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Help Govern Hopkinton!

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The Town of Hopkinton is encouraging all residents who are interested in helping govern Hopkinton to apply now for volunteer positions. If you have been curious or interested in giving your time, expertise or perspective on behalf of your community, now is an excellent time to get involved!

The Boards and Committees that currently have vacancies are:

School Committee Plans for the Year Ahead

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The School Committee met Monday, July 14th to discuss multiple budget, policy, and evaluation matters pertinent to the upcoming school year.

At the start of the meeting, Tim Kearnan presented to the committee as the new principal of Hopkins school. Mr. Kearnan gave his background and stated his goals for the upcoming school year. Superintendent MacLeod updated the committee on a grant for new LED lighting around the schools, and Ralph Dumas updated the committee on the RFP process and the exciting new allocation of funds in that area.

Hazardous Waste Collection Day 2014

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The Hopkinton DPW will conduct a Household Hazardous Waste Collection this Saturday, July 19th, from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm, or until the funds are exhausted, at the DPW Garage at 83 Wood Street.

Please visit the DPW's website for details or follow this link:
Hazardous Waste Info

Sincerely,
John K. Westerling
​Your ​Director of Public Works

School Committee Discusses Technology Plan

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The School Committee heared technology recommendations from Ashoke Ghosh, Technology Director for the Hopkinton School District.

Planning Board Reviews Laurel Avenue Extension

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The Planning Board met on Monday, July 7 to discuss a possible extension to Laurel Avenue that would potentially allow for a new single family home to be built on Laurel Avenue. Discussions were continued at the time as there are many factors to consider, such as the steep grading and water runoff on Laurel Avenue. Presenting the plan at the meeting was developer Thomas Perna, engineer Patrick Burke, and attorney Doug Resnick who represented both Perna and the Dardinski family who are the current property owners.

Hopkinton Selectmen Vote to Recognize and Support Mission of the 26.2 Foundation

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The 26.2 Foundation on June 24, 2014 received the full support of the Hopkinton Board of Selectmen with a unanimous 5-0 vote for a motion that recognized the Foundation as a community asset and expressed the board’s support for the Foundation’s mission - to promote and support marathoning, as well as health, wellness and economic development initiatives through strategic investments in innovative, multi-generational programs on local, regional, national, and global levels - for the benefit of Hopkinton.

Trash Collection Delay Friday Only

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The 4th of July holiday will only affect Friday's trash and recyclables collection. The collection for Friday the 4th will occur on Saturday the 5th. ​ There are no other changes to the schedule for the week.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July !!

Sincerely,
John K. Westerling
​Your ​Director of Public Works

Hopkinton Planning Board Vacancy Announcement

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On June 24, 2014 the Board of Selectmen publicly acknowledged the resignation of a member of the
Hopkinton Planning Board and are currently seeking candidates for this position.

Pursuant to Town Charter provision 3-1(e), a joint meeting, consisting of the remaining members of the
Hopkinton Planning Board and the members of the Board of Selectmen, will convene (tentatively) on
July 15th at a regularly scheduled Board of Selectmen meeting to appoint an individual to temporarily fill
this one seat until the next Annual Town Election in May of 2015.

Conservation Commission - June 23, 2014

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The conservation commission met Monday, June 23rd, to discuss a number of projects with environmental significance around town.

In informal discussion, Ed Harrow met to discuss sediment buildup at the end of the White Oaks Estates subdivision. He requested a structure be built at the end of the street similar to that on Ralph Road. He expressed concern that sediment buildup at the end of White Oaks Estate is flooding the area and damaging the ecosystem.

Planning Board Discusses Scenic Road Tree Trimming with NSTAR

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A discussion for tree trimming on Hopkinton scenic roads took place with NSTAR Arborist Chris Fallon and representative JoAnne O’Leary during the June 16 Planning Board meeting. The deliberations are inconclusive at this time and will be continued to a later meeting date.

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