Dear Hopkinton Resident,
We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to be heard.
The Hopkinton Board of Selectmen
created the Hopkinton Visioning Steering Group to help navigate a process to solicit input from you on what our community might look like ten years from now.
The group has created a survey
which is an important tool designed to help create a vision for the future, and action steps to achieve that vision.
The process will also include bringing together a diverse group of community residents to gather and evaluate local information, and based on that information along with the results of the survey develop the vision.
The Board of Selectmen and the Visioning Steering Group are thankful for your participation. The results of the survey will be compiled and released later this fall.
The Town Engineer
would like to announce that the ongoing work for the Town Hall Roof Replacement Project will require the entrance to the parking lot behind Town Hall to be closedon Monday
, 16th and 17th) from 7:30am
During this time the exit will be utilized as both the entrance and the exit. Uniformed traffic control will be present throughout the process and temporary signage will be installed.
Town Hall Staff will not be utilizing the parking lot during this time in an effort to reduce traffic in/out of the lot and to minimize the number of vehicles utilizing the lot.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause as this necessary work is being completed.
Should there be a need for immediate assistance gaining access to the building please call the Town Manager’s Office
and arrangements will be made.
Normal business hours for Town Hall are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.
To all residents and visitors of the Town, please note that construction projects on the Town Hall will be starting August 29th. These projects include rehabilitation of the basement, replacement of the slate roof and rehabilitation of the exterior masonry.
Access to the basement will be closed to the public on occasion throughout the basement rehabilitation project. This entrance provides an accessible route into Town Hall for persons with a disability. Town staff will provide assistance to anyone needing help in gaining access to the building when the basement is closed. Please contact the Facilities Department at508-497-9738
in advance of visiting Town Hall and they will coordinate with you to provide assistance at the scheduled time of your arrival. Should there be a need for immediate assistance gaining access to the building, please call the Town Manager’s Office at 508-497-9700
and arrangements will be made.
During these projects there will also be a need to temporarily close the sidewalk in front of Town Hall on occasion and pedestrian traffic will be rerouted.
Also on occasion, the entrance to the parking lot behind Town Hall may be closed for periods of time as work is being completed on that side of the building. The entrance will be relocated to the existing exit and will be utilized for both the entrance and exit to the parking lot.
The Town greatly appreciates your patience during these important projects. If any member of the public has any questions, they may call the Town Manager’s Office at 508-497-9700
National Night Out is an opportunity for community members of all ages to come together to strengthen neighborhood spirit, support local crime prevention, build police-community partnerships and just have fun! This is a national event happening in communities like ours.What Does the Evening Include?Hopkinton’s National Night Out has table exhibits, interactive safety demonstrations, food, live music, children’s games, face painting, bouncy house, dunk tank and more!I Can’t Make It. How Can I Show My Support for Local Crime Prevention?We’re sorry we won’t see you but there is something you can do to show your support. After the event, from 9pm to 11pm, we ask that you turn on your porch light to show Hopkinton’s solidarity in preventing crime!
After thoughtful consideration, the Visioning Steering Group (appointed by the Hopkinton Board of Selectmen) agreed to re-schedule the Community Workshop, which was scheduled for Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 6 pm.
The Steering Group, in consultation with Town Hall staff and the consultants, agreed that a detailed plan for public input needed to be developed and that any attempt at creating a vision for Hopkinton would greatly benefit only from a wide range of opinions of Hopkinton residents and organizations.
We appreciate your interest in the June 18 workshop and you will be invited to participate in future workshops, which are expected to be held in September.
More information to come. In the meantime, your continued discussion will help in shaping the discussions in September. Click to join the conversation.
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Treasurer / Collector, 1st Floor, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748
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Please call the Town Clerk’s Office with any questions and for more information regarding the ATM and ATE. Assistant Town Clerk Brenda McCann and I welcome you to stop by the Town Clerk’s Office at Town Hall with any questions or for information.
Thanks to all residents who registered their dogs before April 1.
Under Massachusetts General Law (MGL), Ch. 40, §137 and Chapter 62 of the Town Bylaws, it is required that all dogs six months or older, owned or kept in the Town of Hopkinton must be licensed by April 1 each year. Licensing of all dogs requires a rabies certificate showing that the owner’s dog(s) have received their rabies shot. After April 1, there is a late fee of $25 (per dog); although, as your Town Clerk, I am offering amnesty to residents through the month of April. This reprieve is effective until April 30. After that date, the late fee is $25 per dog. On May 1 we will report to the Animal Control Officer a list of dogs with current rabies who are not licensed. The Animal Control Officer will be able to issue citations to those owners whose dogs are still unlicensed. The delinquent owners will then be responsible for the license fee, late fee and any citations.
As always, the Town Clerk’s Office is committed to excellent customer service and upholding the values of open government by providing access to the Town’s public records.
Your Town Clerk,