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Town Meeting Begins Tomorrow at 7:00pm

Seal of the Town of Hopkinton 1715Hopkinton Annual Town Meeting Day 1
Monday, May 6 at 7:00-11:00pm
Hopkinton Middle School Auditorium
There are 68 articles to vote on in the warrant this year. Town meeting will repeat the following evenings 7:00-11:00pm until all the articles are voted. We expect Town Meeting to last 2-3 evenings. A list of articles and our Town Meeting 101 is included below.

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Town Meeting Results – Day 2

CAPITAL EXPENSES AND PROJECTS

Article 24: High School Track Renovation $278,500.00 PASSED

Article 25: Lake Shore Drive Culvert $300,000.00 PASSED

Article 26: ADAOC Phase VI $150,000.00 – ADA Upgrades to Center School and the Hopkinton Public Library. PASSED

Article 27: Tender Truck Supplemental Appropriation $17,000.00 PASSED

Article 28: Wood Street Pump Station Improvements $1,750,000 PASSED

Article 29: Water Meter Upgrade to Radio Read $77,000 PASSED

Article 30: Water Supply Study $90,000 PASSED (103 for/75 against)

Article 31: Water Vehicle $43,000 PASSED

Article 32: Sewer Vehicle $43,000 PASSED

Article 33: Sandy Beach Improvements $332,000 PASSED

Article 34: Library – Replace Knob/Tube Electrical System/Envelope Repairs $50,000 PASSED

Article 35: Loop Road Repair $96,025 PASSED (143 for/56 against)

Article 36: School and West Main Street Traffic Signal $540,000 PASSED

Article 37: Pave Lumber Street $50,000 PASSED

Article 38: School Buildings and Grounds Equipment – Tractor-Mower $64,000 PASSED

Article 39: Undergrounding Utilities On Main Street – Motion to Send to General Court FAILED (85 for/103 against) – No Appropriation

COMMUNITY PRESERVATION FUNDS

Article 40:

Motion to Transfer $819,100 to CPA Reserves – PASSED

Community Preservation Recommendations To be Appropriated from CPA Reserves ($620,500 Total):

a. Restore Assessor’s tax records, $20,000 PASSED
b. Repairs to historic headstones, and tombs at Mt Auburn Cemetery, $10,000 PASSED
c. Restore Town records from 1798-1999, $8,500 PASSED
d. Construct and Install Signage on H.A.L.T. properties, $7,000 PASSED
e. Acquisition of 6.1 acres on Whisper Way by Cameron Woods, $175,000 PASSED
f. Acquisition of 20+ acre parcel of land on Hayden Rowe Street (access to Milford Bike Trail), $400,000 PASSED

Community Preservation Recommendation To be Borrowed and then Repaid by CPA Funds:

g. Acquisition of 80 acres of land (Elmwood Farm Conservation Project) owned by the Abbott Realty Trust, $1,300,000. PASSED

To be continued on Wednesday, May 9 at 7:00-11:00pm at Hopkinton Middle School Auditorium. Next on the agenda is the rest of the General Bylaw Amendments, Land Acquisitions and Dispositions, and Administrative Items. Only 18 articles left to vote.

It’s Not Over, Please Attend Town Meeting Again Tonight

Hopkinton Annual Town Meeting Day 2
Tuesday, May 8 at 7:00-11:00pm
Hopkinton Middle School Auditorium
Twenty-four articles were voted last night, but there are 34 more left to go, including many capital projects, such as Loop Road repairs, ADA compliance upgrades, and Sandy Beach improvements. Last night less than 3% of registered voters turned out. The important decisions made at Town Meeting affect us all, please attend Town Meeting and let your voice be heard. The articles left to be voted are listed below. Many articles have links for more information.

CAPITAL EXPENSES AND PROJECTS
Article 24: High School Track Renovation $278,500.00
Article 25: Lake Shore Drive Culvert $300,000.00
Article 26: ADAOC Phase VI $150,000.00 – ADA Upgrades to Center School and the Hopkinton Public Library.
Article 27: Tender Truck Supplemental Appropriation $17,000.00
Article 28: Wood Street Pump Station Improvements $1,750,000
Article 29: Water Meter Upgrade to Radio Read $77,000
Article 30: Water Supply Study $90,000
Article 31: Water Vehicle $43,000
Article 32: Sewer Vehicle $43,000
Article 33: Sandy Beach Improvements $332,000
Article 34: Library – Replace Knob/Tube Electrical System/Envelope Repairs $50,000
Article 35: Loop Road Repair $96,025
Article 36: School and West Main Street Traffic Signal $540,000 
Article 37: Pave Lumber Street $540,000
Article 38: School Buildings and Grounds Equipment – Tractor-Mower $64,000
Article 39: Undergrounding Utilities On Main Street $580,000

COMMUNITY PRESERVATION FUNDS
Article 40: Community Preservation Recommendations

To be Appropriated from CPA Reserves ($620,500 Total):
a. Restore Assessor’s tax records, $20,000
b. Repairs to historic headstones, and tombs at Mt Auburn Cemetery, $10,000
c. Restore Town records from 1798-1999, $8,500
d. Construct and Install Signage on H.A.L.T. properties, $7,000
e. Acquisition of 6.1 acres on Whisper Way by Cameron Woods, $175,000
f. Acquisition of 20+ acre parcel of land on Hayden Rowe Street (access to Milford Bike Trail), $400,000

To be Borrowed and then Repaid by CPA Funds:
g. Acquisition of 80 acres of land (Elmwood Farm Conservation Project) owned by the Abbott Realty Trust, $1,800,000

GENERAL BYLAW AMENDMENTS
Article 41: Amendment to Alcoholic Beverage, Marihuana or Tetrahydrocannabinol and Tobacco Bylaw
Article 42: Amendment to Wetlands Protection Bylaw
Article 43: Unregistered Motor Vehicles Bylaw
Article 44: Secondhand Dealers Bylaw

ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENTS
Article 45: Site Plan Review Bylaw
Article 46: Health Services Facility
Article 47: Medical Office Use
Article 48: Continuing Care Retirement Community
Article 49: Restaurants in Industrial B District
Article 50: Retail Uses
Article 51: Zoning District of 91 Grove Street (J B Service Station, change from Residence A to Business)
Article 52: Off-Street Parking Bylaw
Article 53: Life Sciences
Article 54: Amend Zoning Map (EMC Corporation) Voted NO ACTION on 5/7/12

LAND ACQUISITIONS AND DISPOSITIONS
Article 55: Street Acceptances (Longwood Drive, Emma Drive, Ralph Road, Meadowland Drive)
Article 56: Acquisition of Property at 2 West Main Street $325,000

ADMINISTRATIVE
Article 57: Package Licenses (Additional Alcohol Package Store License for Hopkinton Square)
Article 58: PerkinElmer TIF (Tax Increment Financing)

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