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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
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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
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.