Board of Selectmen Actions Taken 12/18/18
Special Hours for Central Public House • Ambulance and Police Fund Gifts • Youth Commission Appointments • Election Equipment Approval • Hopkinton Village Proposal
The meeting video is available on the HCAM YouTube Channel and the Actions Taken are posted in
6:00 PM CALL TO ORDER
i.MINUTES: The Board will consider approving executive session minutes for 12/4/18.
ii.CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS, LITIGATION AND REAL PROPERTY
- To consider litigation strategy with respect to Petition of Eversource Energy for Zoning Exemptions (DPU)
- To consider litigation strategy with respect to TJA Clean Energy LLC v Hopkinton Planning Board.
- To consider the purchase, sale, lease or value of real property in relation to Open Space Preservation, Center Trail, Town Hall, the Main Street corridor project.
6:30 PM PUBLIC SESSION – CALL TO ORDER
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
6:35 PM PUBLIC FORUM
Residents are invited to share ideas, opinions or ask questions regarding town government.
6:45 CONSENT AGENDA (ACTION)
i. BOARD MINUTES
The Board of Selectmen will consider approving the 12/4/18 Board of Selectmen Minutes.
ii. REQUEST FOR SPECIAL HOURS (ACTION)
The Board of Selectmen will consider approving a request from Dennis Wilson, on behalf of Central Public House, for increased hours of operation from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. closing and increase hours for sale of alcohol from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on Monday, December 31, 2018 into Tuesday, January 1, 2018 – New Year’s Eve.
Supporting Exhibits: Application; Permitting Team Comments
iii. AMBULANCE FUND GIFTS
The Board of Selectmen will consider accepting Ambulance Fund Gifts totaling $230.00, in memory of Thomas”Roy” Robson.
Supporting Exhibit: Ambulance Fund Gifts
iv. POLICE DEPARTMENT GIFTS
The Board of Selectmen will consider accepting gifts totaling $2,050.00; $500 for the Police Gift Account and $1,550.00 for the K-9 Gift Account.
Supporting Exhibit:Police Department Gifts
- The Board of Selectmen approved the Minutes of the 12/4/18 meeting. (5-0)
- The Board of Selectmen approved the special hours for Central Public House on New Year’s Eve.(5-0)
- The Board of Selectmen accepted $230 in gifts to the Ambulance Fund in memory of Thomas “Roy” Robson. (5-0)
- The Board of Selectmen accepted a $500 gift to the Police Gift Account and a $1,550 gift to the K-9 Gift Account. (5-0)
6:50 PM YOUTH COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS (ACTION)
3. The Board of Selectmen will consider making appointments to the Youth
Commission to fill two at-large vacancies, with terms expiring June 30, 2019 and June 30, 2021. Applications have been received from:
a. Tracey Ferencsik
b. Caitlin Tirrell
c. Lindsey Baumer
d. Meena Kaushik
Supporting Exhibits: Youth Commission Vacancy Notice; applications
- The Board of Selectmen appointed Tracey Ferencsik to the Youth Commission, to term expiring 6/30/2019. (5-0)
- The Board of Selectmen appointed Caitlin Tirrell to the Youth Commission, to a term expiring 6/30/2021. (5-0)
- The Board of Selectmen directed the Town Manager’s office to review the Youth Commission Charge and recommend amendments to increase membership. (5-0)
7:05 PM ELECTION EQUIPMENT APPROVAL VOTE (ACTION)
4. Per approval and appropriation at 2018 Annual Town Meeting, the Board of Selectmen will consider discontinuing (5) Accuvote tabulators for use in Elections and primaries within the Town of Hopkinton, and will consider approving the use of (5) Imagecast tabulators beginning at the 2019 Annual Town Election, May 20, 2019.
Supporting Exhibits: Mass. General Law Chapter 54 Section 34; Hopkinton quote; Imagecast Product detail flyer; Certified vote at ATE for purchase;
The Board of Selectmen voted to discontinue 5 Accuvote Precinct Tabulators for elections, purchase 5 Imagecast Precinct Tabulators, and begin use of 5 Imagecast Precinct Tabulators at the 2019 Annual Town Election, scheduled for 5/20/2019. (4-0)
7:10 PM HOPKINTON VILLAGE CENTER, 25 & 35 MAIN STREET UPDATE (DISCUSSION)
5. The Board of Selectmen will receive an update from Chuck Joseph regarding the proposed Hopkinton Village Center Project, 25 & 35 Main Street, which includes 12 condominiums and a municipal parking lot.
Board of Selectmen voted to support the idea of exploring a public private partnership regarding Hopkinton Village Center that results in a public access parking lot in the area reviewed, with the assumption that the normal development process will be followed, and the end goal is to increase parking downtown. (5-0)
7:20 PM ANNUAL LICENSE RENEWALS – CONTINUED (ACTION)
6. The Board of Selectmen will continue renewing or approving active business licenses in the Town of Hopkinton, including all Alcohol, Common Victualer, Class I and Class II, Livery/Limousine licenses, Entertainment and Municipal Street License for the Calendar year 2019.
Supporting Exhibit: List of Licenses to Renew for 2019 and respective contingencies
- Bill’s Pizzeria, 14 Main Street – MGL c.138 §12 Restaurant All Alcohol, Common Victualer, Entertainment
- Woodville Rod & Gun Club, 252 Wood St. – MGL c.138 §12 Club All Alcohol, Common Victualer, Entertainment
- Zio’s Quattro, 22 South St. – MGL c.138 §12 Restaurant All Alcohol, Common Victualer, Entertainment
- Ko Restaurant, 25 Hayward St. – MGL c.138 §12 Restaurant All Alcohol, Common Victualer, Entertainment
2) The Board of Selectmen renewed the following licenses: (5-0)
- Hop-Yo, 36 Main St. – Common Victualer, Entertainment
- Bittersweet Co., 28 Main St. – Common Victualer, Entertainment
- Marathon Pizza, 30 Main St. – Common Victualer
- Red Barn Coffee at Angel’s Cafe, 285 West Main St. – Common Victualer
3) The Board of Selectmen renewed a Class I License for Bulldog Fire Apparatus, 17 Winter St. (5-0)
4) The Board of Selectmen renewed a Common Victualer and Entertainment license for Hiller’s Pizza,77 West Main St. (4-1)
8:00 PM 2019 SEASONAL POPULATION INCREASE ESTIMATION (ACTION)
7. The Board of Selectmen will consider approving and signing the 2019 Seasonal Population increase estimation form requested by the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission.
Supporting Exhibit: 2019 Seasonal Population Increase Estimation form
The Board of Selectmen estimated the 2019 seasonal population to be 15,048, for the purposes of completing the 2019 Seasonal Population Increase Estimation Form for the ABCC. (5-0)
8:05 PM 2019 ANNUAL TOWN MEETING (ACTION)
8. i. The Board of Selectmen will vote to open the Annual Town Meeting (ATM) warrant on or before January 4, 2019. The ATM warrant will close on February 5, 2019.
ii. The Board of Selectmen will discuss its own ATM articles, including any General Bylaw changes.
8:20 PM TOWN MANAGER REPORT (FYI)
9. FY 20 Budget Update
The Board of Selectmen voted to encourage and support the Town Manager’s efforts to work with Lykan Bioscience to locate in Hopkinton in the very near future, which may include looking into a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) agreement, personal property exemption, and approval of the project at a Special Town Meeting. (5-0)
8:30 PM LIAISON REPORTS/BOARD INVITES
Supporting Exhibits: 2018-2019 Liaison Assignment List; List of Board Invites; Board Invites for December 18, 2018
8:35 PM FUTURE BOARD AGENDA ITEMS ADJOURN
8:40 PM ADJOURN
Correspondence to the Board of Selectmen
- Thank you from eHop
- Green Life Janitorial – wage theft
- Xfinity – Star India Channel Updates
- Massachusetts School Building Authority -Town of Hopkinton 2018 Statement of Interest Status
Upcoming Board Meetings
- January 15, 2019
- January 29, 2019
- February 5, 2019
- February 12, 2019
The listed matters are those reasonably anticipated by the Chair to be discussed at the meeting. Not all items may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law. Unless an agenda item is a posted public hearing, the matter may be considered earlier than the indicated time if there are last minute cancellations or other unforeseen events which cause the Board to move more quickly through the agenda.