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Hopkinton School Enrollment Continues to Surpass Projections

 

 

Center School has a new sign, but still outdated and in disrepair

Hopkinton Public Schools total PK-12 enrollment stands at 3,465 as of October 1, 2016, which surpasses the most recent projection by just 22 students. For many years, projections showed that enrollment would be either going down slightly or staying the same, but new projections now show a projected increase of 131 students in five years (3,596 total students in 2021-22) and a projected increase of 316 students in ten years (3,781 total students in 2026-27).

This year the largest classes are in the Middle and High Schools, with grade 8 being the largest at 311 students. Grade 4 is the largest elementary grade with 270 students this year. More residential developments at Legacy Farms and Hopkinton Mews are expected in the coming years.  More detail is available in the links provided below. This year there are 153 students from Legacy Farms.  The developer will pay a financial penalty to the town if the number of students exceeds 250 in the first six years (that is before July 15, 2019), see section E 22 of the Host Community Agreement for more information.

The Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) had originally certified an enrollment number of 355 K-1 students for the Center School replacement building project on Hayden Rowe Street. However, since that time Center School’s enrollment has been higher than expected and in 2015 the MSBA increased the enrollment certification for the Center School building project to 395 students. The Superintendent and the Elementary School Building Committee (ESBC) had originally expressed that they were comfortable with the 395 number even though Center School had 445 students at that time. They expressed that if needed, class sizes could be increased slightly to accommodate extra students without compromising the educational program.

However, at their meeting on January 5, the School Committee voted to put a placeholder article on the Special Town Meeting warrant appropriating up to $3 million to include 4 additional classrooms (and associated redesign costs) to the current new school building project on Hayden Rowe Street. New projections from November 2016 now anticipate an enrollment of 485 K-1 students for the foreseeable future.

Links and Documents for More Info:

Year# of Students
2010-113454
2011-123414
2012-133411
2013-143459
2014-153462
2015-163459
2016-173465
2017-183496
2018-193520
2019-203565
2020-213602
2021-223596

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Hopkinton LNG Dispersion Report “Worst Case Scenario” for Emergency Planning Purposes

LNG Worst Case Scenario Map

The following documents are available regarding the recent news reports about Worst Case Scenarios at the Hopkinton LNG storage facility for emergency planning purposes.

From Hopkinton Town Hall:

From Legacy Farms:

News Article:

Hopkinton: ‘Worst-case’ scenario at LNG tanks explored by Jonathan Phelps, MetroWest Daily News

Town Meeting Results Day 3 (unofficial) – Legacy Farms change passes

Article 30 - Amend Open Space Mixed Use Overlay District to allow 180 more units, age restricted – Legacy Farms
Article 30 – Amend Open Space Mixed Use Overlay District to allow 180 more units, age restricted – Legacy Farms

Documents:

  1. Community Preservation Recommendations
    1. Fruit Street Athletic Complex Building – Amended to Concession Area, Restrooms & Storage – $500,000
      CPC Motion 2 (Item h) PASSED
  2. Amend Open Space Mixed Use Overlay District to allow 180 more units, age restricted – Legacy Farms
    • Amendment proposed to decrease total new Dwelling Units from 940 to 840, and increase Senior Housing Developments from 180 to 280 Dwelling Units. FAILED
    • Main motion – FAILED to get the required 2/3rds – Yes 157 No 82
    • RECOUNT – PASSED Yes 166  No 82
    • SECOND RECOUNT – PASSED Yes 171 No 85 – Passed by just 1 vote
  3. Adjust boundary line between Downtown Business District & Residence A District off B Street – PASSED
  4. Amend Industrial B District to allow indoor recreation uses by right, and to adopt a definition of indoor recreation uses – PASSED
  5. Housekeeping article to move definition of Lots in Two or More Residential Districts – Action: Housekeeping item to clarify zoning. PASSED
  6. Amend Downtown Business District to allow parking between principal buildings and the street by special permit – PASSED
  7. Amend Open Space and Landscape Preservation Development – PASSED
  8. Amend site plan review bylaw pertaining to site lighting – PASSED
  9. Housekeeping article on modifying Design Review Board Bylaw – PASSED
  10. Sign bylaw amendments – PASSED after a typo noticed by Mike Shepard was corrected.
  11. Housekeeping article to consolidate and coordinate special permit language – PASSED
  12. Adjust boundary line between Residence Lake Front District & Rural Business District Hayward Street – Citizen’s Petition by Property Owner, William C. Tetlow – PASSED Yes 123  No 35
  13. Tax Collector Tax Authority – Motion for No Action PASSED on Consent Agenda on 5/4
  14. Secondhand Dealer Bylaw – FAILED
  15. Acquisition of Property at 135 Hayden Rowe Street – Irvine Site – 28.7 Acres – $1.8 million
    • Friendly amendment to add the deed book and page number PASSED
    • Amendment to require Selectmen to obtain a satisfactory appraisal. PASSED
    • Main motion PASSED by a clear 2/3rds.
  16. Acquisition of Property at 147 Hayden Rowe Street – Todaro Site – 23.8 acres – $1.5 million
    • Amendment to require Selectmen to obtain a satisfactory appraisal. PASSED
    • Friendly amendment to add the deed book and page number PASSED
    • Main motion PASSED by a clear 2/3rds.
  17. Gift of Easement – 85 West Main Street – to create exclusive right hand turn lane onto Lumber Street – Action: To accept a small easement to create an exclusive Eastbound right turn lane. PASSED Consent Agenda on 5/4
  18. Acquisition of Easement – 91 West Main Street – to create exclusive right hand turn lane onto Lumber Street. – Motion for No Action PASSED on Consent Agenda 5/4
  19. Acquisition of Property at 15 Claflin Avenue (to be used for a cemetery) – 3.5 acres – $310,000
    • Amendment to require Selectmen to obtain a satisfactory appraisal. PASSED
    • Main motion PASSED
  20. Acquisition of Property at 102 Fruit Street – 43 acres -Purchase of the Pratt Estate for the purposes of open space, scouting and other municipal purposes. $2.5 million
    • Amendment to require Selectmen to obtain a satisfactory appraisal. PASSED
    • Main motion PASSED
  21. Grant of Utility Easements – 98 Hayden Rowe Street – Action: Housekeeping item. For electricity to the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. PASSED on Consent Agenda on 5/4
  22. Gift of land – Legacy Farms Athletic Field – Action: To enact a condition of the Host Community Agreement. PASSED
  23. Gift of land – Legacy Farms Municipal Parcel – Action: To enact a condition of the Host Community Agreement. PASSED
  24. Gift of Property at 123 East Main Street – “Toll House” Historic Site – Pending CPC Funds Approval in Article 29. PASSED
  25. Gift of Drainage Easement at 287 Hayden Rowe Street – Action: Housekeeping item. Drainage easement. PASSED on Consent Agenda on 5/4
  26. Street Acceptances – Action: The Town will accept seven roads as public ways; increased state revenue. PASSED on Consent Agenda on 5/4
  27. Ashland-Hopkinton Fire and Emergency Services District – Motion for No Action PASSED on Consent Agenda
  28. Fruit Street Conceptual Master Plan PASSED
  29. Trustees of the School Trust Fund in the Town of Hopkinton – Action: Appointing Michael Contino and Kathryn Tighe to the Committee. PASSED on Consent Agenda on 5/4

Town Meeting adjourned at 12:02AM! A huge thank you to everyone who stayed until the very end, so that we didn’t have to come back for a fourth night!

Coming Up on Town Meeting Day 3 Tonight

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Documents:

  1. Community Preservation Recommendations
    1. Fruit Street Athletic Complex Building – Amended to Concession Area, Restrooms & Storage – $500,000
  2. Amend Open Space Mixed Use Overlay District to allow 180 more units, age restricted – Legacy Farms
  3. Adjust boundary line between Downtown Business District & Residence A District off B Street
  4. Amend Industrial B District to allow indoor recreation uses by right, and to adopt a definition of indoor recreation uses
  5. Housekeeping article to move definition of Lots in Two or More Residential Districts – Action: Housekeeping item to clarify zoning.
  6. Amend Downtown Business District to allow parking between principal buildings and the street by special permit
  7. Amend Open Space and Landscape Preservation Development
  8. Amend site plan review bylaw pertaining to site lighting
  9. Housekeeping article on modifying Design Review Board Bylaw
  10. Sign bylaw amendments
  11. Housekeeping article to consolidate and coordinate special permit language
  12. Adjust boundary line between Residence Lake Front District & Rural Business District Hayward Street – Citizen’s Petition by Property Owner, William C. Tetlow
  13. Tax Collector Tax Authority – Motion for No Action PASSED on Consent Agenda on 5/4
  14. Secondhand Dealer Bylaw
  15. Acquisition of Property at 135 Hayden Rowe Street – Irvine Site – 28.7 Acres – $1.8 million
  16. Acquisition of Property at 147 Hayden Rowe Street – Todaro Site – 23.8 acres – $1.5 million
  17. Gift of Easement – 85 West Main Street – to create exclusive right hand turn lane onto Lumber Street – Action: To accept a small easement to create an exclusive Eastbound right turn lane. PASSED Consent Agenda on 5/4
  18. Acquisition of Easement – 91 West Main Street – to create exclusive right hand turn lane onto Lumber Street. – Motion for No Action PASSED on Consent Agenda 5/4
  19. Acquisition of Property at 15 Claflin Avenue (to be used for a cemetery) – 3.5 acres – $310,000
  20. Acquisition of Property at 102 Fruit Street – 43 acres -Purchase of the Pratt Estate for the purposes of open space, scouting and other municipal purposes. $2.5 million
  21. Grant of Utility Easements – 98 Hayden Rowe Street – Action: Housekeeping item. For electricity to the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. PASSED on Consent Agenda on 5/4
  22. Gift of land – Legacy Farms Athletic Field – Action: To enact a condition of the Host Community Agreement.
  23. Gift of land – Legacy Farms Municipal Parcel – Action: To enact a condition of the Host Community Agreement.
  24. Gift of Property at 123 East Main Street – “Toll House” Historic Site – Pending CPC Funds Approval in Article 29.
  25. Gift of Drainage Easement at 287 Hayden Rowe Street – Action: Housekeeping item. Drainage easement. PASSED on Consent Agenda on 5/4
  26. Street Acceptances – Action: The Town will accept seven roads as public ways; increased state revenue. PASSED on Consent Agenda on 5/4
  27. Ashland-Hopkinton Fire and Emergency Services District – Motion for No Action PASSED on Consent Agenda
  28. Fruit Street Conceptual Master Plan
  29. Trustees of the School Trust Fund in the Town of Hopkinton – Action: Appointing Michael Contino and Kathryn Tighe to the Committee. PASSED on Consent Agenda on 5/4

Photo Gallery of Town Meeting Articles Still to Come

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Coming Up on Town Meeting Day 2 Tonight

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Documents:

  1. Unpaid Bills from Previous Fiscal Years – Transfer from free cash the sum of $5,047.60 – Motion to RECONSIDER tabled until Tuesday.
  1. Fiscal 2016 Operating Budget – $72 million – TABLED until Tuesday
  1. Department of Public Works Facility – $14.1 million
    Town & School Building Survey Results 2012
  2. Fire Truck Replacement – $680,000
  3. Purchase of Dump Truck – $240,000
  4. Purchase of Water Utility Vehicle – $87,000
  5. Water Main Replacement – Cedar Street – $260,000
  6. Fruit Street Water Facility Engineering – Well Blending – $100,000
  7. Grove Street Water Facility – Engineering – $75,000
  8. Fruit Street Auxiliary Facility – Construction – Appropriation Committee Recommends No Action
  9. Joint Information Technology – $200,000
  10. School Safety & Security – $200,000
  11. Joint Safety and Security Upgrades – $300,000 – Appropriation Committee Recommends No Action – Alternate Motion for $103,471
  12. Fire Alarm Upgrades – Middle School – Approx. $170,000
  13. Roof Repairs – Hopkins and High Schools – $1,114,000
  14. Resurfacing Basketball & Tennis Courts – $70,000
  15. Community Preservation Recommendations
    1. Preservation of Town Records – $15,000
    2. Acquisition of Rail Bed South of Granite St – $135,000
    3. Trail Head Signage – $7,500
    4. Sylvan Way Conservation Restriction & Endowment – $2,500
    5. MacFarland Sanger House Historic Repairs – $50,000
    6. Fruit Street Parking Engineering Study – $50,000
    7. Access & Parking for Legacy Farms Engineering Study – $34,000
    8. Cemetery Records Preservation – $33,000
    9. Toll House Historic Site – $30,000
    10. Hopkins School Pavilion for Shade & Shelter $30,000
    11. Claflin Memorial Fountain $20,000
    12. Fruit Street Athletic Complex Building – Amended to Concession Area, Restrooms & Storage – $500,000
  16. Amend Open Space Mixed Use Overlay District to allow 180 more units, age restricted – Legacy Farms
  17. Adjust boundary line between Downtown Business District & Residence A District off B Street
  18. Amend Industrial B District to allow indoor recreation uses by right, and to adopt a definition of indoor recreation uses
  19. Housekeeping article to move definition of Lots in Two or More Residential Districts – Action: Housekeeping item to clarify zoning.
  20. Amend Downtown Business District to allow parking between principal buildings and the street by special permit
  21. Amend Open Space and Landscape Preservation Development
  22. Amend site plan review bylaw pertaining to site lighting
  23. Housekeeping article on modifying Design Review Board Bylaw
  24. Sign bylaw amendments
  25. Housekeeping article to consolidate and coordinate special permit language
  26. Adjust boundary line between Residence Lake Front District & Rural Business District Hayward Street – Citizen’s Petition by Property Owner, William C. Tetlow
  27. Tax Collector Tax Authority – Motion for No Action PASSED on Consent Agenda on 5/4
  28. Secondhand Dealer Bylaw
  29. Acquisition of Property at 135 Hayden Rowe Street – Irvine Site – 28.7 Acres – $1.8 million
  30. Acquisition of Property at 147 Hayden Rowe Street – Todaro Site – 23.8 acres – $1.5 million
  31. Gift of Easement – 85 West Main Street – to create exclusive right hand turn lane onto Lumber Street – Action: To accept a small easement to create an exclusive Eastbound right turn lane. PASSED Consent Agenda on 5/4
  32. Acquisition of Easement – 91 West Main Street – to create exclusive right hand turn lane onto Lumber Street. – Motion for No Action PASSED on Consent Agenda 5/4
  33. Acquisition of Property at 15 Claflin Avenue (to be used for a cemetery) – 3.5 acres – $310,000
  34. Acquisition of Property at 102 Fruit Street – 43 acres -Purchase of the Pratt Estate for the purposes of open space, scouting and other municipal purposes. $2.5 million
  35. Grant of Utility Easements – 98 Hayden Rowe Street – Action: Housekeeping item. For electricity to the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. PASSED on Consent Agenda on 5/4
  36. Gift of land – Legacy Farms Athletic Field – Action: To enact a condition of the Host Community Agreement.
  37. Gift of land – Legacy Farms Municipal Parcel – Action: To enact a condition of the Host Community Agreement.
  38. Gift of Property at 123 East Main Street – “Toll House” Historic Site – Pending CPC Funds Approval in Article 29.
  39. Gift of Drainage Easement at 287 Hayden Rowe Street – Action: Housekeeping item. Drainage easement. PASSED on Consent Agenda on 5/4
  40. Street Acceptances – Action: The Town will accept seven roads as public ways; increased state revenue. PASSED on Consent Agenda on 5/4
  41. Ashland-Hopkinton Fire and Emergency Services District – Motion for No Action PASSED on Consent Agenda
  42. Fruit Street Conceptual Master Plan
  43. Trustees of the School Trust Fund in the Town of Hopkinton – Action: Appointing Michael Contino and Kathryn Tighe to the Committee. PASSED on Consent Agenda on 5/4

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