At the present time, P.M.P. Associates, LLC is the Planning Board Consultant for the Massachusetts towns of Abington, Whitman and periodically for Dedham, Hanson and Halifax. Our office also provides consulting services to the East Bridgewater Zoning Board of Appeals as well as
the Hanson Zoning Board of Appeals and the Marshfield DPW. Our Municipal Consulting services are divided into two distinct areas, namely, the consulting engineering & planning services and the construction observation & construction phase services.
Planning Board consulting services provided by P.M.P. Associates, LLC vary with each individual communities needs. Plan review services are generally the majority of the work performed for our municipal clients. The plan review reports are used by the Boards in their planning process. The review reports present the non-compliance issues based on local zoning & subdivision regulations as well as addressing the technical issues associated with a particular project.
These reports may also include recommendations based upon our experience with a particular type of project. Our staff attend, upon request, the Planning Board hearings / meetings in order to provide technical advice to the Board as well as answer questions, etc.
Another service provided by P.M.P. Associates, LLC is the preparation of Subdivision Rules and Regulations, Master Planning and preparation of Zoning By-Laws, including the creation or updating of Zoning Maps. P.M.P. Associates, LLC was responsible for preparing the new Subdivision Rules and Regulations for the Town of Medway and Town of Whitman and more recently with the Town of Abington Zoning Bylaw and subdivision regulations.
Planning Board construction observation services are generally provided on an as needed basis. The extent of our work is established by the individual community's requirements. Critical construction phases are more closely observed, such as drainage system installation and roadway paving. Periodic site visits are made throughout the construction phase to observe the progress of the work. The term "observation" is used for the services performed by P.M.P. Associates, LLC. The Developer / Contractor is fully responsible for the proper construction of the project. Our "construction observation" reports provide documentation of the progress, including any deficiencies found. Copies of the reports are provided to each Board Member, the local Public Works Dept. or other appropriate local agency and the Developer / Contractor.
Other related services include the preparation of construction cost estimates for the Planning Board to establish the bonding estimates. P.M.P. Associates, LLC also performs "As-Built" plan reviews (to field check the final conditions in conjunction with the plan review).
P.M.P. also provides municipal consulting services to local Boards of Health. At the present time, our office provides technical review services to the Halifax Board of Health and as-needed, services to the West Bridgewater and Hanson Boards of Health. These services include the witnessing of soil testing, technical review of septic system design plans, construction observation and other typical health agent functions.
With the publication of the Massachusetts Department of Environment Protections Stormwater Management Policy, local conservation commissions are using independent consultants to evaluate the drainage design and storm water management components that are part of the permitting process.
P.M.P. Associates, LLC has provided these technical review services to the Holbrook Conservation Commission as well as the West Bridgewater Conservation Commission and is discussing similar services with other communities.