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Applicant: Hewitts Landing Condominium Trust

Premises: Hewitts Landing Condominiums
c/o 154 HMS Stayner Drive
Hingham, MA 02043

Date: December 11, 2017

Summary of Proceedings:
This matter came before the Planning Board on the application of the Hewitts Landing Condominium Trust, 154 HMS Stayner Drive, Hingham, MA 02043, for Site Plan Review in Association with a Building Permit for the installation of a temporary storage container under Section 4.14A at Hewitt’s Landing.

The Planning Board heard the application at a regular meeting on December 4, 2017 in the Hingham Town Hall at 210 Central Street. Members of the Planning Board present were William Ramsey, Jennifer Gay Smith and Gordon Carr.

Sally Hughes, Assistant Property Manager for Peabody Properties, was present to explain the request. She stated that there will be some work to the existing structures involving removing siding and that during the construction work they would like to have a weatherproof location to store the siding until such time as it is reinstalled on the buildings. The proposal is to locate a temporary storage container on the east side of Amesbury drive as noted on the sketch plan. It will not have power and will remain locked at all times. The requested duration is 18 months but the hope is that it will not be needed for that long.

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 there will be no drainage issue. The storage container will sit on grass, and, when it is removed the area will be re-seeded.

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 trailer will be off the roadway and accessed by foot infrequently. This is a good location for the storage container
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, it is an accessory storage container.
d. adequacy of open space and setbacks, including adequacy of landscaping of such areas;
The Board found the storage container will not be in any setbacks.
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.
e. 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 Board found that this was not applicable.

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 this was not applicable, it is an accessory storage container.

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 was not applicable.

It was Moved, Seconded and SO VOTED to APPROVE the Site Plan Review in Association with a Building Permit for the installation of a temporary storage container under Section 4.14A at Hewitt’s Landing, as presented on the application materials and at the hearing, based on the findings and subject to the following conditions:

1. Bare areas of soil to be re-seeded once storage container is removed.
2. The approval is for an 18 month term as requested. Applicant shall request an extension of time for the storage container PRIOR to expiration if it is needed.

Jennifer M. Gay Smith
Chairman, Hingham Planning Board

Cc: Town Clerk, Building Department


EXECUTED this _____ day of December, 2017

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Plymouth, ss December ____, 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.

_________________________ My Commission Expires: October 29, 2021
Mary F. Savage-Dunham, Notary Public