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December 5, 2006
Regular Session 7:04 PM
Mr. Edmundson, Ms. Tully, Mr. Riley
Mr. Hersey spoke to the Board regarding a tree on Garrison Road that fell down on Friday, December 1, 2006. There was a public shade tree hearing held on November 3 the minutes were not available when Mr. Hersey requested them. Mr. Hersey presented the Board with pictures of various trees throughout the town that he felt were in poor condition. Mr. Hersey also noted that the tree removal was scheduled for a Saturday and asked why this was scheduled overtime.
The Board heard the following budgets:
Bare Cove Park
Meeting adjourned 8:10 PM
Meeting resumed open session 8:37 PM
The Board heard the following budgets:
Historic Districts/Historical Commission
Zoning Board of Appeals
Update on Athletic Fields Construction
Mr. Hastings said things are progressing well on both the fields and the former Project Turnabout property. The Sports Partnership has the foundation in for the field house. Everything for the ball fields will be in place by the end of the summer. Hopefully the fences along Beal Street will be down before winter. There will be a base coat of pavement down before winter if the weather cooperates. Mr. Hastings noted that there was a tremendous amount of asbestos removed. He also commented on the great cooperation from Hingham Light and Aquarion. Six large trees have been transplanted. Mr. Riley expressed concern about the signs on the Town fields. He mentioned the Back River Sign at the former entrance to Bare Cove Park, the banner along the fence on Beal Street and the window space at Brewed Awakenings.
Mr. Edmundson asked when the Board should expect to see Mr. Hastings on the subject of Hersey House. The plan should be available just after the first of the year. Mr. Hastings said that the Back River project had taken precedence.
Mr. Edmundson recused himself.
Voted - to renew the Restaurant Common Victualler All Alcholic Beverages Licenses of Black Rock Golf Club, LLC, 25 Clubhouse Drive and
Maxx, LLC d/b/a The Boston Golf Club, 31 Old County Road
Mr. Edmundson rejoined the meeting.
Voted - to renew the following Restauarant Common Victualler All Alcoholic Beverages Licenses for the calendar year 2007.
AR.M. Inc. d/b/a South Shore Sports Center, 55 Recreation Park Drive
Asian Fusion, Inc., d/b/a Asian C, 48 Whiting Street
BE&E Inc, d/b/a The Snug, 116 North Street
Bertucci's Restaurant Corp d/b/a Bertucci's Brick Oven Ristorante, 90 Derby Street
Brinker Massachusetts Corp d/b/a Chili's Grille & Bar, 6 Whiting Street
Burtons Grill of Hingham, 96 Derby Street
ChopHouseAssoc LP d/b/a Black Fin Chop House & Raw Bar, 1217 Main Street
Curry, LLC d/b/a Muang Thai, 74 North Street
Eat Well, Inc., d/b/a Tosca , Manager, 14 North Street
Eat Well, Inc., d/b/a Caffé Tosca, 15 North Street
Hingham Bay Club, LLC d/b/a Hingham Bay Club, 349 Lincoln Street
Kay's Harbor Corp. d/b/a Stars on Hingham Harbor, 2-4 Otis Street
KMC, LLC, d/b/a Rustic Kitchen, 94 Derby Street, Suite 217
Linden Ponds Inc. d/b/a Linden Ponds, 300 Linden Ponds Way
Ninety Nine Restaurant of Boston, LLC, 428 Lincoln Street
Nino's Steak & Chop House, LLC, 415 Whiting Street
Ocean Kai, Inc., 300 Lincoln Street
Salsa's of Hingham, Inc., 211 Lincoln Street
Siam Enterprises, Inc, d/b/a Jack's Cafe, 6 Crow Point Lane
South Shore Catering Group,Inc dba So.Shore Country Club
South Shore Sons of Italy, #1850 Sons of Italy in America, 39 Kilby Street
Thompson' Tavern, Inc., d/b/a Liberty Grille, 8 North Street
Three Squares A Day Café, Inc. d/b/a The Square Café, 150 North Street
Voted - to renew the following Restaurant Common Victualler Wines and Malt Beverages Licenses for the calendar year 2007:
Hingham Yacht Club, 211 Downer Avenue
Crow Point Pizzeria Inc., 191 Lincoln Street
Voted - to renew the following Retail Package Goods Store All Alcoholic Beverages Licenses:
A.G.T. Inc., d/b/a Queen Ann Wine & Spirits, 1 Whiting Street
Derby Street Wine & Spirits, 94 Derby, Suite 103
2 G Inc. d/b/a Tutto Italiano, 26 Whiting Street
E&S Group Inc. d/b/a Hingham Liquors, 118 North Street
Packaging Center, Inc, d/b/a Stop & Shop, 400 Lincoln Street
Voted - to renew the following Retail Package Goods Store Wine and Malt Beverages Licenses:
Bare Cove Gourmet Wine Annex, Inc., 79 Water Street
Hingham Market & Deli, Inc. d/b/a Main St. Market & Deli, 484 Main St
Moira A. Sullivan, d/b/a Hingham Wine Merchant, 112 North Street
Patricia M. McDonald d/b/a The Cracker Barrel, 613 Main Street
Richard Abbadessa-Victoria Mortland d/b/a Victoria's Beer & Wine, 244 Hull St.
Voted - to grant request for counsel as submitted by the Board of Health
Voted - to grant the following one-day liquor licenses to Joe LaSpada for the following events to be held at the South Shore Country Club.
December 09, 2006 - a social
December 30, 2006 - a wedding
January 21, 2007 - a birthday party
Voted - to grant a one-day liquor license to Michael Stokes for a Bowling Christmas Party to be held on December 11, 2006 at the Country Club.
Public Hearing pertaining to alleged liquor violation at the Cracker Barrel
Lt. Peraino reported that on October 28 he, Detective McInnis and a nineteen year old were conducting compliance checks on liquor establishments in the town. At the Cracker Barrel the young man entered the store; then Lt Peraino entered the store; the young male picked up a package of beer and purchased it. The clerk failed to ask for an ID. Lt Peraino advised that he noticed that the clerk was showing signs of extreme nervousness. Lt Peraino felt it would be wise to make the clerk aware of the fact that he was a police officer in view of the clerk's nervousness and the recent history of two robberies at the store. Ms. McDonald explained that the clerk was the individual who was on duty during the recent robbery and, because of that, was focused on looking for strange looking people or people hanging around the store. She noted that once there has been a situation such as a robbery you are more sensitive and aware when a situation is not normal.
Mr. Edmundson said that in the recent years the Selectmen had given no punishment for the first violation but a second violation resulted in a three day suspension. Ms. Tully said that she understood the circumstances and understands that it is difficult to be a woman alone in a small store but there must be some consequence. She suggested a one-day license suspension after the holidays. Mr. Edmundson and Mr. Riley agreed that there must be something done as a result of this violation.
Voted - to suspend the Retail Package Goods Store Wines and Malt License, of The Cracker Barrel, 613 Main Street for one day on January 8, 2007.
The Board advised Ms. McDonald that she has the right to appeal this decision to the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission within five days following receipt of the forthcoming written decision under the provision of MGL Chapter 138, Section 67.
Meeting adjourned 9:45 PM.
Betty Foley, Clerk