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Concerned Residents

Public Notice & Simplified Ch 91 Lic Plans Matskevich Pier 24 Flume Ave
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This is a follow up to the February 24 update on the status of the Chapter 91 Waterways License Application for the seasonal dock with permanent helical anchor supports at 24 Flume Avenue.

Below is the Public Notice dated March 7, which indicates that the Applicant submitted a Simplified License to Mass DEP (Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Wetlands & Waterways Program) . The Barnstable Planning Board is no longer involved. A 30-day comment period began on that date and ends on April 6.

It is frustrating that we have to submit another set of letters to MassDEP, but that is the process. We need the letters you wrote to the Barnstable Planning Board, or new ones, to be resubmitted to MassDEP. The notice says in order for there to be hearing, there must be at least ten citizens who write in now.

We suggest public comments be emailed to with copies to Brendan Mullaney, and the applicant's representative Arlene Wilson

I want to thank you all again, on behalf of the Indian Ponds Association, for registering your concern with the Barnstable Planning Board and the MassDEP.  We will continue to work to prevent helical piles from being a part of a seasonal dock structure.   If you have any further questions, please let us know.

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