Selectmen to host Hingham board about possible Aquarion acquisition

The Hull Board of Selectmen will meet with their counterparts from Hingham to learn the details of that town's proposed buyout of Aquarion Water Co. operations that service customers in Hull, Hingham, and Cohasset.

This public forum, which begins at 8:15 p.m. Thursday (March 21) at Hull High School, represents the only Hull meeting for local residents to learn about the plan from Hingham officials’ viewpoint.

For reasons that are unclear, Hull selectmen chose not to hold a separate meeting on this topic, but included the agenda item within the board's regular Thursday night meeting. Selectmen did, however, move the meeting to the high school's Exhibition Room on the second floor to accommodate more residents who want to attend.

Here is the selectmen's agenda for tomorrow night:

7:30 Selectmen referral to Planning Board for a Public Hearing regarding proposed zoning change regarding parking requirements for Home Businesses

7:45 Dave Carlon-re-Presentation on impacts from Logan Airport

8:15 Joint Discussion with Hingham Board of Selectmen, re- Aquarion Water Update

9:00 RESCHEDULED: Red Parrot, Inc., dba Inspire Eat and Drink, 1 Hull Shore Drive-re-Public Hearing for transfer of all licenses to Houlihans Seaside, Inc., dba The Parrot

Many town boards have openings for interested volunteers

The Hull Board of Selectmen is accepting applications from interested residents who want to serve on one of the following boards:

Beach Management Committee; Conservation Commission; Council on Aging; Economic Development Committee; Historic District Commission; Logan Airport Committee; or the Zoning Board of Appeals.

The selectmen are collecting letters of interest and will call in applicants to meet with the board at one of its Thursday night meetings.

A letter of interest may be directed to Town Clerk Lori West, Hull Municipal Building, 253 Atlantic Ave., Hull, MA 02045 or email it to

Application deadline is March 28.

Selectmen vote in support of medical marijuana dispensary in Hull

The selectmen have negotiated about “90 percent” of a host agreement with Boston's Evergreen Farms Group to site a medical marijuana facility at 175 George Washington Boulevard, the current site of Java Jungle and other businesses.
By a 4-1 vote Thursday night, the board voted to approve a Letter of Non-Opposition that the company will soon submit, along with the host agreement, as part of its licensing application to the state Department of Public Health. 
Jennifer Constable cast the sole vote against the motion, saying that she would have preferred that the firm’s principals conducted public outreach to gauge neighborhood support prior to the board’s action.
Town officials said they've been negotiating with the firm's principals since September, when EFG chief executive officer Benjamin Smith and his advisors presented the concept at a public selectmen's meeting. 
Town Manager Philip Lemnios and Town Counsel James Lampke negotiated the basic terms of the host agreement with company representatives over the course of five or six meetings in recent months, Lemnios said last night. 
For complete details of last night’s meeting, including revenue projections that the town could realize from the dispensary operation, see next week’s Hull Times.

Selectmen to meet with medical marijuana CEO

Selectmen will meet tomorrow night [Thursday] with the CEO of a company that wants to site a medical marijuana dispensary in Hull. 

Evergreen Farms is seeking approval of "a Letter of Non-Opposition and Host Agreement," according to the agenda item posted by Town Clerk Lori West today. 

The agenda item is posted for 7:45 p.m. at Hull Town Hall, 253 Atlantic Ave.