Town Meeting Day 1 Updates

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View town meeting on HCAM (Comcast Channel 8, Verizon Channel 30) or online here:.

Motion to move Article 53 after Article 22 - Passed Unanimously

Article 1: Acceptance of Town Reports - Passed Unanimously

Article 2: FY 2019 Supplemental Appropriations and transfers - Passed Unanimously
($525,000 for snow and Ice, $70,000 for Sewer Enterprise Fund)

Article 3: Unpaid Bills from Previous Fiscal Years - Passed Unanimously

Article 4: Property Tax Exemption Increase - Passed Unanimously

Article 46 - The Aaron and Lucy Claflin House Historic District (76 Main St)

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On May 1, 2019 the Hopkinton Historic District Commission (HHDC) held a public hearing on the Preliminary Study Report for the creation of the Aaron and Lucy Claflin House Historic District (76 Main St), which is the subject of a Town Meeting Warrant Article (Article #46) submitted by the Hopkinton Historical Commission (HHC). The current property owner sought a demolition permit for the Claflin House; the Hopkinton Historical Commission then imposed a six-month demolition delay, which will expire July 4, 2019.

Sue Kurys - Candidate for Commissioners of Trust Funds Statement

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Hi. I'm Sue Kurys and I’m running for Commissioner of Trust Funds. Recently, I’ve been supporting my
gracefully aging parents as they re-visit their estate plans. It’s made me realize just how significant it is
that, when we value something so much, we are moved to pass it on to others and enable them to carry
it forward.

Stewardship of such legacies is at the heart of what the Commissioners of Trust Funds do. Their principal
duty is to respect the wishes of the benefactors by ensuring the funds are disbursed as intended.

2019 Hopkinton Annual Town Meeting Warrant

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In the attachment, view the 2019 Hopkinton Annual Town Meeting Warrant. Town Meeting will start on Monday May 6th and continue on the 7th and 8th. All start times are 7pm. Town Meeting will take place at the Hopkinton Middle School Auditorium. This year there are 55 articles.

Video: eHop Hosts Annual Know Your Vote Forum

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eHop hosted their annual Know Your Vote forum this past Monday. Panelists answered questions about the upcoming Annual Town Meeting and included: Town Moderator, Thomas Garabedian, Town Manager, Norman Khumalo, Selectmen Chair, Claire Wright, School Committee Chair, Nancy Cavanaugh, Director of Land Use and Town Operations, Elaine Lazarus, Parks & Recreation Chair, Dan Terry, Planning Board Chair, Muriel Kramer and Historical Commission Chair, Mike Roughan. View the news segment and full forum below.

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2019 ATM Article 52: Easements – Main Street Corridor Re-Authorization Frequently Asked Questions

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The Town of Hopkinton appreciates resident feedback on the ongoing Main Street Corridor Project, which will be the subject of discussion under Article 52 of the Annual Town Meeting, which will be held starting May 6. We understand that the project’s scope is significant and the issues it presents can be complicated. This page provides answers to some frequently asked questions. The Town will update this page as more inquiries are made:

2019 Hopkinton Town Election Sample Ballot

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Below, view a glimpse of this years Hopkinton Town Election ballot. This year, there are 5 contested races including Board of Selectmen, Planning Board (2 year term), Town Moderator, Commissioners of Trust Funds and Parks and Recreation Commission. The Ballot will also have 4 yes or no questions.

Hopkinton, Holliston Receive $44K in Climate Change Planning Program funding

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BOSTON– Senate President Karen E. Spilka (D-Ashland) recently announced that the Baker-Polito Administration today awarded $44,000 to Holliston and Hopkinton to complete climate change vulnerability assessments and develop resiliency plans through the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) program.

Job Posting: FT Heavy Equipment Operator

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Town of Hopkinton Seeks a FT Heavy Equipment Operator for its DPW Department

This position will work under the supervision of a Highway Manager. Operates a variety of motor driven vehicles and equipment including trucks with a rated capacity of more than 26,001 lbs. G.V.W. (Gross Vehicle Weight), tractors, road sweepers, etc. in the provision of public works services; performs all other related work as required.

Qualifications - Applicants must meet the following to be considered qualified for this position:

Community Notice: Water Supply Update

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We are mandated by the town’s water management permit issued by the State, to limit nonessential outdoor use, to protect stream flow, aquatic life and ensure sustainable drinking water. The town is required to implement a MANDATORY State of Water Supply Conservation from May 1st , through September 30th, each year, pursuant to the town’s water use restriction by-law. Under chapter 199-6 Section F; Lawn sprinklers may be used for lawn watering, two days per week, outside of the hours of 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.


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