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Library and Underride Pass; Knight and Nickerson Elected to School Committee

Article 15 - Library Construction - $6,255,000 - Exterior View

Congratulations to all the participants in the May 19 town election and thank you for your willingness to volunteer for our town. This year 2,132 voters participated, which is more than a 50% increase from last May’s Town Election. The ballot questions for the library expansion funding and the underride both passed. Kelly Knight and Lori Nickerson won the two open seats on the School Committee. All other races were uncontested.

After the election, at the May 20 Board of Selectmen meeting Todd Cestari was unanimously elected Chair and John Mosher was unanimously elected Vice-Chair.

SELECTMEN, For 3 years, Vote for 1

Blanks 614
John M Coutinho 1487
Scattered 31

BOARD OF ASSESSORS, For 3 years, Vote for 1
Blanks 579
John L Palmer 1545
Scattered 8

BOARD OF HEALTH, For 3 years, Vote for 1
Blanks 622
Jennifer Belesi 1499
Scattered 11

BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES, For 3 years, Vote for 2
Blanks 1456
June A Harris 1470
Stanley D Pulnik 1320
Scattered 18

CEMETERY COMMISSIONER, For 3 years, Vote for 1
Blanks 611
Claire B Wright 1512
Scattered 9

COMMISSIONER OF TRUST FUND, For 3 years, Vote for 1
Blanks 637
Muriel E Kramer 1478
Scattered 17

HOUSING AUTHORITY, For 5 years, Vote for 1
Blanks 738
Warren E Johnson 1388
Scattered 6

PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION, For 3 years, Vote for 2
Blanks 1327
Timothy Kilduff 1459
Amy Markovich 1461
Scattered 17

PLANNING BOARD, For 5 years, Vote for 1
Blanks 705
Francis J DeYoung 1415
Scattered 12

SCHOOL COMMITTEE, For 3 years, Vote for 2
Blanks 820
Kelly J Knight 1230
Lori M Nickerson 1173
Frank E Sivo 1028
Scattered 13

Ballot Question #1 – Underride
Blanks 183
Yes 1421
No 528

Ballot Question #2 – Library Renovation and Expansion Funding
Blanks 33
Yes 1363
No 736

Click to read full results by precinct on the town website.

Vote Tomorrow on Library, Underride and School Committee

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All Hopkinton precincts vote at the Middle School. Polls are open 7:00am-8:00pm on Monday, May 19. The only contested race is for School Committee, so we are listing those candidates first, in alphabetical order as they appear on the ballot. There are also two ballot questions: a $1.25M Underride and the Library Expansion Project. Click here to view a Specimen Ballot.

List Candidates & Questions

  • SCHOOL COMMITTEE, For 3 years, Vote for 2 – Contested Race
  • SELECTMEN, For 3 years, Vote for 1
    • John M Coutinho, Republican
  • BOARD OF ASSESSORS, For 3 years, Vote for 1
    • John L Palmer
  • BOARD OF HEALTH, For 3 years, Vote for 1
    • Jennifer Belesi, Republican
  • BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES, For 3 years, Vote for 2
    • June A Harris, Republican
    • Stanley D Pulnik
  • CEMETERY COMMISSIONER, For 3 years, Vote for 1
    • Claire B Wright, Republican
  • COMMISSIONER OF TRUST FUND, For 3 years, Vote for 1
    • Muriel E Kramer, Democrat
  • HOUSING AUTHORITY, For 5 years, Vote for 1
    • Warren E Johnson
  • PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION, For 3 years, Vote for 2
    • Timothy W Kilduff
    • Amy K Markovich
  • PLANNING BOARD, For 5 years, Vote for 1
    •  Francis J DeYoung, Republican

Ballot Questions

#1 Underride – YES or NO

  • “Shall the Town of Hopkinton be required to reduce the amount of real estate and personal property taxes to be assessed for the fiscal year beginning July first, two thousand and fourteen by an amount equal to $1,250,000?”
  • Read more about the Underride…

#2 Library Renovation and Expansion Funding – YES or NO

  • “Shall the Town of Hopkinton be allowed to exempt from the limitations imposed by Chapter 59, Section 21C of the Massachusetts General Laws (Proposition 2 1/2, so-called), the amounts required to pay for the bond issued for costs related to the renovation, restoration, expansion, construction and reconstruction of the Hopkinton Public Library?”
  • Read more about the Library project…
Question 1 - Underride - Reduce Excess Tax Levy Capacity by $1.25M
Question 1 – Underride – Reduce Excess Tax Levy Capacity by $1.25M
Article 15 - Library Construction - $6,255,000 - Exterior View
Question 2 – Library Renovation and Expansion Funding – Exterior View
Official Specimen Ballot Annual Town Election May 19, 2014
Official Specimen Ballot Annual Town Election May 19, 2014

Town Meeting Day 1 Results (unofficial)

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  1. Acceptance of Town Reports PASSED
  2. FY14 Supplement Appropriations – transfer $935,000 from Free Cash for HR, Snow Removal, 300th Anniversary PASSED
  3. FY14 Budget Transfers – transfer $48,314.14 from 300th Anniversary Expenses to a Celebrations Special Fund, and transfer $33,930 from Waste Disposal to Highway Expenses PASSED
  4. Unpaid Bills from Previous Fiscal Years – NO ACTION (no unpaid bills)
  5. Property Tax Exemption Increase for Veterans and Seniors – PASSED
  6. Amend the Salary of an Elected Official – Town Clerk Salary $67,250.00 PASSED
  7. FY15 Operating Budget – Town and School budgets together – Raise and appropriate $64,422,279.81 Amended to $64,483,923.81 (Total budget including transfers from Community Preservation and various Enterprise Funds is a little over $70M) PASSED
  8. Underride – $1,250,000 PASSED
  9. FY15 Revolving Funds PASSED
  10. Chapter 90 Highway Funds – $662,271 PASSED
  11. Transfer to Capital Expense Stabilization Fund – $50,000 $20,000 PASSED as amended by Dr Duffy
  12. Transfer to General Stabilization Fund – $50,000 PASSED
  13. Other Post Employment Benefits Liability Trust Fund – $350,000 $197,600 PASSED as amended by Dr. Duffy
  14. Pay As You Go Capital Expenses – $789,999 ALL PASSED
    1. Pierce/Sabre Fit-out, Fire Chief $112,149
    2. Replacement of Two Front-Line Cruisers and One Mobile Data Terminal, Police Chief $78,000
    3. Two Building and Grounds Department Trucks, School Committee $90,000
    4. Hopkins School Ceiling Tile Replacement, School Committee $203,000
    5. Upgrade Middle School Auditorium Stage Components
      School Committee $32,000
    6. Upgrade Fire Alarm System – Horns/Strobes, School Committee $25,000
    7. Joint IT Upgrades at the Center and Elmwood Schools, School Committee $100,000
    8. Hayden Rowe Drainage, Department of Public Works $80,000
    9. Keefe Regional Technical School Roof, Keefe Regional Technical School District $69,850
  15. Library Construction $11,753,517 (Includes the provision of temporary quarters and is subject to the receipt of a Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners Construction Grant, Remaining cost to town after grant and fundraising is $6.25M). An amendment to reduce the amount failed. The article then PASSED with a clear 2/3 majority.

Town Meeting adjourned shortly after 11:00pm and will reconvene Tuesday, May 6 at 7:00pm in the Middle School Auditorium.

List of Articles with Details and Links

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  1. Acceptance of Town Reports
  2. FY14 Supplement Appropriations – transfer $935,000 from Free Cash
  3. FY14 Budget Transfers – transfer $48,314.14 from 300th Anniversary Expenses to a Celebrations Special Fund, and transfer $33,930 from Waste Disposal to Highway Expenses
  4. Unpaid Bills from Previous Fiscal Years – No Action
  5. Property Tax Exemption Increase
  6. Amend the Salary of an Elected Official – Town Clerk Salary $67,250.00
  7. FY15 Operating Budget – Town and School budgets together – $64,422,279.81
  8. Underride – $1,250,000
  9. FY15 Revolving Funds
  10. Chapter 90 Highway Funds – $662,271
  11. Transfer to Capital Expense Stabilization Fund – $50,000
  12. Transfer to General Stabilization Fund – $50,000
  13. Other Post Employment Benefits Liability Trust Fund – $350,000
  14. Pay As You Go Capital Expenses – $789,999
    1. Pierce/Sabre Fit-out, Fire Chief $112,149
    2. Replacement of Two Front-Line Cruisers and One Mobile Data Terminal, Police Chief $78,000
    3. Two Building and Grounds Department Trucks, School Committee $90,000
    4. Hopkins School Ceiling Tile Replacement, School Committee $203,000
    5. Upgrade Middle School Auditorium Stage Components
      School Committee $32,000
    6. Upgrade Fire Alarm System – Horns/Strobes, School Committee $25,000
    7. Joint IT Upgrades at the Center and Elmwood Schools, School Committee $100,000
    8. Hayden Rowe Drainage, Department of Public Works $80,000
    9. Keefe Regional Technical School Roof, Keefe Regional Technical School District $69,850
  15. Library Construction $11,753,517 (Includes the provision of temporary quarters and is subject to the receipt of a Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners Construction Grant, Remaining cost to town after grant and fundraising is $6.25M)
  16. Sidewalk Construction and Rehabilitation Program $1,519,000
  17. Hayden Rowe Traffic Calming – Near the Schools $400,000
  18. Fire Station Roof Repair $400,000
  19. International Horton Ambulance $270,000
  20. Vactor Truck $395,000
  21. Evaluation Studies of School Roof Repairs – Hopkins and the High School $30,000
  22. School Safety and Security $152,400
  23. Board of Assessors Consultant $21,300
  24. Community Preservation Recommendations $208,000
    1. $80,000 from funds reserved for Historic Preservation and $34,000 from the Discretionary/Budgeted reserves to increase classroom space in the barn at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, located at 98 Hayden Rowe Street; said sum to be spent under the direction of the Hopkinton Community Endowment and the Community Preservation Committee.
    2. $15,000 from the Discretionary/Budgeted Reserves for the preservation of Town records; said sum to be spent under the direction of the Town Clerk and the Community Preservation Committee.
    3. $45,000 from funds reserved for Historic Preservation for plumbing, electrical and aesthetic repairs to the Claflin Fountain on the Town Common; said sum to be spent under the direction of the Parks and Recreation Department and the Community Preservation Committee.
    4. $15,000 from funds reserved for Passive Recreation to fund the placement of Conservation Restrictions on the open space properties known as Cameron Woods and Whisper Way; said sum to be spent under the direction of the Hopkinton Area Land Trust and the Community Preservation Committee.
    5. $7,500 from funds reserved for Passive Recreation to install signage to identify trailheads at the Town-owned parcels on Fruit Street, Phipps Woods, Braden Woods, Cameron Woods and Whisper Way; said sum to be spent under the direction of the Hopkinton Area Land Trust and the Community Preservation Committee.
    6. $6,500 from funds reserved for Historic Preservation to restore and reset granite curbing on Town Common memorials; said sum to be spent under the direction of the Parks and Recreation Department and the Community Preservation Committee.
    7. $5,000 from funds reserved for Historic Preservation to digitize and catalogue historic Hopkinton documents; said sum to be spent under the direction of the Hopkinton Public Library and the Community Preservation Committee.
  25. Farmer’s Market Wine Sampling on Town Common
  26. Downtown Business/Residence A District Boundary Modifications
  27. Downtown Business District Lot Area
  28. Industrial A and Industrial B Districts – frontage
  29. Floodplain District
  30. Repeal Subdivision Phasing Bylaw
  31. Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
  32. Open Space Mixed Use Development (OSMUD) Overlay District – Hockey Rink
  33. Open Space Mixed Use Development (OSMUD) Overlay District – More dwelling units; senior housing development definition – Legacy Farms
  34. Neighborhood Mixed Use District – Lumber Street
  35. Sidewalk Easement – East Main Street
  36. Gift of Land – Hunters Ridge Open Space
  37. Gift of Land – 294 Hayden Rowe Street
  38. Acceptance of Easement – Upper Charles Trail
  39. Acquisition of Property at 25 Ash Street
  40. Street Acceptances
  41. Scenic Road Designation – Chamberlain Street
  42. Commissioner of School Trust Funds

List of Articles for Town Meeting

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Educate Hopkinton will provide more details and links next weekend, prior to Town Meeting, but for now here are the key documents and the list of articles.

Documents:

List of Articles:

  1. Acceptance of Town Reports
  2. FY14 Supplement Appropriations
  3. FY14 Budget Transfers
  4. Unpaid Bills from Previous Fiscal Years
  5. Property Tax Exemption Increase
  6. Amend the Salary of an Elected Official
  7. FY15 Operating Budget
  8. Underride
  9. FY15 Revolving Funds
  10. Chapter 90 Highway Funds
  11. Transfer to Capital Expense Stabilization Fund
  12. Transfer to General Stabilization Fund
  13. Other Post Employment Benefits Liability Trust Fund
  14. Pay As You Go Capital Expenses
  15. Library Construction
  16. Sidewalk Construction & Rehabilitation Program
  17. Hayden Rowe Traffic Calming
  18. Main Street Fire Roof
  19. International Horton Ambulance
  20. Vactor Truck
  21. Evaluation Studies of School Roof Repairs
  22. School Safety and Security
  23. Board of Assessors Consultant
  24. Community Preservation Receommendations
  25. Farmer’s Market Wine Sampling on Town Common
  26. Downtown Business/Residence A District Boundary Modifications
  27. Downtown Business District Lot Area
  28. Industrial A and Industrial B Districts – frontage
  29. Floodplain District
  30. Repeal Subdivision Phasing Bylaw
  31. Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
  32. Open Space Mixed Use Development (OSMUD) Overlay District – Hockey Rink
  33. Open Space Mixed Use Development (OSMUD) Overlay District – More dwelling units; senior housing development definition
  34. Neighborhood Overlay Mixed Use District
  35. Sidewalk Easement – East Main Street
  36. Gift of Land – Hunters Ridge Open Space
  37. Gift of Land – 294 Hayden Rowe Street
  38. Acceptance of Easement – Upper Charles Trail
  39. Acquisition of Property at 25 Ash Street
  40. Street Acceptances
  41. Scenic Road Designation – Chamberlain Street
  42. Commissioner of School Trust Funds