By: Carol Meyer
What's the biggest challenge?
Like all communities, Hingham has its challenges. While the town's stock of affordable housing (with some lower than prevailing market-rate rents and sales prices through the state comprehensive permit process) has steadily increased in recent years, there's a need for more truly affordable units. There are also between $75 and $100 million dollars' worth of potential capital projects under consideration -- including Foster School, a senior center expansion, and new fire station.
There's also the issue of increasing development and its impacts on neighborhoods and school enrollment and whether or not the town should purchase the portion of the Aquarion Water Company system serving Hingham, Hull, and part of Cohasset.
What do you think is the biggest challenge facing the town -- any of the above or something else? Citizen participation is an important part of town government!