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August 6, 2019
7:00 PM
Public Services Administration Building
500 Dedham Ave

Needham, MA 02492
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Planning Board-LEGAL NOTICE

Tuesday, August 6, 2019


Planning Board



In accordance with the provisions of the Scenic Road Act, M.G.L. Chapter 40A, S. 15C, the Needham Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the Charles River Room of the Public Services Administration Building, 500 Dedham Avenue, Needham, Massachusetts, regarding the application of NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy, for consent to remove 3 public shade trees from within the right of way of South Street, a designated Scenic Road. The Needham Tree Warden will hold a concurrent hearing under M.G.L., Ch. 87, The Shade Tree Law. The subject property is located on South Street approaching Needhamdale Avenue. The public shade trees proposed to be removed are as follows: (1) 3” Elm; (2) 9” Locust; and (3) 2” Locust. The purpose of the tree removal work is to facilitate construction and operation of the underground transmission line segment of Eversource’s West Roxbury to Needham Reliability Project. More specifically, a short segment of an existing water line must be relocated within the roadway layout to accommodate the installation of the new underground transmission line and manhole structure. The relocated water line necessitates the removal of the 3 trees in this location. No other public shade tree removal is currently contemplated for the balance of the approximately 2.9 miles of underground transmission line construction. The proposed activities are shown on a plan entitled “Plan and Profile STA 100+00 to 105+00 West Roxbury to Needham Reliability Project, 115kV Underground Transmission Line, Needham – West Roxbury, Massachusetts,” prepared by Power Engineers, dated May 10, 2018, revised May 6, 2019, June 3, 2019, June 25, 2019 and July 1, 2019.

Copies of the plan are available upon request for inspection at the office of the Planning Board.  Interested persons are encouraged to attend the public hearing and make their views known to the Planning Board.

                                                                        NEEDHAM PLANNING BOARD


Needham Times, July 18, 2019 and July 25, 2019

Rec'd and posted by the Town Clerks Office on 7/11/2019 @ 12:11 PM