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TOWN OF HINGHAM
NOTICE OF DECISION
Site Plan Review in Association with a Special Permit A2
IN THE MATTER OF:
Applicant: Town of Hingham
210 Central Street
Hingham, MA 02043
Petitioner: Town of Hingham: Recreation Department
Premises: 0 Otis Street
Hingham, MA 02043
Map 50, Lot 50
Date: July 1, 2014
Site Plan Reference: No plan provided. Applicant requested a waiver of Site plan.
Summary of Proceedings:
matter came before the Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals
on the application of the Recreation Department for a Site Plan Review
in Association with a Special Permit A2 under §I-I and §I-J of the
Zoning By-Law to allow the creation of a kayak and paddleboard program
at Hingham harbor, administered by the Recreation Department and
Harbormaster, at property known as 0 Otis Street. This property is
zoned Official and Open Space and is in the Hingham Harbor Overlay
The Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals opened
the hearing on the Special Permit A2 and Site Plan Review at duly
advertised and noticed hearing on June 30, 2014 at 7:05 PM in the
Hingham Town Hall at 210 Central Street. Members of the Planning Board
present were: Gary Tondorf-Dick, William Ramsey, and Sarah Corey.
The Petitioners Team included Mark Thorell, Recreation Department, Ken Corson, Harbormaster, and Amy Cowan.
Cowan explained that the goal was to introduce a paddleboard and kayak
rental opportunity at the Harbor to increase access to the waterfront.
Initially there will be 3 single kayaks, 2 double kayaks, and 5
paddleboards offered for 2 hour rental windows, and a pedal boat
available for free for one hour increments. The rental will be by
Recreation Department passbooks of 10 two hour rental coupons. The
program will be staffed by one full time Recreation Department employee
who will work in conjunction with the Harbormaster.
Applicant requested that the Planning Board waive the site plan review
in association with a Special Permit A2 as shown on the Site Plan as
referenced above, and as more particularly described in testimony before
the Planning Board at the public hearings.
It was moved, seconded and SO VOTED to Waive the Site Plan review
For the Planning Board,
Gary Tondorf-Dick, Chair
Hingham Planning Board
July 1, 2014