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.
Please review and comment on the Motions Document. You may use the Mix link below for discussion and questions on warrant items.
If you anticipate making an amendment at Town Meeting, you may bring it to Town Meeting on a thumb drive, or email the amendment to firstname.lastname@example.org
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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,
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 to get started.
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