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Certified #7017 0660 0000 9961 1076


Applicant: Darryl T. Whittemore

Premises: 63 Bradley Hill Road
Hingham, MA 02043

Date: October 18, 2017

Plan Reference: Entitled “Site Plan 63 Bradley Hill Road Hingham, MA”, prepared for: Darryl T. Whittemore, prepared by Cavanaro Consulting, dated 10/2/17, revised to 10/5/17, 1 sheet.
Summary of Proceedings:
This matter came before the Planning Board on the application of Darryl T. Whittemore, 63 Bradley Hill Road, Hingham, MA, for Site Plan Review under Section IV-B.6.b.2 for the installation of fill for the purposes of leveling a portion of the rear yard, property zoned Residence A.

The Planning Board heard the application at a regular meeting on October 16, 2017 in the Hingham Town Hall at 210 Central Street. Members of the Planning Board present were Jennifer Gay Smith, Gary Tondorf-Dick, and Gordon Carr.

Mr. John Cavanaro, P.E., from Cavanaro Consulting was present for the Applicant, and Darryl and Carrie Ann Whittemore were in attendance as well. Mr. Cavanaro explained that Mr. Whittemore had filled a portion of his yard to create a level area for a playground for his family. He was not aware that the work triggered any permits until he received a letter from the Building Commissioner explaining the requirement for Site Plan Review. As soon as he was notified of the permitting requirement he retained consultants to prepare the required plans and reports. Those plans were submitted, peer reviewed for the Planning Board by Pat Brennan, Amory Engineers, and subsequently revised in accordance with comments from Mr. Brennan.

The Board discussed the project and found that it was fairly straightforward. Board members then reviewed the project in accordance with the Site Plan Review Criteria contained in Section I-I (6) as follows:

a. 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 lighting;

The Board found that the October 5, 2017 plan includes a crushed stone trench, a small earth berm to minimize erosion and encourage infiltration. In addition the slope will be grassy. In addition, the peer review engineer indicates that runoff from site is minimal, and the proposed stone trench will mitigate it.

b. 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;

The Board found that this was not applicable.
c. 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;
The Board found that this was not applicable.
d. adequacy of open space and setbacks, including adequacy of landscaping of such areas;
The Board found that the slope will be stabilized with grass.
e. adequacy of the methods of disposal of refuse and other wastes resulting from the uses permitted on the site;
The Board found that this was not applicable; it is an existing single family house.
f. 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;
The Conservation Commission issued an Order of Conditions on May 12, 2017.

g. 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 Guidelines.
The Board found that if the project is built as proposed the drainage will be mitigated by the design, and that erosion control mats should be installed on the slope.

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 accessible locations;
The Board found that this was not applicable.

i. minimizing unreasonable departure from the character and scale of buildings in the vicinity or as previously existing on or approved for the site.
The Board found that this is not applicable. The proposed project is installing a grassy slope to improve rear yard.

It was Moved, Seconded and SO VOTED to APPROVE Site Plan Review for 63 Bradley Hill Road as presented at the hearing and as shown on the plans titled “Site Plan 63 Bradley Hill Road Hingham, MA”, prepared for: Darryl T. Whittemore, prepared by Cavanaro Consulting, dated 10/2/17, revised to 10/5/17, 1 sheet, based on the findings and subject to the following conditions:
1. Applicant shall install the erosion control mats.
2. At completion of the project the Applicant shall provide a letter from the engineer of record certifying the construction was done in accordance with the approved plans.
Jennifer M. Gay Smith
Chairman, Hingham Planning Board

Cc: Town Clerk, Building Department, Assessor, Cavanaro Consulting


EXECUTED this _____ day of October, 2017

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Plymouth, ss October ____, 2017

Then personally appeared Jennifer M. Gay Smith, Chairman of the Hingham Planning Board, and acknowledged the foregoing to be the free act and deed of said Board.