The Board of Selectmen will hold a regularly scheduled meeting tonight at 6:45pm at Town Hall, 2nd Floor. You may also watch the meeting on HCAM-TV (Comcast 8 / Verizon 30 / Streaming www.hcam.tv). The public comment period is scheduled at the beginning of the meeting. Click here to view the agenda.
At approximately 7:10pm the Board will consider approving Town Manager and Interim Fire Chief Contracts. And at approximately 8:50pm the Board will discuss the re-posting of the Fire Chief position. Please see the following articles from the Metrowest Daily News for more information:
Some of the other topics on the agenda include:
Contact info for the Selectmen and Town Manager:
Polyant Signs Inc, working on behalf of CVS Pharmacy, has submitted an application for Sign Design Review by Hopkinton’s Design Review Board. The Board will be meeting on this topic on Tuesday, November 17 in Town Hall Room 211. The meeting begins at 7:30pm, with the CVS Sign Discussion scheduled for approximately 8:00pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend. The application is for one free-standing internally lit sign using the existing Colella’s sign post and four wall/facade signs to be placed at the front and back of the building at 61 Main Street. Design Review is a 5-member advisory board appointed by the Planning Board. For further reading:
Transfer of Colella’s Liquor License to Marty’s Fine Wines
The Board of Selectmen held a public hearing on October 20 on the Transfer of Colella’s Liquor License to Marty’s Fine Wines & Gourmet Foods. No members of the public spoke at the public hearing. The Selectmen voted 5-0 to approve the transfer.
At their October 14 meeting, the Board of Appeals voted 5-0 to deny the residents’ appeal and to uphold the building inspector’s ruling that CVS Pharmacy is a retail use, which is permitted in the Downtown Business District.
Transfer of Colella’s Liquor License
Coming up this week, the Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Selectmen’s Hearing Room, Town Hall, to consider a transfer of liquor license application from Colella’s Supermarket, Inc. (d/b/a Colella’s) to Siegal and Sons Investments (d/b/a Marty’s) for a section 15 all alcohol package license to be consumed off the premises at 61 Main Street. The Selectmen’s meeting begins at 6:30pm and the liquor license hearing is scheduled for approximately 7:30pm. Continue reading Residents’ CVS Appeal Fails – Marty’s Liquor License Transfer Hearing
CVS Pharmacy Update – Board of Appeals 10/14
The CVS story will continue at the next Board of Appeals meeting on Wednesday, October 14 at 7:00pm in room 215 of Town Hall. To recap the events of this summer and fall, a group of residents has filed an appeal to revoke the building permit issued to allow interior renovation of the former Colella’s building. The group of residents claims that CVS is a “health services facility,” which is not permitted in the Downtown Business District. The town building inspector who issued the building permit claims that CVS is a retail store. Both retail stores and medical offices are permitted in the Downtown Business District. The definition of “Health Services Facility” was added to the zoning bylaws in 2012. “Health Services Facilities” are permitted in the Rural Business, Industrial A, Industrial B, Professional Office and Office Park Business Districts. Hopkinton Drug was already in existence prior to the 2012 zoning change, so if it were also considered a “Health Service Facility,” it would be grandfathered into the prior zoning. None of the residents appealing the CVS building permit are abutters, so there was much discussion about whether the appellants had “standing” at the first part of the hearing on October 7. Two abutters, Dennis Katz and Jason Mahon have asked to be added to the appeal after the original deadline.
Marty’s Liquors Update – Board of Selectmen 10/20
The Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Selectmen’s Hearing Room, Town Hall, to consider a transfer of liquor license application from Colella’s Supermarket, Inc. (d/b/a Colella’s) to Siegal and Sons Investments (d/b/a Marty’s) for a section 15 all alcohol package license to be consumed off the premises at 61 Main Street.
The Massachusetts Liquor Control Act places a quota or limit on the number of alcoholic beverages licenses a city or town can issue. The quota is based on the population of the community as determined by the most recent federal census. Each city or town may issue one off-premises (Section 15) all-alcoholic beverages license for each unit of 5,000 persons (or fraction thereof) with a minimum of 2. One wine and malt license may be granted for each unit of 5,000 persons (or fraction thereof) with a minimum of 5.