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Town Clerk Reminder: Annual Town Meeting, Annual Town Election, Dog Registration

posted Apr 14, 2014, 6:57 AM by Christopher McClure   [ updated Apr 14, 2014, 6:57 AM ]

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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,

Geri Holland

2014 Boston Marathon Hopkinton Police Department Public Service Advisory

posted Apr 8, 2014, 8:32 AM by Christopher McClure   [ updated Apr 14, 2014, 8:53 AM ]

The 118th running of the Boston Marathon will take place on Monday, April 21, 2014.  The roads in Hopkinton will be closing at 7:00 AM Monday morning, one half-hour earlier than past years. Approximately 36,000 runners will be running in four different groups or Waves.

Please see the attached links for up to date road closure, safety and all 2014 Marathon information.


Marathon Committee
Boston Athletic Association

Current and emergency information will be available through our Social Media channels and CodeRed.

MEMA will also be using their Social Media channels along with Ping4alerts! and Wireless Emergency Alerts.

May 5, 2014 Annual Town Meeting Warrant Posted

posted Apr 3, 2014, 1:35 PM by Christopher McClure   [ updated Apr 3, 2014, 1:50 PM ]

Please review the final 2014 Annual Town Meeting warrant as signed by the Selectmen on 04/01/2014.

Town MeetingYou may also visit our Annual Town Meeting web page for all documents and materials for Town Meeting.

Hopkinton Launches MindMixer Community Engagement Tool

posted Mar 18, 2014, 8:00 AM by Christopher McClure   [ updated Mar 18, 2014, 8:00 AM ]


The Town of Hopkinton, MA invites online engagement and asks citizens to take part in planning for Hopkinton’s future

Hopkinton is pleased to announce the launch of mindmixer.hopkintonma.gov, a new comprehensive community engagement website, developed by MindMixer, where citizens can engage, communicate and collaborate with community decision makers and other residents on the future of our community.

The goal is to get the community involved in the planning process. Along the way, mindmixer.hopkintonma.gov will be used as an online tool to generate new ideas and feedback from citizens using this interactive and accessible new platform.

Feedback from the engagement website will be used by community leaders in order to lay out plans on a variety of projects.

mindmixer.hopkintonma.gov gives contributors a chance to share new ideas, second others’ ideas, expand upon existing ideas and give feedback on initiatives, working with community leaders on a variety of topics online anytime, anywhere.

The discussion will start with topics like these, and branch off from there based on input:

What are the top priorities in shaping the future of Hopkinton?

• How can the Town Meeting process be improved?

The site also measures and tracks participation, identifying the most interested citizens and most compelling topics. MindMixer’s tools make it easy for administrations to communicate back with citizens, and they deliver measurable results and invaluable insights for the planning process.

Nick Bowden, CEO of MindMixer, says,“ Our tools go beyond just technology. Our mission is to build community contributors. Ideas, voices and perspectives are shared to facilitate deeper and better conversations that yield actionable insights and a stronger community.”

As part of its service, MindMixer consults and collaborates with clients to identify issues that are critical to stakeholders in order to update topics and content for their websites.

Visit www.hopkintonma.gov and click Mindmixer to get started.


posted Mar 3, 2014, 11:46 AM by Christopher McClure   [ updated Mar 4, 2014, 7:16 AM by Jamie Hellen ]


FT FINANCE DIRECTOR/ACCOUNTANT - The Town of Hopkinton seeks a FT, experienced finance and accounting professional excited about the profession and who enjoys long range, strategic financial planning, to join a dynamic team of professionals in the management of the Town’s fiscal responsibilities.  In this role, the Finance Director/Accountant will report directly to, and works closely with, the Town Manager to prepare the Town’s annual budget, departmental budgets, and financial statements; administers, supervises, and monitors the Town’s accounting, budgeting, investing, debt management, and reporting activities; as well as general oversight of the Treasurer/Collector and Principal Assessor offices.  As the newest member of the team, this individual will also be responsible for the development and implementation of all fiscal aspects of the Town’s strategic plan; consensus building and working collaboratively throughout the organization with the Town Manager, department heads, boards and committees.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Masters Degree in Business, Finance and/or Accounting; a Certified Municipal Officer or Certified Public Accountant designation is highly desirable. Eight (8) years experience in a responsible government position with particular emphasis on financial and governmental operations, planning and automated financial systems. Combination of equivalent education and experience may be considered.

APPLICANTS:  To be considered for this vacancy, applicants must submit an application and cover letter to the Human Resources Office by no later than 5pm, Wednesday, March 12, 2014.  While the preferred method of application is via e-mail, applications will also be accepted via walk-in or mail at: Town Hall, Human Resources Department, 18 Main St., Hopkinton, MA  01748.  The Town of Hopkinton is an equal opportunity

Human Resources Department

18 Main Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748
Phone: 508-497-9769

Assessors Exemption Applications are due in the Assessors office no later than March 28, 2014

posted Mar 3, 2014, 6:13 AM by Christopher McClure   [ updated Mar 3, 2014, 6:13 AM ]

Attention Taxpayers: Exemption applications are due in the Assessors office no later than March 28, 2014

If you need an application, please call Liz in the Assessors Office at 508-497-9720.


Liz Sher

Town of Hopkinton

Assessor's Office

18 Main St

Hopkinton, MA 01748


2014 Burn Permit Season is January 15 - May 1

posted Jan 14, 2014, 12:56 PM by Christopher McClure   [ updated Jan 14, 2014, 1:04 PM ]

Permits are valid from January 15, 2014 to May 01, 2014. 
All valid 2013 permits auto renew for 2014. If you do not have a permit, call 508-497-2325.

Authorization is required each day you burn!

If you have a valid permit, and if conditions allow, you may authorize between

Open Burning Regulations – Massachusetts 310 CMR 7.07
  • Fire may not be started prior to 10:00 AM.
  • Fire must be completely extinguished by 4:00 PM.
  • Fire must be greater than 75 feet from any dwelling.
  • Burning of leaves, stumps, grass, hay and building materials is prohibited.
  • The Hopkinton Fire Department requires a hose or other source of adequate water and appropriate tools be available while burning. 
  • Fires shall be of a manageable size and shall be attended at all times.

Visit the Fire Station or call 508-497-2325 with any Burn Permit questions.

2014 Elections and Town Meeting, Message from the Town Clerk

posted Jan 8, 2014, 10:55 AM by Christopher McClure   [ updated Jan 8, 2014, 10:58 AM ]

Town Clerk and Elections
The Town Clerk’s Office wishes all residents a Happy New Year!

As your Town Clerk, I would like to take this opportunity to share with residents some of the upcoming election events for 2014. The 
calendar also reflects the dates of Town and State elections for 2014. The Annual Town Meeting (ATM) is Monday, May 5, 2014 and the Annual Town Election (ATE) is Monday, May 19, 2014. 

The last day to register to vote for both the ATM and ATE is Tuesday, April 15, 2014. The Town Clerk’s Office will be open from 8AM to 8PM on that date. Please visit the Town Clerk’s website for more information relative to the 2014 town meeting, town election and the 2014 open elected positions for local office.

A State Primary is scheduled Tuesday, September 9, 2014 and a State Election is scheduled Tuesday, November 4, 2014. 

Please visit the State website at www.sec.state.ma.us for more information about the State elections. 

Also, it’s important to complete the 2014 Annual Street Listing and return it to this office. Please notice a new reminder for your dog license renewals on the bottom of the Annual Street Listing. 

Dog licensing is due April 1, 2014. 

If you have any questions relative to the Annual Street Listing and/or dog licensing, please stop by the office or call 508-497-9710. 

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. 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.


Geri Holland
Town Clerk 
Town Clerk's Office
Town of Hopkinton
18 Main Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748

Town Offices Closed Friday, January 3, 2014 Due to Winter Storm Hercules.

posted Jan 2, 2014, 8:22 PM by Christopher McClure   [ updated Jan 3, 2014, 6:39 AM ]

Good Morning, this is Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director Ken Clark. Due to the dynamic Severe Weather Event (SWE) and the challenging travel conditions all Town of Hopkinton offices have been closed for today, Friday, 03 January 2014. Have a safe weekend!

2013 Toys for Tots Thank You

posted Nov 26, 2013, 6:42 AM by Christopher McClure   [ updated Dec 17, 2013, 8:53 AM ]


Hopkinton Police Department

Toys for Tots

Thank You

http://hopkintonpd.org/ Hopkinton Police Department wishes to thank both the individual and corporate sponsors who generously donated children’s toys to the 2013 Toys For Toys campaign.   Hopkinton Police is proud to partner with the United States Marine Corps in order to make this campaign a success. This year, thanks to all of your generous donations, the Hopkinton Police Toys For Tots drop-off box was overflowing with toys three separate times, as seen in the photo of EMC employees dropping off toys.

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Hopkinton Police wish all residents and businesses and a Happy and safe Holiday season.


http://www.hopkintonpd.org/The Hopkinton Police Department is proud to announce that again this year we are partnering with the United States Marine Corps to be designated as a Toys For Tots drop-off location.

We ask any residents or businesses that can donate this year to please drop off an unwrapped toy in the collection box at the police station, 

74 Main Street.

We thank you for your generous support.

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