Library Construction Grant and December Special Town Meeting Warrant

Here are the latest updates from Educate Hopkinton:

Library Construction Grant
The Hopkinton Library may be eligible for a state library construction grant for a larger and more accessible facility. If the Town receives a grant award, the state would pay for up to 50% of the costs of either refurbishing or building a new library. The town would pay for 25% of the costs, with the remainder would come from private donations. Read more at:

Special Town Meeting
Monday, December 14 @ Middle School Auditorium
The warrant contains seven articles:

  1. Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Adjustments – Town Manager
  2. Phase VI Sewer Project – Department of Public Works
  3. Senior Center Parking Expansion – Council on Aging
  4. Amend Industrial B District and Definitions– Planning Board
  5. Amend Subdivision Phasing Bylaw– Planning Board
  6. Amend Scenic Roads General Bylaw – Planning Board
  7. Amend Stormwater Management and Erosion Control Bylaw – Planning Board

Click on the link to read the full warrant:

School Committee
The agenda for the November 19 School Committee Meeting is now posted. Agenda items include a report from the Elementary Building Committee, the Wellness Policy and the FY11 Budget. Read more:

FY11 Budget Message and School Committee Meeting tonight

Last week at their October 27 Meeting, the Hopkinton Board of Selectmen announced the following Budget Message for FY11:

  1. Reduce the FY11 budget by 2.65% from the FY10 budget.
  2. Build medium and long term sustainability of the town’s finances by addressing minimum recommended reserves as well [as] instituting pay-as-you-go capital as part of the town’s debt service plan.
  3. Maintain the town’s current level of services even with a 2.65% reduction in budget.
  4. Continue the coordinated effort by all town departments, boards and committees, to identify more efficient operations, revenue enhancement opportunities and additional cost cutting measures.

The Agenda for tonight’s School Committee Meeting at 7:30pm in the Middle School Library (also on HCAM-TV) has been posted online:
Agenda items include a report from the Full Day Kindergarten Implementation Committee, a report on the Board of Selectmen’s Budget Message and discussion of the FY11 Budget.