Report Card on 2016 Program Year

The Greater Hyannis Civic Association is pleased to host the proposed developers for two areas in the East End on Tuesday, April 18th at 7 pm at the Steamship Authority on School St.  Shoestrings Properties is proposing a development for the Dockside Property and will present and answer questions beginning at 7 pm.  CapeBuilt Development is proposing a development for the McEvoy properties around Pleasant St and will begin their presentation around 8 PM.  These projects are not competitive with each other, more about are targeting different populations and are at different stages in their development. Therefore each presentation will be separate.  Each developer will share his current thinking on his project and answer your questions as best they can. 

As you know, try the weather cancelled our meeting with Shoestring Properties on March 14th.  They have graciously agreed to come back to see us before their next meeting with the Planning Board scheduled for Monday, April 24th.   CapeBuilt Development has some initial drawings but is still gathering input before starting their permitting process.

Elizabeth Jenkins, Director of Growth Management, will be available to answer any questions.

Parking for the evening is available at the Dockside Property and in the lot across School St from the Dockside.

This is your chance to see the proposed projects and ask your questions.  Please come and bring a friend.
The Greater Hyannis Civic Association is pleased to host the proposed developers for two areas in the East End on Tuesday, ed April 18th at 7 pm at the Steamship Authority on School St.  Shoestrings Properties is proposing a development for the Dockside Property and will present and answer questions beginning at 7 pm.  CapeBuilt Development is proposing a development for the McEvoy properties around Pleasant St and will begin their presentation around 8 PM.  These projects are not competitive with each other, information pills are targeting different populations and are at different stages in their development. Therefore each presentation will be separate.  Each developer will share his current thinking on his project and answer your questions as best they can. 

As you know, sale the weather cancelled our meeting with Shoestring Properties on March 14th.  They have graciously agreed to come back to see us before their next meeting with the Planning Board scheduled for Monday, April 24th.   CapeBuilt Development has some initial drawings but is still gathering input before starting their permitting process.

Elizabeth Jenkins, Director of Growth Management, will be available to answer any questions.

Parking for the evening is available at the Dockside Property and in the lot across School St from the Dockside.

This is your chance to see the proposed projects and ask your questions.  Please come and bring a friend.
The Greater Hyannis Civic Association is pleased to host the proposed developers for two areas in the East End on Tuesday, ed April 18th at 7 pm at the Steamship Authority on School St.  Shoestrings Properties is proposing a development for the Dockside Property and will present and answer questions beginning at 7 pm.  CapeBuilt Development is proposing a development for the McEvoy properties around Pleasant St and will begin their presentation around 8 PM.  These projects are not competitive with each other, information pills are targeting different populations and are at different stages in their development. Therefore each presentation will be separate.  Each developer will share his current thinking on his project and answer your questions as best they can. 

As you know, sale the weather cancelled our meeting with Shoestring Properties on March 14th.  They have graciously agreed to come back to see us before their next meeting with the Planning Board scheduled for Monday, April 24th.   CapeBuilt Development has some initial drawings but is still gathering input before starting their permitting process.

Elizabeth Jenkins, Director of Growth Management, will be available to answer any questions.

Parking for the evening is available at the Dockside Property and in the lot across School St from the Dockside.

This is your chance to see the proposed projects and ask your questions.  Please come and bring a friend.
Are You Concerned About the Future Of Hyannis?  So Are We – JOIN TODAY

GHCA members participate in local committees in the Town of Barnstable and Hyannis such as:

  • Barnstable Airport Commission
  • Barnstable Police Neighborhood Watch
  • Barnstable Town Council
  • Hyannis Fire District
  • Comprehensive Finance Advisory Committee
  • Main Street Homeless Initiative
  • Friends of Hyannis Library

GHCA has been a key sponsor of great events such as:

  • Hyannis Open Streets
  • Voices of The Village Task Forces
  • Cape Cod Maritime Festival and its Pirates Ball
  • Hyannis’ 4th of July Bicycle Parade
  • Hyannis Harbor Lighting and Boat parade

If you are interested in joining us to help make Hyannis a better,  safer, order community; please fill out the application 2016-2017-ghca-form , enclose a check, and mail to:

Greater Hyannis Civic Association

PO Box 783

W. Hyannisport, MA 02672

GreatHyannis@aol.com

www.hyanniscivic.com

Thank you
GHCA Program Year – Adopted at Board Meeting – June, see 2016

  • Coordination with others – Finding Common Ground to Work Together
    • Concerning Hyannis
      • Town of Barnstable
        • Regular meetings with the Town Manager on issues of concern to the GHCA
      • Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce & BID
        • Monthly coordinating meeting
        • Hyannis Open Streets
      • Hyannis Historical Society
        • Members of GHCA have become founding members of the Board
      • Historic Waterfront Committee
        • Member of GHCA chairs committee
      • Hyannis Library
        • Members of GHCA are on the board
      • Social Services
        • Members of GHCA have been active in the Transitional Living Center Executive Committee and the Town Committee on Homelessness,
      • HySOY (Hyannis Supporting Our Youth)
        • Sponsored the year end mentoring mentee party
        • In celebration of the HyWest students success in the MCAS , provided funding for Dr. Seussâ book,Oh the Places You’ll Go! for the third graders.
        • Member of the HySOY Advisory Committee
        • Members of GHCA are on the Board
      • Hyannis Fire District
        • Members of the GHCA are members of the ByLaw review committee and have made significant improvements to the By-Laws
        • Members of GHCA are Fire Commissioners
        • The Moderator is a member of GHCA
      • Concerning Town – Other Civic Associations – no action
        • Attempts to have a joint candidates night for Town Council were unsuccessful
    • Standing Committees from Our Bylaws
      • 1.  Membership Committee:  The Membership Committee shall invite newcomers to membership, earnestly seeking to achieve a membership embracing all residents, property owners and businesses of Hyannis, Hyannis Port and West Hyannisport. -Chair Laura Cronin
        • Membership folders were created and were at all GHCA meetings and events
        • Membership discount card program was continued and expanded
      • 2.  Public Issues Committee:  The Public Issues Committee shall be charged with the responsibility of formulating issues of concern to the  residential and business communities of Hyannis, Hyannis Port and West Hyannisport in order to focus the attention and action of the Greater Hyannis Civic Association. – Chair needed
        • Without a chair it is challenging to coordinate
        • Action
          • Dockside Project – Letter to Planning Board; attendance at Hyannis Waterfront Historic and Barnstable Planning Board expressing the concerns of the GHCA; Hosted a meeting for residents to learn more
          • McEvoy Property – Hosted a meeting for residents to learn more
          • Oceanside Performing Arts Center – Working to get a public meeting with the planning committee
      • 3.  Fund Raising and Events Committee:  The Fund Raising and Events Committee shall be charged with promulgating and implementing fund raising ideas and project and events. – Chair Brad Pfeiffer
        • All events were held and were successful
          • 4th of July Bike Parade – D. Krau
          • Santa’s Boat Parade – B Pfeiffer
          • Kalmus Summer Picnic – A. Feltham
      • 4.- Communications/Marketing Added to our bylaws at the May 2016 Annual Meeting
        • Chair Sarah Colvin moved to Osterville and resigned
        • Website,Facebook – Updated and made current
        • Press -Papers, Radio Stations – For our open events, articles were published
        • Poster in Library, etc for membership and event focus
        • Newsletters were sent to membership when there was news and/or events of interest
    • Major Projects
      • Homeless and Addicted including expansion of social services in the area
        • Actively participated in the Transitional Living Center Executive Committee
        • Very instrumental in getting the shelter under new leadership – it is now a significantly better program
      • Open Streets – Jane Walsh, Debra Dagwam, Ed Maroney, Elizabeth Wurfbain, Jessica Sylver
        • Sponsored two successful events in 2016 – September and October
        • Sponsored 2 events in April and May 2017 with two more planned for September and October
      • Parking – Allen Goddard, Alan Feltham
        • Many members actively participated in public meetings to provide input to the town’s planning process
      • Problem Properties – Larry Decker, Bill Cronin, David Jones
        • Members submitted property addresses that were considered problematic
        • Meeting held with Regulatory to get an update
        • Meeting held with Town Manager to again request action on these properties
      • Creating Neighborhoods – Pat Richards, Lori Luciano
        • NEEDS TO BE A MAJOR PROGRAM FOR THE PROGRAM YEAR 2017-2018
      • Oversight Committee for the Fire Station Building -Larry Decker, Allen Goddard
        • Make recommendations for the Hyannis Fire District Annual Report-Larry Decker, Alan Feltham, Ralph Krau
          • Recommendations made and moved forward thru the ByLaw Review Committee
          • Many of the recommended Changes have been made
        • Members attend the Building Committee meetings
      • Main St – Chair needed
        • Walk on Wednesdays-Lee Jones
          • Very successful at the beginning but when Lee’s job kept him out of town it was difficult to sustain
        • Appropriate Windows -an opportunity to pull together groups to address ideas like hookahs in windows along with other drug devices and selling Spice in a positive concerned neighborhood approach
          • No action due to lack of a chair
        • Hyannis Ambassadors on the Street – coordinated with the Hyannis Open Streets Program
  • Service Projects
    • Robbins Square – South and Pleasant Street – Garden and General Maintenance of the Square – Milt Berglund, Jane Walsh
      • Great job under Milt’s leadership with the help of Jay Doherty who mows the lawn
      • New chair needed for this coming year
    • Coordination with HySOY – an organization that supports the youth in our community that was created during the Voices of the Village – Deb Krau, Liaison
      • Member of HySOY advisory board