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Posted on: April 25, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Town Meeting Continues Tonight, Tuesday, April 25

Town Meeting Select Board members and Moderator Discuss at podium

The opening night of Town Meeting saw 1,308 voters pass 22 articles confirming, yet again, the unique role that Open Town Meeting plays in the life of the community.

Town Meeting will resume tonight, Tuesday, April 25 at the Hingham High School at 7 PM sharp.  Check-in will begin at 5:30 and voters are asked to check in no later than 6:30 so that we may begin on time and conclude our work at a civil hour.  Tonight, we will deal with issues concerning Climate Action, the proposal to ban the sale of single use plastic water bottles, Accessory Dwelling Units, Affordable Housing and more.

A few items to note:

  • Town Hall will remain open until 7:00 PM for normal business hours.  The Town Clerk’s office will close at 5:00 to prepare for Town Meeting.
  • Parking is available at two High School lots – the front lot and the far lot down Union Street beyond the ball fields.  Once these lots are full, overflow parking – and shuttle bus service – will be available at South Shore Baptist Church, at 578 Main Street.
  • Accessibility is a priority. Handicapped parking is available in the High School front and back parking lot, accessed by Pleasant Street. A limited number of large print warrant books are available on request at registration desks.  Live closed captioning and handicapped seating is available in the front section right section of the gymnasium. 
  • The Recreation Department will be providing another special Tuesday Night Event.  Preregistration is required and a $25 fee will provide pizza, chips, water, music and FUN!

    6:30-10:00pm. Sign up now on

Articles to be Considered on Tuesday, April 25

23. Climate Action Implementation
24. Permitting and Design of Inner Harbor Coastal Structures
25. Plastic Bottle Ban By-law: Commercial Sale or Distribution
26. Route 3A Sewer Project
27. Purchase of 30 Summer Street
28. Affordable Housing Restriction: 270 Central Street
29. Amend Zoning By-laws: Accessory Dwelling Units
30. Amend Zoning By-laws: Minimum Occupancy Term for Residential Uses
31. Amend Zoning By-laws: Storage of Unregistered Vehicles
32. Amend Zoning By-laws: Downtown Hingham Overlay District
33. Amend Zoning By-laws: Amend Zoning By-laws: Hingham Harbor Overlay District
34. Amend Zoning By-laws: Electric Vehicle Charging Parking Requirements
35. Acceptance of Easements

 Voting Results from Monday, April 24

  1. Hannah Lincoln Whiting Fund - Passed
  2. Assume Liability for DCR on Rivers, Harbors, Etc. - Passed 
  3. Reports of Various Town Committees - Passed 
  4. Report of the Personnel Board - Passed  
  5. Salaries of Town Officers - Passed
  6. Budgets (including Override) – Passed 
  7. Transfer from the Stabilization Fund - Passed
  8. Disbursement of Electric Light Department Receipts - Passed
  9. Building Department Revolving Fund - Passed
  10. Department of Elder Services Revolving Fund - Passed
  11. Transfer Funds to the Reserve Fund - Passed
  12. Establishment of a Tax Mitigation Stabilization Fund - Passed
  13. Establishment of a Capital Stabilization Fund - Passed
  14. Sale of 32 Rockwood Road - Passed
  15. Senior Center Feasibility - Passed
  16. Extension of Property Tax Relief: Senior Means-Tested Tax Exemption - Passed
  17. Acceptance of M.G.L. c. 59, § 5C½ - Passed
  18. Acceptance of M.G.L. c. 59, § 5N - Passed
  19. Community Preservation Committee Recommendations - Passed
  20. Amend General By-laws Article 18: Fees for Plumbing and Gas Permits  - Passed
  21. Amend General By-laws Article 29: Electrical Permit Fees - Passed
  22. Naming By-law – Passed

Reminder - The Town Election will take place this Saturday, April 29 from 8 AM to 8 PM

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