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On the Agenda for the week of May 23, 2017

  On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Monday, May 24
Planning Board, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

Plans, Covenants, and Releases*: B560 – Hillside Estates – Release of Lots 15-8 and 15-11; B437 – Pinehills LLC, Hatherly Rise – Release of Lot A-287
Form A Plans*: A4610 – Herbert and Jessica Jacobs, Highland/Manomet Ave., Map 46, Lots H-3,4, & 5 – Divide to create lots 45 and 46

Tuesday, May 25
Affordable Housing Trust, 8 a.m. at 15 Hedges Road

Discussion on funding for State Road and Cutter Drive affordable housing units. Plymouth South High School Council, 7 p.m. at Plymouth South High School

Conservation Commission, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

ORDERS OF CONDITIONS: SE57-2881    John Moynihan and Deborah A. Norton, 37 Manomet Avenue, Parcel ID 048-049-000A-005.  A Notice of Intent to construct a 2nd floor addition to an existing single-family dwelling, re-surface patio and walkway, add new front stoop, outside rinse station and new septic system, and reconstruct an existing driveway, within the buffer zone of Top of Coastal Bank.; SE57-2883     Dominic Abbatangelo (et ux), 83A Taylor Avenue, Parcel ID 045C-000-101-000.  A Notice of Intent to construct a deck on concrete footings, relocate door steps and bench, and plant beach grass, within the Coastal Dune of White Horse Beach and Land Subject to Coastal Storm Flowage. Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of April 17, 2017

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

7:20 PM     Dominic Abbatangelo (et ux), 83A Taylor Avenue, Parcel ID 045C-000-101-000.  A Notice of Intent to construct a deck on concrete footings, relocate door steps and bench, and plant beach grass, within the Coastal Dune of White Horse Beach and Land Subject to Coastal Storm Flowage. Thursday, April 20
Disabilities Commission, 6 p.m. at the Plymouth Public Library

Discussion WHB mobi-mat-update
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On the Agenda for the week of April 9, 2017

On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Tuesday, April 11
Plymouth South Middle School Council, 5 p.m. at Plymouth South Middle School

Conservation Commission, 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall

7:30 PM     John Moynihan and Deborah A. Norton, 37 Manomet Avenue, Parcel ID 048-049-000A-005.  A Notice of Intent to construct a 2nd floor addition to an existing single-family dwelling, re-surface patio and walkway, add new front stoop, outside rinse station and new septic system, and reconstruct an existing driveway, within the buffer zone of Top of Coastal Bank. Orders of Conditions: SE57-2880  Cynthia V. and Mark E. Bresnahan, 19 Central Avenue, Parcel ID 124-000-003-011.  A Notice of Intent to demolish an existing single family dwelling, construct a new larger dwelling, including amenities and utilities, within the buffer zone of an inland bank of Big Sandy Pond. Continue Reading →

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Several Manomet and Pinehills residents seeking town office

Manomet and Pinehills residents will see competitive races for Town Meeting this election season. In Precinct 6, incumbents Colleen Coughlin, Paul Francis and Megan Collins-Dempster are being challenged by Cheryl Fischer and Maureen Renaud. In Precinct 7, Nathan Segal is running against incumbents Jeanette Kelly, Robert Materna and Karen Buechs. While Precinct 15, is guaranteed to see at least one new face at Town Meeting as Mark Leppo, Anatol Zukerman and Gilbert Paul are running against incumbents John DeCoste and Joseph Curley. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Town Meeting roundup: Water mains for Taylor Avenue, $1 million for nuclear stabilization fund

New water mains for White Horse Beach approved
Town Meeting voted to spend $2 million to install a new water main for Taylor Avenue. Work, Finance Committee Chairman John Moody said, would begin before the summer in order to get the work done before the reconstruction of the road begins. That should start in the fall, Moody said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Town Meeting votes to build new ball fields for Plymouth South High School

A white and brick school building.

Town Meeting overwhelmingly approved borrowing $3.1 million dollars to build two artificial turf fields for the new Plymouth South High School, Saturday morning. A portion of that money, up to $1.8 million, would be reimbursed to the town once the PSHS project is officially completed in September 2018. That money would come from the project’s contingency fund. (more…) Continue Reading →

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On the agenda for the week of March 26, 2017

 On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Tuesday, March 28
Board of Selectmen, 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall

8:20 p.m.     Licenses and Administrative Notes: Gerard Turkey Farm, 499 State Road, Frank Silver – Manager, is requesting a Common Victualler License. Administrative Notes: The Board will execute a Purchase and Sales Agreement for 127.8 acres of land located off Beaver Dam Road in Plymouth as voted on under Article 9E of the 2016 Fall Town Meeting. Conservation Commission, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

7:20 PM     Cynthia V. and Mark E. Bresnahan, 19 Central Avenue, Parcel ID 124-000-003-011.  A Notice of Intent to demolish an existing single family dwelling, construct a new larger dwelling, including amenities and utilities, within the buffer zone of an inland bank of Big Sandy Pond. Continue Reading →

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WICKED LOCAL: Plymouth eyeing properties that encroach on public land

They thought they had sold their house on Rocky Hill Road but when a title search showed that their pool had been built on town-owned conservation land the sale came to a grinding halt.

Now Peggy and Roy Geiger are hoping a last-minute addition of an article to the April 1 Special Town Meeting can salvage the sale and Town Manager Melissa Arrighi sees an opportunity for the town to resolve a number of similar situations throughout the town. Read more at Wicked Local. Continue Reading →

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WICKED LOCAL: NRC gives Entergy green light to continue, despite protests

Nuclear Regulatory Commission brass said Tuesday night during a public forum at Memorial Hall that Entergy’s failures aren’t serious enough to merit closing the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station down. Pilgrim will remain in Column 4, one step away from shut down. Read more at Wicked Local. Continue Reading →

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Pinehills restaurant denied license transfer due to unpaid back taxes

The Board of Selectmen decided to make an example of Cafe Roo, a restaurant in the Pinehills, during their meeting Wednesday. According to the Old Colony Memorial, the board voted to deny a license transfer for the business due to non-payment of back taxes. The owners of the company had requested a transfer of the common victualler’s license to a new company. However, the owners owe up to $6,242 in back taxes, according to Town Manager Melissa Arrighi. (more…) Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of March 19, 2017

 On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Monday, March 20
Precinct 5 caucus, 6:30 p.m. at PCIS

Planning Board, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

7:05 pm Conceptual Review: Clifford Road RDD, Property Renovations LLC,38 Clifford Road, Map 42, Lot 29, Divide to create 3 single family dwelling lots with associated infrastructure and open space. 7:10 pm Public Hearing: B613 – Residences at Serenity Hill VOSD, 225 Beaver Dam Road, Map 75, Lots 13B and 13D (cont. from 2/13), Divide to create 5 residential units, open space and associated infrastructure. Tuesday, March 21
Plymouth South High School Council, 7 p.m. at PSHS

Conservation Commission, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

7:35 PM     Manomet Beach Association Inc., Off Provincetown View Road (Adjacent to #9), Parcel ID 049-002-000A-001. Continue Reading →

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Maestas makes case for borrowing more money to build fields at new Plymouth South High

As Town Meeting nears, school officials pitched their plan for additional turf fields at the new Plymouth South High School, Monday night. The school department wants to borrow an additional $3.7 million to pay for the fields, which would be located where the current high school building stands, But, those in attendance at Plymouth South Middle School seemed less interested in the cost and more interested in what they would be like. (more…) Continue Reading →

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NRC to discuss Pilgrim Station safety inspection on March 21 at Memorial Hall

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will discuss the NRC’s assessment of safety performance at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station during the 2016 calendar year at Memorial Hall on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. The NRC will also discuss preliminary conclusions from the recent inspection stemming from Pilgrim’s poor safety rating. (more…) Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of March 12, 2017

  On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Monday, March 13
Plymouth School Committee, 7 p.m. at Plymouth South Middle School

7:05 p.m. A discussion relative to Plymouth South High School building project turf fields versus grass fields, the impact to the community, and what is left to do. Tuesday, March 14
Plymouth South Middle School Council, 5 p.m. at Plymouth South Middle School

Board of Selectmen, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

8:00 p.m.   Licenses and Administrative Notes: M & H Restaurants Inc. d/b/a Café Roo, 12 Village Green South, Michael Clinton is requesting a Transfer of Common Victualler License from Haybean Inc. d/b/a Café Roo. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Have coffee with selectman candidate Betty Cavacco

Candidate for selectman Betty Cavacco is holding “Coffee with the Candidate” events throughout the town of Plymouth over the next few weeks. She’ll be meeting with voters in the Manomet and Pinehills area at Cafe Roo on March 18 from 9 to 10:30 a.m., The Mirbeau Inn on April 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and at Stowell’s Cafe on Manomet Point Road on May 6 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of March 5, 2017

  On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Tuesday, March 7
Affordable Housing Trust, 8 a.m. at Town Hall

Update on 17 Cutter Dr.

Conservation Commission, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

7:20 PM     Eric and Stacy Thorson, 227 Manomet Avenue, Parcel IDs 046-000H-007-000, 046-000H-008-000.  A Request for an Amended Order of Conditions for DEP File No. SE57-2791 (Big Realty Trust and Little Realty Trust) to eliminate a wood dam and a man-made impoundment and install a covered drain pipe to flow through a coastal revetment, in the buffer zone and resource of a Coastal Bank and a Coastal Beach. Continue Reading →

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WICKED LOCAL: Pilgrim Station decommissioning panel has four Plymouth members

“Who you gonna call” when the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station closes down? Where are you going to take your worries to, when Entergy is no longer making electricity out of their Rocky Hill Road address? The usual suspects will still be around – Entergy, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Board of Selectmen – but there will also be a new and potentially important state committee: the 16-member Massachusetts Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel. Read more at Wicked Local. Continue Reading →

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Selectmen support new athletic fields at Plymouth South High School

Selectmen voted Tuesday to support borrowing $3.7 million dollars to pay for building new athletic fields at Plymouth South High School, a month after putting off a vote on the same request. Superintendent Gary Maestas said he anticipated that up to $1.8 million of the sum would be repaid from the Plymouth South High School building project’s contingency fund after it was officially complete. The school department is looking into a deal to install solar panels at the school to pay for the lights. The field would be used by the soccer, lacrosse, baseball and softball teams.

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CPC Chairman outlines reasons for delay on White Horse Beach Bathhouse project

Anyone who needs to use the bathroom at White Horse Beach is going to have to wait a while. Last Thursday night, Community Preservation Committee Chairman Bill Keohan gave the Manomet Village Steering Committee an update on the slow progress of plans to build a bathhouse on a Taylor Avenue property the town purchased in 2013. He also revealed they might need more money to pay for it. (more…) Continue Reading →

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New development would feature five homes off Beaver Dam Road

The Manomet Village Steering Committee is OK with the idea of building five new homes behind the Serenity Hill Kennels on Beaver Dam Road. Randy Parker presented the plan to the committee last Thursday night. The development would consists of three two-bedroom homes and two three-bedroom homes clustered around a cul-de-sac at the end of a new road off Beaver Dam Road. (more…) Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of February 26, 2017

  On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Monday, February 27
Planning Board, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

Plans, Covenants, and Releases: B437 – Pinehills LLC – Release of lots on Climber’s Path, Sacrifice Rock Road and Walking Stick

School Committee, 7 p.m. at PCIS

7:39 p.m. Other School Committee Matters: Student Banking Programs – School Branch at PSHS

Tuesday, February 28
Board of Selectmen, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

7:10 p.m.        Public Hearing – In accordance with Chapter 138 of the Massachusetts General Laws, as amended, notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held at the Plymouth Town Hall, 11 Lincoln Street on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 7:10pm to consider the application for the Transfer of an Annual All Alcohol Restaurant License from Christos Mallios d/b/a Monte Christos Restaurant, 745 State Road, Christos Mallios – Manager to Oikogeneia LLC d/b/a Monte Christos Restaurant, 745 State Road, Demetrios Mallios – Manager. 8:25 p.m.     STM Article 6 –To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds a sum of money to the following Stabilization Fund, as authorized by the provisions of G.L. c.40, §5B as amended, a. Nuclear Plant Mitigation Stabilization Fund, or take any other action relative thereto. 8:35 p.m.     STM Article 13 – PSHS Construction Costs  To see if the Town will appropriate, in addition to the amount appropriated under Article 1 of the June 26, 2006 Special Town Meeting, to pay additional costs of completing the Plymouth South High School construction project, including the payment of all costs incidental and related thereto, to determine whether this appropriation shall be raised by borrowing or otherwise, or take any other action relative thereto. 9:20 p.m.        Licenses and Administrative Notes: Eversource Energy and Verizon are requesting One Pole Petition 2139131 covering the installation of One New Pole and One Relocation on Clark Road in Plymouth. Continue Reading →

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WICKED LOCAL: Long Pond Road cell tower OK’d in Plymouth

The Planning Board said it was too tall, and now the Zoning Board of Appeals is saying the same thing. The ZBA voted unanimously last week to OK a proposed cell phone tower in the area of 620 Long Pond Road, but only if the tower is shortened from the proposed 180 foot height to 160 feet. Read more at Wicked Local. Continue Reading →

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On the Agenda for the week of February 19, 2017

  On the Agenda features items on town committee and board meetings of interest to the Manomet, Pinehills and South Plymouth neighborhoods. Tuesday, February 21
Board of Selectmen, 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall

7:45 p.m. Article 16B: To see if the Town will vote to revise the funding sources and thereby amend the vote taken under Article 16A of the 2015 Fall Annual Town Meeting for the historical preservation, restoration and rehabilitation for the Simes House, as previously amended, by reducing the amount to be borrowed by a sum of money and transferring a sum of money from Fiscal Year 2018 Community Preservation Act estimated annual revenue or other available funds for such purposes, or take any other action relative thereto. 9:00 p.m.     Licenses and Administrative Notes: Wildlands Trust Inc., 675 Long Pond Road, Alison Arnold is requesting a One Day Wine and Malt License for a National Beer Day Event being held on March 1, 2017 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Wildlands Trust Community Conservation Hall. Conservation Commission, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

7:10 PM  Town of Plymouth – Department of Public Works – Engineering Division, Sid Kashi, P.E., Taylor Avenue, Parcel ID: N/A.  A Notice of Intent to reconstruct Taylor Avenue from White Horse Road south to Manomet Point Road for approximately one mile, including drainage improvements and parking. Continue Reading →

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