September 30, 2022

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Barnstable rethinks seasonal offer retailers in Hyannis

The Barnstable Licensing Authority is looking at new techniques for assessing, estimating and certifying the town’s seasonal populace, which could enhance the range of seasonal package deal suppliers permitted in Hyannis.

Chairman Martin Hoxie on Monday reported there are 24 deal retailers in town – 10 of which are to promote only beer and wine, and 14 that are all-alcoholic beverages. 

“It comes down to no matter if the group feels we want supplemental seasonal package deal retail outlet licenses,” Liz Hartsgrove, Barnstable Licensing director, claimed. It is an problem that came up in 2019 but the Licensing Board selected not to pursue it.   

Provincetown works with its Town Clerk’s Place of work and Inspectional Services to validate the variety of summer rentals and brief-time period rentals when calculating its once-a-year seasonal population estimate, Hartsgrove stated. Similarly, Nantucket’s Planning and Enhancement Office compiles a very similar report for its licensing authority through the police office.

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Hoxie requested Hartsgrove to get started a similar interdepartmental process in Barnstable to aid establish an estimated seasonal populace for 2022. 

Commissioner Nancy Karlson-Lidman asked no matter if incorporating a person further license following yr would expire if the seasonal inhabitants subsequently fell. If not, “then we would be looking to boost our licenses on a seasonal basis,” she mentioned. 

“The Authority has long gone on record for quite a few decades that they sense the town had been sufficiently served by the existing number of package deal outlets,” Hartsgrove later emailed. “Their dialogue and sentiment improve these days exhibits receptiveness toward broadening the dialogue outward to make sure what standards are in spot are thoroughly aligned with the requires of the neighborhood it serves.”