Town Meeting Results 2020 (unofficial)

Town Meeting Results 2020 (unofficial)

Read the Town Meeting Warrant 2020

Brendan Tedstone (Select Board Chair) moves to run Town Meeting to its completion today. PASSED

Ann Karnofsky moves to consider articles 19 & 20 first. PASSED – 133 YES – 57 NO

FINANCIAL – FISCAL YEAR 2020

ARTICLE: 1 FY 2020 Supplemental Appropriations and Transfers Sponsor: Town Manager. PASSED
Transfer the sum of $62,000 from Certified Free Cash to supplement the FY2020 Snow and Ice Control Operating Budgets, $151,054  from Certified Free Cash to supplement the Parks and Recreation Enterprise fund, and $68,946from Parks and Recreation Enterprise Fund Retained Earnings to supplement the Parks and Recreation Enterprise Fund.

ARTICLE: 2 Unpaid Bills from Previous Fiscal Years Sponsor: Town Manager. PASSED
transfer from the Sewer Enterprise Retained Earnings the sum of $5,497.32, $54,162.07 from Certified Free Cash, and $44.93 from Water Enterprise Retained Earnings for bills incurred in a previous year.

ARTICLE: 3 Excess Bond Premium Sponsor: Town Manager. Motion for No Action PASSED
Appropriate the remaining excess bond premium from the Town’s $9,175,000 General Obligation Municipal Purpose Loan of 2019 bonds, dated November 26, 2019, and $9,500,000 General Obligation Municipal Purpose Loan of 2020 bonds, dated June 25, 2020, to capital projects of the Town for which such bonds were issued or for which borrowing has been authorized, so as to reduce the borrowing authorizations accordingly, or to other capital projects of the Town.

ARTICLE: 4 Personal Property Sponsor: Board of Assessors. PASSED
Modify the threshold minimum value for personal property subject to taxation to $2,500 for all fiscal years beginning on or after July 1, 2020.

ARTICLE: 5 Set the Salary of Elected Officials Sponsor: Select Board. PASSED
Town Clerk Salary $71,385

ARTICLE: 6 Fiscal 2021 Operating Budget Sponsor: Town Manager. PASSED
2020 Appropriation Committee Report with Recommendations
Hopkinton Schools Budget Presentation – FY21 Budget

ARTICLE: 7 FY 2021 Revolving Funds Spending Limits Sponsor: Town Manager. PASSED

ARTICLE: 8 Chapter 90 Highway Funds Sponsor: Town Manager. PASSED
$639,701

ARTICLE: 9 Transfer to Other Post-Employment Benefits Liability Trust Fund Sponsor: Town Manager. PASSED
$400,000

CAPITAL EXPENSES AND PROJECTS

ARTICLE: 10 Lease East Main Street Parcel for International Marathon Center Sponsor: Select Board. PASSED
International Marathon Center Town Meeting Handout
International Marathon Center Fact Sheet

COMMUNITY PRESERVATION FUNDS

ARTICLE: 11 Community Preservation Funds Sponsor: Community Preservation Committee. PASSED

ARTICLE: 12 Community Preservation Recommendations Sponsor: Community Preservation Committee. 

A. $20,000 from funds reserved for Historical Preservation for the preservation of Town Records in the Town Hall basement. PASSED

B. $3,800 from funds reserved for Historical Preservation for a Historical Property Survey. The Survey will cover all of Summer Street, Main Street odd numbers 81-95, and even numbers 70-92 Main Street. PASSED

C. $400,000  from funds reserved for Historical Preservation for improvements to the Exterior of the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Terry Family Farmhouse, 98 Hayden Rowe. PASSED

D. $25,000 from funds reserved for Passive/Active Recreation for the construction of an Aikens Park Trail to Stone Bridge segment, located along Rt. 85. PASSED

E. $60,000 from funds reserved for Open Space for the purchase of a certain parcel of land and related interests for the continuation of the Upper Charles Trail: (1) the “Kelleigh” parcel, known as the “Railroad bed.” PASSED – 156 YES – 11 NO

F. $74,376 from funds reserved for Passive/Active Recreation for the construction of a Campus Trail Connector, located at 0 McDermott Lane (directly across from EMC Playground). PASSED

G. $20,000 from funds reserved for Passive/Active Recreation for the construction of Hughes Trail Phase 2, Located at the Western End of the Hughes Trail Property. PASSED

Article 12F Campus Trail Connector

H. [Withdrawn] WITHDRAWN

I. $75,000 from Undesignated funds for a drainage study for a skate park located at 113 Hayden Rowe. PASSED

ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENTS

Summary of Planning Board Articles 13-19 and 21

ARTICLE: 13 Car Washes, Downtown Business District Sponsor: Planning Board. Motion for No Action PASSED

ARTICLE: 14 Industrial B District Housekeeping Sponsor: Planning Board. Motion for No Action PASSED

ARTICLE: 15 Wireless Communications Facilities Sponsor: Planning Board. Motion for No Action PASSED

ARTICLE: 16 Accessory Dwelling Unit Sponsor: Planning Board. Motion for No Action PASSED

ARTICLE: 17 Nonconforming Lots, Uses and Structures Sponsor: Planning Board. Motion for No Action PASSED

ARTICLE: 18 Temporary Signs Sponsor: Planning Board. Motion for No Action PASSED

ARTICLE: 19 Commercial Solar Photovoltaic Installations Sponsor: Planning Board. Motion for No Action – PASSED (No Action Taken on the Article at this Town Meeting)
Solar Overlay Map and Presentation
Solar Overlay FAQs

LAND ACQUISITION AND DISPOSITION

ARTICLE: 20 Land Acquisition – Liberty Mutual Property Sponsor: Ann Karnofsky, Citizens Petition. PASSED
Frankland Road Parcels Map

ARTICLE: 21 Street Acceptance, Legacy Farms North Sponsor: Planning Board. PASSED – 137 YES – 11 NO
Summary of Planning Board Articles 13-19 and 21

ADMINISTRATIVE

ARTICLE: 22 Amend Charter to Change Board of Selectmen to Select Board Sponsor: Select Board. PASSED

Annual Town Meeting Dissolved at 11:49 AM


Aerial drone photo credit:  Josh Grossetti



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