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Site Plan Approval for Hingham High School Athletic Complex Renovations Phase II
Applicant:    Hingham School Committee
    210 Central Street

Project Site:    17 Union Street
    Hingham Assessor’s Map/Lot:  90-0-112; 100-0-63; 100-0-61; 101-0-8
The Planning Board issued a Notice of Decision, dated March 11, 2013 (“Original Decision”), as amended by Amendment to Notice of Decision, dated March 25, 2013 (the “Amendment” and together with the Original Decision, the “Decision”), in connection with the Application of the Hingham School Committee (“Applicant” or “School Committee”) for Site Plan Review under Sections I-H and III-B.8 of the Hingham Zoning By-Law, subject to and with the benefit of the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws (MGL) Chapter 40A, Section 3 commonly known as the “Dover Amendment.”
As required by Condition A of the Amendment, the Applicant submitted a full set of revised plans with all required changes (“Revised Plan Set”).  
A public hearing of the Planning Board was held on June 10, 2013 to review and ratify the Revised Plan Set.  The Planning Board hearing was conducted by Judy Sneath, Sara Corey, Gary Tondorf-Dick and William Ramsey.   
Community Planning Director Mary Savage-Dunham reported to the Planning Board that the Revised Plan Set had been reviewed by her and John Chessia of Chessia Consulting Services, LLC, civil engineering consultant to the Board.  The Revised Plan Set was found to be in compliance with the conditions of the Decision, except that the Revised Plan Set included the following changes not included in the layout or landscape plans of the Original Plan Set: A score board for the boys’ baseball field, a score board for the girls’ softball field, and a detail of such scoreboards.  Members of the Planning Board wished to discuss these changes with the Applicant.
In addition, the Planning Board discussed a possible proposal to reduce the height and scope of the amenities building and concluded that, provided the footprint of the building did not change, a proposed reduction in the height of the building could be accomplished as a field change subject to administrative review of the change by the Director of Community Planning.
It was moved, seconded and unanimously SO VOTED:  To approve and ratify the Revised Plan Set entitled “Hingham High School Athletic Complex Renovation – Phase II” (67 Sheets), dated December 12, 2012, revised through April 19, 2013, prepared by Gale Associates, except for the boys’ baseball field scoreboard and girls’ softball field scoreboard (subject to those exceptions, the Revised Plan Set shall hereafter be referred to as the “Approved Plans”).

Except as specifically modified by this Second Amendment, the Decision remains in full force and effect.

Judy Sneath
Chairman, Hingham Planning Board

EXECUTED this ____ day of July, 2013


Plymouth, ss                                  July _____, 2013
Then personally appeared _______________, Chairman of the Hingham Planning Board, and acknowledged the foregoing to be the free act and deed of said Board.

Karen M. Clancy, Notary Public                    My Commission Expires:  July 22, 2016