Norwell: Herb Chambers to take over former Saab lots; town committee descriptions soon to be defined

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The pre-owned dealership Shaw Saab moved out of two lots at 10 and 22 Pond Street in Norwell last fall and the property has been empty since. But Wednesday night, Selectmen approved a Class 2 vehicle license for Herb Chambers to move in as a high-end pre-owned dealership.

The car company’s attorney Frank Marinelli explained inventory will rotate between the Norwell and Sharon locations, “We anticipate primarily serve as an adjunct to our Herb Chambers Lexus site on Route 1 in Sharon and be able to market and sell some of the pre-owned inventory here.”

The current showroom on Route 228 will remain the same and the two lots have a total maximum vehicle capacity of 180 cars. Herb Chambers expects to be open for business in the upcoming weeks.

And Norwell Town Administrator Jim Boudreau explained to Selectmen he’s hoping to spark interest within the community to volunteer on town boards, by organizing committee descriptions.

According to Boudreau, there are more than twenty open slots to be filled and his office has been working to create a mission statement, define bylaws, and explain the history of each committee to attract residents.

“Someone can go online and say, ‘Well geez what does the Conservation Commission do?’ And there’ll be a short narrative there for them telling them what they do, how often they meet, what type of workload it is. So they can determine early on, ‘Geez that meets what I want to do’, or, ‘That might be a little bit too much work for me giving what I do for a living,’” said Boudreau.

The Town Administrator stated descriptions must first be approved by current committee members before being posted on the town website, though they are hoping to complete the project as quickly as possible.


(left to right: Town Administrator Jim Boudreau, Selectmen Chair Gregg McBride, Selectman David DeCoste)

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