April 28, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer (courtesy photo)
In an update on the South Shore Country Club Maintenance Facility project at last night’s Selectmen’s meeting, the word was that the plans are proceeding and that a new cost estimate for a phased-in approach will be available soon. Town Meeting 2020 approved up to $2.2 million for the design and construction of a new maintenance facility.
The Owners Project Manager is Pomroy Associates, and RMD Collaborative is the architectural firm involved with the project.
The design for the facility -- which will be used largely for cold storage and maintenance space -- will be reminiscent of agricultural buildings of the past to provide a more interesting view for the neighbors. A letter went out in March to abutters explaining the project.
A master plan is in the works, and plans for the new pool will be developed this summer in preparation for a 2022 Town Meeting vote for the funding. The full cost has not yet been determined.
SSCC Management Committee Chair Christine Smith said the maintenance facility and pool projects are the result of safety concerns. "SSCC never closes," she said. "This has been a thoughtful, thorough process, and we look forward to more public input."
* The following were named special police officers for a one-year term as recommended by Chief David Jones. SPOs supplement the work of the Hingham Police Department's full-time officers by working security and traffic details and performing other duties and have the same authority as a regular officer and the same training. Some of those appointed are current members of the town's public safety team and others are retired officers: