Barnstable This Morning daily broadcasts; Eastham town surplus property sale; Orleans public hearing on sales tax and room occupancy excise; Wellfleet open burning begins Friday

Barnstable This Morning launched earlier this month

Early this month, the daily video news program, Barnstable This Morning launched. The daily broadcast features prominent Barnstable guests and town officials discussing a variety of topics.

Visit the show's page on the town's website here where you can watch the most recent broadcast as well archived programs. The show airs live Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Channel 18. The program is hosted by Nick Cortese and co-host Kevin Friel.

The show has already featured Wendy Northcross, Executive Director of the Cape Cod Chamber, State Rep. Demetrius Atsalis and Barnstable Superintendent of Schools Patricia Grenier among others.

Courtesy of the Town of Barnstable.


Open burning allowed in Wellfleet beginning January 15

Open brush burning is allowed beginning on January 15.  You must have a permit from the Wellfleet Fire Department before you can burn brush. 

Permits cost $15, and must be paid for with a check or the exact amount in cash.  Permits are available at the Fire Department from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

New this year, calls for permission to burn must be made to a special phone line, 508-349-0333.  This automated line will advise whether burning is allowed, and if so, will take your name, address and permit number. 

Calls for permission to burn will be taken on this new phone line only.

Courtesy of the Town of Wellfleet.


Orleans public hearing scheduled on local option sales tax on meals and room occupancy excise

On Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 at 7 p.m. in the Nauset Room of the Orleans Town Hall, the Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing on the state enabling legislation that established a new local option sales tax on meals and increased the maximum rate of the local option room occupancy excise. 

Under the legislation, the sales tax on meals would apply to the sale of restaurant meals originating within the town at a rate of 0.75% in addition to the current 6.25% state sales tax on meals; and the room occupancy excise would authorize an increase in the maximum rate from 4% up to 6%.

The Board of Selectmen is interested in receiving comments from residents and businesses in the community on these two local option provisions before making a final decision on whether to place an article(s) in the May 2010 Annual Town Meeting warrant for consideration by the voters.

Release courtesy of the Town of Orleans.


Town of Eastham surplus property sale

Under the authority of MGL Chapter 135, Section 8, a Public Sale will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Lower Lobby of the Town Hall to dispose of computer parts and miscellaneous items of tangible property no longer useful to the Town of Eastham.

Each item shall be sold as an individual item.  All sales will be considered as final and in “as is” working condition consistent with their use.  Inspection of items will be permitted from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the Lower Lobby of the Town Hall on the date of the sale. 

Payment must be made by cash, cashier’s check, or money order at the time of the sale.

Courtesy of the Town of Eastham.

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