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Site Plan Review-Notice of Decision

Applicant: Timothy Greene, Agent
AT&T Mobility

Premises: 9 Shipyard Drive
Hingham. MA 02043

Date: June 2, 2015

Summary of Proceedings
In accordance with Section I-G of the Zoning By-law, the Hingham Planning Board conducted Site Plan Review relative to the application of AT&T Mobility ("The Applicant") for Site Plan Approval in Association with an Application for a Special Permit A2-Request for Waiver from Public Hearing Requirements related to the installation of 3 panel antennas on an existing facility (on the smokestack) at 9 Shipyard Drive as part of a nationwide upgrade.

The application for Site Plan Review was filed at the Planning Board on May 20, 2015. The Planning Board heard this request at their regularly scheduled meeting of June 1, 2015 with Planning Board members Sarah Corey, Chairman, Judith Sneath, Gary Tondorf-Dick, and William Ramsey present. Timothy Greene was present representing AT&T Mobility.

Background and Findings
The Applicant is requesting the modification to the approved plans for the installation of three additional 48" panel antennas to the existing facility where 9 panels exist currently. The Applicant explained that as technology changes the number of panels on the smokestack has changed out, but, there is no additional work on the ground. The Board discussed and found that adding three more panels to the existing installation as depicted on the renderings submitted with the application was a minor change and was not substantially different from the current use. They noted that changes and upgrades to the antenna had happened in the past with no site impact. Mr. Ramsey stated that the Planning Board typically deferred to the Zoning Board on cell tower facilities, and noted that the Zoning Board would be holding a duly noticed public hearing on the project which would afford interested parties the opportunity for input.

Decision and Vote
After considering the scope and substance of the request, the Planning Board determined that the project constituted a minor site plan in accordance with Section I-I (5) b, and it was moved, seconded and SO VOTED to waive the public hearing requirement. The Board then moved, seconded and SO VOTED to waive Site Plan Review for the project as proposed and presented for AT&T Mobility at 9 Shipyard Drive for the installation of additional panel antennas on the existing facility shown on the Project Summary prepared by VRG, 489 Washington Street, Auburn, MA 01501, for Site Number: MA1116; Site Name: Hingham Smokestack, 9 Shipyard Drive, Hingham, MA 02043, Plymouth County, for AT&T Mobility, 550 Cochituate Rd, Suites 13 & 14, Framingham, MA 01701.

For the Hingham Planning Board

Sarah Corey, Chairman

cc: T. Greene, Agent for AT&T
Building Commissioner
Town Clerk



EXECUTED this _____ day of June, 2015

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Plymouth, ss June ___, 2015

Then personally appeared Sarah H. Corey, 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