Barnstable public meeting on Cape Resources Dec. 15th; Yarmouth Tourism Revenue Preservation Fund grants now available; Chatham first half tax bills due out Dec. 14th; Mashpee Rec. releases winter/spring catalog; Barnstable DPW, recreation fee increases

Barnstable calls public meeting on Cape Resources December 15th

The Town of Barnstable Growth Management Department, on behalf of the Zoning Board of Appeals, invites members of the public interested in the operations of EAC Disposal, Inc. dba Cape Resources, 280 Old Falmouth Road, Marstons Mills, MA, to attend a meeting on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 7 pm in the library of the Horace Mann Charter School, 730 Osterville/West Barnstable Road, Marstons Mills.

The purpose of the meeting is to solicit comments from neighboring residents regarding any concerns about daily operations at Cape Resources. 

This information will assist the Town of Barnstable, the Zoning Board of Appeals and Cape Resources in developing a best practices management plan for this operation.

Courtesy of the Town of Barnstable.

Yarmouth Tourism Revenue Preservation Fund grants now available

Applications due by 4 p.m. on January 3, 2011

The Town of Yarmouth announces up to $60,000 in funding for the marketing and production of special events, programs and projects that promote Yarmouth as a tourist destination and which strengthen community character.  Grants are funded through the Tourism Revenue Preservation Fund, established by special legislation and funded annually through room tax receipts.  Funding is administered through the Community Development Department.

Proposals will be accepted from any individual, business, municipal department, or non-profit organization conducting an event located in the Town of Yarmouth or establishing a program or project that promotes Yarmouth as a tourism destination.  Events shall take place prior to March 31, 2011 and funded programs or projects shall be completed by that same time.  Funding is intended to encourage the establishment of new or expanded events, programs or projects and may not be used to supplant existing funding for ongoing programs/activities.

Grant application and other relevant materials are available on the Town’s website here.  Applications are due by 4 p.m. on January 3, 2011 at the Community Development Office, located at Yarmouth Town Hall, 1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth MA 02664.

Courtesy of the Town of Yarmouth.  

Chatham first half tax bills due out December 14th

The Town of Chatham announced today that they will be dating and mailing the first half tax bills on Tuesday, December 14, 2010. Residents were notified mid-October that the FY11 first half tax bills were delayed at that time.

Residents have the option of paying tax bills online by credit card or by mail or in person at the collector's office by check or cash.

Visit the treasurer/collector's page here for more information.

Mashpee Rec. Department Winter/Spring 2011 Catalog released

The Town of Mashpee recently announced that the Recreation Department's Winter/Spring 2011 Catalog is available. The 24-page catalog contains information about upcoming activities, classes and programs for both adults and children.

Special events and trips are also included in the catalog.

Download/print the catalog here.

DPW and recreation fee increases proposed for 2011 in Barnstable

A variety of DPW and community (recreation) related service fee increases are proposed for 2011 in Barnstable.  The majority of the fee increases would be in effect on January 1, 2011 or July 1, 2011.

Increases are proposed for DPW related services including transfer station sticker fees and  sewer, septage and water rates.

Community service fee increases are proposed for leisure programs, daily parking fees, community center associated fees, golf passes, mooring fees and shellfish permits.

Click here to see the complete list of proposed fees. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on