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Hopkinton Special Town Meeting Unofficial Results

Hopkinton Special Town Meeting – December 14, 2009 at the Middle School Auditorium
Unofficial Results

  1. Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Adjustments – Town Manager
    Article 1 passed by Voice Vote, unanimous.
  2. Phase VI Sewer Project – Department of Public Works*
    Article 2 (Fruit Street Wastewater Treatment Facility) passed by 2/3 majority after a count at 8:25pm.
  3. Senior Center Parking Expansion – Council on Aging
    Article 3 – a motion for no action to be taken was made by the Appropriations Committee and was passed by Voice Vote.
  4. Amend Industrial B District and Definitions– Planning Board
    Article 4 passed unanimously by voice vote.
  5. Amend Subdivision Phasing Bylaw– Planning Board
    Article 5 passed unanimously by voice vote.
  6. Amend Scenic Roads General Bylaw – Planning Board
    Article 6 passed by a voice vote, only a simple majority needed.
  7. Amend Stormwater Management and Erosion Control Bylaw – Planning Board
    Article 7 passed by a voice vote, only a simple majority needed.

Special Town Meeting Alert

We are in the midst of Holidays and winter weather, but please attend the Special Town Meeting on Monday, December 14 at 7:00 pm at the Middle School Auditorium. There are seven Articles on the Warrant. A handful of votes can make the difference!

The seven Articles to be voted on are:

  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 Senior Center Parking Expansion – Council on Aging [This article is expected to be withdrawn on Monday. Click to read more.]
  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:
http://www.educatehopkinton.com/pdf/Special_Town_Meeting_Warrant-12_14_09.pdf

*Article 2 – Completion of the Phase 6 Sewer Project (commonly known as the Fruit Street Wastewater Treatment Facility)
A list of Frequently Asked Questions about this article has been published by the Town of Hopkinton Department of Public Works and the Town Manager’s Office.
http://ehop01748.org/pdf/FAQ_Article2_STM12-14-09.pdf

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:
http://www.wickedlocal.com/hopkinton/news/x1659497923/Hopkinton-selectmen-OK-Town-Hall-overhaul
http://hopnews.com/page2.html

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:
http://www.educatehopkinton.com/pdf/Special_Town_Meeting_Warrant-12_14_09.pdf

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:
http://www.hopkinton.k12.ma.us/newweb2/schoolcommittee/agenda_minutes/Agendas/2006_2007/AGENDA_11_19_09.htm