The Town of Hamilton Massachusetts

 

Hamilton is a rural-suburban town in the eastern central portion of Essex County in eastern Massachusetts. Its location on the North Shore of Massachusetts provides easy access to the Atlantic seashore with its reservations, beaches and boating. The town includes many historic houses and pastoral landscapes. It also has a rich equestrian heritage, which remains strong due to the influence of the many horse farms and of Myopia Hunt Club, which holds frequent equestrian events.

Hamilton is closely tied to its sister town, Wenham, sharing a school system, library, recreation department and commuter rail station. The community of Hamilton-Wenham was recently listed among the “Best Places to Live” by Boston Magazine. Hamilton includes South Hamilton, which is that part of Hamilton that the Postal Service has assigned the zip code 01982. Hamilton and South Hamilton are indistinguishable from each other except for the difference in zip codes.

Notable residents of Hamilton have included both General George S. Patton (1885-1945), known for his exploits in World War II and his son General George S. Patton IV (1923-2004). In the years after the latter’s 1980 retirement from the Army with the rank of Major General, Patton turned a Hamilton estate owned by his late father into the 250 acres Green Meadows Farm, where he named the fields in honor of Vietnam soldiers who died under his command.

 

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Any knowledgeable property manager will tell you that the definition of building security has changed since 9/11. It used to be a simple matter of not letting unauthorized people into the building. Now it’s a matter of making sure all that buildings have emergency disaster plans and circulating these plans to the building’s board and all tenants, with each new tenant getting a copy of the plan. Astute property managers know that it’s not just a matter of having safety and evacuation programs in place. Training for your staff, repeated every six to nine months, is also necessary. Also needed are disaster plans for each building, along with knowing what to expect. Certain people have to be designated to man the stairwells in case of an evacuation. One has to know who will go door-to-door to make sure people are getting out. The property manager must have demographic information so it is readily known which tenants are elderly, immobile or need to bring medications with them, upon an evacuation. Surveillance cameras are actually quite easy to install. So are phone trees that are set up to call, text or e-mail tenants immediately in case of disaster. The local police department is usually willing to send a representative to examine the building and its perimeter, make recommendations and meet with tenants to discuss security. Making private security personnel more accountable is also important. Security is an aspect that points to the critical nature of a good property manager, even though much of what he does is not obvious.