Update! Landlord, Rentals, & Regulations Proposals Approved

The purpose of this second Open House and Public Meeting is to update participants on the Master Plan Study progress, including draft conceptual alternative, and provide an opportunity to ask questions of CCRTA staff and its engineering and planning consultant team. CCRTA is seeking public input to help it realize a vision for the HTC that has community support.

Hyannis Transportation Center Transit Oriented Development Master Plan Study

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 

Open House: 5 PM to 6 PM

Presentation and Public Input: 5 PM

Hyannis Transportation Center, 215 Iyannough Road

 First Floor Conference Room

The purpose of this second Open House and Public Meeting is to update participants on the Master Plan Study progress, including draft conceptual alternative, and provide an opportunity to ask questions of CCRTA staff and its engineering and planning consultant team. CCRTA is seeking public input to help it realize a vision for the HTC that has community support.

Hyannis Transportation Center Transit Oriented Development Master Plan Study

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 

Open House: 5 PM to 6 PM

Presentation and Public Input: 5 PM

Hyannis Transportation Center, 215 Iyannough Road

 First Floor Conference Room

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The Town Council voted and approved the New VoV LRR Ordinance CH 160 Chronic Problem Properties, This ordinance was worked on through a Town Council Workshop on 1/10/13, and re-submitted before the Council on 1/17/13. Additional discussion ensued and amendments were made, and a final draft was approved by the Council. This ordinance will allow the police department to engage the landlord or property owner in problems in the properties they own. It allows the dialogue to start early, and leaves adequate time for them to be heard and address the situation before being assessed costs. This is a great win for the residents of Barnstable in helping them to take back their neighborhoods, and improve their quality of life.

The Town Council voted and approved the proposed amendment to existing Ordinance CH 59 Comprehensive Occupancy, This ordinance changes the age of the “Occupant” from 22 down to 18. This will help to address the properties which are over-crowded with 18 – 21 year olds, who have entered into a lease agreement, but is not considered over crowded because before they were not a “legal occupant.”  This will go a long way to minimize the over-crowded rental properties that have disrupted our neighborhoods for a long time.

The remaining ordinance proposals are scheduled for a workshop on 2/14/13, and will be resubmitted for Public Hearing before the Council on 2/21/13. These ordinances are:

CH133 (Existing) – Noise Ordinance proposed change which will add the property owner/landlord accountable for chronic noise violations

CH170 (Existing) – Rental code proposal to increase the fine for violations from $100 to $300.

CH 54 (NEW) Property Maintenance – setting minimum standards for properties that are detrimental and devaluing our neighborhoods;

A copy of the remaining ordinances which have n ot been finalized is posted on this web site under Voices of the Village -> Task Forces -> Landlords, Rentals, and Regulations.

A big thanks to all of the Greater Hyannis residents who started this message and process through the Voices of the Village, and who worked hard on helping us be successful in getting these two passed.  Please continue your support as we work to get the remaining ones through the process and approved.

Laura Cronin