PROPOSED FEE INCREASES
City Manager Mark Ells outlined two pages of fee increase proposals for the calendar year in a Nov. 16 public hearing recorded on Ch. 18 and filed under “Hearing.” While many of the increases offered are incremental, there are a few huge ones. Take a look at what’s on offer and email your comments to Ells by Thursday, December 16. If approved without objection after 30 days, the new fee will take effect on January 1, 2022.
In particular, enrollment in the HYCC summer recreation program would increase by 25%, up $ 250, from $ 950 to $ 1,200. Use of city properties for special events from June to August serving beer and wine would increase by 150%, except for veterans and educational institutions. The costs of internment in the cemetery would increase by several hundred dollars to cover administrative costs. New this year: the installation of a memorial bench on the town’s property would cost $ 3,000.
MUNICIPAL COUNCIL DEC. 2
Barnstable City Council is due to vote on its leadership for the New Year at the Dec. 2 meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. Schnepp, and the new appointees are Councilors David Bogan of Osterville and Jennifer Cullum of Hyannis.
On November 18, Chief Matthew Sonnabend presented and city council approved the acceptance of a $ 67,000 arrest diversion grant from the State Department of Mental Health. The award will fund a full-time mental health professional who will accompany agents, provide treatment in the field and coordinate follow-up referral services.
“This person will actually work for us full time” to answer calls involving either a substance abuse problem or someone in crisis, Sonnabend said, crediting Deputy Chief Jean Challies and Anne Spillane, director of finance and services support, for their successful grant application.
The council also approved a $ 20,000 partnership grant from the US Department of Justice to purchase 20 new body armor vests for the BPD.
WEST HONORS BARNSTABLE
The West Barnstable Fire District has organized the unveiling of the installation of two 30,000 gallon water tanks that will help protect the 1717 Meetinghouse and surrounding area.
Additionally, retired dentist Dr. Peter Smith received the prestigious Elizabeth Crocker Jenkins Village Award for his years of community service.
OSTERVILLE ROTARY GENEROSITY
Osterville Rotary volunteers spent their Saturday at Camp YMCA Lyndon in West Barnstable, collecting dozens of Thanksgiving food packages for families in need. Special thanks to Rebecca Richardson, Trisha Besse, Debbie Reed, Beth Grundy, Kathy Silvia and Lucinda Harrison for their TLC.
VISIT OF THE ACADEMY OF CAP COD
The Cape Cod Academy invites prospective students and parents to visit the Osterville campus and register for a merit entrance exam on Saturday, December 4 from 9 am to 10:30 am School year 2022-2023 .
An examination will be given to secondary school students and a separate examination to high school students. Merit scholarships will be awarded to eligible applicants based on their exam results and strength in the core values of the school: scholarship, compassion, honesty and respect, as demonstrated in the application process.
Prospective parents and students visiting on December 4th can attend an information session on the school’s admission process and private tutoring program; meet teachers and administrators; and tour the 46-acre campus and state-of-the-art educational facilities.
Registration is required for the exam. Please register by calling 508.428.5400 or emailing [email protected]
RED HAWKS ROLLING RALLY
The Quarterback Club will host the second annual Red Rolling Rally for Barnstable High School football and cheerleading teams on Wednesday, November 24, exiting the Hyannis Transport Building at Barnstable Road, Old Colony and Main Street in Hyannis at noon.
HyFD will lead a parade of floats designed and created by volunteers recruited by students and staff, descending Main Street to Sea Street, South Street and returning to Town Hall for a rally of encouragement at the Bandstand of Village Green. The event ends at 2 p.m.
All are invited to encourage the students as they pass their brightly colored floats. Red Hawks Football plays the Falmouth Clippers in Falmouth on Thanksgiving Day at 10 a.m.
HYCC FLU CLINIC
Barnstable residents are invited to a $ 3 flu shot clinic at Hyannis Youth and Community Center, 141 Bassett Ln., Thursday, December 9 between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Questions? Call the Public Health Division at 508-862-4644.
: Saturday, December 4, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Santa Claus arrives on Main Street in an old fire engine at noon; Love Local artists set up shop outside in the village square to sell handmade arts and crafts; The children’s area includes a petting zoo and pony rides; as well as wagon rides, singers and musicians, ice sculpting, balloon twisting, a cookie contest, and a scavenger hunt to find all of Santa’s hidden reindeer. Parade of boats on Hyannis harbor, 4:30 p.m.
Tree show: from Saturday November 27 to Saturday December 4 at the JFK Hyannis Museum; free entry on December 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Winter walk in the village of Barnstable: 1 Dec. 5:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. along Route 6A / Main Street Barnstable Village.
Christmas at Cotuit: 21st Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival at Freedom Hall, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. decoration of cookies at the Cotuit library from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. and a magic show from 2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. tree lighting and Christmas carols 4 p.m.
Christmas walk in Centerville: Saturday, Dec. 4, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Marstons Mills Tree Lighting: Sunday December 5 at the congregationalist church. Hot chocolate and cookies at 4 p.m. tree lighting at 5 p.m.
West Barnstable Tree Lighting: Sunday 5 Dec. at 5 p.m. on the village square; Annual Christmas stories, 5.30 p.m. with hot chocolate and candy canes.
Yarmouth Harbor Christmas Walk: Sunday, Dec. 5, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. along Route 6A; 4 p.m. Christmas tree lighting and carols Activities include Rosalitas puppet shows, crafts with Mrs. Claus, Lady Feyline’s Fantastikal face painting, FunClowns balloon art, wagon rides and a plethora of activities. ‘food offerings. The Harper and The Minstrel, Cape Cod Carolers, Regency Brass Band and Tuba Christmas will perform live music, and there will also be photos with Santa at the Captain Bangs Hallet House, courtesy of Walgreens Pharmacy.
52nd Annual Christmas Walk in the Village of Osterville: Friday December 10