Category Archives: Town Meeting 2013

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.

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

“Know Your Vote” Wednesday on HCAM

Know Your Vote Fall 2012In preparation for Annual Town Meeting Educate Hopkinton will be hosting a “Know Your Vote” Question and Answer Forum on Wednesday, May 1 at 6:30-8:00 pm at HCAM-TV Studios, 77 Main St (Lower Level), Hopkinton. Residents are invited to attend the forum in person or watch on TV (Verizon Channel 30, Comcast Channel 8, Streaming Live at www.hcam.tv). Residents may submit questions in advance or during the show by email to knowyourvote@educatehopkinton.com or call the studio at 508.435.7887 to ask your question live on the air. Panelists available at the forum to answer your questions about any of the Town Meeting articles will be Selectmen Chair Ben Palleiko, Town Moderator Dr Bruce Karlin, Superintendent Dr Steven Hiersche, School Committee Chair Nancy Burdick, Planning Board Chair Ken Weismantel and Elementary School Building Committee Chair Joe Markey. Important Info: Annual Town Meeting begins Monday, May 6 at 7:00pm in the Middle School Auditorium. It generally stops at 11:00pm and is continued on consecutive evenings until the full warrant is voted. There are 68 articles on the warrant this year. Town Meeting typically lasts 2-4 nights.

Center School Feasibility Study Article Forum Tuesday on HCAM

IMG_1707In preparation for Annual Town Meeting, the School Committee is hosting an event dedicated to this year’s Center School Feasibility Study warrant article. A short presentation regarding the article followed by a Question and Answer Forum will be presented by representatives from the Elementary School Building Committee, Board of Selectmen and School Committee. The program will be held on Tuesday, April 30 at 7:30-8:00 pm at HCAM-TV Studios, 77 Main St (Lower Level), Hopkinton. Residents are invited to attend the forum in person or watch on TV (Verizon Channel 30, Comcast Channel 8, Streaming Live at www.hcam.tv). Residents may submit questions regarding the Feasibility Study article in advance or during the show by email to nburdick@hopkinton.k12.ma.us or call the studio at 508.435.7887 to ask your question live on the air.

“Know Your Vote” Before Town Meeting

Know Your Vote Fall 2012In preparation for Annual Town Meeting Educate Hopkinton will be hosting a “Know Your Vote” Question and Answer Forum on Wednesday, May 1 at 6:30-8:00 pm at HCAM-TV Studios, 77 Main St (Lower Level), Hopkinton. Residents are invited to attend the forum in person or watch on TV (Verizon Channel 30, Comcast Channel 8, Streaming Live at www.hcam.tv). Residents may submit questions in advance or during the show by email to knowyourvote@educatehopkinton.com or call the studio at 508.435.7887 to ask your question live on the air. Panelists available at the forum to answer your questions about any of the Town Meeting articles will be Selectmen Chair Ben Palleiko, Town Moderator Dr Bruce Karlin, Appropriation Chair  Mike Manning, Superintendent Dr Steven Hiersche, School Committee Chair Nancy Burdick, Planning Board Chair Ken Weismantel and Elementary School Building Committee Chair Joe Markey.

Important Info:
Annual Town Meeting begins Monday, May 6 at 7:00pm in the Middle School Auditorium. It generally stops at 11:00pm and is continued on consecutive evenings until the full warrant is voted. There are 68 articles on the warrant this year. Town Meeting typically lasts 2-4 nights.