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Selectman to Discuss FY2012 Budget...and more

The Board of Selectmen will meet on Tuesday, Februar15th at 6:30pm at Town Hall. Watch the HCAM News sneak preview with Town Manager Norman Khumalo and Operations Assistant Geri Holland to find out what's on the agenda.

Debate Continues Over Golden Pond Expansion

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In another lengthy Board of Appeals session, the board heard arguments both supporting and dismissing the contentious Planning Board conditions ruling regarding the proposed Golden Pond expansion.

The February 9th Town Hall meeting was essentially a continuation of the Board of Appeals meeting held on January 26th.

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Planning Board Member to Run for Selectman

Dick MacDonald of 3 Wyman Lane announced today that he is seeking a position on the Board of Selectmen in the May election.

“I am running for Selectman because I want to become more involved in the management of our town. Town Service is not a spectator sport. People who care about Hopkinton and have opinions on important matters can make the most difference by getting involved.”

ADA Oversight Committee Returns

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The newly restored Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Oversight Committee met for first time since being dismantled a few months ago. The committee was established to advance the needs and requirements of the disabled community in Hopkinton.

Democratic Caucus February 12

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Hopkinton Democrats are called to caucus on Saturday, February 12th at the Hopkinton Fire Station on Main St. (rear entrance, upstairs). In accordance with state party rules, the caucus will begin VERY promptly at 10AM.

The purpose of the caucus is to elect 8 delegates and 3 alternate delegates to the Massachusetts Democratic State Convention on June 4th in Lowell.

All registered Democrats in Hopkinton are invited to vote, run for delegate or alternate, or just to socialize with fellow Dems!

Selectmen Restore ADA Committee

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The Board of Selectmen restored the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Committee at their board meeting on Tuesday night. The committee was folded into the Permanent Building Committee late last year and the official committee was dissolved.

During the February 1'st meeting, the board listened to former committee members decry the towns lack of advocacy for people with disabilities, resulting from the disbanding of the committee.

Governor's Budget Reforms and Ends Structural Deficit

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Governor Deval Patrick’s proposed $30.5 billion FY12 budget is a fiscally responsible document designed not only to be a balanced budget but also to remove structural deficits from this and future budgets. The budget proposes spending that is about $570 million less than current FY11 spending.

Trash & Recycling Postponed for Wednesday

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Trash & Recycling collection in the Town of Hopkinton is on the REGULAR SCHEDULE for Tuesday, February 1st, and has been POSTPONED for Wednesday, February 2nd due to the expected snow storms.

All trash and recycling collections beginning with Wednesday will be delayed by one day.

If your regular pick up day is Wednesday, it will be Thursday.
Please have all materials at the curb by 9:00 AM.

If your regular pick up day is Thursday, it will now be Friday.
Please have all materials at the curb by 7:00 AM.

If your regular pick up day is Friday, it will now be Saturday.

Representative Dykema Named to Four Committees

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Representative Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston) is proud to announce that she will serve on four legislative committees for the upcoming two-year session. Rep. Dykema will join, for the first time, the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing and the Joint Committee on Public Health. She will also continue serving on the Joint Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture and the Joint Committee on Veterans & Federal Affairs.

Tobacco By-Law Change Receives Mixed Reviews

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The Board of Selectmen is reviewing a proposed change to a town by-law that would regulate the possession of tobacco.

The Hopkinton beFree Project, composed of student and adult volunteers, presented the proposal to the board at the January 25th selectmen’s meeting. The group is seeking the support of the board before they bring the proposal to Town Meeting in May.

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