support legislation for the Mandatory Drug Offense Registry.
    • Tougher Sentencing for repeat offenders – how can we work with the courts to impose longer jail time,
    • Legalize drugs; take it away from the criminals.
    • Increase police surveillance and patrols during potential trouble times, like when the bars all get out.
    • Call – Call –Call – call the police a t any sign of trouble or suspicion in your area; if people know you will call the police, and they will come; they will move to another area.
    • Sometimes it’s not always the people who live there doing the crime or violence, they like the seclusion of even nice respectable areas to do their stuff; and count on people not calling it in. Need to be persistent, if you ease off even an inch, they will take it back.
    • Do your civic responsibility and fulfill your jury duty, don’t find ways to back out.
    • More neighborhood watch signs.
    • Give Police the power to clear violators out of the house.
  • Suggestions for Solutions – Stronger Support for our kids
    • Earlier education on drugs, and self-esteem; involve counselors, Social workers needed for role models.
    • Develop a Mentoring Program; provide more mentors for the kids, work with them in the schools and other activities, provide good role models, and show them a better way to be.
    • Community commitment to support programs to help us raise our kids, to keep them on the right track.
    • More prevention and parenting classes offered in middle school and high school, too many children having children and are unprepared.
    • Find activities for kids year round to keep them busy.
  • Suggestions for Solutions – Marketing Hyannis
    • Put on a campaign to attract “Back-Office” jobs to the Cape (Fidelity, BOA, Hancock Insurance, etc.).
    • Work with realtors to educate them on the advantage of Hyannis, and what make us great, let them know Hyannis is Not A Ghetto!
    • Work with businesses in finding properties in Hyannis for their employees.
    • Develop ideas for creating safe clean parking areas around town, so people can walk safely.
    • Get involved with Growth Management Dept to understand what things are being worked on, and become more active in the review process to provide feedback before development goes through.
    • Have a voice for how your community gets developed; we need more businesses other than social services in Hyannis.
  • Suggestions for Solutions – Neighborhoods – Businesses- Street People
    • Get to know your neighbor.
    • Take back your streets by walking them more, know who lives on your street, on your floor, in your building;
    • More strength in numbers, the more you know in your neighborhood, and they know you; you will be a stronger force to remove, and keep out illegal activities.
    • Work together to help clean up an area, and put a plan in place to keep to that way.
    • Learn how to create a Neighborhood Watch Team, and post signs, if they know you’re looking, they are more likely to move on.
    • Work with Growth Management on setting aside some of the street improvement monies on your neighborhood; lighting, plantings, trash receptacles, etc.
    • Businesses should work together and help monitor the activity in front of their businesses, report all activity that is detrimental or interferes with their ability to do business.
    • Work with the Town on keeping homeless camps out of our neighborhoods, and parks; for good.
    • Disperse Social Services entities to other areas off the Cape or at least outside Hyannis
    • Adopt a block thru schools, churches or neighboring villages to promote networking, friendships, beautifications and interactions – habitat for humanity model of helping others and self.
  • General suggestions – don’t know where they fit:
    • More support from Town Dep’t. To help each other enforce existing regulations
    • Have departments track the number of incidences happening at the same locations, so together they can more easily identify a trouble spot before it goes too far.
    • Licensing authority – look at the overall picture before handing out more licenses, like liquor licenses .
    • Racism – need more people of color in the Civic Association and the Town committees
    • Community wide Drug and education program than Jan Barton spoke about (I don’t see a lot of the details written down, but it crossed over all of the categories, need more info to know where it would fit).
    • Become more involved in the Town’s committees’ we can have a stronger Voice for Our Village within the Town.
    • Create a central point in town website for complaints, concerns, and information from citizens with Town deciding where it should be routed for action
    • Join the GHCA, be part of the solution.