Government

Community Notice: Water and Sewer Rate Setting Public Notice

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The Select Board will hold a public meeting to set Water and Sewer rates and receive feedback from the community on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 7:45 p.m., at Town Hall, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton. The meeting will also be held via Zoom webinar. The new Water and Sewer Rates will be effective for the period of July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.

Hopkinton Main Street Corridor Project Advisory June 14 2022

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Eastbound Detour on Main Street at 135/85 Intersection – 6/15/22 - 6/17/22

An eastbound detour on Main Street will be in place from Wednesday, June 15 through Friday, June 17. Eastbound traffic will be detoured up Grove Street, across Maple Street and back to Main Street via Hayden Rowe. Westbound traffic on Main Street will remain open.

Parking spaces on the south side of Main Street may be impacted, but access to businesses will be maintained. Detail officers will be on-site to assist with traffic flow. The detour will remain in place during daytime working hours only.

Hopkinton Water Department located in Hopkinton, Massachusetts has levels of PFAS6 above the Drinking Water Standard

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What happened?
Our water system received notification of PFAS6 results showing that our system violated the 20 ng/L PFAS6 Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) drinking water standard during the January - March 2022 compliance period with a quarterly average of 24 ng/L at the Fruit St. Pump Station. The quarterly average of PFAS6 has ranged between 22 and 26 ng/L since Quarter 3, 2021 to date and our system will continue to notify consumers every 3 months with updated information as required.

Hopkinton IT Department Shares New Design Concept For The Town’s Upcoming Refreshed Website

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The Hopkinton IT Department is pleased to share the design concept for the town’s new website.

The town launched a survey in February to solicit feedback from residents, volunteers, and employees. The survey asked about the current website, future design ideas, and areas of focused improvement; including examples of overall design style and asking residents to pick their favorite wireframe (layout) from five examples.

Hopkinton received over 125 responses that included a number of common trends. This feedback was used to drive the design concept for the new site.

Senate Passes Legislation to Require Certification for Technicians Handling Medical Equipment

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Today, the Massachusetts State Senate passed a bill that would require central service technicians who practice in Massachusetts hospitals to receive standardized certification through a nationally accredited organization. An Act regulating central service technicians, filed by Senator Mike Rush, would impact an estimated 1,800 technicians operating in hospitals throughout the state who are charged with the disassembling, cleaning and sanitization of medical tools and equipment used in surgery and other highly sensitive medical operations.

Senate Passes Legislation Authorizing Chapter 90-Plus Funding

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The Massachusetts State Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would approve the authorization of $350 million towards transportation needs in the Commonwealth, including $200 million for Chapter 90 funds, which provides cities and towns with a funding source for investments in local transportation-related projects, including road and bridge repairs.

A Note from Hopkinton Youth & Family Services as youth and families continue to process the Ulvade, Texas shooting

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A Note from Hopkinton Youth & Family Services as youth and families continue to process the Ulvade, Texas shooting

It is normal for adults and children to experience a range of reactions following the news of a school shooting and most recently the tragic mass murder of students in Ulvade, Texas. Over the past week we have begun to receive questions about “what is normal” about how reactions are experienced to this tragedy.

The Riverside Trauma Center helps across our state providing response to traumatic incidents and have shared that reactions may include:

Town of Hopkinton Maintains Exemplary Bond Rating

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Town Manager Norman Khumalo and Chief Financial Officer Tim O'Leary are pleased to report that Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (S&P) Global Ratings has affirmed the Town of Hopkinton's strong AAA credit rating.

The AAA bond rating represents the highest level of creditworthiness a municipality can achieve and reflects the excellent and stable financial condition of the town.