Category Archives: Town Hall

Apply for a Spot on a Town Committee – Deadline 6/9

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The Town of Hopkinton is encouraging all residents who are interested in helping govern Hopkinton to apply now to any board of committee. If you have been curious or interested in giving your time, expertise or perspective on behalf of your community, now is an excellent time to get involved!

Please visit the Town Website for a full listings of all Boards, Committees and Commissions. Each entity has a full membership listing, charge and a unique website link full of information and activities on relevant topics. Many board and committee memberships will expire very soon, so if you are interested in any committee now is the time to throw your hat in the ring!

In order to be considered for the annual June appointment cycle by the Selectmen, please apply no later than Monday, June 9.

We encourage all residents to also take note of a new committee, the Downtown Initiative Civic Advisory Group, that has been recently formed by the Selectmen. The Downtown Initiative Civic Advisory Group will host five (5) At-Large seats; please read linked committee charge for more information:

NEW! 2014 Downtown Initiative Civic Advisory Group

To apply for a any volunteer position on any Board or Committee, please visit the Town’s website and fill out the online volunteer form at: http://www.hopkintonma.gov/home/about/hug. Interested parties may also visit the Board of Selectmen’s Office to fill out an application in person or call the office to have staff assist in applying.

For more information or questions about a Board or Committee, please visit the committee website and contact the respective Board or Committee Chairperson, or call Jamie Hellen, Operation’s Assistant to the Town Manager’s Office, at 508-497-9700 who can assist in any interested volunteer get in touch with a committee representative. Continue reading Apply for a Spot on a Town Committee – Deadline 6/9

Vacancies on Town Committees

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The Town of Hopkinton recently publicized the current vacancies on Town Boards & Committees. If you have been curious or interested in volunteering on behalf of your community, now is an excellent time to get involved. The current list of town Board and Committee vacancies as of January 8 are listed below. In addition four members of the 300th Anniversary Committee have since resigned:

  • ADA Oversight Committee (1 seat)
  • Board of Appeals Associate Member (2 seats)
  • Capital Improvement Committee (1 seat)
  • Cultural Council (Maximum 26 members)
  • Historical Commission (1 seat)
  • Lake Maspenock Dam Advisory Group Associate as an Upton, Milford or Lake Association Resident (1 seat)
  • Metropolitan Area Planning Council Rep. (1 seat, Hopkinton Representation)
  • South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC) (1 seat, Hopkinton Representation)
  • Sustainable Green Committee At-Large (1 seat)
  • Sustainable Green Committee Associate (2 seats)
  • Upper Charles Trail Committee Alternate Member (1 seat)
  • Woodville Historic District Commission (4 seats)

To apply for a volunteer position, please click here to visit the town website and fill out the online volunteer form. Interested parties may also visit the Board of Selectmen’s Office to fill out an application in person. For more information about a Board or Committee, please visit the committee website and contact the respective Board or Committee Chairperson, or call Jamie Hellen, Operation’s Assistant to the Town Manager’s Office, at 508-497-9700.

Open Town Positions

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There are several vacancies on town Boards and Committees.

● ADA Oversight Committee (1 seat)
● Appropriation Committee (1 seat)
● Board of Appeals Associate Member (2 seats)
● Capital Improvement Committee (2 seats)
● Community Preservation Committee At-Large (1 seat)
● Cultural Council (Maximum 26 members)
● Design Review Board (1 seat, Planning Board Appointment)
● Historical Commission (1 seat)
● Lake Maspenock Dam Advisory Group Associate as an Upton, Milford or Lake Association Resident (1 seat)
● Metropolitan Area Planning Council Rep. (1 seat, Hopkinton Representation)
● South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC) (1 seat, Hopkinton Representation)
● Sustainable Green Committee At-Large (1 seat)
● Sustainable Green Committee Associate (3 seats)
● Upper Charles Trail Committee (1 seat, Civil Engineering Background)
● Upper Charles Trail Committee Alternate Member (2 seats)
● Woodville Historic District Commission (1 seat) Continue reading Open Town Positions

Hopkinton Citizen Survey Results 2013

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At the October 1, 2013 Hopkinton Board of Selectmen meeting, the National Citizen Survey™ (NCS) presented the results of the recent survey it conducted on behalf of the town. The presentation explained that it was a valid scientific survey using a random selection of 1,200 households and that the data was statistically weighted to reflect the population. Here is a snapshot of the results.

Thumbs Up from Residents:

  • Overall Quality of Life in Hopkinton
  • Land Use
  • Overall Appearance
  • Public Safety
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Utility Services
  • Town Parks
  • Town Recreation Programs
  • Educational Opportunities
  • As a Place to Raise Children
  • Overall Image of Hopkinton
  • Town Employees
  • Library Programs
  • A move toward single-stream curbside recycling

Thumbs Down from Residents:

  • Ease of Car Travel
  • Ease of Bike Travel
  • Traffic Flow
  • Street Lighting
  • Street Repair
  • Public Parking
  • Overall Quality of Businesses
  • Shopping Opportunities
  • Recreational Facilities
  • Opportunities to Attend Cultural Activities
  • As a Place to Retire
  • Overall Direction that Hopkinton is taking Continue reading Hopkinton Citizen Survey Results 2013

Email Updates Available for Main Street Construction Project

Seal of the Town of Hopkinton 1715To sign up for email updates regarding the construction on Main Street to replace the aging 120+ year old Water Main under the street, please go to https://groups.google.com/a/hopkintonma.gov/forum/#!forum/dpwworks and click “Join Group.” Read more about the Water Main project from HCAM News at http://hcam.tv/videos/water-main-replacement-work-begins-june-17. Continue reading Email Updates Available for Main Street Construction Project

Town Meeting Results Day 2

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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.

Coming Up on Town Meeting Day 2 Tuesday

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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

Downtown Initiative Steering Committee (DISC) Update

After failed town meeting votes on the expansion of the Bill’s Pizza parking lot behind town hall and on the undergrounding of utilities on Main Street downtown, the Downtown Initiative Steering Committee (DISC) has regrouped to come up with a modified plan that will have more support from business owners and residents. Continue reading Downtown Initiative Steering Committee (DISC) Update