Community House is closed for the 2015 Summer Season.
Thank you to the staff and volunteers who made the season so great! The 2016 Summer Season will kick off with the Annual Clean Up Day, April 30th. The Community House will open Monday June 27th. The Annual Homeowner's Meeting will be held June 25th. ---//---
CELL PHONE TOWER PROPOSAL FOR PROPERTY ON ALMA ROAD
UPDATE 12.3.15 A Note from the PBA Board: Update on the application for a cell tower on Alma Road. According to Mashpee ConComm, the application for a permit for a cell tower on Alma Road has been pulled. It does not mean that it won't be submitted to Cape Cod Conservation Commission but for now the process has stopped. The PBA Board will continue to monitor the status of any proposed cell tower in the Popponesset area. If we hear that an application has been refiled with MCC or with the Cape Cod Commission, we will promptly post a notice on our web site and here.
UPDATE 11.30.15 UPDATE FROM THE PBA BOARD: PROPOSAL TO BUILD A CELL TOWER ON ALMA ROAD, NEW SEABURY In July, New Seabury Properties sold lots on the corner of Alma Rd. to Garrison Construction (based out of CT). Garrison is attempting to get permitting to install a 150 foot cell tower on the two lots. The lots are near Wading Place, are in a wet land and conservation area, bordering on the reserved land in High Wood, and Popponesset. Both lots are designated residential. While they border Popponesset, they are in fact in New Seabury in the Village of High Wood. This effort represents the continuation of efforts to build a cell tower someplace in the New Seabury area. A cell tower has long been desired by those who cannot successfully use cell phones in this area. Proposals have been discussed for years beginning by the Water District land to over by the Driving Range to now over on Alma Road.
A filing was made with the Mashpee ConCom to be heard on December 10th (originally scheduled in November but postponed). Any filing with the ConCom triggers the jurisdiction of the Cape Cod Commission, which has now informed the applicant that CCC has jurisdiction of the project, and before any other permits can be issued, the applicant must go before the CCC. CCC has strongly suggested to the applicant that it withdraw its application to the ConCom. That has not happened yet, but the CCC expects it to happen as the ConCom can do nothing until CCC rules. While the date of a hearing is still slated for December 10th, it is unlikely that MCC will have this on the agenda. In addition, there was rumor of a controlled burn being scheduled with the Mashpee Fire Department to clear that property. This was untrue. Mashpee confirmed there was and is no “controlled burn” scheduled for the property.
What is PBA doing? The Board is staying close with the MCC, the CCC, New Seabury Peninsula Council, and the Mashpee Town Manager. Members of the board have spoken to all parties involved in this matter, other than the applicant. We are also looking into zoning bylaws to see if anything can be done on that land before permits are granted. We recognize many people are concerned about a Tower (even those who want improved cell service) and we are working on the best interests of our community. This will not be resolved for a few months so please be patient. We will diligent in staying on top of this and will keep you posted. We have received many comments from our community members on this project, mostly unanimous in opposition to the cell tower in this particular location. If you have particular sentiments on this issue, please let us know by email or otherwise. PBA will be preparing a formal submission to CCC and we would like to incorporate all the concerns of members of our community on this point. We realize it is an issue that is creating strong feelings in Poppy. The PBA Board
Next Monthly PBA Board Meeting Saturday December 12th Homeowners are welcome to attend from 10-12noon at the Community House
Popponesset Streets are Set to Be Plowed Winter of 2015-16
The Mashpee Times posted a list of streets in Mashpee that are on the No Plow List. This is done annually to ensure all streets are cleared appropriately of any overgrown brush that prohibits plows from safely plowing our streets. Many Popponesset roads were on the list. Please know that PBA and Mashpee DPW have worked together, and even with one or two on the list still, Mashpee has confirmed all street will be plowed.