Tonight at 7:00pm – Hopkinton Women’s Club Candidate Night

Stay informed about the candidates for the May 21 Town Election. This year there are contested races for School Committee and Library Trustees. Attend in person and ask your questions or watch live on HCAM-TV, Comcast Channel 8 or Verizon Channel 30 or streaming at http://www.hcam.tv. Read more at http://www.hcam.tv/news/meet-candidates-night-april-25. Thank you so much to the Hopkinton Women’s Club for once again hosting this important and informative annual event!

Candidates for the May 21 Hopkinton Town Election

SELECTMEN, For 3 years, Vote for 2
Michelle A. Gates, Republican, Incumbent
Todd A. Cestari, Incumbent

BOARD OF ASSESSORS, For 3 years, Vote for 1
John H. Duffy, Incumbent

BOARD OF HEALTH, For 3 years, Vote for 1
Paul R. Winshman, Republican

BOARD OF LIBRARY COMMISSIONERS, For 3 years, Vote for 1
John G. Belger, Incumbent

BOARD OF LIBRARY COMMISSIONERS, Unexpired Term 2013, Vote for 1
Stanley D. Pulnik

BOARD OF LIBRARY COMMISSIONERS, Unexpired Term 2014, Vote for 1 – Contested Race!
Richard O. Duggan, Democrat
June A. Harris, Republican

CEMETERY COMMISSIONERS, For 3 years, Vote for 1
Thomas F. Pratt, Democrat, Incumbent

COMMISSIONERS OF TRUST FUND, For 3 years, Vote for 1
Thomas J. Garabedian, Republican, Incumbent

HOPKINTON HOUSING AUTHORITY, For 5 years, Vote for 1
Renee A. Gilson, Republican, Incumbent

HOPKINTON HOUSING AUTHORITY, Unexpired Term 2014, Vote for 1
Warren E. Johnson

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSIONERS, For 2 years, Vote for 2
Robert T. Dobinski, Republican, Incumbent
Daniel F. Terry, Republican

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSIONERS, Unexpired Term 2012, Vote for 1
Brian T. O’Keefe

PLANNING BOARD, For 5 years, Vote for 2
Kenneth R. Weismantel, Republican, Incumbent
Matthew P. Wade, Republican

SCHOOL COMMITTEE, For 3 years, Vote for 2 – Contested Race!
Jean B. Bertschmann, Incumbent http://jeanforsc.com/
Francis J. D’Urso, Democrat https://www.facebook.com/CandidateDUrso
Frank E. Sivo, Republican http://sivoforsc.org/
Jonathan E. Graziano https://www.facebook.com/JonGrazianoForSchoolCommittee

Town Election Ballot Questions

The Board of Selectmen voted at its April 3, 2012, April 10, 2012 and April 13, 2012 meetings to place the following questions on the May 21 Annual Town Election Ballot. Educate Hopkinton will try to provide more detailed information about these questions as the election date approaches. Stay tuned.

Question 1: Shall the Town of Hopkinton be allowed to exempt from the limitation on total taxes imposed by Chapter 59, Section 21C of the Massachusetts General Laws (Proposition 2 ½, so-called) the amounts required to pay for the bond issued to provide for the purchase of a Fire Department Tender Truck?

Question 2: Shall the Town of Hopkinton be allowed to exempt from the limitation on total taxes imposed by Chapter 59, Section 21C of the Massachusetts General Laws (Proposition 2 ½, so-called) the amounts required to pay for the bond issued to provide for the design of a Department of Public Works headquarters facility, along with all related costs?

Question 3: Shall the Town of Hopkinton be allowed to exempt from the limitation on total taxes imposed by Chapter 59, Section 21C of the Massachusetts General Laws (Proposition 2 ½, so-called) the amounts required to pay for the bond issued to provide for the design, repair, maintenance, renovation and improvement of the track at Hopkinton High School?

Question 4: Shall the Town of Hopkinton be allowed to exempt from the limitation on total taxes imposed by Chapter 59, Section 21C of the Massachusetts General Laws (Proposition 2 ½, so-called) the amounts required to pay for the bond issued to provide for the design and construction of drainage improvements on Lakeshore Drive?

Question 5: Shall the Town of Hopkinton be allowed to assess an additional $50,000 in real estate and personal property taxes for the purposes of making Library Building envelope repairs and replacement of the knob and tube electrical system for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012?

Question 6: Shall the Town of Hopkinton be allowed to assess an additional $96,025 in real estate and personal property taxes for the purposes of designing, repairing, maintaining, renovating and improving the main entrance of the High School loop road for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012?

Question 7: Shall the Town of Hopkinton be allowed to exempt from the limitation on total taxes imposed by Chapter 59, Section 21C of the Massachusetts General Laws (Proposition 2 ½, so-called) the amounts required to pay for the bond issued to provide for the final design and construction of a traffic signal and intersection improvements at the intersection of School Street and West Main Street?

Question 8: Shall the Town of Hopkinton be allowed to assess an additional $64,000 in real estate and personal property taxes for the purposes of purchasing a new 12-foot wide tractor-mower for maintaining the schools’ athletic fields for the fiscal year beginning July first 2012?

Question 9: Shall the Town of Hopkinton be allowed to assess an additional $50,000 in real estate and personal property taxes for the purposes of paving of Lumber Street?

Question 10: Shall the Town of Hopkinton be allowed to exempt from the limitation on total taxes imposed by Chapter 59, Section 21C of the Massachusetts General Laws (Proposition 2 ½, so-called) the amounts required to pay for the bond issued to provide for the design of underground facilities to replace poles, overhead wires and associated overhead structures in connection with the provision of public utilities upon, along or across Main Street?

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