Crocker said he anticipates that, following the 2020 federal census, his district will move west, dropping Yarmouth. The legislation he’s working on includes putting cameras on school buses to record motorists who drive around them while they’re stopped to pick up children, allowing EMTs to attend to police dogs injured in the line of duty, and funds to improve the town-owned Armory on South Street.
Ells said the county will cease water use at its fire training academy site near town wells, and that the facility would be moving to Joint Base Cape Cod. The next challenge, he said, would be identifying federal, state, and county funds for ongoing cleanup work. On June 3, the civic association hosted a public forum on the facility with Ells, county officials, scientists, and the head of the Cape & Islands fire chiefs association.
At the May 28 annual meeting, Burke said the goal of all the Cape’s fire chiefs is not to use the current training facility and to focus on the cleanup program. He said an open house for the new Hyannis fire station – which, he said, is under budget and close to on schedule – would be held at the end of summer.
Krau reviewed the association’s busy year, which included hosting public information sessions on the proposed Oceanside Performing Arts Center, commenting on development projects, calling attention to problem properties, encouraging and monitoring improvements such as the reconstruction of Sea Street, and supporting Hyannis Open Streets and other community activities.
Krau, vice president Ed Maroney, and secretary Ralph Krau were re-elected to those offices. Larry Decker, who was recognized for his service as he stepped down, was succeeded as treasurer by Cronin.
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