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Committees: Harbor Planning Task Force

Harbor Planning Task Force
(ad hoc, appointed by Selectmen )

Interim Report of the Harbor Planning Task Force (PDF, 611k) Acobat Reader Document

Hingham Harbor Overlay District Draft Zoning Amendment Updated March 16, 2010 (PDF, 4MB) Acobat Reader Document

Summary of Proposed Hingham Harbor Overlay District Zoning Article (PDF, 48k) Acobat Reader Document

The Harbor Planning Task Force was created by a vote of the Board of Selectmen as a follow-up to a recent series of discussions and joint meetings of the Planning Board, Harbor Development Committee and Hingham Development and Industrial Commission. The goal of this Task Force is to identify and build consensus among all stakeholders (including the public at large) on short and long term planning goals for the Harbor. The area of study will extend from the Bathing Beach west to Steamboat Wharf.

Specific questions to be addressed by the Task Force include the following:

• What are the operative documents currently in place that govern the various Harbor parcels?
• What are the existing sources of revenue generated for the Town in the Harbor area?
• What is the preferred long-term “Vision” of the residents and Town officials for the Harbor area?
• What improvements that can be undertaken and completed in the short-term?
• What are the obstacles (regulatory, financial, etc.) to accomplishing short and long-term goals?
• What other opportunities exist or may be created for revenue generation for the Town?
• What regulatory or policy changes are needed to accomplish the short and long-term goals?

John Riley, Board of Selectmen
Susan Murphy, Hingham Planning Board
Peter Fee, Trustees of the Hingham Bathing Beach
Benedict Wilcox, Industrial and Development Committee
Chris Daly, Harbor Development Committee
Ken Corson, Harbormaster
Katy Lacy, Town Planner
Cliff Prentiss, Conservation Agent