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Constables in Massachusetts – Did You Know?

Constables in Massachusetts – Did You Know?

Per Massachusetts General Law Chapter 41 Section 94: “Constables may serve the writs and processes described in section ninety-two and warrants and processes in criminal cases, although their town, parish, religious society or district is a party or interested. They shall have the powers of […]

Community Preservation Committee (CPC) – Did You Know?

Community Preservation Committee (CPC) – Did You Know?

In 2001, the citizens of Hopkinton voted to adopt the Community Preservation Act (CPA) and thereby approved a 2% surcharge to the annual real property tax. Revenue from this surcharge is dedicated for the preservation of open space, historic sites, affordable housing and passive/active outdoor recreation. Local […]

Town Moderator – Did you know?

Town Moderator – Did you know?

The Town Moderator is the presiding officer of the Town Meeting, regulates its proceedings and performs such other duties as may be provided by general law, by Charter, by bylaw or by other Town Meeting vote.  The Town Moderator is elected for a term of three […]

Board of Selectmen  – Did you know?

Board of Selectmen – Did you know?

A board of five members, elected for three-year terms on a rotating basis. The Board serves as the chief executive of the Town, and is responsible for policy making, granting licenses, and appointing the Town Manager, Town Counsel, Police Chief, Fire Chief and members of […]

School Committee – Did you know?

School Committee – Did you know?

A board of five members, elected for three-year terms on a rotating basis. The School Committee is responsible for voting on an annual budget and overseeing all spending during the year; maintaining school buildings and overseeing any improvements to them or construction of new buildings; […]

Planning Board – Did You Know?

Planning Board – Did You Know?

A board of nine members, elected for five-year terms on a rotating basis. The Planning Board is charged with the following duties, which are contained in the Mass. General Laws and the Hopkinton Zoning and General Bylaws: Adopting a Master Plan for the Town. The current Master […]