Monday, September 24, 2012
Mike's Auto has been given the OK by the Hamilton Zoning Board of Appeals to sell eight used cars on its downtown Hamilton lot.
Mike’s Auto has been given the go-ahead by the Zoning Board to sell used cars at its downtown Hamilton auto repair garage. The board’s decision was made final in a written decision last Thursday allowing eight used cars to be sold on the Bay Road property. A full copy of the decision is attached to this story as a PDF. There is a 20-day appeal period before the decision becomes final. Stephanie Holland, daughter of owner Michael Holland who works alongside him, said on Friday that after the appeal period ends she plans to resume used car sales. Used car sales had been halted since early July when the Board of Selectmen ordered all used cars off the property because it said Mike’s was in violation of the conditions of its Class II Used Car …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Hamilton officials are grappling with the question of whether the town's zoning byalws require used cars to be sold from inside a "salesroom."
Do Hamilton’s zoning bylaws require used car lots to sell all the cars from inside a salesroom? That’s one of the important questions that member of the Hamilton Zoning Board of Appeals are grappling with as they consider an application from Mike’s Auto Repair to sell used cars at the downtown Hamilton business. “I do think it is going to be a key question,” said Bill Bowler, chairman of the ZBA as the board was hearing on Wednesday night about plans to sell used cars at Mike’s. It is the second time that the board has considered the plan – a review that began last month. “What constitutes a salesroom under Hamilton zoning bylaws?” Bowler asked, noting it is an auto salesroom that is allowed with a special permit in the downtown business …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The newest plan to handle trash in the two towns was called a compromise by Hamilton Selectmen on Monday night.
The newest plan designed to reduce trash collection costs and increase recycling was hailed Monday night by several Hamilton Selectmen as a excellent compromise. But some residents say they want the issue to go to a town vote and a former Selectman says the success of the plan is falsely predicated on the expectations that the recycling rate will double. Jennifer Scuteri, chairman of the Hamilton Board of Selectmen, said the town’s tax rate needs to be controlled and doing things the same way will not help control taxes. The latest plan will enhance services, lower costs and “moderate the (tax) increase significantly.” Several months ago town leaders in both Hamilton and Wenham began discussing the possibility of going to a pay-as-you-…
Friday, May 27, 2011
Bill Bowler writes that it has been an honor and privilege to serve on the Board of Selectmen for nine years.
To the Editor: It has been an honor and privilege to serve as Hamilton Selectman for the past nine years. It has been - mostly - enjoyable and - occasionally - even fun. I have met and worked with many dedicated people who care deeply for the town. I expect to keep interested and involved. I wish the best of luck and success to Jeff and the rest of the Selectmen and town leaders as we go forward. Thank you for the opportunity to serve. Bill Bowler Essex Street