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FROM THE DESK OF JOHN WESTERLING, DPW MANAGER
State of Water Supply Conservation
FROM THE DESK OF THE DPW DIRECTOR
A Lake Maspenock Dam Report
Political Notice - Annual Town Election - May 21, 2012
Absentee Ballots are available For the Annual Town Election. Contact Town Clerk’s Office or hopkinton.org/clerk/forms.htm 
A letter of request from the Hopkinton Department of Public Works
The Hopkinton Department of Public Works asks for your continued support of its efforts to replace the DPW facility on Wood Street. The Annual Town Meeting of 2011 appropriated $250,000 for the design of a new DPW facility on Wood Street. That vote requires approval at the ballot on Monday, May 21st. The DPW asks for your continued support of this important initiative.

The DPW prepared a presentation of the needs for the new DPW facility which can be reviewed here. The new facility will allow for greater efficiency of DPW operations and allow the DPW to improve its service to the community. The new facility will provide countless benefits including adequate room for all DPW employees to work from the same location and it will garage all vehicles under one roof. The new facility will incorporate “green” design concepts and it will be located at the same site of the existing facility which will be demolished.

My thanks and appreciation for your continued support,
John K. Westerling
Your Director of Public Works
FROM THE DESK OF MIKE MANSIR, HIGHWAY MANAGER
Drain pipe replacement work is set to begin on Spring St between Pond St and the Upton town line on Monday April 23 – Friday May 11th. Work hours will be 7am-2:30pm.

One lane of traffic will be open but please expect some slight delays. Please seek alternate routes if possible. This work is necessary to replace old failing metal drain pipes & stone drain culverts.

Thank you for your cooperation during these projects.
The Conservation Commission wants to make this educational flyer(PDF) about their warrant article available to the public for review prior to Town Meeting. 
PREPARING FOR TOWN MEETING 2012
  
Financial Model Fiscal Year 2013
FROM THE DESK OF MARYROSE DEGROOT

Employment in Hopkinton: Finance Director Position now posted.
FROM THE DESK OF ELAINE LAZARUSThe Town received a landowner (EMC) petioned article to rezone about 14.2 acres of land off Old Town Road and South St. from Agricultural to Industrial.
FROM THE DESK OF ELAINE LAZARUS
Application, some site plans, and architectural drawings for a site plan review application for Legacy Farms South residential development (minus the Wood Partners apartment complex) received by the Planning Board.
The Board of Selectmen approved Police Chief Flannery’s request at it's March 20, 2012 meeting to prohibit parking motor vehicles or trailers on all public ways in the Town of Hopkinton from 5:00 AM until 1:00 PM on the day of the Boston Marathon, April 16 2012, unless the vehicles have a permit issued by the Police Department. The prohibition will be enforced only on public ways critical to supporting the start of the race. 

The Police Department will also enforce parking restrictions posted, as may be needed, to facilitate setting up for the race from 7:00 AM on Wednesday before the race, April 11, 2011, through 5:00 AM of the morning of the race, April 16, 2011. The Hopkinton Police Department will close the roads in Hopkinton at 7:30 AM on the day of the Marathon and will re-open the roads as soon as possible, but no later than 1:00 PM.
HOPKINTON PARKS AND RECREATION
“Enriching lives through quality parks and programs”
 
The 2013 Spring/Summer Activities Brochure is now posted.

HOPKINTON TOWN REPORT

TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-SEVENTH 
ANNUAL REPORT OF THE TOWN OFFICES
OF HOPKINTON, MA.

VIEW REPORT (PDF)

FROM THE DESK OF THE TOWN ENGINEER
The Contractor, Campbell Construction, selected to complete the Town Hall Envelope Repair Project is scheduled to start construction April 3rd and 4th, by putting up scaffolding. While the scaffolding is being constructed the side entrance to the town hall will be closed. It will remain open as an emergency exit. It is anticipated the it will be closed until April 5th. Pedestrian traffic from the parking lot behind town hall will be directed to use the basement entrance during this time. The front entrance will not be impacted. Once the scaffolding is up, the side entrance can be used but to maximize safety in the construction zone the Town will be asking everyone to still use the back entrance for the 4-6 week period the scaffolding will be up. The existing vehicular entrance to the parking lot will remain open at all times and use of the side entrance will be open for meetings after normal working hours.
VOTER REGISTRATION NOTICE FROM THE TOWN CLERK
Hopkinton Residents wishing to vote at Annual Town Meeting, May 7, 2012
And Annual Town Election, May 21, 2012, Must Register By April 17, 2012

Please contact the Town Clerk for Absentee Ballots.
FROM THE DESK OF ELAINE LAZARUS
D
escriptions of the zoning amendments proposed for review at the Planning Board’s 2/27/12 public hearing now posted.

Materials relevant to the site plan review application of Legacy Farms LLC for the wastewater treatment facility at 29 Clinton Street now posted.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Hopkinton Parks and Recreation Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, March 26th in the Town Hall Lower Level, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA at 7PM to discuss the Sandy Beach Improvements Plan. The Town Hall is handicap accessible.

FROM THE DESK OF ERIC CARTY, WATER-SEWER MANAGER
Please be advised that the Water Department will be repairing a water main in the vicinity of #5 North Street, on Wednesday, March 21st. The work will begin at 9:00 AM after the school buses have completed their pickups. Due to the narrow width of the road and the water main location, it will be necessary to close the road at this location and vehicles will not be able to pass.

North Street will be open to local traffic and those living beyond #5 North Street will need to use the Wood Street entrance. For up to date information please follow us on Twitter @hopkintonwater.
FROM THE DISC COMMITTEE 
Would you like to learn more about what changes the Town of Hopkinton is considering for the downtown revitalization project (Main Street, between Ash Street and Wood Street)?
UPPER CHARLES TRAIL COMMITTEE
The Board of Selectmen voted at its February 7, 2012 meeting to seek candidates for membership on the Upper Charles Trail Committee.
FROM THE TOWN ENGINEER
Wood Street Relocation Concept (PDF)
This is a re-posting, the previous version was the initial concept plan presented to DISC and not the version presented at the Public Forums in November 2011. Only minor revisions were made to street names and travel lanes on West Main Street.
PUBLIC REMINDER
Petitioner’s articles are due to the Town Manager’s Office byThursday, March 8, 2012 by 4:30 PM. Please contact the Town Clerk’s Office (508-497-9710) with information regarding submittal of petitioner articles. Also, a Petitioner’s Guide is available online here.
NOW POSTED 
Downtown Initiative Steering Committee’s Draft Concept Plan
EMPLOYMENT IN HOPKINTON
Custodian
Veteran's Agent
POLITICAL NOTICE - PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY IS MARCH 6, 2012
Last day to register and change party enrollment for State Primary is Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012. Absentee Ballots are available for the Presidential Primary. Contact the Town Clerk’sOffice (forms here)
2012 APPLICANTS BAA LOTTERY 
Town of Hopkinton BAA Invitational Numbers Results (PDF)
FROM THE LAND USE DEPARTMENT
Now posted, the Town’s new Hopkinton Business Guide (PDF).
FROM THE TOWN MANAGER
Town of Hopkinton Marathon Invitational Information
HOPKINTON DPW
LEGAL NOTICE
Town of Hopkinton
Sale of Surplus Property

HOPKINTON PARKS & RECREATION
Resident Feedback Survey Results

2011 Community Survey Key Findings

300TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
LOGO CONTEST
DOWNTOWN INITIATIVE STEERING COMMITTEE
BETA/DISC Presentation – November 3, 2011
FROM THE DESK OF ANN CLICK, TOWN CLERK
Attention Snow Birds, please remember to apply for the absentee ballots for the March 6, 2012 Presidential Primary prior to leaving for your winter destination. Remember to request the party ballot you desire if you are an Unenrolled voter. You may also download an application for an absentee ballot by going to the Town Clerk web page.

Please consider supplying this office with your winter address so you will receive the Annual Street Listing form sent by this office the first week of January. Thank you
EAST MAIN STREET REPAIRS
The Hopkinton DPW completed repairs to the East Main Street slope stabilization project today by paving the road edge.

FROM THE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER
The Town of Hopkinton seeks qualified candidates for the position of Police Department Administrative Manager.

FROM THE BOARD OF APPEALS
The Board of Appeals has posted a Comprehensive Permit application entitled “Hayden Place” to be located at 112 Hayden Rowe Street.
Mosquito Collection in Hopkinton Tests Positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus
FROM THE DESK OF JOHN WESTERLING, DPW DIRECTOR
RECYCLING CENTER ADDITIONAL DAYS for FALL CLEANUP - BRUSH and LEAF DISPOSAL

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS
Hopkinton Parks & Rec. Resident Feedback Survey

BRUSH AND LEAF DISPOSAL
EXTRA HOURS FOR
RESIDENTIAL CLEANUP

The Hopkinton Emergency Management Group and the Hopkinton School District will be providing emergency showering facilities for the residents of Hopkinton who have been affected by the recent severe weather event. The showering facility has been established at the Hopkinton Middle School. Facilities access is through the entrance adjacent to the water tanks. Hours of operation will be from 6:00 pm and will operate until 9:00 pm starting on Tuesday, 01 November. Residents taking advantage of the showering facility should bring their own towels and please expect potential delays in accessing the facility. 

The Hopkinton Emergency Management Group is also collaborating on a regional emergency sheltering. Emergency sheltering is available on a regional basis for residents who need temporary housing as a result of our recent severe weather event. Please contact Fire Headquarters ay 508-497-2325 if you and your family require this option.

Thank you for your continued support and cooperation.
Fire Chief / Emergency Management Director Ken Clark

For safety reasons, the Hopkinton Emergency Management Team is urging all town residents to postpone their Halloween activities, especially trick or treating, until next Monday, November 7th. There are numerous downed wires, trees on wires and trees blocking roadways throughout the town and it is not safe for pedestrians.

Thank you for your cooperation.
Due to the October 29th snow storm the Town of Hopkinton experienced substantial tree damage throughout the town. There are many tree limbs, branches & whole trees down along the sides of the roads. DPW crews and subcontracted tree crews will begin full cleanup efforts on Tuesday November 1st. Depending on weather conditions we hope to complete this work in 2-3 weeks. We will not be cleaning up debris on private property. Thank you for your continued cooperation.

Thank you, Hopkinton Emergency Management Group

Hopkinton Elementary School Planning
Join the School Committee for an Essential Community Conversation

The School Committee will be a hosting a conversation with the community regarding planning for our elementary schools.  To maximize attendance and participation, three dates will be offered and the format and topics will be the same at each event.  Attending one of these meetings will empower residents to participate in developing the next proposal to address the challenges that exist across our school facilities.  Please make time to join us at one of these three important events:

    
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 10 am - 12 pm; Hopkinton Fire Station
    Wednesday, Nov. 2, 7 pm - 9 pm; High School Cafeteria
    Saturday, Nov. 5, 2 pm - 4 pm; High School Athletic Cafeteria

There will be a short recap of the process to date as well as background information provided.  The majority of the meeting will be spent in small group discussion focused on evaluation of potential building projects and solutions.

Data collected from these conversations will be shared with the community, and will also be used in the development a community wide survey regarding our elementary schools.  The survey will be designed for all Hopkinton voters to participate in.

FROM THE DPW
The Hopkinton Department of Public Works will conduct a Public Informational Meeting to discuss the engineering review of the intersection of School and West Main Streets.  The meeting will be held at the Hopkinton Senior Center, 28 Mayhew Street, Hopkinton, MA on October 25, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.  The design engineer, WorldTech Engineering, will discuss existing conditions and preliminary design recommendations.  Interested parties are invited to come to gather information and join in the discussion.  Final design recommendations will reflect the public’s comments where appropriate.

Please contact the Department of Public Works at 508-497-9740 with any questions.

DEPARTMENT OF LAND USE, PLANNING & PERMITTING
Public Forum October 18
The Zoning Advisory Committee will hold a public forum to hear ideas that Town Boards, Committees, officials, organizations and the general public have with respect todesired changes to the Zoning Bylaw and/or the Zoning Map.

CPC NEWS 
The Hopkinton Community Preservation Committee is now accepting applications for project funding for Fiscal Year 2013.  CPA funding can be used for the acquisition, creation and preservation of open space, for the acquisition and preservation of historic resources, for the acquisition, creation and preservation of land for recreational use, and for the creation, preservation and support of affordable housing.  Individuals and groups interested in applying can download the Proposal Guidelines for Use of Hopkinton CPA Funds and application from the CPC website.  Completed applications must be received by October 21, 2011 to be considered.  They can be faxed or emailed to the above contact or mailed to: 

Town of Hopkinton
Land Use, Planning and Permitting Department
18 Main Street
Hopkinton, MA  01748

FROM THE DESK OF THE SELECTMEN
Board Chair Statement on Gathering after Meeting
FROM THE DIRECTOR OF LAND USE, PLANNING AND PERMITTING
There is a vacancy on the Design Review Board for a one year term expiring in July 2012. The position is that of an Alternate.
ZONING ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The Planning Board seeks residents interested in serving on the Zoning Advisory Committee.  The Board is looking for residents who will be energized and committed to addressing various zoning related topics in depth.
FROM YOUR DPW
BRUSH AND LEAF DISPOSAL EXTRA HOURS FOR RESIDENTIAL CLEANUP
FROM THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN
Town Contracts Ratified
The Town of Hopkinton is pleased to announce that the Board of Selectmen voted to ratify the contracts for the Police, Fire, Public Works and Dispatchers unions. The unions voted to ratify their contracts prior to the Board of Selectmen meeting.
FROM THE DESK OF THE HUMAN SERVICES DIRECTOR
The Town of Hopkinton (pop. 15,000) with a budget of $62 million seeks qualified candidates for the position of Finance Director/TownAccountant.
MASSACHUSETTS BOARD OF LIBRARY COMMISSIONERS LIBRARY GRANT
The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners voted to award General Construction Provisional Grants totaling approximately $28 million...
2011 LIST OF PLANNED ROADWORK
Roadwork Schedule has been updated by theHighway Manager with completed projects.
PAYMENT OF REAL ESTATE TAXES
The Treasurer/Collector’s Office wishes to clarify the schedule and deadlines for paying real estate taxes pursuant to Chapter 60of the Massachusetts General Laws.
FROM THE COMMISSIONERS
Hopkinton Commissioners of Trust Funds July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010 Annual Report
ICE ARENA PROPOSAL POSTED
Hopkinton Ice Arena
Proposal for the Town of Hopkinton 
By: Demons Youth Hockey
April 26, 2011
FROM THE DESK OF THE DPW DIRECTOR
The DPW will oversee the replacement of a sewer main and road reconstruction on Elm Street beginning on June 27, 2011.
VAN FOR SENIORS
I am pleased to announce that the town has been informed by Ed Carr of Metro West Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA) that its application to the DOT’s Mobility Assistance Program (MAP) for a new van for the Hopkinton Senior Center was approved.
FROM THE DESK OF THE TOWN MANAGER
Heidi Kriger is no longer the Finance Director for the Town of Hopkinton effective Thursday, June 30, 2011. 

On behalf of the Town, I wish to thank Heidi for her twelve years of service, first as Town Accountant and then as Finance Director. 
FROM THE CABLE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Cable Advisory Committee Solicits Public Input On Comcast
HOPKINTON BOARD OF SELECTMEN NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing to consider an Administrative Order Clarifying the Membership of the Board of Library Trustees. The Administrative Order has been submitted for the purpose of establishing a record that accurately reflects the composition of the Board of Library Trustees.
FROM THE DESK OF THE DPW DIRECTOR
The Town of Hopkinton Recycling Center ( Route 135 at Hopkinton/Westborough Line) will be open on Sundays this Spring beginning May 1, 2011 for five consecutive weeks for Leaf and Brush Disposal and Spring Cleanup...
FROM THE DESK OF ANN CLICK 
Effective May 1, 2011 Due to changes in Federal requirements for Passport Acceptance Agents the Town Clerk's office will not longer be processing passport applications. The Hopkinton Post Office located on Cedar Street will continue to accept passport applications at specific times.
 
FRUIT STREET FORCE MAIN PROJECT - FRUIT STREET DETOUR
Paving work will be commencing to complete the Fruit Street Force Main Project this spring which will again require the temporary detour of Fruit Street from Wood Street to Saddle Hill Road. It is anticipated the detour will be in effect starting April 11th with an anticipated completion date of April 22nd. No work will be allowed on Marathon Day. Message Boards will be set up starting the week of March 28th at Wood Street and Saddle Hill Road for notification.

Access will be allowed for emergency vehicles, school buses and local traffic only. Any questions please feel free to contact David Daltorio, P.E. in the Engineering/Facilities Office, 508-497-9738.

 
FROM THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN
Letter to the MSBA 3/31/11
 
REMINDER FROM THE TOWN CLERK
Absentee ballots for the Special Town Election, March 28th are available and applications must be received by 5:00 PM Friday, March 25, 2011. Please contact the Town Clerk’s office for more information.

HOPKINTON AFFORDABLE HOUSING TRUST FUND BOARD
The Board of Selectmen voted at its February 15, 2011 meeting to seek candidates for membership on the Hopkinton Affordable Housing Trust Fund Board... read more

FROM THE DESK OF NORMAN KHUMALO 
Last week Brendan O’Regan submitted and I have accepted his resignation from his position as Director of Public Works effective February 9, 2011. Mr. O’Regan has accepted a new position in the private sector closer to his home and family.  In the short and productive period he has been with the town, Mr. O’Regan ably oversaw the completion of the Fruit Street Force Main project and several public works regulations. The Town greatly benefited from the intellectual rigor and attention to detail he brought to the work of the public works department. I will miss Brendan’s candor, love for the “DPW team” and smile. I wish him the best as he returns to the private sector. 
Norman Khumalo, Town Manager
FROM THE DESK OF ANN CLICK
Annual Street Listing Forms have been mailed. Please sign, date and return the form within 10 days even if there are no changes to your household. New residents please provide the requested information.

Town Clerk Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Tuesday, 8:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Passport Applications Accepted During All Office Hours

FROM THE BOARD OF HEALTH 
Draft Well regulations are now posted on their webpage for review and comments. Formal action by the Board is anticipated in early 2011.
FROM THE DESK OF MIKE MANSIR, HIGHWAY MANAGER
Monday, November 15 begins the Winter Parking Ban
FROM THE DESK OF THE HOPKINTON TOWN MANAGER
Drainage Repair Work Completed
FROM THE DESK OF THE HOPKINTON TOWN MANAGER
Hearthstone Subdivision and Bellantonis settlement
FROM THE DESK OF THE FINANCE DIRECTOR
Financial Forecast Fiscal Years 2012-2016 And FY12 Budget Overview
FROM THE DESK OF RJ DOURNEY, CHAIR, BOARD OF SELECTMEN
Mayhew Court - Affordable Housing ground breaking
FROM THE DESK OF THE HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR
Job Posting: Police Dispatcher
FROM THE DESK OF THE HOPKINTON TOWN MANAGER
BigBelly Solar powered Compactors Installed in Hopkinton
FROM THE DESK OF THE HOPKINTON TOWN MANAGER
Board of Selectmen and Town Manager Goals, FY 2011
FROM THE DESK OF THE HOPKINTON TOWN MANAGER
Recently Completed Roadway Maintenance Work
FROM DON MacADAM, CONSERVATION ADMINISTRATOR
The MA Dept. of Transportation (Highway Division) will hold a public hearing at Hopkinton Town Hall on October 14, 7PM in Room 215 to review the proposed replacement of the Route 85 bridge over the Sudbury River which connects Hopkinton & Southborough READ MORE  (PDF)
TOWN HALL PRESS RELEASE 9/17/10
Commencement of the preliminary design of the Elm Street Sewer and Streetscape Project
FROM THE DESK OF ELAINE LAZARUS
Affordable Housing Unit for Sale: 40 Sanctuary Lane
FROM THE DESK OF THE GOVERNOR
In the Acts of 2010, Chapter 314, Governor Patrick's signature abolished the board of public works in the town of Hopkinton.VIEW FILE
FROM THE DESK OF THE GOVERNOR
In the Acts of 2010, Chapter 303, Governor Patrick signature validated the acts of Hopkinton's Town Election of May 17, 2010. VIEW FILE
FROM THE DESK OF THE TOWN MANAGER
The Town of Hopkinton has delivered to the Milford Sewer Commissioners the final payment in the amount of $1,250,000 coming from the state MORE grant for the Hopkinton-Milford sewer connection project. Construction of the Milford-Hopkinton sewer connection is now in progress. This project will allow for the expansion of the town’s sewer system serving commercial businesses along South Street.
FROM THE DESK OF ERIC CARTY, WATER/SEWER MANAGER
Municipal water use restriction update 8/5/10
FROM THE DESK OF THE TOWN ENGINEER
Fruit Street Athletic Fields (7/21 Update)
Fruit Street Wastewater Treatment Facility and Force Main (7/21 Update)
FROM THE DESK OF ELAINE LAZARUS
Affordable Housing Unit for Sale: 40 Sanctuary Lane
FROM THE DESK OF THE GOVERNOR
In the Acts of 2010, Chapter 303, Governor Patrick signature validated the acts of Hopkinton's Town Election of May 17, 2010. VIEW FILE
FROM THE DESK OF ERIC CARTY, WATER/SEWER MANAGER
Municipal water use restriction update 8/5/10
FROM THE DESK OF THE TOWN ENGINEER
Fruit Street Athletic Fields (7/21 Update)
Fruit Street Wastewater Treatment Facility and Force Main (7/21 Update)
VOTER REGISTRATION NOTICE
Hopkinton residents wishing to vote at the September 14th State Primary must register by August 25, 2010. 
Please contact the Town Clerk for Absentee Ballots.
FROM THE TOWN MANAGER
MORE Grant Final Payment
FROM THE DESK OF ELAINE LAZARUS
Zoning Advisory Committee and Design Review Board Vacancies
ARE YOU ON A BOARD OR COMMITTEE?
New Open Meeting Information you need to know.
Green Communities
Grant Program
Grant Application