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Monday October 27, 2014
Planning Board
7:00 PM

7:00 PM Christina Estates at Baker Hill
               Review of As-built; Discussion of Cost to Complete; Discussion of Overall Project Completeness

7:10 PM Weathervane at Chestnut Gardens FRD
              119 and 137 Beal Street
              Request for Extension of Time for performance of work


7:15 PM Hingham Municipal Lighting Plant
            Off Bare Cove Park Drive at Map 69, Lot 44 Town of Hingham and known as the “School Tract IV” Parcel
            Special Permit A3 and Site Plan Review to construct a 24,000 SF utility operations center

Old/New Business:

1. Minutes of October 20, 2014

Location: Town Hall
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Public Schools Policy Subcommittee
7:30 PM
  1. Review and approve the Minutes from our 9/29/14 meeting
  2. Consider the revised draft technology-related policy revisions to Policies 5.25 and 6.29 and Procedures 5.25A and 6.29A. 
  3. Articulate and act on a recommendation for SC action re: insurance and/or fees for the HMS Chromebook 1-to-1 program.
  4. Hear feedback from the principals on the possible School Department adoption of edited versions of the Town's "Employee Code of Professional Conduct" and “Visitor’s Code of Conduct”
  5. Articulate and act on a recommendation to the full School Committee to modify youth program athletic fees for the Winter Season.
  6. Continue review of Section 3 (School Committee Operations) of the Policy Handbook
  7. Other items as may not reasonably be known within 48 hours of the meeting
  8. Schedule next meeting date and Adjourn
Location: Superintendent's Office
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Tuesday October 28, 2014
Retirement Board
10:00 AM

1.    REVIEW & APPROVE MINUTES OF THE SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 BOARD MEETING

2.    APPROVE RETIREMENT ALLOWANCES FOR OCTOBER 2014

3.    APPROVE RETIREMENT EXPENSES FOR OCTOBER 2014

4.   APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP

5.   APPLICATIONS FOR RETIREMENT

6.   APPLICATIONS FOR WITHDRAWAL AND/OR TRANSFER OF DEDUCTIONS

7.   APPLICATIONS FOR MAKE-UPS/BUYBACKS

8.   CASH FLOW REPORT

9. - 18      NONE

19.   INVESTMENT CONSULTANT REPORT

  • Interim Update - September 30, 2014

20.   PRIT FUND REPORT

  • Plan Performance through September 30, 2014               

21.   RETIREMENT BOARD OFFICE REPORT

  • PTG’s new Employer Self Service Portal. 

22.   CURRENT ISSUES

  • Review KMS Actuaries letter dated October 17, 2014 analyzing impact of increasing COLA base and Mass Retirees list of Retirement Board COLA’s as of July 2014. 

23.   UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Public Hearing to increase COLA base scheduled for November 25, 2014 (prior to start of regular business meeting). 

24.   PERAC MEMOS

  • PERAC Memo #31/2014 – Mandatory Retirement Board Member Training – 4th Quarter 2014
  • PERAC Memo #32/2014 – Appropriation Data Due October 31, 2014
  • PERAC Memo #33/2014 – Electronic Document Submission Training

25.   MISCELLANEOUS CORRESPONDENCE

  • Interview with PRIM’s Executive Director
  • Mass Retirees Newsletter – November 2014

26.   MATTERS NOT REASONABLY ANTICIPATED BY MEETING DATE               

27.   QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC REGARDING MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA

ADJOURN

Location: Town Hall
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Historical Archives Task Force
4:00 PM

Call to order

Discuss long-range plan for archives management

Discuss CPA application

Archivist's report of activities since last task force meeting

Adjourn

Location: Town Hall
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Trustees of the Bathing Beach
6:30 PM
  1. Discussion on geese management options/funding cost for 2015
  2. Discussion on revised Bath-house/Snack Shop RFP and recent field work by Town
  3. Discussion on approaches to funding parking lot stabilization plans/options
  4. Beach management plan status.
  5. HDC overlapping priorities discussion
  6. Questions from the Public
Location: Town Hall
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Board of Health
7:00 PM

7:00PM           -           Business

                                    Minutes

                                    10 Bucket Mill Lane

7:15 PM          -           Sewer Commission – Sewer Policy Development Coop.

7:35PM           -           Inclusion of e-cigarettes within Smoking Regulations

                                   Jackie Doane, Bay State Community Services

7:50 PM          -           Final review of Bodywork Regulations

8:00PM           -           Proposed Local Regulations to the State Sanitary Code 

                                    Chapter X 105 CMR 590.00 and the 1999 Federal Food Code

                                   Hand washing requirement

                                   On-Site Certified Food Protection Manager

8:30PM           -           24 Butler Road – Appeal for relief

Location: Town Hall
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Long Range Waste Disposal and Recycling Committee
7:00 PM

1.  Review and vote to approve Minutes of 9/30/14 meeting
2.  Updates on current  projects:
     a) Commercial recycling: S Rowe
     b) School recycling- grant work to date: J Pare
     c) LRWDRC Facebook page: J McPhillips
     d) Sign for Swap Shoppe: D White
     e) Completing Conflict of Interest Law training: B Black
     f ) Education re Updating Bottle Bill- B Black

3.  Swap shop
    a) Recruitment of volunteers update: C Larsen
    b) Swap covering proposal/pricing: R Sylvester
    c) Facebook page for the Swap
 
4.  Paint Stewardship Institute
     And membership in stewardship institute

5.  “Did you know” education campaign:  what to highlight next?

6.  New Initiatives for 2014:
  a) Plastic bag reduction: Any next step? 
  b) Composting and organics handling and education: next step?
  c) Bulletin boards planning: (ideas to date)
              Updating the bottle bill: 10/23 library cart scheduled
              Plastics recycling/Cap On
              RecyclingWorks : MA DEP’s program to help businesses with recycling

7.  Items not reasonably anticipated 48 hrs in advance

8.  Next meeting date: 11/ and discussion of meeting schedule for rest of this year

Location: Town Hall
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Advisory Committee Financial Policy Subcommittee
7:15 PM

7:15 PM           Call to Order

7:15 PM           Discussion of proposed changes

8:15 PM           Adjourn

Location: Town Hall
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Capital Outlay
7:30 PM

7:30 PM      

  • Discussion Police Department FY 15 Capital Plan
  • General Business and other items not reasonably anticipated 48 hours in advance of meeting.

 

Location: Town Hall
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South Hingham Study Group
7:30 PM

1.  Call to Order

2.  Conservation Resources and Open Space in Study Area:  Discussion with Abby Piersall, Senior Planner/Conservation Officer

3.  Housing in the Study Area: Discussion about Opportunities and Challenges

4.  Infrastructure in Study Area: Discussion of Draft Report

5.  Upcoming Meeting Schedule

6.  Approval of Minutes: September 30, 2014

Location: Town Hall
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Wednesday October 29, 2014
Fair Housing Training
7:00 PM

AGENDA
I.  INTRODUCTION
  
A.  Who are we the Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston
B.  What does fair housing mean?
C.  Review agenda and materials

  FAIR HOUSING QUIZ
   
II.   FAIR HOUSING LAW     

A.  Federal and Commonwealth Protected Classes 
B.  Prohibited Acts: intentional or not
. 1. Lead Law
 2. Section 8
 3. Disability

III   PRACTICING FAIR HOUSING
     
A.  Affirmative Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH)
            USING A FAIR HOUSING TOOLKIT
B.  Is Fair Housing the same for all Communities? 
C.  Consequences of Housing Discrimination    
    
IV.  Q & A and EVALUATION

Location: Town Hall
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Town Adminstrator By-Law Committee
7:00 PM

1.         7:00 pm                       Call to Order                                             

2.         7:05 pm                       Organizational Meeting

 

Location: Town Hall
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Cable TV Advisory Committee
7:30 PM
  1. Call to order
  2. Approval of minutes
  3. Discussion of proposed Supplemental Grant Agreement with H-CAM for the Education Channel and related matters.

     4.   Adjourn

Location: Town Hall
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Saturday November 1, 2014
Hingham Farmers Market
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Hingham Farmers Market

Saturdays from May until Thanksgiving

10am - 2pm

Rain or Shine 

Hingham Bathing Beach, Route 3A (Otis Street)

Follow us on Facebook: Hingham Farmers Market

Farmers' Market Logo

For more information     info@hinghamfarmersmarket.org
Location: (96 Otis St ) Hingham Harbor
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Monday November 3, 2014
Town Clerk Office Closed
12:00 PM

The Town Clerk's Office will close today at noon in preparation for the State Election.

Location: Town Hall
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Tuesday November 4, 2014
State Election
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

TODAY IS ELECTION DAY!

PRECINCTS 1, 2, 3, AND 4 VOTE AT THE HIGH SCHOOL, 17 UNION STREET

PRECINCTS 5 AND 6 VOTE AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL, 1103 MAIN STREET

PRECINCT 5A VOTES AT LINDEN PONDS, 300 LINDEN PONDS WAY

(THE OAKLEAF CLUBHOUSE BUILDING)

iF YOU ARE NOT SURE OF YOUR PECINCT YOU ARE ABLE TO LOOK IT ON THE TOWN CLERK SECTION OF THIS WEBSITE.

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Saturday November 8, 2014
8th Annual Bazaar & Silent Auction
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The First Baptist Church of Hingham is holding its Eighth Annual Bazaar & Silent Auction on November 8th, 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. to benefit its ongoing local and foreign mission outreaches. It couldn’t be better scheduled since it’s just in time for your Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday needs. It is fast, easy, convenient one-stop holiday shopping. There will be multiple craft tables (great gifts), a Silent Auction that includes many area restaurants and prominent retail shops (great gifts), a remarkable yard sale, as well as an assortment of irresistible homemade yummies for your holiday entertaining at the Bake Tables. Enjoy clam chowder, corn chowder, hot dogs, snacks, desserts, and hot/cold beverages at the Cafe. This event will be held rain or shine.

For more information on the Bazaar and FBC, check out www.firstbaptistchurchhingham.com or call the church office at 781-749-2516 or email fbc.hingham@verizon.net.

So come and get baked goods for your holiday meals, Christmas gifts and decorations, and a delicious lunch. Bring a neighbor or friend and start an annual tradition on the second Saturday of November with the First Baptist Church Bazaar & Silent Auction, 85 Main Street, two doors up from Loring Hall Cinema on the corner of Main and Elm Streets.

Joy Thomson  781-749-2516   fbc.hingham@verizon.net
Location: First Baptist Church of Hingham
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Hingham Farmers Market
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Hingham Farmers Market

Saturdays from May until Thanksgiving

10am - 2pm

Rain or Shine 

Hingham Bathing Beach, Route 3A (Otis Street)

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Farmers' Market Logo

For more information     info@hinghamfarmersmarket.org
Location: (96 Otis St ) Hingham Harbor
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Tuesday November 11, 2014
Veterans Day

Town Offices Closed

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CPL Lawrence St. Laurent Breakfast
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Veterans’ Day 2014 will begin with the CPL Lawrence St. Laurent Breakfast at the Hingham Senior Center from 08:30-10:00 a.m.

This event is open to ALL Military, Veterans, and their families; sponsored by the Hingham American Legion and the V.F.W. Posts.

Location: Senior Center, Town Hall
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Veteran’s Day Observance
11:00 AM

The Hingham Veterans’ Council is pleased to announce the itinerary for this year’s Annual Veteran’s Day Observance, formerly called Armistice Day.

Veterans’ Day 2014 will begin with the CPL Lawrence St. Laurent Breakfast at the Hingham Senior Center from 08:30-10:00 a.m. This event is open to ALL Military, Veterans, and their families; sponsored by the Hingham American Legion and the V.F.W. Posts.

The main event will be the held in the Sanborn Auditorium at Town Hall, beginning promptly at 11 a.m. There will be reserved seating for ALL Military and Veterans. The event will be moderated by Michael Puzo, with music performed by Hingham High School Band. The principal speaker will be Lieutenant Commander Anthony O’Brien, Sr., US Navy SEALs (Ret.) (see biography below).

Following the indoor tribute to our Town’s Veterans there will be a wreath laying ceremony and Pledge of Allegiance at the Veterans’ Memorial outside Town Hall.

Please make every effort to attend and show your support for our Nation’s Veterans.

Contributed by:

J. Litchfield, VSO

 

Lieutenant Commander Anthony O'Brien, Sr.
US Navy SEALs (Ret.)

A native of Brockton, Massachusetts, Anthony O'Brien attended Cardinal Spellman High School, in Brockton, and Stonehill College, in Easton.

He followed in the footsteps of several of his family members who served in the military, including his father Don who served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War.

Anthony first joined the Marine Corps in 1981 and served in the infantry and recon at Camp Pendleton, California.

He transferred to the Navy SEALs and completed Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) Training with class 156.

He also completed the Army Airborne, Army Jumpmaster, Army Freefall Parachutist and Army Ranger courses.

Assigned to SEAL Team FIVE, Commander O'Brien served with Secret Service details for 3 United States Presidents, and deployed to 35 countries with several combat tours.
Commander O'Brien retired in 2002 and his decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Humanitarian Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, and Kuwait Liberation Medal.

Since his military service, O'Brien has served as an Executive with several Non-Profit, Charitable, and Veterans Organizations on the South Shore. He is a Past Commander of both the Whitman VFW Post and VFW District 12 of Plymouth County and was elected to and served as Plymouth County Commissioner during 2009 through 2013.

He serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Greater Plymouth County United Way Emergency Food and Shelter Program and as Chairman of the Human Rights Committee for the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services.

Lieutenant Commander O'Brien manages a Transportation office at the VA Hospital in Brockton. Anthony and his wife Staci have two children; Anthony Jr. age 3 and James Donald age 1, and reside in Pembroke, Massachusetts.

Location: Sanborn Auditorium, Town Hall
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Wednesday November 12, 2014
Advisory Committee CPC Sub-Committee
7:00 PM

Will be attending CPC meeting.

Location: Town Hall
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Saturday November 15, 2014
Hingham Farmers Market
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Hingham Farmers Market

Saturdays from May until Thanksgiving

10am - 2pm

Rain or Shine 

Hingham Bathing Beach, Route 3A (Otis Street)

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Farmers' Market Logo

For more information     info@hinghamfarmersmarket.org
Location: (96 Otis St ) Hingham Harbor
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Wednesday November 19, 2014
Advisory Committee CPC Sub-Committee
7:00 PM

Will be attending CPC meeting.

Location: Town Hall
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THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
7:00 PM

PURPOSE:     The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed reconstruction of the Derby Street, Whiting Street (Route 53) project.  All views and comments made at the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.

PROPOSAL:  The proposed project consists of intersection improvements at Derby Street, Whiting Street (Route 53) and Gardner Street. Work includes the installation of a new traffic signal system and geometric modifications at the intersection. The project also includes improved accommodation for bicycles and pedestrians.

A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is responsible for acquiring all needed rights in private or public lands. MassDOT’s policy concerning land acquisitions will be discussed at this hearing.

Written views received by MassDOT subsequent to the date of this notice and up to five (5) days prior to the date of the hearing shall be displayed for public inspection and copying at the time and date listed above.  Plans will be on display one-half hour before the hearing begins, with an engineer in attendance to answer questions regarding this project.  A project handout will be made available on the MassDOT website listed below.

Written statements and other exhibits in place of, or in addition to, oral statements made at the Public Hearing regarding the proposed undertaking are to be submitted to Patricia A. Leavenworth, P.E., Chief Engineer, MassDOT, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Roadway Project Management, Project File No. 600518. Such submissions will also be accepted at the hearing.  Mailed statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public hearing transcript must be postmarked within ten (10) business days of this Public Hearing.  Project inquiries may be emailed to dot.feedback.highway@state.ma.us

This location is accessible to people with disabilities. MassDOT provides reasonable accommodations and/or language assistance free of charge upon request (including but not limited to interpreters in American Sign Language and languages other than English, open or closed captioning for videos, assistive listening devices and alternate material formats, such as audio tapes, Braille and large print), as available.  For accommodation or language assistance, please contact MassDOT’s Chief Diversity and Civil Rights Officer by phone (857-368-8580), fax (857-368-0602), TTD/TTY (857-368-0603) or by email (MassDOT.CivilRights@dot.state.ma.us).  Requests should be made as soon as possible prior to the meeting, and for more difficult to arrange services including sign-language, CART or language translation or interpretation, requests should be made at least ten (10) business days before the meeting.

In case of inclement weather, hearing cancellation announcements will be posted on the internet at http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/Highway/

 

FRANCIS A. DEPAOLA, P.E.                                                         PATRICIA A. LEAVENWORTH, P.E.

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATOR                                                     CHIEF ENGINEER

Location: Town Hall
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Saturday November 22, 2014
The Hingham Holiday Fair
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Jump start your holiday shopping at The Hingham Holiday Fair at Hingham High School on Saturday, November 22nd, 9-4.   The 6th annual Holiday Fair features over 90 artisans and small businesses offering a wide variety of holiday and home decor, gourmet foods, local artists and unique gifts for all ages.  Don't forgot to stop by the Hingham High School club/organization tables for HHS clothing and products !  

A portion of the event proceeds are donated to the Dana Farber Cancer Research  Institute via the Pan-Mass Challenge.  Thank you for your support !Any questions, please contact Lisa Lavieri at 781-740-8451 or LLavieri@hotmail.com.  There is a $2.00 event fee collected at the door (children / K-12 students are free).  Please take note of parking restrictions and available parking lots.

Lisa Lavieri  781-740-8451   LLavieri@hotmail.com
Location: Hingham High School
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Hingham Farmers Market
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Hingham Farmers Market

Saturdays from May until Thanksgiving

10am - 2pm

Rain or Shine 

Hingham Bathing Beach, Route 3A (Otis Street)

Follow us on Facebook: Hingham Farmers Market

Farmers' Market Logo

For more information     info@hinghamfarmersmarket.org
Location: (96 Otis St ) Hingham Harbor
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Hingham Farmers Market Annual Meeting
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Hingham Farmers Market

Saturdays from May until Thanksgiving

10am - 2pm

Rain or Shine 

Hingham Bathing Beach, Route 3A (Otis Street)

Follow us on Facebook: Hingham Farmers Market

 

For more information     info@hinghamfarmersmarket.org
Location: (96 Otis St.) Hingham Harbor
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Thursday November 27, 2014
Thanksgiving Day

Town Offices Closed

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Saturday November 29, 2014
Hingham High 1984 Reunion
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Hingham High, Class of '84 Celebrates 30 Years! 

Please help us find alumni!

Please register on the event site for tickets and updated information.

Also, find us on Facebook for photos and memories from then and now

https://www.facebook.com/groups/257580394402519/

Location: South Shore County Club
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Saturday December 6, 2014
The Garden Club of Hingham Holiday House Tour
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Carol Huse  781-740-1852   cadhuse@verivon.net
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Thursday December 25, 2014
Christmas Day

Town Offices Closed

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