Scordino wins School Committee, Susan Porter wins Library Trustee

Voting ClipartCongratulations to all the participants in this year’s election and thank you for your volunteerism.  1378 Voters participated, which is significantly less than last May’s Town Election.

SELECTMEN, For 3 years, Vote for 2
Blank 717
John M. Mosher, Incumbent 1022
Benjamin L. Palleiko, Republican, Incumbent 996
Write-In 21

TOWN MODERATOR, For 3 years, Vote for 1
Blank 350
Bruce G. Karlin, MD, Democrat, Incumbent 1007
Write in 21

TOWN CLERK, For 3 years, Vote for 1
Blank 287
Geri F. Holland, 1087
Write in 4

BOARD of ASSESSORS, For 3 years, Vote for 1
Blank 356
Mary Jo Lafreniere, Democrat, Incumbent 1019
Write in 3

BOARD of HEALTH, For 3 years, Vote for 1
Blank 387
Deborah AP Holbrook, Republican 988
Write in 3

BOARD of LIBRARY TRUSTEES, For 3 years, Vote for 1
Blank 1619
Michael J. McNamara, Incumbent 989
Write in
Scattered 15
Susan E. Porter 107
Stanley Pulnik 26

CEMETERY COMMISSIONER, For 3 years, Vote for 1
Blank 393
Lynn M. Fournier, Democrat, Incumbent 983
Write in 2

COMMISSIONER of TRUST FUND, For 3 years, Vote for 1
Blank 389
Maureen K. Bumiller, Incumbent
Write in 3

CONSTABLE, For 5 years, Vote for 3
Blank 2127
Don S Creswell Sr., Incumbent 948
Patrick K. O’Brien, Incumbent, Democrat 1034
Write in
Scattered 17
Michael P. Uminia Sr. 8

HOUSING AUTHORITY, For unexpired term – 2016, Vote for 1
Blanks 379
Nancy E. Kelleigh 999
Write in 0

COMMISSIONER of PARKS and RECREATION, For 3 years, vote for 1
Blank 397
F. Eric Sonnett, Republican 973
Write in 8

PLANNING BOARD, For 3 years, Vote for 2
Blank 885
John R. Ferrari, Republican 955
Todd S. Holbrook, Republican 913
Write in 3

School Committee, For 3 years, Vote for 1
Blank 32
Amy B. Ritterbusch 472
Ellen A. Scordino 874

Results furnished by Jamie Hellen, Operations Assistant to the Town Manager.

Don’t Forget to Vote Tomorrow – Polls open 7:00am-8:00pm

There is a contested race for School Committee. In addition there is a declared write-in candidate for Library Trustee, as well as a Constable position available to any write-in candidate. There are no ballot questions this year. See below for more info. All Hopkinton precincts vote at the Middle School. Polls are open 7:00am-8:00pm on Monday, May 20.

Links for Voter Information

OFFICES AND CANDIDATES ON THE BALLOT

  • SELECTMEN, For 3 years, Vote for 2
    John M Mosher, Incumbent
    Benjamin L Palleiko, Incumbent
  • TOWN MODERATOR, For 3 years, Vote for 1
    Bruce G Karlin, MD, Incumbent
  • TOWN CLERK, For 3 years, Vote for 1
    Geri F Holland
  • BOARD OF ASSESSORS, For 3 years, Vote for 1
    Mary Jo LaFreniere, Incumbent
  • BOARD OF HEALTH, For 3 years, Vote for 1
    Deborah AP Holbrook
  • BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES, For 3 years, Vote for 2
    Michael J McNamara, Incumbent
    Susan E Porter, Write-In Candidate – Click here to read Susan Porter’s Candidate Statement
  • CEMETERY COMMISSIONER, For 3 years, Vote for 1
    Lynn M Fournier, Incumbent
  • COMMISSIONER OF TRUST FUND, For 3 years, Vote for 1
    Maureen K Bumiller, Incumbent
  • CONSTABLES, For 3 years, Vote for 3
    Don S Cresswell Sr, Incumbent
    Patrick K O’Brien, Incumbent
    *Write-In Candidate Needed*
  • HOUSING AUTHORITY, Unexpired Term 2016, Vote for 1
    Nancy E Kelleigh
  • PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION, For 3 years, Vote for 1
    F Eric Sonnett
  • PLANNING BOARD, For 5 years, Vote for 2
    John R Ferrari
    Todd S Holbrook
  • SCHOOL COMMITTEE, For 3 years, Vote for 1 *Contested Race*
    Amy B Ritterbusch amyforsc.amyritterbusch.com
    Ellen A Scordino www.ellens4hopkintonschools.org

Town Meeting Results Day 2

Holliston Town Meeting Banner 2013

CAPITAL EXPENSES AND PROJECTS
Article 25: ADAOC Phase VII PASSED
Article 26: Lakeshore Drive Culvert PASSED
Article 27: Water/Sewer Manager’s Truck PASSED
Article 28: DPW Director’s Vehicle PASSED
Article 29: DPW Dump Truck PASSED
Article 30: DPW Trackless Municipal Tractor PASSED
Article 31: DPW Street Sweeper FAILED
Article 32: Grove Street Water Tank Inspection and Mixer PASSED
Article 33: Flanders Road Sewer Main Replacement PASSED
Article 34: North Mill Street Slope Stabilization PASSED
Article 35: Main Street Water Main Replacement PASSED
Article 36: DPW Facility Design PASSED
Article 37: DPW Garage Standby Generator PASSED
Article 38: Town Hall Upgrade/Repair Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing (MEP)
and Miscellaneous Interior Systems FAILED 80 to 44
Article 39: Town Hall Phase II Envelope Repairs PASSED

COMMUNITY PRESERVATION FUNDS
Article 40: Community Preservation Recommendations PASSED
Article 41: Amend Elmwood Farm CPA Vote PASSED on 5/6 on Consent Agenda

GENERAL BYLAW AMENDMENTS
Article 42: Civil Fingerprinting- Ice Cream Truck Vendors PASSED
Article 43: Registered Sex Offender Restrictions PASSED
Article 44: Historic Preservation- Demolition Delay PASSED 80 to 51
Article 45: Historic Preservation- Demolition Delay Time Period FAILED
Article 46: General Bylaw- Scenic Roads PASSED

ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENTS
Article 47: Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers Temporary Moratorium PASSED 109 to 47
Article 48: Zoning- 169 West Main Street PASSED
Article 49: Zoning- Water Fresh Farm Zoning Change FAILED 64 to 96
Article 50: Zoning- Storage Sheds PASSED
Article 51: Zoning- Drive-Up Windows PASSED
Article 52: Zoning- IB District, School Bus Parking PASSED
Article 53: Zoning- Design Review Board PASSED
Article 54: Zoning-Temporary Banner Signage PASSED
Article 55: Zoning- Neighborhood Mixed Use District and Rezoning of
Land on Lumber St. & West Main St. NO ACTION
Article 56: Zoning- Agricultural District Name Change FAILED 44 to 86
Article 57: Zoning- Commercial Solar Facilities PASSED

LAND ACQUISITIONS AND DISPOSITIONS
Article 58: Fruit Street Solar Farm PASSED 109 to 33
Article 59: Gift of Land-Hayden Rowe St. PASSED on 5/6 on Consent Agenda
Article 60: Acquisition of Property on West Main Street PASSED
Article 61: Acceptance of Drainage Easement PASSED on 5/6 on Consent Agenda
Article 62: Municipal Parking Lot PASSED
Article 63: Sale of Property on Knoll Road PASSED
Article 64: Sale of Property Duffield Road PASSED
Article 65: Street Acceptances PASSED

ADMINISTRATIVE
Article 66: Frankland Road PASSED 51 to 32
Article 67: Community Choice Aggregation PASSED
Article 68: Lumber Street- Expansion of Sewer Service Area NO ACTION

The warrant was completed and Town Meeting was adjourned at about 12:30am.  There will be no need for Day 3.

School Council Representatives Needed for 2013-2014

IMG_1707As this school year is quickly coming to a close, it’s not too early to start thinking about next year and how you can make a difference in your child’s education! We are currently seeking candidates for the School Councils for the 2013-14 school year.

Duties include: adopting goals for the school, identifying educational needs for students, reviewing the school’s budget, and formulating a school improvement plan. Each School Council includes a parent and teacher from each grade level and a community representative who does not have a child at the school. The term is two years unless otherwise noted below.

If you’re interested in learning more about the School Council and the open positions and/or submitting your name as a candidate, please contact Lee Burns at schoolcouncil@hptaonline.com by August 23, 2013.

The current open positions are:

Center School

  • Kindergarten Parent Representative (2 positions)
  • Community Representative (1 position)

Elmwood School

  • 2nd Grade Parent Representative (2 positions)

Hopkins School

  • 4th Grade Parent Representative (2 positions)

Middle School

  • 6th Grade Parent Representative (1 position)
  • Community Representative (1 position)

High School

  •  9th Grade Parent Representative (1 position)
  • 11th Grade Parent Representative (1 position)

Town Meeting Results Day 1

IMG_1707REPORTS
Article 1: Acceptance of Town Reports PASSED

FINANCIAL – FISCAL YEAR 2013
Article 2: FY 2013 Supplemental Appropriations PASSED
Article 3: FY 2013 Budget Transfers NO ACTION
Article 4: Unpaid Bills from Previous Fiscal Years PASSED
Article 5: Property Tax Exemption Increase PASSED

FINANCIAL – FISCAL YEAR 2014
Article 6: Amend the Salary of an Elected Official PASSED
Article 7: FY 2014 Operating Budget PASSED

  • AMENDMENT from Ken Weismantel: Increase pavement management by $100,000 FAILED
  • AMENDMENT from Jim Cirello: Hold Highway Dept line item 421 $130,000 until after article 62. PASSED

Article 8: FY 2014 Revolving Funds PASSED
Article 9: Chapter 90 Highway Funds PASSED
Article 10: Opposition to Casino Siting PASSED

  • AMENDMENT by Wendy Zimmerman to change “opposing” to “connection with” PASSED

Article 11: Transfer to Capital Expense Stabilization Fund PASSED
Article 12: Transfer to General Stabilization Fund NO ACTION
Article 13: Other Post Employment Benefits Liability Trust Fund PASSED
Article 14: Authorization of Term of Transportation Contract PASSED

CAPITAL EXPENSES AND PROJECTS
Article 15: Pay-As-You-Go Capital Expenses NO ACTION
Article 16: Integrated Financial Management System PASSED
Article 17: Elementary School Feasibility Study PASSED
Article 18: Joint Information Technology PASSED
Article 19: Emergency Generator-Hopkins School PASSED
Article 20: Middle School Auditorium Upgrades NO ACTION
Article 21: Loop Road Repair PASSED
Article 22: Building & Grounds Equipment- Tractor-Mower PASSED
Article 23: Police Station Drainage and Basement Improvements PASSED
Article 24: Police-Vehicles PASSED

Coming Up on Town Meeting Day 2 Tuesday

IMG_4025Hopkinton Annual Town Meeting Day 2
Tuesday, May 7 at 7:00-11:00pm
Hopkinton Middle School Auditorium
There are 44 articles left to vote. Town meeting will repeat the following evenings 7:00-11:00pm until all the articles are voted.

CAPITAL EXPENSES AND PROJECTS
Article 25: ADAOC Phase VII
Article 26: Lakeshore Drive Culvert
Article 27: Water/Sewer Manager’s Truck
Article 28: DPW Director’s Vehicle
Article 29: DPW Dump Truck
Article 30: DPW Trackless Municipal Tractor
Article 31: DPW Street Sweeper
Article 32: Grove Street Water Tank Inspection and Mixer
Article 33: Flanders Road Sewer Main Replacement
Article 34: North Mill Street Slope Stabilization
Article 35: Main Street Water Main Replacement
Article 36: DPW Facility Design
Article 37: DPW Garage Standby Generator
Article 38: Town Hall Upgrade/Repair Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing (MEP)
and Miscellaneous Interior Systems
Article 39: Town Hall Phase II Envelope Repairs

COMMUNITY PRESERVATION FUNDS
Article 40: Community Preservation Recommendations
Article 41: Amend Elmwood Farm CPA Vote

GENERAL BYLAW AMENDMENTS
Article 42: Civil Fingerprinting- Ice Cream Truck Vendors
Article 43: Registered Sex Offender Restrictions
Article 44: Historic Preservation- Demolition Delay
Article 45: Historic Preservation- Demolition Delay Time Period
Article 46: General Bylaw- Scenic Roads

ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENTS
Article 47: Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers
Article 48: Zoning- 169 West Main Street
Article 49: Zoning- Water Fresh Farm Zoning Change
Article 50: Zoning- Storage Sheds
Article 51: Zoning- Drive-Up Windows
Article 52: Zoning- IB District, School Bus Parking
Article 53: Zoning- Design Review Board
Article 54: Zoning-Temporary Banner Signage
Article 55: Zoning- Neighborhood Mixed Use District and Rezoning of
Land on Lumber St. & West Main St.
Article 56: Zoning- Agricultural District Name Change
Article 57: Zoning- Commercial Solar Facilities

LAND ACQUISITIONS AND DISPOSITIONS
Article 58: Fruit Street Solar Farm
Article 59: Gift of Land-Hayden Rowe St.
Article 60: Acquisition of Property on West Main Street
Article 61: Acceptance of Drainage Easement
Article 62: Municipal Parking Lot
Article 63: Sale of Property on Knoll Road
Article 64: Sale of Property Duffield Road
Article 65: Street Acceptances

ADMINISTRATIVE
Article 66: Frankland Road
Article 67: Community Choice Aggregation
Article 68: Lumber Street- Expansion of Sewer Service Area

Town Meeting Begins Tomorrow at 7:00pm

Seal of the Town of Hopkinton 1715Hopkinton Annual Town Meeting Day 1
Monday, May 6 at 7:00-11:00pm
Hopkinton Middle School Auditorium
There are 68 articles to vote on in the warrant this year. Town meeting will repeat the following evenings 7:00-11:00pm until all the articles are voted. We expect Town Meeting to last 2-3 evenings. A list of articles and our Town Meeting 101 is included below.

Useful Documents:

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Article 54: Zoning – Temporary Banner Signage submitted by eHop

Did you know that the Educate Hopkinton board members submitted a citizen’s petition to Town Meeting this year? Article 54 would allow Community, Civic and Non-Profit groups to hang temporary banners over main street promoting events. Banners would be allowed at the discretion of the Board of Selectmen, similar to what is done in Holliston. Educate Hopkinton hopes to hang a banner over the street next year reminding residents about town meeting. See below for a photo of a banner hanging in Holliston now to remind their residents of town meeting.

Holliston Town Meeting Banner 2013
Holliston Town Meeting Banner 2013