Award-Winning Cottage Housing Developer Will Present to Planning Board

cottage zoningA cottage zoning expert is scheduled to appear before the Hamilton Planning Board next week.

Rob Brennan, president of CapeBuilt Development, LLC and the developer of Heritage Sands in Dennis Port, is scheduled for a presentation at the Tuesday, July 11 meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. in the Memorial room at Hamilton Town Hall.

Brennan and his firm have done some award-winning cottage housing projects, according to Hamilton Planning Director Patrick Reffett.

“The board is trying to get a grip on the language necessary to create a bylaw to add this type of housing to the community fabric of Hamilton,” he said.

The board continues to discuss possible edits to a draft cottage zoning town bylaw. The public is invited to come and listen because cottage zoning could potentially become an
article that would go before Town Meeting voters, Reffett said.


Compost Available Starting Tuesday

compostCompost will be available for Hamilton residents starting on Tuesday, April 11.

The compost will be behind Hamilton Town Hall on the right side before the gate into the DPW yard.

There will be a limit of two five gallon buckets per person.

Additional loads are expected later this year but the exact amount is unknown right now. Further updates will be posted as new information is available.

Hamilton Town Hall, Rec Department Closed Tuesday, Trash Pickup to be Delayed This Week

snow closeHamilton Town Hall will be closed on Tuesday, March 14, according to Town Manager Michael Lombardo.

Town Hall will reopen at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15.

The Hamilton-Wenham Recreation will also be closed on Tuesday and all department activities for the day are cancelled.

Trash pickup will also be delayed one day later this week. Pickup will run from Thursday through Saturday this week in Hamilton.

As a reminder, there will also be a parking ban in effect from 6 a.m. Tuesday through noon on Wednesday.

Hamilton Town Hall Closed Monday

Hamilton Town HallHamilton Town Hall and other non-emergency Hamilton municipal buildings will be closed on Monday, Feb. 13.

The decision to close is because of the weather and road conditions, said Police Chief and Acting Town Manager Russell Stevens.

Hamilton-Wenham Regional District schools are also closed on Monday, according to Superintendent Dr. Michael Harvey.

Hamilton Town Hall Closed Thursday, Trash Pickup to Happen

Hamilton Town HallHamilton Town Hall will be closed on Thursday because the forecast calls for a significant  snowstorm.

All non-emergency employees have been instructed to stay home and the state Department of Transportation has also asking motorists to stay at home, said Acting Town Manager and Police Chief Russell Stevens.

Trash pickup will happen as scheduled, according to the town’s trash contractor, Casella Waste Systems. Pickup will only be halted or delayed if the storm prevents pickup, according to DPW Director Tim Olson. If pickup ends up being delayed, further updates will be issued.

A parking ban will also be in effect from 6 a.m. Thursday through 6 a.m. Friday.

Town Hall to Close for Two Consecutive Mondays for Holiday Observances

closed-for-holidaysHolidays that fall on a Sunday are observed by the town of Hamilton on the following Monday, which means Hamilton Town Hall will be closed on Monday, Dec. 26 in observance of Christmas Day and closed on Monday, Jan. 2 in observance of New Year’s Day.

The holiday schedule also extends to Hamilton-Wenham Recreation Department and Hamilton-Wenham Public Library.

Town Hall to Close Early on Wednesday, Stay Closed Thursday and Friday

thanksgiving-turkeyHamilton Town Hall will close to the public at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 23, the day before Thanksgiving.

Town Hall will also be closed on Thanksgiving and the day after Thanksgiving – Friday, Nov. 25. There will be no trash pickup on Thursday and Friday and will be delayed until Saturday, Nov. 26.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!