|Driveway Permits Revised (From DPW Engineering Division)|
Driveway Permits are required for all driveway work connecting to Town roadways. We have revised the Driveway Opening Permit Application form and rules. Modular driveway materials (pavers, bricks, cobbles, etc.) are now allowed within 12 inches of a public roadway surface. See the new permit and detail for more information.
|Potassium Iodide Tablet Availability (From Health Department)|
2013-08-29 to 2020-08-31
Free potassium iodide tablets are available to the public at the Town Clerk's office in Town Hall during regular business hours. Store tablets properly. The potassium iodide tablets available now will expire in the year 2020. Please go to Health Department page and click on links, then click on "Potassium Iodide" for additional information.
|WEST NILE VIRUS NOTICE (From Health Department)|
2014-09-05 to 2014-12-01
West Nile Virus Confirmed in Mosquitoes from Falmouth
DATE: September 5, 2014
CONTACT: Falmouth Health Department – David Carignan/ Scott McGann 508 495 7485
Cape Cod Mosquito Control Project 508 775-1510
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) announced today that West Nile virus (WNV) has been detected in a mosquito collected in Falmouth, Massachusetts from a routine sampling site the area of Woods Hole Rd. The positive mosquito was collected from the site between September 2nd and 3rd.
The area around the sampling site was treated by Cape Cod Mosquito Control Project (CCMCP) last week as part of routine control measures. A CCMCP crew will be in that area on September 5th to reevaluate/ treat the area.
The positive mosquito was of the Culex variety, which typically breeds in shallow man-made items that collect water.
WNV is most commonly transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. The mosquitoes that carry this virus are common throughout the state, and are found in urban as well as more rural areas. While WNV can infect people of all ages, people over the age of 50 are at higher risk for severe infection.
By taking a few, common-sense precautions, people can help to protect themselves and their loved ones:
Avoid Mosquito Bites
|Permit Required to Rent Residential Property-Attention Landlords (From Health Department)|
2011-12-31 to 2014-07-01
Chapter 172 of the Code of Falmouth Regulations requires owners of residential rental property to obtain an annual permit from the Health Department in order to rent or lease dwelling units. The permit must be displayed within the premises. Please refer to the 'Links' section of the Health Department page to view/print a 'Rental Application'. The permit fee is $25 annually.
|Mosquito alert! (From Health Department)|
2012-08-13 to 2014-11-30
West Nile Virus was detected in mosquitos captured in a pool of water in Marstons Mills in September. Mosquitos are able to breed in puddles and containers or small objects that collect rain water. Please be advised that residents should perform regular inspections of outdoor areas under their control to eliminate all standing water. This includes removing water from toys, tools, equipment and other objects that may catch rain water and taking actions to prevent water from collecting. Mosquitos are able to breed in these small pools of water until the winter.