The August 10, 2023 Special Meeting of the Barnstable Town Council was conducted remotely. The public was able to view the meeting via Zoom, on Barnstable Government Access Channel 18 (now available in High Definition on Comcast Channel 1072) or live stream through the Town website. Town Council President Matthew Levesque called the meeting to order and Town Clerk Ann Quirk took the Roll Call. Councilor Jeffrey Mendes led the Pledge of Allegiance.  A Moment of Silence was offered.

The meeting began with NEW BUSINESS. 

Agenda Item 2024-020 Determination under Section 19 of the Conflict of Interest Law regarding participation in matters relating to potential changes to the percentage contributions of the town and its employees for health insurance.

Presented by Town Attorney Karen Nober. The item was approved.

Objective: Revise the Town of Barnstable Town Council Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2024-2025

Welcome, Introductions, Review agenda

  • Welcoming remarks, Matthew Levesque
  • Framing for today’s meeting, Dorit Price-Levine and Patrick Collins, Consensus Building Institute

Current Strategic Plan

  • Review of Mission Statement
    • Guiding Principles
    • Q&A and Comments

Reviewing Goals for 2024-2025

  • Councilmembers Discussion
    • Finance
    • Communication
    • Economic Development
    • Environment and Natural Resources
    • Regulatory Process and performance
    • Public Health and Safety
    • Housing
    • Infrastructure & Assets
    • Education

The next regularly scheduled Town Council Meeting will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2023. The public is able to view through Xfinity Channel 8* (Xfinity High Definition Channel 1072) or Live Streaming on the Town of Barnstable’s website.  Real-time public comment may be addressed to the Barnstable Town Council utilizing the Zoom video link or telephone number and access meeting code which will be included on the Agenda.  Written Comments may be submitted to:  The meeting Agenda will be available on the Town of Barnstable’s website (

*Effective around August 17th, Xfinity has changed the channel lineup.