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On the Agenda for the week of August 20, 2017

On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Monday, August 21
Planning Board, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

7:05 pm Public Hearing: B437 – Pinehills, LLC off Birmingham and Long Ridge Rd, Map 78B, Lot A-271 Divide to create New Castle, Sheffield and Long Ridge Road extension, Lots 11-469 through and including 11-496, S-236, S-237, S-238, S-239 and A-299
7:25 pm Zoning Board of Appeals Review: Joseph P. Cruza Jr. & Sr, 2 Sachem Road, Map 48, Lot 53-1-2 and Grace and Christian Horvath, 4 Sachem Road, Map 48, Lot 53-1-4 Modification of Special Permit 3413 to alter condominium association
Other Business: B581 – Waverly Oaks, Bus Shelter and Mail Kiosk

Tuesday, August 22
Board of Selectmen, 6 p.m. at Town Hall

8:45 p.m.        Licenses and Administrative Notes: The Board will appoint Jeanette Kelly to the Manomet Steering Committee;  The Board will vote to adopt an Order Taking Permanent and Temporary Easements in lands abutting Taylor Avenue for roadway reconstruction as more specifically set forth in the order, and to award damages in accordance with said order to affected property owners in the amount established by appraisal and set forth on the schedule of owners submitted with said order. Continue Reading →

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CAPE COD TIMES: Pilgrim quarterly review finds 5 violations

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station’s performance in the second quarter of this year showed no improvement from previous quarters, based on five violations found by federal regulators that were connected to the staff’s failure to follow procedure and to keep parts in good working order. Read more at the Cape Cod Times. Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of August 13, 2017

On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Tuesday, August 15
White Horse Beach Parking Committee, 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall

Open Space Committee, 7 p.m.

Tax Title Properties:Priscilla Beach
New Business: 1500 acres
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Environmentalists want voices heard on Pilgrim Station land

When it comes to the 1,500 acres of land that surrounds Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, local environmentalists want to be heard. The Coalition to Preserve Natural Plymouth recently came before the Manomet Village Steering Committee to talk about their ambitions for the land. Cheryl Heller expressed the group’s concerns over the plan to run a hydroelectric cable onto the land and connect it to a substation on the property. Emera Inc., the company bidding for the power contract, already has an agreement to lease 52 acres of land from Entergy for the project. (more…) Continue Reading →

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CAPE COD TIMES: Pilgrim owner avoids citation for violation

The owners of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station have argued their way out of an initial finding that the plant should be cited by federal regulators with a more serious violation for a leaky valve on a gearbox that put one of two emergency generators out of service in September. Read more at the Cape Cod Times. Continue Reading →

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On the agenda for the week of August 6, 2017

On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Friday, August 11
Board of Selectmen, 12 p.m. at Town Hall

MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED

7:30 p.m.        Licenses and Administrative Notes: The Board will appoint Jeanette Kelly to the Manomet Steering Committee; The Board will vote to adopt an Order Taking Permanent and Temporary Easements in lands abutting Taylor Avenue for roadway reconstruction as more specifically set forth in the order, and to award damages in accordance with said order to affected property owners in the amount established by appraisal and set forth on the schedule of owners submitted with said order. Continue Reading →

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WICKED LOCAL: Emera’s bid to bring electricity to Plymouth is in

It’s official. Emera Inc. has formally proposed to the state the construction of a new 1,000 megawatt subsea transmission cable – the Atlantic Link – connecting “Atlantic Canada to the Boston load center” via Plymouth. Read more at Wicked Local. Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of July 30, 2017

On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Tuesday, August 1
Conservation Commission, 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall

7:00 PM  Hassan Afzali, 129A Taylor Avenue, Parcel ID 045C-000-119-000.  A Notice of Intent to upgrade a septic system, in-fill retaining walls, and pave parking area, in the resource of a Coastal Dune of White Horse Beach. 7:20 PM  Gail McCormack and Frank Willis, 26 John Alden Road, Parcel ID 044-006-398B-000 and 044-006-399-000.  A Request for Determination of Applicability to upgrade a septic system, in the buffer zone of Top of Coastal Bank. Continue Reading →

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CAPE COD TIMES: Pilgrim workers ‘deliberately’ violated security procedures

Two workers at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth were caught cheating their way into the secure plant grounds, but federal officials have determined they were simply cutting corners rather than planning mayhem. After a yearlong look at a March 2016 incident at the plant, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Office of Investigations concluded that workers were doing what is known as “tailgating.”

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On the Agenda for the week of July 23, 2017

On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Tuesday, July 25
Board of Selectmen, 6 p.m. at Town Hall

7:45 p.m.     White Horse Beach Parking Committee – Interviews and Appointments
8:30 p.m.        Licenses and Administrative Notes: Wildlands Trust, 675 Long Pond Road, Karen Grey is requesting a One Day All Alcohol License for a Trail Event being held on October 7, 2017 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm at Davis-Douglas Farm; The Board will approve and execute a Letter of Support for the proposed Atlantic Link Project by Emera, Inc.; The Board will adopt an Order of Taking presented on this date for the purpose of acquiring permanent easements to complete the layout and acceptance of Edgewood Circle as a public way in the Town, and to award no damages for such taking in accordance with those appraisal reports obtained by the Town for this purpose; The Board will adopt an Order of Taking presented on this date for the purpose of acquiring permanent easements to complete the layout and acceptance of Fairview Lane as a public way in the Town, and to award no damages for such taking in accordance with those appraisal reports obtained by the Town for this purpose. Conservation Commission, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

7:20 PM     Martin and Rosemary Trayers, 115 B Taylor Avenue, Parcel ID 045C-000-399-000.  A Notice of Intent to demolish an existing single-family dwelling and construct a new dwelling, including utilities and amenities, in the buffer zone of a Coastal Dune and within a FEMA 100-Year Velocity Zone. Thursday, July 27

Manomet Village Steering Committee,  6:30 p.m. at the Simes House

6:45PM     Congratulations to new committee members & Simes House
6:50PM     Congratulations to Public Safety July 3rd events (Thank You Cards)
6:55PM     Update ( BY EMAIL) from Jonathan Beder in regards to Water Main and Reconstruction Project
7:00PM     Discussion in regards to Accomplishments to Manomet Village Master Plan and Zoning Revisions in the Master Plan ( Randy Parker)
7:20PM     Policies/Actions “Banner Flags” on phone poles/streetlights (Master Plan)
7:45     Manomet Point Road Erosion at base of Arnold Ave
8:00PM     Saint Catherine’s Chapel Park Status, Management, and Liability
8:00PM     MVSC Membership and Vacancies

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On the Agenda for the week of July 16, 2017

On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Tuesday, July 18
Open Space Committee, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

Tax Title Property: WHB

Conservation Commission, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

ORDERS OF CONDITIONS: SE57-2569, Paul Ravinski, 68 & 72 Bay Shore Drive (Amended OOC)
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Zoning change may be needed for Simes House

Making the Simes House a sustainable operation will be next to impossible without a zoning change, Manomet Village Common Incorporated Chairman John Moody told the Board of Selectmen, Tuesday night. Manomet Village Common Inc., which was created by several prominent Manometians, was the sole bidder for the contract to manage the historic home. Moody described how the group planned to generate the funds needed to keep it operating. But, given the current zoning, the group is reluctant to commit to the planned five-year lease. He asked Selectmen to include a provision allowing MVCI to withdraw if a zoning change isn’t approved. Continue Reading →

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Testing set for water system expansion plan

The Town of Plymouth will be conducting geotechnical testing on  Clark Road, Beaver Dam Road, Long Pond Road and Jordan Road beginning  July 20, 2017:
This work is related to the design and permitting of the expansion of the Town’s municipal water system. This spring, Town Meeting provided funds to design and permit this project, which includes the development of two new groundwater supply facilities and the design of approximately 14 miles of water mains. The water system expansion will  include the installation of an elevated water storage tank, and the construction of valve control stations that will connect to the Town’s existing pressure zones. Construction of these proposed improvements would not occur until a subsequent Town Meeting Article approves funding. (more…) Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of July 10, 2017

  On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Tuesday, July 11
Conservation Commission, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

7:05 PM   White Horse Properties LLC, David MacDonald, Manager, 1-17 Short Street, Parcel ID 045-000-039-003.  A Request for Determination of Applicability to upgrade a septic system, in the buffer zone of a Bordering Vegetated Wetland of Bartlett Brook. 7:20 PM   Paul P. Ravinski, et ux, 68 and 72 Bay Shore Drive, Parcel ID 043-000A-162-000 and 043-000A-163-000.  A Request for an Amended Order of Conditions for DEP File No. Continue Reading →

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WATD-FM: Environmental Coalition Petitioning to be a Part of Emera Agreement with Entergy

The Coalition to Preserve Natural Plymouth, doesn’t find fault with Emera’s agreement with Entergy to build a transmission line from Canada to deliver clean energy to the state, but the Coalition has other concerns with the proposal. Read more at WATD-FM. Continue Reading →

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CAPE COD TIMES: Decommissioning discussion goes off track

A conference call set up to hear Entergy Corp.’s timetables for decommissioning the Pilgrim, Vermont Yankee, Palisades and Indian Point nuclear power plants rapidly swerved from its planned agenda Tuesday, as watchdogs from the four host regions, allowed to listen in on the discussion, peppered federal regulators and Entergy representatives with a long list of questions they had not come prepared to answer. Read more at the Cape Cod Times. Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of June 18, 2017

  On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Tuesday, June 20
Board of Selectmen, 6 p.m. at Town Hall

7:50 p.m. Discussion on Creation of White Horse Beach Parking Committee

8:10 p.m. Licenses and Administrative Notes: Approve & Execute Acceptance of Deed for 127.8 acres off Beaver Dam Road (Art. 9E, 2016 FATM); Establish White Horse Beach Parking District and Enact $50 Parking Fines within District

Open Space Committee, 7 p.m. a t Town Hall

Tax Title Properties: White Horse Beach

Conservation Commission, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

7:15 PM   Hassan Afzali, 129A Taylor Avenue, Parcel ID 045C-000-119-000.  A Notice of Intent to upgrade a septic system, in-fill retaining walls, and pave parking area, in the resource of a Coastal Dune of White Horse Beach. Wednesday, June 21
Zoning Board of Appeals, 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall

7:30 P.M. Case #3869 – Vincent & Cheryl Damiano – 125 D Taylor Avenue Special Permit per Section 205-43 and Table 5 to waive the side, rear, and front setback in order to construct a new single-family home
7:45 P.M. Case #3870 – Joseph Cruza, Jr. & Joseph Cruza, Sr. AND Christian Horvath & Grace Horvath – 2 & 4 Sachem Road Need a Variance of lot size and depth to create a new lot 
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Simes House is almost ready for visitors

Seeing a town project completed in Manomet seems like a rare thing, but in the case of the Simes House, it’s happening. Community Preservation Committee Chairman Bill Keohan told the Manomet Village Steering Committee on Tuesday that work on the Simes House is scheduled for completion by early July. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be scheduled for later that month, he said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Insurance issues cited as reason for beach bath house delay

The White Horse Beach Bath House has been a long time coming, and it’s going to be longer still. Community Preservation Committee Chairman Bill Keohan gave the Manomet VIllage Steering Committee an update on the project’s status. Keohan explained that an unorthodox approach to designing the building has played a factor in the project’s delay. When Town Meeting approved the project in 2013, the article included  a provision to let the MVSC approve a design for the bath house with public input. Typically, building design is handled by the Building Committee, Keohan said. Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of June 11, 2017

  On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Tuesday, June 13
Board of Selectmen, 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall

8:10 p.m. Emera – Update on Atlantic Transmission Line Project
8:25 p.m. Licenses and Administrative Notes: Decline Right of First Refusal (Ch. 61/61A), Lots 6-4, 4, & 30 on Map 75, off Bartlett & Beaver Dam

Manomet Steering Committee, 6:30 p.m. at Plymouth Public Library, 132 South Street

6:40 PM   Presentation by Mr. Bill Keohan on Taylor Ave Bathhouse
7:15 PM    Requested time to speak on Proposed Parking Plan meeting
                  By Ed Alusow
7:35 PM   Review the Master Plan with members of the MVSC
                  By Alice Baker MVSC

Wednesday, June 14
Board of Health, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

8:15 PM Pickle Ball Noise Complaint: Lawrence Richmond, 14 Valley Front Plymouth, would like to speak to the board regarding noise generated from pickle ball being played near his home.  
8:25 PM Poultry By-Law Issues
Emerson Carpenter, 11 Silver Birch Ave, would like to talk to the board about the new Poultry Regulations. (more…) Continue Reading →

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