The June 13, 2024 Special Meeting of the Barnstable Town Council was conducted in person. The meeting was physically closed to the public.


Due to the limited capacity of the Hearing Room, public access was remote only, as follows:

The meeting was televised live via Xfinity Channel 8 or 1070 or High-Definition Channel 1072 or could be accessed via the Government Access Channel live stream on the Town of Barnstable’s website:


The Public was asked to submit written questions in advance until 12:00 PM (noon) on June 12, 2024 to: Council/Agenda-Comment.asp                                                                    


This workshop focused on the Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan.


Town Council President Felicia Penn called the meeting to order and Town Clerk Ann Quirk took the Roll Call. Town Council Vice President Craig Tamash introduced Dr. Paul Canniff to lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Dr. Canniff grew up in Fall River, attended Tufts College and joined the US Army Reserves in September of 1956 upon entering Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Immediately upon graduation from Tufts Dental he entered active duty and took basic training at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. He was then assigned to the Dental Surgery Department at the U.S. Army Hospital on the island of Okinawa in the East China Sea. He served three years on Okinawa and returned to the USA to serve two more years at the Ft. Devens, MA Army Hospital. He then returned to civilian life while remaining in the Army reserves for some time. Dr. Canniff served 16 years as a member of the Barnstable Public Works Commission and about 18 years on the Board of Health. President Penn offered a Moment of Silence.



Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan

Daniel Santos, P.E., Director of Public Works

Glossary of Terms may be viewed here.


Robert Steen, P.E., Assistant Director of Public Works

Problem & History

PowerPoint Presentation may be viewed here.


Griffin Beaudoin, P.E., Town Engineer

Plan & Implementation
PowerPoint Presentation may be viewed here.


Robert Steen, P.E., Assistant Director of Public Works

Water Pollution Control Facility & Effluent

PowerPoint Presentation may be viewed here.


Kelly Collopy, Department of Public Works Communications Manager

Communications & Public Outreach

PowerPoint Presentation may be viewed here.



Councilors asked questions following each presentation. There were no questions submitted from the public.


Daniel Santos, P.E., Director of Public Works

Final Thoughts – Where we go from here



The Town Council will enter executive session pursuant to G.L. c. 30A, sec. 21(a)(3) to discuss strategy with respect to litigation since a discussion in open session may have a detrimental effect on the litigating position of the Town and Town Council. Specifically, the Council will discuss litigation strategy with respect to Park City Wind LLC’s proposed offshore renewable wind project in the Town. The Town Council will not return to public session after the executive session.


The next regularly scheduled Town Council Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2024. The public is able to view through Xfinity High Definition Channel 1072 (or Xfinity Channel 8 or 1070) 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 (