In Plymouth tonight, Indian Head Resort will again present its case to the ZBA for 2 special permits: one is to construct athletic fields to improve their recreational campground activities. But, to do this, a 2nd permit is required to remove about 500,000 cubic yards of gravel.
Rick Churchill is a civil engineer. The Indian Head Resort property has been in the family for many years. This is the point he hopes the ZBA will consider tonight:
“…that we have demonstrated that this is the absolute minimum amount of gravel to be removed. The Massachusetts Office of Disabilities and the Plymouth’s Commission of Disabilities agrees, that we shouldn’t be looking at the minimum amount of gravel removal, we should be looking at providing the most favorable access to the disabled.”
To those who believe that this is simply a permit to establish a sand and gravel operation, Churchill contends that this removal, from an existing sand pit, is to provide better accommodations and to be competitive with regional campgrounds.
“That’s correct. What I want to do is address the concerns made by one of the Zoning Board members is that: is this amount of gravel reasonably necessary—and I contend that it is.”
The ZBA is scheduled to hear this case tonight at town hall at 8 o clock.