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6th Annual “Know Your Vote” Spotlight on Town Meeting

6th Annual “Know Your Vote” Spotlight on Town Meeting

eHop (educate • engage • empower | Hopkinton) will hold its 6th Annual Spotlight Forum on Town Meeting:  Know Your Vote on Monday, April 30, 6:30-8:30 pm in the Hopkinton High School library.   Residents are encouraged to attend and get the answers they need from […]

Great job Jose!

Great job Jose!

Congratulations to our Marathon Runner, Jose Moros Obregon, who finished the Boston Marathon in 3:38:46 (pace 8:20) despite the rain and cold weather! Jose raised a total of $5,155! Thank you so much for fundraising for eHop! -Nanda Barker-Hook, Amanda Fargiano, Cindy Bernardo, Kristy Willadsen, Tara […]

Town Election Update After the Caucuses – Five Contested Races

Town Election Update After the Caucuses – Five Contested Races

Offices on the May 21, 2018 Ballot All Hopkinton precincts vote at the Middle School. Polls are open 7:00am-8:00pm on Monday, May 21. School will be in session, so please park in the back and use the back entrance to the Brown Gym. Follow the signs. There are five contested races […]

Town Election Update – Caucuses coming up 4/12

Town Election Update – Caucuses coming up 4/12

To become a candidate a person must either obtain and submit nomination papers by securing the signatures of 50 Hopkinton registered voters by Monday, April 2; or a person may qualify by being the top vote-getter in one of the town political party caucuses.  The Democratic and Republican town […]

Recap of eHop’s Spotlight Forum on Town Growth & Development

Recap of eHop’s Spotlight Forum on Town Growth & Development

On March 22, 2018 eHop hosted a public forum on Town Growth and Development attended by a standing room only crowd.  The forum provided a high-level snapshot of Hopkinton’s dramatic population growth, the impact on our budget and services, and information on how residents can […]

How to Stay Informed & Engaged with Town Government

How to Stay Informed & Engaged with Town Government

Who Shapes Land Use and Development Mass General Laws: Wetlands Protection Act Subdivision Control Community Preservation Act Open Space Preservation Fund Annual Town Election – Vote on: Selectmen Planning Board School Committee Annual Town Meeting – Vote on: General Bylaw changes Zoning Bylaw changes Usage […]

Town Growth & Development Forum Resources

Town Growth & Development Forum Resources

Hopkinton Master Documents: Hopkinton Master Plan Open Space & Recreation Plan Town Bylaws Town Zoning Bylaws Town Charter Town Annual Reports About Boards and Committees that Shape Land Use: Check out the eHop “Did You Know?” series for information on Town boards and committees, including: […]

FY19 Joint Budget Working Session

FY19 Joint Budget Working Session

Tuesday, March 20 at 6:30 PM HCAM-TV, 77 Main St (lower level), Hopkinton The next joint FY19 Budget working session for the Selectmen and School Committee is coming up this Tuesday. Previously at the March 9 working session, the town and school department heads were asked […]


Spotlight

Spotlight on Town Growth & Development

Spotlight on Town Growth & Development

New Date: Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 pm
Hopkinton Center for the Arts

eHop will hold a public forum on Town Growth and Development on Thursday, March 22 at 7 pm at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. The forum will provide a unique opportunity for residents and town leaders to listen and learn from each other in an open exchange of information and ideas. Much of the evening will be dedicated to Q&A beginning with a brief overview of recent and projected population growth, the impact on services, and information about how residents can engage in related discussions and decisions. The panel will include Elaine Lazarus, Director of Land Use and Town Operations, John Ferrari, Chairman of the Planning Board and the Open Space Preservation Commission, and Norman Khumalo, Town Manager.

Measured by population growth, Hopkinton has ranked among the state’s most rapidly growing towns for more than 20 years, with a 13.5% increase in population since 2010. Eighty-five new students have enrolled in Hopkinton Public Schools since September 1, 2017. As of December, there were over five hundred and fifty new housing units in the pipeline, with more on the near horizon. “Planning and responding to growth and development involves multiple boards, committees, and departments. eHop’s goal is to help break down some of this information and bring it out into the community to make it easier for residents to get involved.” — Nanda Barker-Hook, President, eHop.

This will be the fourth edition of eHop’s Spotlight Forum Series, bringing Hopkinton residents and leaders together in a neutral setting to discuss timely matters that affect all residents. Previous Spotlights have focused on Hopkinton’s water sources and systems during extreme drought, pedestrian and traffic safety, and town fields. eHop is a non-partisan, non-profit organization whose mission is to provide timely and factual information about key town matters with the goal of increasing government transparency and fostering civic engagement.

**eHop’s Spotlight on Town Growth and Development is co-sponsored by Hopkinton Center for the Arts.**

Hopkinton Population Growth 1930-2018

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