Category Archives: DPW

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?

Town Meeting Results – End of Day 1 – Articles #28-34

ARTICLE 28: DPW Facility Design $250,000 to be borrowed ($125,000 insurance money taken out of the article via amendment to be used for a temporary structure). PASSED by 2/3rds Majority after a standing count

ARTICLE 29: Traffic Study: West Main / School Street Intersection. An amendment offered by Errol Dickey (13 School St.) for $30,000 to be funded from free cash was passed. PASSED Unanimous

– Motion to Reconsider Article 7 Tomorrow Night to include $125,000 from insurance for a temporary DPW barn. Motion to Reconsider PASSED by a Clear 2/3rds Majority –

ARTICLE 30: Storm Water Improvements: EPA Phase II. NO ACTION Clear Majority

ARTICLE 31: Refurbish Fire Engine 1 $45,000. PASSED Unanimous

ARTICLE 32: Fire Department Command and Control Vehicle $45,000. PASSED Clear 2/3rds Majority

ARTICLE 33: Fire Department Ambulance $230,000. PASSED Unanimous

ARTICLE 34: Fire Department Tender Truck. A motion for NO ACTION FAILED 83-57 after a standing count. A new motion in favor of the article will be entertained tomorrow evening.

Meeting adjourned until Tuesday, May 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the Middle School Auditorium.
Articles on the warrant for tomorrow include the Library Preliminary design, Fire Department Tender Truck, ADA upgrades to town buildings, two Middle School spending articles, CAA Barn Renovation, tobacco use by minors by-law and registered sex offenders restriction by-law.