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On the Agenda for the week of December 10, 2017

On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. REMINDER: TOWN HALL HAS MOVED. IT IS NOW LOCATED AT 26 COURT STREET. Tuesday, December 12
Energy Committee, 5:30 p.m. at Town Hall

Atlantic Link

Wednesday, December 13

Plymouth South High School Council, 8 a.m. at Plymouth South High School Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of December 3, 2017

On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. REMINDER: TOWN HALL HAS MOVED. IT IS NOW LOCATED AT 26 COURT STREET. Monday, December 4
Natural Resources and Coastal Beaches Committee, 6:15 p.m. at Town Hall

Updates: WHB Management Plan, WHB Parking Committee

Tuesday, December 5
Conservation Commission, 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall

7:10 PM Fernando and Laurie Bonaventura, 65 Sea View Drive, Parcel ID 049-004-457-000. A Notice of Intent to construct a garage, foyer, deck and second-floor addition to an existing dwelling and upgrade the septic system, in the buffer zone of a Coastal Bank. Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of November 26, 2017

On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. REMINDER: TOWN HALL HAS MOVED. IT IS NOW LOCATED AT 26 COURT STREET. Monday, November 27
Precinct 15 Caucus, 6 p.m. at the Stonebridge Club, 55 Stonebridge Road
Tuesday, November 28
Board of Selectmen, 6 p.m. at Town Hall

8:35 p.m.        Licenses and Administrative Notes: Plimoth Transportation Inc. d/b/a Mayflower Taxi, 45 Gunners Exchange Road, Malgorzata Vecchi is requesting a Vehicle for Hire Operator License for Thomas Perry, 395 Center Street, Middleboro, MA. ;The Board will vote to support a Bill (H.R. 3929 The Stranded Nuclear Waste Accountability Act of 2017) filed by Vermont Representative Peter Welch. Continue Reading →

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Nuclear storage casks vulnerable to flooding, Pilgrim Station critics argue

Most of the spent fuel at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station is stored in a pool of water inside the reactor building. Over the past few years, Entergy has started moving that fuel into dry storage at another location on their property and they say they want to move all of it out of the spent fuel pool and into dry casks once the plant shuts down for good at the end of June 2019. However, critics of the plant are concerned that even outside the pool, the spent fuel may still get wet. (more…) Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of November 19, 2017

On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. REMINDER: TOWN HALL HAS MOVED. IT IS NOW LOCATED AT 26 COURT STREET. Monday, November 20
Plymouth School Committee, 7 p.m. at PCIS

7:58 p.m. School Improvement Plans: Plymouth South Middle School

Tuesday,  November 21
Conservation Commission, 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall

7:00 PM  245 Taylor Avenue Realty Trust, 245 Taylor Avenue, Parcel ID 045A-000-096-000.  A Notice of Intent to demolish and construct a new single-family dwelling, including swimming pool, utilities and amenities, in the buffer zone of the top of a Coastal Bank of White Horse Beach. Continue Reading →

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THE PATRIOT LEDGER: Feds want answers from Pilgrim nuclear plant

Potential problems connected to the radioactive spent-fuel pool at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station are once again the focus of federal regulators, who are questioning how the condition of two of the panels, installed to prevent nuclear fission from occurring, can be accurately tracked. Read more at the Patriot Ledger. Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of November 12, 2017

On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. REMINDER: TOWN HALL HAS MOVED. IT IS NOW LOCATED AT 26 COURT STREET. Tuesday, November 14
Board of Selectmen, 5:30 p.m. at Town Hall

7:15 p.m. Lights of Hope
7:30 p.m. Licenses and Administrative Notes: Eversource Energy and Verizon are requesting One Pole Petition WO-1966811 for the following: Tayler Avenue for three (3) new pole locations, one (1) new push brace, and (9) nine pole relocations and
Manomet Point Road for two (2) new pole locations and one (1) new push brace. These new pole placements and relocations are necessary to accommodate MassDOT Project #6050 – the reconstruction of Taylor Avenue and Manomet Point Road; The Board will approve and execute a temporary License Agreement between the Town (as Licensor) and Martin Trayers and Rosemary Trayers, owners of 115B Taylor Avenue, Plymouth (as Licensee), which shall authorize temporary vehicular access over Town property on White Horse Beach, identified as Lot 87C on Assessor’s Map 46 and Lot A-3 on Assessor’s Map 45C, for the purpose of transporting equipment and materials related to a residential improvement project at 115B Taylor Avenue. Continue Reading →

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WICKED LOCAL: $25 million a year decommissioning fee proposed for Pilgrim nuclear plant

Without sufficient funds for safely decommissioning the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, the state could be left holding the proverbial (glowing) bag once the plant ceases operations, environmental activists warned lawmakers Monday, asking them to impose a $25 million annual fee on the station if it misses deadlines. Read more at Wicked Local. Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of November 5, 2017

On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. REMINDER: TOWN HALL HAS MOVED. IT IS NOW LOCATED AT 26 COURT STREET. Tuesday, November 7
Plymouth South Middle School Council, 5 p.m. at PSMS

Conservation Commission, 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall

7:05 PM Arboretum Properties Revocable Trust, Mary Jayne Suchy, Trustee, 87 Arboretum Road, Parcel ID 045-000-002-041. A Request for Determination of Applicability to upgrade a septic system, in the buffer zone of an Inland Bank of Bartlett Pond. Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of October 29, 2017

On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Monday, October 30
Planning Board, 7 p.m. at Plymouth North High School

Form A Plans: A4640 – Mirbeau at Pinehills, Clubhouse Drive, Map 77D, Lots A-245 and 10-541 – Lot line adjustment to create lots A-304 and 10-507;  A4641 – Pinehills LLC, Dawn’s Light and Shady Wood, Map 78B, 11-416, 11-419 thru 11-425, 11-433, A-283 and S-225 – Lot line adjustments to create lots 11-542 thru 11-546, A-303 and S-241

Wednesday, November 1
White Horse Beach Parking Committee, 6:30 p.m. at the Moose Lodge

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CAPE COD TIMES: State senator seeks ‘more teeth’ for nuclear panel

The senator for the Cape & Islands District is looking to increase resources, in the form of new perspectives and much-needed cash, for a state-appointed committee charged with offering advice on the decommissioning of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth. Read more at the Cape Cod Times. Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for October 23, 2017

On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Thursday, October 26
Manomet Village Steering Committee,  6:30 p.m. at the Simes House

6:45pm     Brief update from Johnathan Beder (email) on Water Main and Reconstruction (Taylor Ave)
7:00pm     Issues, Challenges and Opportunities Facing Manomet in the months ahead. 7:20pm     Update on the Sub-Committee for Banner/Flags (Master Plan) Policies/Actions
7:40pm     Speed on Taylor Ave and White Horse Rd (Christine Bostek)
8:00pm     Plymouth Police Dept. ( Radar Speed Sign Flashing Lights)

Natural Resources and Coastal Beaches Committee, 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall

Updates:  WHB management plan,  WHB parking committee
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TOWN MEETING ROUNDUP: Simes House gets its zoning change, PSHS gets its solar panels, beach parcel stays put

Town Meeting voted 96-26 on Saturday to approve a zoning change for the Simes House that will allow it to hold a wider variety of programs at the historic home. The vote changed the building’s zoning from residential to transitional commercial. That, according to Manomet Village Commons Incorporated President John Moody, will help generate the needed revenue to make the Simes House financially self-sufficient. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Neighbors say popular Pinehills restaurant is too loud

 

The amplified music permit for the Rye Tavern allows the popular Pinehills restaurant to have two musicians and one microphone at a time. For many residents living nearby, that’s too much. And in response, the Board of Selectmen held a formal hearing Tuesday night to review the restaurant’s music permit. (more…) Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of October 15, 2017

On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Tuesday, October 17
Conservation Commission, 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall

7:40 PM  245 Taylor Avenue Realty Trust, 245 Taylor Avenue, Parcel ID 045A-000-096-000.  A Notice of Intent to demolish and construct a new single-family dwelling, including swimming pool, utilities and amenities, in the buffer zone of the top of a Coastal Bank of White Horse Beach. A waiver is requested for work within the 35-foot and 50-foot buffer zones. ORDERS OF CONDITIONS:SE57-2909 Hugh Platt, 128 Stage Point Road, Parcel ID 046-000-035A-000. Continue Reading →

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State officials to hold site visit, presentation, for Atlantic Link cable project

A site visit and public consultation session regarding the Clean Power Northeast Development’s proposed Atlantic Link  transmission cable project will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 4 p.m.
The visit starts at the Plymouth Moose Lodge, 601 State Road and will be taken by bus to the site.  Following the site visit, a public consultation session, including a presentation about the Atlantic Link project, will be held at 6 p.m. at the Plymouth Moose Lodge. (more…) Continue Reading →

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WICKED LOCAL: Planning Board OKs permit extension for 16 new Manomet apartments

More affordable housing is on the way for Manomet. Located several blocks from the intersection of State Road and White Horse Road, the new Village Open Space Development will feature four market rate units and 12 affordable units, along with the seven existing rentals on the site. Read more at Wicked Local. Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of October 9, 2017

On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Tuesday, October 10
Energy Committee, 5:30 p.m. at Town Hall

Presentation by Gerald Weseen of Atlantic Link: The Atlantic Link Project is a proposed high voltage direct current (HVdc) trans mission line that will deliver up to 1,000 megawatts (MW) of clean energy from Atlantic Canada directly to Massachusetts. Precinct 6 Caucus, 6:30 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, 601 State Road
Wednesday, October 10
Precinct 5 Caucus, 7 p.m. at PCIS

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Vermont official urges nuclear decommissioning panel to ask questions, even if they’re not answered

Last week, Kate O’Connor, chairman of the citizen’s advisory panel created when the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant was shut down gave Massachusetts’s own Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel a preview of what to expect in the next few years as Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station prepares to shut down forever. Vermont’s NDCAP was created in 2014, shortly before Vermont Yankee was shut down in December of that year, O’Connor said. In contrast, the Massachusetts NDCAP held its first meeting in May, over two years before Pilgrim Station is scheduled to close. (more…) Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of October 1, 2017

On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Monday, October 2
Plymouth School Committee, 7 p.m. at PCIS

7:34 p.m. School Council Plan Presentation: Plymouth South High School

Tuesday, October 3
Conservation Commission, 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall

7:15 PM Hugh Platt, 128 Stage Point Road, Parcel ID 046-000-035A-000. A Notice of Intent to demolish, relocate, and reconstruct a single-family dwelling including utilities and amenities, in the buffer zone of Skooks Pond, A waiver is requested for work within the 50-ft no-build buffer zone. This project is subject to review by Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program and MESA. Open Space Committee, 7 p.m. at the Wildlands Trust, 675 Long Pond Road

Tax Title Properties: Priscilla Beach

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On the Agenda for the week of September 24, 2017

On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Wednesday, September 27
Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel, 6:30 p.m. at Plymouth Community Intermediate School

Plymouth South High School Council, 7 p.m. at Plymouth South High School Continue Reading →

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Selectmen want answers on Simes House parking concerns

Selectmen want concerns about parking addressed before they’ll give their blessing to a Town Meeting warrant article that would change the zoning for the Simes House. Neighbors to the Simes House have expressed concerns about where visitors to the Simes House will park their cars. Manomet Village Commons President John Moody tried to offer some answers, and some apologies, during Tuesday night’s Board of Selectmen’s meeting. (more…) Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of September 17, 2017

On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Monday, September 18
Planning Board, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

Plans, Covenants, and Releases:38 Clifford Road – Plan Endorsement

Tuesday, September 19
Board of Selectmen, 6 p.m. at Town Hall

7:50 p.m.        Article 36: To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning Bylaw and Official Zoning Map of the Town of Plymouth by changing the zoning designation of land on Manomet Point Road or Old Colony Drive Road, shown as Lots H-181-015 and H-181-016A on Plymouth Assessor’s Map 46 from Small Lot Residential (R20SL) to Transitional Commercial (TC) as well as amend associated sections, provisions, definitions, tables, charts, and procedures pertaining thereto, or take any other action relative thereto
9:20 p.m.        Article 14: To see if the Town will vote to transfer the following tax-title / foreclosed property,  Off Priscilla Beach Road Parcel ID 044-006-030B-000 (0.21 Acres) to the care and custody of the Conservation Commission, including any and all easements, utility easements, drainage easements, et al, or take any other action relative thereto
10:30 p.m.      Tidmarsh Conservation Restriction
10:40 p.m.      Licenses and Administrative Notes: Mirbeau Boston South LLC is requesting a Change of Manager to Patricia Lynne McPherson. Conservation Commission, 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall

7:10 PM   574 State, LLC, c/o Megryco, Inc., 558-580 State Road, Parcel IDs: 045-000-014-001, 045-000-014-002, 045-000-014-003.  A Request for Determination of Applicability to confirm wetland boundaries. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Parking concerns raised as Simes House manager seeks zoning change (with poll)

Efforts to rezone the Simes House met local opposition and a less than enthusiastic Planning Board, Monday night. Members of Manomet Village Commons Incorporated, the nonprofit that has a contract to operate the home, have insisted that a zoning change is needed to make the project financially viable. (more…) Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of September 10, 2017

On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Monday, September 11
Capital Improvements Committee, 6 p.m. at Town Hall

6:00 PM Hear presentation on the following Fall Annual Town Meeting articles: Art. 29 – PSHS Field Lighting

Planning Board, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

Plans, Covenants, and Releases: B620 – 38 Clifford Road RDD – Plan and Covenant endorsement
7:30 pm Public Hearings – Town Meeting Articles: Art. 36 – Rezone Manomet, Map 46, Lots H-181-15 and H-181-16A

School Committee, 7 p.m. at PCIS

8:02 p.m. Other School Committee Matters: FATM Article 26 – Solar Canopies for South High School; FATM Article 27 – Solar PILOT Agreement-Schools; FATM Article 29 – Borrow by Lease/Purchase-South High School Field Lighting

Tuesday, September 12
Plymouth South Middle School Council, 5 p.m. at Plymouth South Middle School

Conservation Commission, 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall

7:00 PM  Thomas P. and Susan A. Petitti, 265 Taylor Avenue, Parcel ID 045-000-102-000.  A Notice of Intent to demolish an existing single-family dwelling and construct a new 2-story dwelling including utilities and amenities, within the buffer zone of the Top of Coastal Bank. Continue Reading →

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CAPE COD TIMES: Twp cybersecurity violations found at Pilgrim

Federal regulators found two violations related to cybersecurity at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station during an inspection last month. And although details are scarce, in both instances staff performance at the plant, which is owned and operated by Entergy Corp., again fell short. Read more at the Cape Cod Times. Continue Reading →

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