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					                                        The Town of Barnstable
                                                  Town Council
                              367 Main Street, Village of Hyannis, Barnstable, MA 02601
                                         508-862-4602 • FAX: 508-790-6226
Councilors:
                                       email: council@town.barnstable.ma.us
Royden C. Richardson,
President                                       AMENDED
Gary C. Blazis,
Vice-President                            TOWN COUNCIL AGENDA
                                              JUNE 15, 2000
Richard G. Barry
Gary R. Brown
Richard W. Clark
Richard D. Elrick
                        Roll Call                                          7:00 PM
Robert R. Jones         1. Pledge of Allegiance
Audrey M. Loughnane     2. Moment of Silence
J. Gregory Milne        Act on Minutes (06/08/2000)
Joseph R. Pino          3. Public Hearings: 2000-122
Carl S. Riedell         4. Comments for the Good of the Community-Public Comment is also
                        encouraged at the end of the meeting
Administrative
Assistant:
                        5. Council Response to Public Comment
Margery McCarthy        6. Communications from Elected Officials, Boards, Commissions and Staff
                        7. Correspondence
                        8. President/Vice President Communications -

                        9. Town Manager Communication

                        2000-122 APPROPRIATION AND LOAN ORDER IN THE
                        AMOUNT OF $328,000 FOR THE PURPOSE OF                             PAGE #
                        PURCHASING 4.89 ACRES MORE OR LESS IN MARSTONS
                        MILLS ORDERED That the Town Manager be authorized to
                        acquire by purchase for any of the purposes specified in Chapter
                        293 of the Acts of 1998, a parcel of land located on River Road,
                        Marstons Mills, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, consisting of
                        4.89 acres of land, more or less, as shown on a plan of land
                        entitled “Plan of Land in Barnstable, MA (Marstons Mills)” a copy
                        of which is filed with the Town Clerk’s Office and to meet this
                        appropriation the Town Treasurer with the approval of the Town
                        Manager is authorized to borrow $328,000.00 for the purchase
                        and related costs and that the Town Manager is authorized to
                        contract for and expend the appropriation made available for this
                        purpose and to accept any gifts or grants in relation
                        thereto.(PUBLIC HEARING)
                                                                                            PAGE #
THE TEXT AND FIGURES OF THIS MOTION DIFFER FROM EARLIER AGENDA


11. 2000-139 TRANSFER ORDER FOR FY 2000 BUDGET TRANSFERS                                      8
ORDERED

That the Town Council hereby transfers $203,000 from the anticipated FY 2000 budget
savings to Fund Balance Designated for Subsequent Year’s Expenditures (FY 2001), for the
purpose of funding the following capital and operating needs:

Transfer from:      Town Council personnel                           $5,000
                    Town Manager personnel                          $15,000
                    Human Resource personnel                        $25,000
                    Information Systems personnel                   $10,000
                    Planning personnel                              $30,000
                    Police personnel                                $68,000
                    Public Works personnel                          $50,000
                    Total                                          $203,000

Transfer to:        Fund Balance Designated for FY 2001 Expenditures, for the following
                    items:

                    2 Full-time temporary listers for Assessing     $54,000
                    Shelving for vault                              $15,000
                    New Email and Scheduling software               $26,000
                    New PC’s                                        $65,000
                    High reflectivity signs for Highway Division    $15,000
                    Syringes and vaccines for Health Division        $3,000
                    Race Lane Farm repairs                          $10,000
                    Grade 5 ball fields upgrade                     $15,000
                    Total                                          $203,000

And, furthermore, that the Town Council hereby transfers the following amounts for the FY
2000 operating budget for the purpose so listed:

Transfer from:      Town Manager personnel                           $2,000
                    Human Resource personnel                         $2,000
                    Information Systems personnel                    $2,000
                    Planning personnel                               $2,000
                    Police personnel                                $75,000
                    Public Works personnel                          $50,000
                    Legal personnel                                  $9,000
                    Total                                          $142,000



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Transfer to:        Police operating expenditures                    $75,000
                    Public Works operating expenditures              $50,000
                    Legal Dept. operating expenditures               $17,000
                    Total                                           $142,000




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12. 2000-140 RESOLVE RESEARCH THE TOWN’S 51 WAYS TO WATER                                      10
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RESOLVED:

That the Town Manager be directed to research the town’s 51 ways to water and report his
findings regarding use, accessibility and recommendations for future use to the Town Council
by October 5, 2000. The Shellfish Committee and Waterways Committee’s input along with
any other input needed shall be sought by the Town Manager.

SECOND READING –
TO BE VOTED ON

12. 2000-137 APPOINTMENTS

That the Town Council does hereby appoint and reappoint persons to the following multiple
member boards:


Hyannis Main Street Waterfront Appeals Board
Reappoint:
Rick Fennucio,30 Morgan Way, West Barnstable to a term to expire on 6/30/2003
Rebecca Richardson, Box 377, Cummaquid to a term to expire on 6/30/2003
Board of Assessors
Reappoint
William T. Garreffi, 22 Thornberry Lane, Centerville to a term to expire on 6/30/2003
Cape Cod Regional Technical High School District
Reappoint
Joan Bentinck-Smith of 426 Old Post Road, Cotuit to a term to expire on 6/30/2003
Cable TV Advisory Board
Reappoint
David B. Cole, 420 South Street, Hyannis to a term to expire on 6/30/2003
Robert Daniels, 16 George Street, Hyannis to a term to expire on 6/30/2003
Cultural Council
Reappoint
Harry D. Evans,49 Snows Creek Drive, Hyannis to a term to expire on 6/30/2003
Disability Commission


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Reappoint
Al Melcher, Box 1520, Cotuit to a term to expire on 6/30/2003
Paul Nevosh, 30 Frazier Way, Marstons Mills to a term to expire on 6/30/2003
Economic Development Commission
Reappoint
Alan Donheiser, Box 213, Cotuit to a term to expire on 6/30/2003
Henry C. Farnham, 127 Coachman Lane, Barnstable to a term to expire on 6/30/2003
Philip S. Scudder, 50 Willow Street, West Barnstable to a term toexpire on 6/30/2003
Historical Commission
Reappoint
Barbara C. Hill, 26 Lakeside Drive, Marstons Mills to a term to expire on 6/30/2003
Sandy Lenney, 22 Newton Street, Hyannis to a term to expire on 6/30/2003
Hyannis Main Street Waterfront District
Reappoint
Barbara Flinn, 105 Pine Street, Hyannis to a term to expire on 6/30/2003
David Scudder, 15 Seagate Lane, Hyannis to a term to expire on 6/30/2003
JFK Memorial Trust Fund
Reappoint
Ruth Rusher, 111 Ocean Street, Hyannis to a term to expire on 6/30/2003
*Appoint
Lynne Poyant, 18 Leanord Road, W. Hyannisport to a term to expire on 6/30/2003
Open Space Committee
Reappoint
Charles Baskin, Box 171, Barnstable to a term to expire on 6/30/2003
Lindsey Counsel, 1183 Old Stage Road, Centerville to a term to expire on 6/30/2003
Deborah Shiflett-Fitton, 282 Church Street, West Barnstable to a term to expire on 6/30/2003
Mark Wirtanen, 1894 Main Street, West Barnstable to a term to expire on 6/30/2003
*Appoint
William T. Garreffi, 22 Thornberry Lane, Centerville to a term to expire on 6/30/2003
Planning Board
Reappoint
William Belden, 38 Cove Island Road, Centerville to a term to expire on 6/30/2003
Sean Ghio, of Cotuit, to a term to expire on 6/30/2003
Public Works Commission
Reappoint
Floyd Silvia, 94 Seapuit Road, Osterville to a term to expire on 6/30/2003
Recreation Commission
Reappoint
Steven Tenaglia, 426 Mistic Drive, Marstons Mills to a term to expire on 6/30/2003


Registrar of Voters
Reappoint
Pamela Puputti, 12 Dumont Drive, Hyannisport to a term to expire on 6/30/2003
Sandy Neck Advisory Board
Reappoint


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Barbara Bell, 316 Flint Street, Marstons Mills to a term to expire on 6/30/2003
Lauchlan Crocker, 1776 Hyannis Road, Barnstable to a term to expire on 6/30/2003
Scholarship Committee
Reappoint
John Marsden, 144 Huckins Neck Road, Centerville to a term to expire on 6/30/2003

School Building Committee
Reappoint
To serve until such time of the acceptance of the building.
Joseph DaLuz, 90 Mitchells Way, Hyannis
Gerald Dowling, 32 Donegal Circle, Centerville to
Emmett Glynn, 14 Copper Lane, Centerville
Kathryn Harrington, 330 Lake Shore Drive, Marstons Mills
Harry L. Holway, 89 Longview Drive, Centerville
Edward L. Hudson, 759 Old Strawberry Hill Road, Centerville
Karen McDonald, 274 Mystic Drive, Centerville
Thomas Michael, 170 Buckskin Path, Centerville
Theodore Schilling, 1600 Main Street, Centerville
Shellfish Committee
Reappoint
Les Hemmila, 4019 Main Street, Cummaquid to a term to expire on 6/30/2003
Village Improvement Fund
Reappoint
Christina Largay, 59 Shirley Point Road, Centerville to a term to expire on 6/30/2003
Water Pollution Control Board
Reappoint
John Rosario, 400 Mitchells Way, Hyannis to a term to expire on 6/30/2003
Waterways Committee
Reappoint
Dennis S. Sullivan, 204 Pitchers Way, Hyannis to a term to expire on 6/30/2003
Carl Syriala, 951 Oak Street, West Barnstable to a term to expire on 6/30/2003

SECOND READING MAY BE VOTED UPON

13. 2000-138 -APPOINTMENTS:


That the Barnstable Town Council does hereby appoint and reappoint persons to the
following multiple member boards:

AIRPORT COMMISSION
Reappoint
Philip Doherty, 33 Channel Point Road, Hyannis to serve until 6/30/2003
CULTURAL COUNCIL
*Appoint
Alice Owen Williams, 153 Old Stage Road, Centerville to serve until 6/30/2003


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GOLF COMMITTEE
Reappoint
Joseph Chilli, 60 Bayshore Road, Hyannis to serve until 6/30/2003
*Appoint
Mary Creighton, 181 Ansel Howland Road, Centerville to serve until 6/30/2003
PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION
Reappoint
Philip McCartin, 20 Hollingsworth Road, Osterville to serve until 6/30/2003
YOUTH COMMISSION
*Appoint
Gus Frederick, 83 Pine Tree Drive, Centerville to serve until 6/30/2003
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
Reappoint
Gail C. Nightingale, 32 Sunset Lane, Osterville to serve until 6/30/2003


FIRST READING
LATE FILING
2000-141 APPOINTMENTS

That the Barnstable Town Council does hereby appoint and reappoint persons to the
following multiple member boards


CONSERVATION COMMISSION
*Appoint
Scott C. Blazis, 4 Three Ponds Drive, Centerville to serve until 6/30/2003
GOLF COMMITTEE
*Appoint
Cathleen Foley-Dupuy, 1301 Bumps River Road, Centerville to serve until 6/30/2003
PLANNING BOARD
Reappoint
Steven Shuman, 27 Eastview Terrace, Marstons Mills to serve until 6/30/2003
RECREATION COMMISSION
*Appoint
Kathleen J. Sylvester, 67 Raspberry Lane, Marstons Mills to serve until 6/30/2003
SCHOOL BUILDING COMMITTEE
Reappoint
Andrew Voikos, 289 Salt Rock Road, Barnstable to serve until building is completed

WATER QUALITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
*Appoint
Peter Sampou, 431 Maple Street, West Barnstable to serve until 6/30/2003

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
*Appoint


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Ralph C. Copeland, 355 Bridge Street, Osterville to serve until 6/30/2001 (to fill unexpired
term of Emmet Glynn)
Jeremy Gilmore, 83 Dunaskin Road, Centerville to serve as an Alternate until 6/30/2003




*Indicates New Appointment


PUBLIC COMMENT
GENERAL DISCUSSION
NEXT MEETING ON JUNE 29




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                                 AGENDA ITEM SUMMARY
                                       2000-139


TO:                  Town Council
FROM:                John C. Klimm, Town Manager
THROUGH:             Mark Milne, Finance Director
DATE:                06/15/2000
SUBJECT:             FY 2000 Budget Transfers


BACKGROUND
It is projected that several town departments will incur a savings in their FY 2000
appropriations principally as a result from vacancy savings in personnel and associated
fringe benefit costs. Most of these positions are currently occupied, but were vacant for a
period of time during FY 2000. The Town Manager is recommending that the Council
transfer these savings to address some important capital and operating needs. Due to the
lack of funding available in FY 2001, this situation presents the town with the opportunity to
provide for these needs with the anticipated savings in the current FY 2000 budget.

Additionally, the Police, Public Works and Legal Departments are anticipating shortfalls in
their operating expenditure categories for FY 2000. The Town Manager is recommending a
transfer from the respective personnel category to cover these anticipated shortfalls.

ANALYSIS
The following transfers are being recommended to fund expenditures for FY 2001:

Transfer from:       Town Council personnel                             $5,000
                     Town Manager personnel                            $15,000
                     Human Resource personnel                          $25,000
                     Information Systems personnel                     $10,000
                     Planning personnel                                $30,000
                     Police personnel                                  $68,000
                     Public Works personnel                            $50,000
                     Recreation personnel                              $15,000
                     Total                                            $203,000




Transfer to:         Fund Balance Designated for FY 2001 Expenditures, for the following
                     items:

                     2 Full-time temporary listers for Assessing       $54,000
                     Shelving for vault                                $15,000


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                   New Email and Scheduling software               $26,000
                   New PC’s                                        $65,000
                   High reflectivity signs for Highway Division    $15,000
                   Syringes and vaccines for Health Division        $3,000
                   Race Lane Farm repairs                          $10,000
                   Grade 5 ball fields upgrade                     $15,000
                   Total                                          $203,000

The following transfers are being recommended to fund FY 2000 anticipated operating
expenditure shortfalls:

Transfer from:     Town Manager personnel                           $2,000
                   Human Resource personnel                         $2,000
                   Information Systems personnel                    $2,000
                   Planning personnel                               $2,000
                   Police personnel                                $75,000
                   Public Works personnel                          $50,000
                   Legal personnel                                  $9,000
                   Total                                          $142,000

Transfer to:       Police operating expenditures                   $75,000
                   Public Works operating expenditures             $50,000
                   Legal Dept. operating expenditures              $17,000
                   Total                                          $142,000

FISCAL IMPACT
The anticipated savings in the FY 2000 operating budgets would normally close out to fund
balance at year-end and subsequently become part of the certified free cash balance.
Approval of this transfer order will reserve $203,000 for FY 2001 expenditures, therefore
removing that amount from the July 1, 2000 certified free cash amount.

The $142,000 transfer between categories has no fiscal impact other than how the amounts
of the FY 2000 budget are distributed between categories.

TOWN MANAGER RECOMMENDATION
The Town Manager recommends approval of the transfer order.

STAFF ASSISTANCE
Mark A. Milne, Finance Director




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                              BARNSTABLE TOWN COUNCIL
                                                  ITEM NO. 2000-140
                                                   INTRO: 06/15/2000



RESOLVE;

That the Town Manager be directed to research the town’s 51 ways to water and report
His findings regarding use, accessibility and recommendations for future use to the Town
Council by October 5, 2000. The Shellfish Committee and Waterways Committee’s input
Along with any other input needed shall be sought by the Town Manager.




SPONSOR:

Councilor Audrey Loughnane, Precinct 11


RATIONALE:

Concern has been expressed regarding the status of our ways to water. Use and
Accessibility has eroded over time. This resolve will bring forth information regarding the
current status with recommendations for future plans for these important resources.




DATE:                                                         ACTION TAKEN
INTRO 06/15/2000_________                                     -----------------------




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                        BARNSTABLE TOWN COUNCIL MINUTES
                                  June 8, 2000

A quorum being duly present, Town Council President, Royden Richardson, called the
regular meeting of the Barnstable Town Council to order at 7:10 PM., on June 8, 2000, at the
Barnstable Town Hall, 367 Main Street, Hyannis, MA. President Richardson led the hall in
the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence specifically for Richard Bigos who had just
passed away.

PRESENT: Richard Barry, Gary Blazis, Gary Brown, Richard Clark, Richard Elrick, Robert
Jones, Audrey Loughnane, Gregory Milne, Joseph Pino, Royden Richardson and Carl
Riedell.

A motion was made and seconded to accept the minutes of June 1 as presented with the
following corrections: pg. 6, paragraph 6, after “discussing” it should read “2000-065E,
DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT ORDINANCE”, striking the remainder of the sentence
except for the vote; pg. 12, final vote prior to adjournment, strike first sentence beginning
“Attorney Smith” and insert: “Councilor Clark stated it was premature. Attorney Smith felt
there could be a legal problem in the future if taken up prior to a vote to extend the meeting
past 11 p.m.
VOTE: Unanimous

Jean Ann McLaughlin, Editor of the Cape Cod Disability Access Directory presented a check
for $234 to the Town of Barnstable. This money represents the town’s share of the net
proceeds from the production of the directory. She explained that production of the directory
was made possible by two grantors, who have been the “lifeline of the project”: Bell Atlantic
and the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce; several sponsors and numerous advertisers, all
of whom she named. Town Manager John Klimm accepted the check on behalf of the town.
He is grateful for this significant work and knows the directory will be very valuable to many
residents in Barnstable and Cape Cod. “You are aiding the quality of life for many.”

PUBLIC COMMENT

Linda Hutchenrider, Town Clerk, spoke for the approval of Item 2000-092. She explained the
certification process for the Town Clerks. She is the first clerk in this town to be certified.
She felt this would be a good encouragement vote for the council to give. She then read
comments provided by Collector Maureen McPhee also asking for approval of this item.
McPhee suggested that the charter commission incorporate language into the charter
requiring certification.

Eugenia Fortes asked why whenever there is something like housing for the poor discussed,
there is always the question of water, which is a scare word. Whenever the project is
worthwhile for human beings, the water scare question comes up. She also reminded the
council about a community center in Hyannis for the young people.

Maynard Nelson of Osterville discussed the traffic problems at Lumbert Mill Road and Route
28, which led to the recent death of a young man. There is a 50 MPH traffic sign just before
the Lumbert Mill exit onto Route 28, encouraging traffic to move at a high speed. He pointed
out other dangerous intersections in town, such as the intersection at Route 28 at the White
Hen Pantry. It needs a right turn arrow. Also Shoot Flying Hill at Route 132 is another
dangerous one. People coming off the highway have the right turn blinkers on as they exit
the ramp. Blinkers do not automatically turn off and there is confusion as to who may be


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turning right onto Shoot Flying Hill. Is there a plan to make the intersections safer? Is there
a safety committee to work on this? Does anybody care?

Lynne Poyant Executive Director of the Hyannis Chamber of Commerce announced the
Father’s Day car show on Main St. The street will be closed from Ocean street to Sea
Street. Attendance last year was approximately 10,000. It is a great family event and all are
welcomed to join.

COUNCIL RESPONSE

Councilor Brown suggested Sgt. McGuire of the police department, who is the liaison with the
state, be contacted. These are all state roads and access decisions are made by them.
Sgt. McGuire will carry forward the information and concerns.

President Richardson said the town manager also has contact with the state and concerned
people should see him.
Councilor Pino recommended contacting Rep. Atsalis to carry forward concerns.

Councilor Blazis recommends that Five Corners Road be closed off to Route 28 and exit onto
Lumbert Mills instead. A light should be put there. He was frustrated about this since he had
brought up the suggestion five years ago.

Councilor Riedell said he was in the car behind the truck that pulled out hitting the
motorcycle. COMM is going to clear their land to make the area more visible. Keep away
from it.

Councilor Milne responding to Eugenia Fortes, commends this council for its commitment to
affordable housing. He invited her to attend his next coffee hour at Cup o’ Joe’s on West
Main Street.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM ELECTED OFFICIALS, BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND
STAFF

Councilor Loughnane asked about the status of the Development Agreement and who is on
the drafting committee? She also said there was concern of possible retribution to those who
spoke last week – they are board members, etc.

Councilor Milne reported that the BID along with others have succeeded on efforts for
outdoor dining. They are excited. The BID voted unanimously to back the Development
Agreement contract. They have endorsed the concept as defined by the Cape Cod
Commission Act, a section of which he read into the record.

CORRESPONDENCE

President Richardson said they were in receipt of a letter from Mr. Tiberio of the Steamship
Authority. The letter, which was not read, is appended for reference. He also read a letter
from Robert Lawton, Town Administrator of Yarmouth. (See Exhibit A)

Councilor Blazis had no correspondence but thanked Jacques Morin, who as adopted the
roundabout, and has creatively changed the landscaping every season.

TOWN MANAGER COMMUNICATIONS


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Town Manager John Klimm updated the board on several issues. He recently attended MMA
managers’ conference which was helpful and valuable. He will continue the practice of
meeting with community groups. He is meeting with Councilor Riedell next week and with
Councilor Loughnane tomorrow. He has received complements on the appearance of the
horse ranch. The new people running it are caring for the property and have lots of
equestrian activities as well as youth social service activities there. Klimm will ask Natural
Resources to contact Councilor Barry regarding his concerns on Lovell’s Pond. He is also
addressing some of Councilor Loughnane’s questions on the Development Agreement. He
then asked Thomas Geiler to give a brief summary of the outdoor dining situation and
complemented all staff who have assisted in implementing this.

Geiler gave the board an update. Town officials met with representatives of the BID and
others to put together a program for the outdoor dining while allowing for safe pedestrian
traffic and health standards. A group mapped the street to see how much unobstructed
passage there was. They felt 5 feet should be a minimum to which the Main St. merchants
agreed. They held a workshop to review the guidelines. The town also develop a single
form application that can be submitted to one office and distributed internally to the required
departments. The Licensing Authority will be holding several hearings. The new regulations
are town-wide but the outdoor dining applies only in Hyannis. They hope to improve the
regulations with the summer’s experience and put something in place that will be permanent.
The business community is working hard to meet the requirement – maintain free flow of
public foot traffic and maintain cleanliness of the area.

Councilor Blazis asked how many came to Wednesday’s meeting. How many will take
advantage? Geiler said about 12 to 15 people attended – everything from Ben and Jerry’s
desiring a bench or two outside their door to Albertos planning a full-service dinner with patio
style seating .

Councilor Pino pointed out that one cannot make a left turn out of the Mobil Station onto Old
Stage Road unless one uses the second exit out of the gas station now that the island has
been constructed.

Councilor Clark asked whether the labor action at the middle school construction site will
affect school opening. Klimm had not heard that there is an issue, but will follow up.

Klimm commented on some of the issues raised at last week’s meeting. He is intending to
present a plan to open the restrooms at the marina. Tischler and Associates, consultants,
have been hired to assess issue of impact fees and they are putting together a model to help
the town understand the financial impact of growth. Klimm would make a major presentation
to council in the fall. It will be an opportunity to see the true cost of the growth. Regarding
questions of the distribution of Lombard Trust funds, there has not been distribution of the
money to the targeted population. Klimm will have in place a process to distribute the funds
through an outside social service agency, whose population is comparable to the target
population.     He is also working with Mark Milne, Finance Director and David Anthony,
Purchasing Director, on the administration and collection of the funds. The town needs to
upgrade the appraisals in order to charge fair rents.

Councilor Elrick asked whether there was an updated emergency management plan. He
also spoke about the new island at Old Stage Road and Route 28. There needs to be an
arrow pointed to Old Stage. Klimm explained that Rep. Atsalis was already dealing with the
issue of the island, which was a surprise to Klimm when he saw it on his way to town hall this
morning. He has talked to the Highway Commissioner regarding the island – it should be a
local issue, it is a local street. There are concerns about the legitimacy of claims that it will
improve the situation, since there are no reports of accidents there. The entire project is not

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yet complete and the town could have completed it sooner. Klimm has asked that the town
be allowed to complete it under state guidelines.

President Richardson observed that the retaining wall at the cemetery in Centerville has
been taking a very long time. The traffic lights are also not complete, missing the arrows,
etc. Klimm wants to work with all state reps to send stronger messages on these problems.

Councilor Pino would like to ask the state rep and senator, and reps from the state highway
to give the public some explanation. The public needs to know what is going to happen next.
Let those responsible come and provide answers. Klimm explained that the problem is that
the contractors are not project specific they work here for a few days then are off elsewhere
for a few weeks. He felt it would be more effective to have a few informal meetings with
Representative Atsalis and Senator Rauschenbach. It is our priority but not the state’s, and
that is the problem. Pino felt they needed to understand that this is a tourist community.
Klimm said an important part of a legislator’s duty is to advocate for his constituents. When
the legislators call, they will get a return call. It is time that they be brought in to know the
frustrations.
Councilor Blazis asked for an update on the proposed youth center. Klimm said there was a
community group working to answer the concerns for a youth community center in Hyannis
and to update the Kennedy Rink. The planning phase 2 will be done in a month or two.
The town will then have the information on the overall cost and be able to decided to commit
resources as well as joining with several other private organizations to make it happen. The
Capital Plan has put aside $250,000 for this project already.

Councilor Jones wanted to discuss the Lewis Bay ramp. It is at the DEP level. Klimm will
contact Sen. Rauschenbach to see what has been done and to give the DEP a prod.

OLD BUSINESS

2000-092 ACCEPTANCE OF GENERAL LAWS Upon a motion duly made and seconded it
was
ORDERED: That the Town Council hereby accepts the following sections: 19K of Chapter
41 of M.G.L.; and Section 108P of Chapter 41 of M.G.L. that were approved December 30,
1999.

Klimm explained the new law for recognition of professional training of Clerks, Treasurers
and Collectors. It is an incentive to insure staff is up to date. He supports it. He said the
town was blessed to have people who take their jobs seriously.

Councilor Clark asked how the base salary is set. The elected officials are on the town salary
plan. This is independent of the individual and is the only remuneration based on ability to
perform the job.
VOTE: Unanimous

NEW BUSINESS

2000-136 RESOLVE ACCEPTING A MUNICIPAL SHELLFISH ENHANCEMENT GRANT
AWARD FROM THE MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF MARINE FISHERIES AND
BARNSTABLE COUNTY. Upon a motion duly made and seconded it was
RESOLVED That the Town Council hereby accepts a Municipal Shellfish Enhancement
grant in the amount of $7,500 from the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries and


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Barnstable County, to be used by the Health, Safety and Environmental Services
Department, Natural Resources Division, for a public/private collaboration project entitled
“Shellfish Relays, Surveys and Habitat Enhancement Utilizing a Mechanical
Harvester/Cultivator”.

Mr. Geiler explained the purpose of this grant. It will bring in private expertise to harvest
diseased shellfish and transport them to waters that will help cleanse them, making them
harvestable. A significant amount of shellfish will become productive again. It is a win-win.

Councilor Clark asked how much was involved with the use of a mechanical harvester
cultivator. Geiler explained the equipment and how it operated. It would take lots of people
to dig them.

Councilor Jones asked about the dispersal of the shellfish. Natural Resources tries to plant
them closer to shore where people can easily harvest them, especially the recreational
harvester.
Councilor Riedell is in favor but finds it ironic that we are concerned with mechanical boat
engines but not mechanical harvesting equipment.

VOTE: Unanimous (Elrick out of the room)

2000-137 APPOINTMENTS Upon a motion duly made and seconded it was voted to refer
this item to a second reading on June 15, 2000.
VOTE: Unanimous (Councilor Elrick out of the room)

2000-138 APPOINTMENTS (Late Filing) Upon a motion duly made and seconded it was
voted to refer this item to a second reading on June 15, 2000.

Councilor Loughnane wanted the appointments to the Golf Committee rechecked to insure
that the appointees met with the newly changed Administrative Code relating to the Golf
Committee.
Councilor Blazis felt they met the guidelines. However, Loughnane reminded all that
Councilor Clark had made a friendly amendment regarding no prior membership at the golf
club during the previous year.

The appointment committee will look into it.

VOTE: Unanimous (Councilor Elrick out of the room)

PUBLIC COMMENT

Mike Trovato of BID recognized the work done by town government regarding the outdoor
dining, and thanked all for their efforts. He was embarrassed when he viewed the tapes of
last week’s hearing and apologized for the public behavior. The Council deserves more
respect.

GENERAL DISCUSSION
Councilor Pino also reviewed the tape and found it somewhat unacceptable at times.



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Upon a motion duly made and seconded it was voted to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 PM.
VOTE: Unanimous


                                             Respectfully submitted,



                                             Lucia Fulco,
                                             Assistant Town Clerk




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