Weekly Roundup 04/07/2019

Weekly Roundup 04/07/2019

The number of HPS students living in Legacy Farms exceeds projections as of April 1, 2019 • High vacancy rates persist for MetroWest real estate market • Chris Hart and eHOP 2019 Boston Marathon Run – Goal reached! • Hopkinton police chief pulls gun licenses from three officers • How to find Board & Committee Agendas on the Town Website • Regional News: DCR targets invasive plants in reservoir

The number of HPS students living in Legacy Farms exceeds projections as of April 1, 2019

The number of HPS students living in Legacy Farms is calculated twice a year. As of April 1, 2019 there are 342 HPS students living in Legacy Farms which exceeds original projections. There have been 669 occupancy permits issued so far, out of 1,120 dwelling units to be built in total. The Legacy Farms Host Community Agreement has provisions in place if the enrollment exceeds the specified numbers. Both provisions have been met:

  • Provision 1 – if total exceeds 250 students within 6 years of the first Certificate of Occupancy (6/27/2013), Legacy Farms is obligated to pay $500,000 to the schools.
  • Provision 2 – if total exceeds 266 during the period of time expiring 1 year after the date of the issuance of a certificate of occupancy for the final dwelling unit or the expiration of 18 years from the filing of the Notice (18 years from 7/31/2012), whichever is earlier, a one time payment of $270,000 for each increment of 30 students is required.

Legacy Farms HPS Students April 1, 2019 – Planning Board Meeting Materials 4-8-19 (PDF)

Legacy Farms HPS Enrollment - April 2019

 

High vacancy rates persist for MetroWest real estate market

MetroWest’s office and lab market struggled in the first quarter, with 66,000 less square feet of occupied space from the previous quarter. The entire Boston region had a vacancy rate of 12.5 percent and added roughly 1 million square feet of occupied space during the quarter, Colliers reported.

http://m.wbjournal.com/article/20190404/NEWS01/190409977/.tab-1

Chris Hart and eHOP 2019 Boston Marathon Run – Goal reached!

Chris has met his fundraising goal! Great work! Thank you Chris!

https://www.gofundme.com/chris-hart039s-and-ehop-2019-boston-marathon-run

Hopkinton police chief pulls gun licenses from three officers

Hopkinton police chief pulls gun licenses from three officers- Three Hopkinton police officers claim Chief Edward Lee’s firearms license suspensions are “direct and indirect retaliation.”

https://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/20190402/hopkinton-police-chief-pulls-gun-licenses-from-three-officers

eHop Tutorial – How to Find Board and Committee Agendas, Packets and more

Did you know that you can subscribe to receive town board and committee agendas by email? You can also find meeting agendas, videos, and minutes online. Here’s how!

https://ehop.org/town-government/finding-board-and-committee-info-on-the-town-website/

Regional News: DCR targets invasive plants in Framingham reservoir

The state Department of Conservation and Recreation is seeking permission from the city’s Conservation Commission to use chemicals in the reservoir later this spring to eliminate fanwort, water chestnuts and different species of watermilfoils, which have spread in portions of the Sudbury River. The 118-acre reservoir links two branches of the Sudbury River. It serves an extensive watershed, touching land in Ashland, Hopkinton, Marlborough, Southborough and Westborough.

https://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/20190329/dcr-targets-invasive-plants-in-framingham-reservoir



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