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Page 10 POST-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 17, 2012 David J. Saliba Attorney at Law Hess Gas Station applied for permission tO rebuild its gas station and add a convenience store. The Framingham zoning board denied the request. Hess appealed. HESS CORPORATION VS. ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS OF THE TOWN OF FRAMINGHAM MASSACHUSETTS LAND COURT 19 LCR 83; 2011 Mass. LCR LEXIS 45 March 2, 2011, Decided In bringing the Instant appeal, Hess contends that the ZBA (zoning board of ap- peals) decision was arbitrary and capricious and exceeded the board's authority. Fur- ther, Hess contends that the ZBA decision was faulty. The ZBA decision, found that the addition of the convenience store would bring "additional traffic." Hess insists that any additional traffic to lo- cus, however, would result from the addition of two fu- eling positions, not the con- venience store. According to the 2005 traffic study, the volume of traffic will be greater with twelve fueling positions than with the ad- dition of the convenience store. While conceding there will be more traffic gener- ated by the project, Hess characterizes the increase as de minimis. The Court Said: The Zon- ing Board of Appeals found that the project would have a negative impact on traffic in the vicinity of locus. While the 2005 traffic study concluded that the project will have a "negligible im- pact" on traffic in the vicin- ity of locus, the uIlderlying facts in the study show that traffic will actually increase on Hollis Street as a result of the project. In the final analysis, "(lit is the board's evaluation of the serious- ness of a problem, not the judge's, which is controlling." There is sufficient evi- dence to support the discre- tionary judgment of the ZBA in this case that the project did not meet the standards established by Section IV.D. and Section V.E.3. Thus, the ZBA decision denying the Hess application was not based on a legally untenable, arbitrary, or capricious ground and must be upheld. Judgment shall enter af- firming the ZBA decision and dismissing the complaint. This case says that if you want to change the zoning for your building or business, find out how your zoning board feels about your plans before applying for the change. The court will uphold the zoning board's decision 90% of the time. Get a local lawyer who knows the members of the zoning board before applying for a zoning change. ARTBEAT Creativity. Easy to find. Easy to Imagine a place where you place any time you want to, can explore art, without hav- ing to sign up for a series of classes or invest in materi- als that look fascinating, but that you may not use again. What ff you could go to that and find it filled with color- ful, fun supplies -- paints, papers,, beads, tiles -- and someone would show you how to use them? What if you could sit down LEGAL NOTICE MASSACHUSE'n's PORT AUTHORITY REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS The MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY is soliciting a qualified firm or team of airport planning professionals with proven experience for MPA CONTRACT NO. HP1202-$1 - 2012 IL.G. Hanscom Field Environmental Status and Planning Report (ESPR). The Authority is seeking qualified a Con- sultant team to provide professional services related to the preparing and filing of the 2012 Hanscom Field ESPR with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. The Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs (Secretary) currently requires that the Authority prepare environmental repoffs providing data and analyses on noise, ground trans- pertation, air quality, water quality, historic resources, sustainability and mitigation. Priodically, the Authority prepares Environmental Status and Planning Reports (ESPRs) reporting ot current envi- ronmental and operating conditions and comparing them to historic trends. The ESPR,' also took pro- spectively by analyzing environmental conditions based upon future forecasts for airport operations. A Supplemental Information Package, which shall provide more details on the scope of the Project as well as the selection process, shall be available on Thursday, March 1, 2012 by contacting Pam Rizzo at (617) 568-1090 or by email Drizzo@massoort.com. In addition, a Project Briefing shall be held in the Economic Planning and Development Conference Room, Logan Office Center, One Harborside Drive, Logan International Airport, East Boston, MA on Wednesday, March 14, at 10 am. Although the briefing is not mandatory, attendance is highly recommended so that interested parties can become more familiar with the requirements of the Project. The Authority expects to issue a contract for a total amount not to exceed $650,000. The services shall be authorized on a work order basis. The submission shall include a detailed description highlighting the consultant's experience and ca- pabilities and identification of subconsultants including M/W/DBE participation. M/W/DBE certification must be current at the time of submittal and a copy of the certification letter from the Commonwealth's Supplier Diversity Office. The Consultant must respond to all of the requirements of the RFP, includ- ing: (1) the identification and professional qualifications, providing resumes for the Project Manager and key members of the project team; (2) and organizational chart and staffing plan; (3) a schedule of project milestones and commitment to meet the established timeframe, and (4) M/W/DBE participa- tion and affirmative action efforts. The Consultant shall also provide litigation and legal proceedings information, signed under the pains and penalties of perjury, in a separate sealed envelope entitled "Litigation and Legal Proceedings", See www.massport.conVbusiness/capit resou.html for more details on litigation and legal proceedings history submittal requirements. The submissions will be evaluated on the basis of (1) familiarity with Massachusetts and Federal environmental regulations as they apply to Hanscom Field; (2) related experience; (3) experience and availability of key personnel assigned to the project; (4)ability to meet filing deadlines; (5) familiarity with the Authority and Hanscom Field; (6) M/W/DBE participation and affirmative Action efforts; (7) current level of work with the Authority; (8) past performance for the Authority, if applicable; and (9) litigation and legal proceedings history. The selection shall involve a two-step process that includes shortlisting firms based on evaluation of the submittals. Shortlisted firms will be invited to provide oral presentations following which, final selection will be made. By responding to this solicitation, consultants agree to accept the terms and conditions of the Authority's standard work order agreement, a copy of the agreement can be found on the Authority's web page at www.massport.com. The exception to this standard agreement is the insurance requirement of $1,000,000 of automobile liability insurance. Submissions are limited to a maximum of 30 double-sided sheets (60 printed pages), not including re- sumes and firm brochures, no acetate cover. Fifteen (15) copies of the bound document including the litigation and legal proceedings history in a separate sealed envelope as required, shall be addressed to Thomas W. Ennis, Senior Project Manager and received no later than 12:00 NOON on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at the Massachusetts Port Authority; Logan Office Center; One Harborside Drive, Suite 205S; East Boston, MA 02128-2909. Any submission, which exceeds the page limit set here or which is not received in a timely manner will be rejected by the Authority as non-respensive. Any information provided to the Authority in any Proposal or other written or oral communication between the Proposer will not be, or deemed to have been, proprietary or confidential, although the Authority will use reasonable efforts not to disclose such information to persons who are not employees or consultants retained by the Authority except as may be required by M.G.L.c.66. All questions relative to your submission shall only be directed to Tom Ennis, Senior Project Manager/ Senior Planner, Economic Planning & Development at (617) 568-3546. MASSACHUSE'n's PORT AUTHORITY DAVID S. 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