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Applicant and       Mikan Realty Trust
Property Owner:  Michael J. Thompkins, Trustee           
                              42 Parkwood Drive
                              Hingham, MA  02043   

Premises:            194 Lincoln Street           
                             Hingham, MA  02043

Title Reference:  Plymouth County Registry of Deeds, Book 6929 Page 18

Date:                     January 6, 2014

Summary of Proceedings:
This matter came before the Planning Board on the application of Mikan Realty Trust, Michael Thompkins, Trustee (Applicant) for a Special Permit A1 under §III-A, 4.14A of the Zoning By-Law, along with Site Plan Review and a Parking Determination to be done by the Planning Board, and such other relief as necessary to maintain a storage trailer to the rear of the building at 194 Lincoln Street in Business District B.

The Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals jointly heard the application at a duly advertised and noticed hearing on December 19, 2013 at 9:00 PM in the Hingham Town Hall at 210 Central Street.  Members of the Planning Board present were:  William Ramsey, Chairman; Judy Sneath; Sarah Corey; and Dick Cook, Alternate.  The Applicant was also in attendance.
Members of the Zoning Board of Appeals were:  Joseph W. Freeman, Chairman; Joseph Fisher, Clerk; and W. Tod McGrath.

Project Description and Findings
The premises consist of approximately 18,500 square feet.  A zoning district boundary bisects the property, with the westerly portion of the lot falling in the Business B District and the easterly portion in Residence A.  There are two buildings on the property.  The first is a two-story mixed-use building (commercial/residential) and a two-story dwelling.  A storage trailer, used in conjunction with an electrical contracting business operated by the Applicant, is located in the Business B District and is screened from view by the mixed-use building and an arborvitae row.
The Zoning Board of Appeals granted a Special Permit and a side yard setback variance to allow a storage trailer in this location in April 1993.  The Special Permit issued for the storage trailer was subject to annual renewal.  The Applicant has not renewed the Special Permit as required since it last expired in June 1999.

The applicant stated this request is to continue to maintain the storage trailer as presently located at the rear of the property, and he described the site and stated the trailer was not visible from the street.  A direct abutter, Jeff Anderson, 190 Lincoln Street, said that the lattice, which had been required by the Board to screen the trailer in a previous approval, had recently come down.

The Board discussed the appearance of the site and the existing parking of the site.  The applicant stated that there was more than enough parking on site for the uses, and, that the trailer does not occupy any parking spaces currently and will remain in same location.

Decision and Vote
It was moved, seconded, and SO VOTED to WAIVE site plan review with the following condition:

1.    The Applicant repairs existing lattice and plantings to screen trailer from view to west and to north along Lincoln Street by or before April 1, 2014. 

2.    The Applicant is to report to Community Planning Department for inspection upon completion.

It was moved, seconded, and SO VOTED to APPROVE the Special Permit A3 parking determination.

William Ramsey
Chairman, Hingham Planning Board


EXECUTED this ____ day of January, 2014

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Plymouth, ss                                  January_____, 2014

Then personally appeared William Ramsey, Chairman of the Hingham Planning Board, and acknowledged the foregoing to be the free act and deed of said Board.

Karen M. Clancy, Notary Public                    My Commission Expires:  July 22, 2016