Here is an update on the status of the Waterways License Application for the seasonal dock at 24 Flume Avenue:
Based on feedback from MassDEP Waterways , the Applicant has withdrawn their Application to the Planning Board and MassDEP.
Our letters did have impact as the Planning Board had opted to hold a Public Meeting on Monday February 27th, but it is now cancelled.
Based on their Withdrawal letter, the Applicant will need to re-apply for a different license directly to the MassDEP Waterways division, outside of Barnstable.
We do not know when they will apply, but we will do our best to inform you in a timely manner, as those that wrote letters will need to resubmit them and there will be another 30-day window for public comments.
On behalf of the Indian Ponds Association, I want to thank all of you for speaking up and registering your concern with the Barnstable Planning Board and the MassDEP. Clearly your voices have been heard. We will continue to work to ensure that in the future, helical piles will not be part of a seasonal dock structure. If you have any further questions, please let us know.
By the way, don’t forget to send in the dues envelope that was included in the last newsletter or pay on-line on our web site, www.indianponds.org. If you are not yet a member of our organization, please sign up. Your membership and financial support is very important to us.
Indian Ponds Association
attachment: application withdrawal letter