Total Amount of DLTA Funds Committed: $155,837, plus $35,023 from the Cape Cod Commission (cash and in-kind)
Regional/Multi-town Projects: 7
Local Projects: 3
Developed a scope and issued an RFR for an attorney to examine opportunities for the creation of a regional solid waste management district, and to develop a single contract and RFP for Capewide municipal solid waste (MSW) disposal to facilitate region-wide contract negotiation and development. Worked with the Cape Cod Solid Waste Advisory Committee and the law firm of Kopelman and Paige (K&P) as consultant to determine an appropriate structure for a regional MSW disposal solution. Met with Bourne Integrated Solid Waste Management facility staff, attended Bourne Landfill information session, and attended meetings at SEMASS. K&P drafted a request for expressions of interest for disposal of MSW and began contract negotiations with SEMASS.
Developed a scope and issued an RFP for an analysis of options for shared assessing services and for standardization of municipal assessing data across the region. The Center for Government Research finalized an analysis of opportunities to standardize assessing data, impacts of consolidation on staffing, levels of service, finances, and potential legislative measures necessary to achieve shared service goals. Met with town assessors and town administrators. Contacted third-party vendors providing Cape assessing services. Coordinated data request with 15 towns.
Facilitate and coordinate agreement among towns for municipal nitrogen-management responsibility in two shared watersheds. Cape Cod Commission water resources and GIS staff completed GIS base maps of Popponesset Bay and East Waquoit Bay watersheds to support regional wastewater community forums about nitrogen management. Cape Cod Water Protection Collaborative (CCWPC) facilitated meetings about each town's responsiblity for nitrogen-reduction targets in Popponesset Bay and East Waquoit Bay.
Support economic development opportunities to promote on-season, shoulder-season, and off-season tourism and local cultural development, and create a model web structure that is available to other towns. Work on behalf of both towns resulting in shared economic development resources was completed, as was the Discover Wellfleet web site. Design templates and other development work are available as towns pursue similar initiatives.
Eastham led this project, contracting with the Massachusetts Office of public Collaboration (MOPC) to work with a joint public safety working group, which was established to discuss a wide range of issues raised in a 2009 DLTA-funded study, the Lower/Outer Cape Regional Public Safety Services Study. MOPC conducted 10 hours of interviews and facilitated a joint four-hour session.
Wellfleet is the lead town, contracting consultant services to review workload/workflow data, conduct a job analysis survey, and interview personnel to develop recommendations about potential shared dispatch services. Local unions chose not to participate in personnel interviews with the consultant, therefore town administrators will pursue this portion of the scope of work.
Oversight for all DLTA-funded projects. (No DLTA funds were allocated to manage or implement this program.)
Wastewater planning to support economic development in a regionally designated Economic Center. Completed an alternatives analysis to support the town's Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan (CWMP) and options to support phased development in the South Sandwich Village Center.
Completed a preliminary economic development and management plan for Saquatucket Harobr. Staff also conducted a pedestrian/bicycle and shuttle bus planning study to identify safe and effective access between the harbors, Rail Trail, and town center, including a sidewalk/bike path connecting the Old Colony Rail Trail to Route 28 in Harwich. Final report: Saquatucket and Wychmere Harbor Baseline Study and Conceptual Plan
Conduct visioning work to develop and coordinate land use planning and roadway improvements for the Route 28 corridor. Completed work with West Chatham's land use visioning group in conjunction with ongoing Route 28 improvements. Held a public design charette, developed a plan of the proposed area, sketch renderings, and cross sections, and presented final computer renderings.