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August Infrastructure Committee: fiber deployment & demand response

At the CC Tech Council Infrastructure Committee meeting in August, we heard reports on the progress of fiber installation, and had an update on Cape Light Compact’s proposed Demand Response program. A subcommittee was formed at last month’s meeting to look at possible funding models for fiber deployment. Members of that committee discovered pushback from […]

July Infrastructure: paths to fiber on the Cape, and ADA compliance

The Committee was informed that Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development had not released the $887,000.00 contained in the Economic Development Bond Bill for installation of fiber in the towns or Barnstable, Falmouth, and Provincetown by the end of the fiscal year on June 30th. In discussing next steps, one committee member noted that […]

June Infrastructure: Fiber in Falmouth & ADA Compliance

The Infrastructure Committee received updates on the release of $887,000 contained in Economic Development Bond Bill (H. 4569) for the installation of fiber in the towns of Barnstable, Falmouth and Provincetown. It is the committee’s understanding that if Economic Development funds are not released by June 30, funding goes away. To the best of our […]

Infrastructure Committee: Vineyard Wind project update

At the Infrastructure Committee’s April meeting, Nate Mayo gave an update on the Vineyard Wind project. He had first come to the Infrastructure meeting when he presented Vineyard Wind’s bid for the project south of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket last year. Vineyard Wind was selected for that first offshore wind contract through a competitive bidding […]

March Infrastructure: FutureCapeCod Infrastructure Funding thru the Short Term Rental Tax

At its March meeting, Andrew Gottlieb briefed the Infrastructure Committee on a proposal promoted by Future Cape Cod, a coalition of Housing Assistance Corporation, Association to Preserve Cape Cod, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, and Cape Cod & Islands Association of RealtorsⓇ. Future Cape Cod is asking towns to direct at least 50% of the […]

February Infrastructure: Cape Cod RTA

Tom Cahir, Administrator for the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority, presented at the CCTC Infrastructure Committee’s February meeting. He reported that the CCRTA is constantly pushing the technology envelope, with people on staff who help them stay up with industry trends. Recently, Tom was appointed by Governor Baker to a task force of 16-18 members, […]

January Infrastructure: Vineyard Wind, Cape Light Compact, sharks & the bridges

It was reported to the Infrastructure Committee at its January meeting that the comment period for the Vineyard Wind proposal may be extended due to the government shutdown. Vineyard Wind, which has proposed the largest wind farm in the U.S. off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, presented their plan to the Infrastructure Committee last spring. […]

Infrastructure Committee

At its December meeting, the Infrastructure Committee followed up with members on several topics, from bridge replacement to sharks. Since our last meeting, Infrastructure Committee members attended meetings in Bourne and Barnstable, where they discussed options for repair or replacement of both the Sagamore and Bourne bridges. According to a recent article in the Cape […]

First Friday: the Blue Economy

Chris Adams, Chief of Staff at the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce and Program Director for the Cape Cod Blue Economy Project, spoke at the December First Friday Breakfast Meeting about the Blue Economy. Chris is a native of Cape Cod, and came back because he loves it here. In a strategic plan session at […]

Infrastructure Committee: Energy Efficiency Plan

At the Infrastructure Committee’s December meeting, Austin Brandt presented the three-year energy efficiency plan developed by Cape Light Compact. He explained that the plan is a product of the 2008 Green Communities Act. In lieu of building more power plants, their focus is on cost effective energy storage and other active demand management technologies. The […]

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