Gordon Starr

Picture of Gordon Starr in front of phragmites

Gor­don Starr is com­mit­ted to work­ing with the cit­i­zens of Precinct 1 to build a strong and sus­tain­able future for the Town of Barn­sta­ble. Gor­don promis­es to main­tain open lines of clear & mean­ing­ful com­mu­ni­ca­tion between vot­ers and town leaders. 

Thank you for your vote. I look forward to the next four years serving as your town councilor. 

Elec­tion Night 2023: Gor­don’s cam­paign man­ag­er Cyn­thia Cole & Gor­don after hear­ing the elec­tion results.

Please continue to share with me your interests and concerns about Barnstable Village, Precinct 1, and the Town of Barnstable as a whole.

Working together, we have accomplished so much for Barnstable Village and Cummaquid:

  • Installed cross­walks on Route 6A at Har­ris Mead­ows and at Cum­maquid Golf Club/Marston Lane.
  • Pressed the Com­mon­wealth of MA to sur­vey and design new side­walks for Route 6A west of Barn­sta­ble Village.
  • Strong­ly advo­cat­ed for a side­walk on Com­merce Road and along with recon­struc­tion of the Maraspin Creek cul­vert. Pressed for fund­ing for the design and con­struc­tion of sidewalk.
  • Ensured Com­mu­ni­ty Preser­va­tion Com­mit­tee (CPC) fund­ing for:

-Uni­tar­i­an Church: Repair of its icon­ic steeple and the parish hall

-Stur­gis Library: New roof

-Tales of Cape Cod: Foun­da­tion repair

-Barn­sta­ble His­toric Soci­ety: Build­ing repairs

  • Called for a com­plete redesign of the Scud­der Lane Boat Ramp.
  • Helped to secure fund­ing for the upgrad­ing and rebuild­ing of three Barn­sta­ble Vil­lage sew­er pump stations.
  • Advo­cat­ed for a new Sandy Neck park­ing lot design to pro­tect the envi­ron­ment while secur­ing access and park­ing to residents.
  • Helped secure fund­ing for the side­walks on Inde­pen­dence Drive.

As your Town Councilor, I will continue to focus on:

  • Pedes­tri­an safe­ty & recon­struc­tion of side­walks on Route 6A.
  • Con­struc­tion of a side­walk on Com­merce Road and recon­struc­tion of the Maraspin Creek culvert.
  • Attain­able year-round home ownership.
  • Ongo­ing town sew­er project known as the Com­pre­hen­sive Waste­water Man­age­ment Plan (CWMP).
  • Barn­sta­ble Water Dis­trict con­struc­tion of a new drink­ing water fil­tra­tion plant for Barn­sta­ble Village.
  • Mon­i­tor­ing of PFAS in our ground water and advo­cat­ing for clean-up by the respon­si­ble parties.
  • Work­ing with local and state orga­ni­za­tions to com­plete the bike trail from Wil­low Street to both Yarmouth and Sandwich.
  • Ensur­ing the com­ple­tion of the Scud­der Lane park­ing lot and boat ramp construction.
  • Work­ing with Barn­sta­ble Fire Depart­ment and Barn­sta­ble Water Dis­trict con­cern­ing the increased need for emer­gency ser­vices and drink­ing water.
  • Con­tin­u­ing to work close­ly with the Friends of Barn­sta­ble Har­bor and the Barn­sta­ble Vil­lage Asso­ci­a­tion.

In the past four years I’ve learned that the Town of Barn­sta­ble is served by a ded­i­cat­ed and pro­fes­sion­al staff. These town employ­ees work long hours to ensure that Barnstable’s infra­struc­ture is reli­able, its plan­ning is for­ward think­ing, and that the needs of the entire pop­u­la­tion are being served. It has been my hon­or to serve you, and it has been my hon­or to serve along­side them.

There is so much more to do! Look­ing ahead, I believe that our com­mu­ni­ty will only grow stronger.

This is my pledge.

Engage / Communicate / Act

  • Improve the infra­struc­ture of Barn­sta­ble Vil­lage, while main­tain­ing the vil­lage’s character.
  • Pro­tect Our Nat­ur­al Resources and Our Drink­ing Water.
  • Engage Plan­ners in estab­lish­ing Family/ Community/ Work­force Attain­able Year-round Housing.
  • Plan For a Sus­tain­able, Healthy, and Liv­able Vil­lage, Town, Region & Commonwealth.
  • Devel­op a Strate­gic Plan for Coastal Resilien­cy, not just for tomor­row, but for the long term future.

Barnstable/West Barn­sta­ble July 4th Parade 2023

More about Gordon Starr…

  • And a bit about the 2023 One Cape Sum­mit. This year’s top­ics were the Cli­mate Resilience and Attain­able Hous­ing.
  • Click here to see Gor­don’s Bio.
  • Click here to fol­low Gor­don on Facebook.
  • Stay tuned to learn more about Gor­don Starr and about the future of Barn­sta­ble Vil­lage & Cum­maquid.