Hingham School Building Committee hosted a meeting at the Hingham Middle School Wednesday night, to address any concerns abutters may have about the upcoming model middle school construction project.
A few neighbors turned out for the meeting to speak with Hingham School Building Chairman Ray Estes, along with project architects and the Owner’s Project Manager.
Neighbor Dave Sheehan lives on Pine Grove Road right next to the site and worries about the cutting down of trees, which would leave just a 50 foot buffer between his house and new playing fields.
“We’ve been spoiled by having a very, very private setting behind our house. That’s one of the reasons we chose to buy our house on Pine Grove Road and we feel that’s going to change. But if they’re going to do what they say they will and put up a tree line that’s going to act as a natural fence, I guess I could be ok with them coming closer to my property line”, Sheehan said.
Hingham School Building Chairman Ray Estes says he’ll be available along with the Owner’s Project Manager, to address any issues neighbors might have as the project moves forward.
“We’re happy to discuss any questions, comments or neighbor’s concerns throughout the process, while contractors are on site. If something comes up and it seems like it’s not quite right or not going the way that they anticipated it would, we’d certainly be happy to look at that and make sure that things do progress the way that they should”, Estes explained.
Ground breaking for the Hingham’s Model Middle School is scheduled for June 22.