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TOWN OF HINGHAM
55 Industrial Park Road
NOTICE OF DECISION
Applicant: Hennigan Engineering Co., Inc.
Hingham, MA 02043
Map 201, Lot 7
Date: August 19, 2013
Summary of Proceedings
matter came before the Planning Board on the application of Hennigan
Engineering Co., Inc. (Applicant) located at 55 Industrial Park Road in
the Industrial Park and Hingham Development Overlay District in
association with a Building Permit under §I-H and §I-I of the Zoning
By-Law and such other relief as necessary to build a 4,000 s.f.
one-story storage building which will house pressure washing equipment
and related items currently stored outdoors.
Board heard the application at a duly noticed hearing on August 5, 2013
at 7:00 PM in the Hingham Town Hall at 210 Central Street. Members of
the Planning Board present were: William Ramsey, Chairman; Gary
Tondorf-Dick, Clerk; Judy Sneath; Walter Sullivan Jr. and Director of
Community Planning Mary Savage- Dunham.
Applicant’s Representative: Thomas A Pozerski, P.E., Merrill Associates, Inc.
John Chessia, Chessia Consulting Services, LLC reviewed the application for the Board.
Project Description and Findings
Applicant proposes to build a 4,000 s.f. one-story storage building
which will house pressure washing equipment and related items currently
stored outdoors. This will be beneficial for the equipment and the
environment. A small area of additional paving will be added to the
site to enable sufficient room for trucks to access the building. There
will be a separate recharge facility for the roof runoff. The new
building will not interfere with current parking; loading and traffic
maneuver areas on the site or off-site.
Mr. Pozerski described
the drainage system in general and stated that the final design of the
drainage was subject to the Conservation Commission who will hear the
matter on August 12, 2013. He stated the proposed location for the new
building was the most appropriate spot to enable ongoing operations.
Mr. Pozerski also explained the existing drainage and pedestrian
easement and stated that it was from the original layout of the park.
The Applicant is working with A.W. Perry’s (land owner) property manager
to evaluate the easement and have it modified to allow the building
project to move forward. Ms. Savage-Dunham confirmed that Mr. Constable
had advised her that he was working on a solution with the Applicant
but that that process was not yet complete. Ms. Savage-Dunham suggested
a condition might be that the Applicant shall modify drainage and
pedestrian access easement and submit revised plans prior to the
issuance of the building permit.
Mr. Chessia stated that he
had reviewed the plans and said that there should be a condition for a
note on the plans that the applicant will use white pavement markings
for parking spaces, per the Zoning By-Law. Mr. Chessia explained the
drainage and pedestrian easement on the site and stated that part of it
was in the area of the new building so that portion had to be revised in
order to build the building. He said there should be a condition
requiring modification of easement as discussed.
Board discussed the lighting and the Applicant stated that there would
be no spillage over the property lines. The Board then discussed the
landscaping and parking, and Mr. Chessia pointed out that the proposed
building was not visible from the road and was in the gated section of
the property, not the public access portion of the property.
There were no other questions or comments from the abutters.
Board Members reviewed the project in accordance with the Site Plan Criteria contained in Section I-I (6) as follows:
protection of abutting properties against detrimental uses by provision
for surface water drainage, fire hydrant locations, sound and site
buffers, and preservation of views, light and air, and protection of
abutting properties from negative impacts from artificial outdoor site
The lighting is acceptable; there are no changes.
convenience and safety of vehicular and pedestrian movement within the
site and on adjacent streets; the location of driveway openings in
relation to traffic or to adjacent streets, taking account of grades,
sight distances and distances between such driveway entrances, exits and
the nearest existing street or highway intersections; sufficiency of
access for service, utility and emergency vehicles;
As per plan
adequacy of the arrangement of parking, loading spaces and traffic
patterns in relation to the proposed uses of the premises; compliance
with the off-street parking requirements of this By-Law;
Applicant is to note on plan that they will use white pavement markings for the handicapped parking.
d. adequacy of open space and setbacks, including adequacy of landscaping of such areas;
Landscaping as per plan
e. adequacy of the methods of disposal of refuse and other wastes resulting from the uses permitted on the site;
prevention or mitigation of adverse impacts on the Town's resources,
including, without limitation, water supply, wastewater facilities,
energy and public works and public safety resources;
assurance of positive stormwater drainage and snow-melt run-off from
buildings, driveways and from all parking and loading areas on the site,
and prevention of erosion, sedimentation and stormwater pollution and
management problems through site design and erosion controls in
accordance with the most current versions of the Massachusetts
Department of Environmental Protection's Stormwater Management Policy
and Standards, and Massachusetts Erosion and Sediment Control
The applicant shall modify drainage and pedestrian access
easement and submit revised plans prior to the issuance of the Building
Permit; and, stormwater drainage design shall be as approved by the
h. protection of natural and
historic features including minimizing: the volume of cut and fill, the
number of removed trees of 6 inches caliper or larger, the removal of
stone walls, and the obstruction of scenic views from publicly
unreasonable departure from the character and scale of buildings in the
vicinity or as previously existing on or approved for the site.
Decision and Vote:
was moved, seconded and SO VOTED to grant site plan approval with
conditions for the application and plans entitled “Site Plan Assessors
Map 201 Lot 7 #55 Industrial Park Road Hingham, Massachusetts,”
consisting of six (6) sheets and dated June 4, 2013 and revised thru
July 20, 2013, and plan entitled “Photometric Plan Map 201 Lot 7 #55
Industrial Park Road Hingham, Massachusetts, “consisting of one (1)
sheet and dated June 25, 2013, both prepared by Merrill Associates,
Inc., Hanover, MA for Hennigan Engineering Company, Inc., with the
1. Applicant to note on plan that they will use white pavement markings for the handicapped parking.
The applicant shall modify drainage and pedestrian access easement and
submit revised plans prior to the issuance of the building permit.
3. The stormwater drainage design shall be as approved by the Conservation Commission.
Chairman, Hingham Planning Board
EXECUTED this _____ day of August, 2013
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Plymouth, ss August ____, 2013
personally appeared Judith Sneath, Chairman of the Hingham Planning
Board, and acknowledged the foregoing to be the free act and deed of
_________________________ My Commission Expires: July 22, 2016
Karen M. Clancy, Notary Public