what/when/where/why of Town Meeting

what/when/where/why of Town Meeting

7:00 p.m.
at the High School Field House

Your ATTENDANCE and VOTES are needed at the Annual Town Meeting and Special Town Meeting.

  • Operating budget articles require a simple majority (more than 50%). Article 5, the School department budget, is one such article.
  • Articles for capital items require a 2/3 affirmative vote if they are to be bonded. Article 48, the Feasibility Study for the renovation or replacement of Center School, is an example.
  • A new by-law or a change to a current by-law requires a 2/3 affirmative vote. Article 29, the Open Space Mixed Use Development Overlay District (OSMUD), is one such example.


Educate Hopkinton’s goal is to keep people up-to-date on the budget process and the Town’s financial needs.