List of Articles with Links & Details

List of Articles with Links & Details

Read the Town Meeting Warrant 2021 (44 articles)

Read the Special Town Meeting Warrant 2021 (2 articles)

Note: Most Votes require a Simple Majority unless otherwise noted below.

Reports

ARTICLE: 1 Acceptance of Town Reports Sponsor: Town Manager

FINANCIAL – FISCAL YEAR 2021

ARTICLE: 2 FY 2021 Supplemental Appropriations and Transfers Sponsor: Town Manager

ARTICLE: 3 Unpaid Bills from Prior Fiscal Years Sponsor: Town Manager | Vote Needed: Four-Fifths Majority

FINANCIAL – FISCAL YEAR 2022

ARTICLE: 4 Excess Bond Premium Sponsor: Town Manager -$42,498.46 – 25-35 Main Street Parking Lot | Vote Needed: Two-Thirds Majority

ARTICLE: 5 Set the Salary of Elected Officials Sponsor: Town Manager – Town Clerk’s Salary $73,527

ARTICLE: 6 Fiscal 2022 Operating Budget Sponsor: Town Manager

ARTICLE: 7 Parks & Recreation Revolving Funds Sponsor: Town Manager

ARTICLE: 8 FY 2022 Revolving Funds Spending Limits Sponsor: Town Manager

ARTICLE: 9 Consumer Price Index for Property Tax Exemptions Sponsor: Board of Assessors

ARTICLE: 10 Chapter 90 Highway Funds Sponsor: Town Manager $635,871

ARTICLE: 11 Other Post-Employment Benefits Liability Trust Fund Sponsor: Town Manager $410,000

ARTICLE: 12 Transfer from the General Stabilization Fund Sponsor: Town Manager | Vote Needed: Two-Thirds Majority.

ARTICLE: 13 Transfer from the School Department Stabilization Fund to General Fund Sponsor: Town Manager; School Committee | Vote Needed: Two-Thirds Majority.

ARTICLE: 14 Transfer from the School Department Stabilization Fund to School Department Sponsor: Town Manager; School Committee – $500,000 | Vote Needed: Two-Thirds Majority.

ARTICLE: 15 Parks & Recreation Enterprise Fund Sponsor: Town Manager

CAPITAL EXPENSES AND PROJECTS

ARTICLE: 16 Pay-As-You-Go Capital Expenses Sponsor: Town Manager

  • 1 District Planning Study School Department $80,000 School Superintendent FY22 HPS Capital Plan Presentation
  • 2 School Security Camera Upgrade School Department $200,000 School Superintendent FY22 HPS Capital Plan Presentation
  • 3 School Data Center Firewall & High School Bell System Upgrade $75,000 School Superintendent FY22 HPS Capital Plan Presentation
  • 4 Middle School Boiler, Additional Funding School Department $201,000 School Superintendent FY22 HPS Capital Plan Presentation
  • 5 Police Patrol Cruiser Replacement (3 units) Police Department $174,999 Town Manager
  • 6 Town Multi-Function Printer Replacement (2 units) Technology Department $16,000 Town Manager
  • 7 Replace Security Cameras, Police and Fire Stations Technology Department $34,931 Town Manager
  • 8 EMC Park Drainage Remediation Facilities Department $300,000 Town Manager
  • 9 Replace Fire Department Ambulance Fire Department $360,000 Fire Chief
  • 10 Fire Engine #4 Refurbishment Fire Department $110,000 Fire Chief
  • 11 Replace Public Works Wood Chipper Public Works Department $51,000 Town Manager
  • 12 Public Works Super Duty Truck, Plow, Equipment Public Works Department $96,000 Town Manager
  • 13 Public Works Excavator and Trailer Public Works Department $84,000 Town Manager
  • 14 Center School Planning Study Facilities Department $60,000 Town Manager

ARTICLE: 17 Marathon School Addition Sponsor: School Committee $3.6M | Vote Needed: Two-Thirds Majority. FY22 HPS Capital Plan Presentation

ARTICLE: 18 School HVAC Renewal and Digital Control Upgrade Sponsor: School Committee $350K | Vote Needed: Two-Thirds Majority. FY22 HPS Capital Plan Presentation

ARTICLE: 19 Hopkins & Middle School Roof Replacement Sponsor: School Committee $3M | Vote Needed: Two-Thirds Majority. FY22 HPS Capital Plan Presentation

ARTICLE: 20 Police Station Roof Replacement Sponsor: Town Manager $250K | Vote Needed: Two-Thirds Majority.

ARTICLE: 21 Pratt Farm Well Field Sponsor: Director of Public Works $195K

ARTICLE: 22 Grove Street Chlorine Injection Sponsor: Director of Public Works $300K

ARTICLE: 23 Alprilla Farm Well Sponsor: Director of Public Works $40K

ARTICLE: 24 Water Main Replacement – Woody Island Road Sponsor: Director of Public Works $280K

ARTICLE: 25 Inflow and Infiltration Investigation Sponsor: Director of Public Works $80K

ARTICLE: 26 Vehicle Replacement Sponsor: Director of Public Works $53K

COMMUNITY PRESERVATION FUNDS

ARTICLE: 27 Community Preservation Funds Sponsor: Town Manager

  • From FY 2022 estimate revenues for Recreation Reserve $144,611
  • From FY 2022 estimated revenues for Historic Resources Reserve $144,611
  • From FY 2022 estimated revenues for Community Housing Reserve $144,611
  • From FY 2022 estimated revenues for Open Space Reserve $144,611
  • From FY 2022 estimated revenues for Budgeted Reserve $867,675

ARTICLE: 28 Community Preservation Recommendations Sponsor: Community Preservation Committee

  • A. $20,000 from funds reserved for Historic Resources for Phase 5 of the HistoricCemetery Headstone Restoration
  • B. $60,000 from funds reserved for Recreation to add additional equipment to unused space at the EMC Playground off Hayden Rowe
  • C. $350,000 from funds reserved for Recreation to for the design, bid and construction of a public skate park at EMC Park, off Hayden Rowe
  • D. $40,000 from funds reserved for Recreation for skate park netting at EMC Park, which will protect skaters and participants from the batted balls at the ballfield at EMC Park
  • E. $90,000 from funds reserved for Community Housing for the Covid-19 Emergency Housing Relief Program
  • F. $75,000 from funds reserved for Recreation to install two roughly 0.2 to 0.3 mile stone dust trail sections to connect the Center Trail Phase 2 at Field 13 to the Chamberlain Street sidewalks, and Center Trail to Field 11 and the Chamberlain Street sidewalk
  • G. $22,000 from funds reserved for Recreation for preparation for a turf surface at the Lacrosse wall at Fruit Street Fields
  • H. $56,000 from funds reserved for Open Space for the purchase the “Dunbar” property, a parcel of land on Hayden Rowe in Hopkinton, MA, containing 0.35 acres, more or less, identified as Assessor’s Parcel U25 26 0 | Vote Needed: Two-Thirds Majority

ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENTS

ARTICLE: 29 Car Washes, Downtown Business District Sponsor: Planning Board | Vote Needed: Two-Thirds Majority Planning Board Town Meeting Files Folder

ARTICLE: 30 Industrial B District Housekeeping Sponsor: Planning Board | Vote Needed: Two-Thirds Majority Planning Board Town Meeting Files Folder

ARTICLE: 31 Wireless Telecommunications Facilities Sponsor: Planning Board | Vote Needed: Two-Thirds Majority Planning Board Town Meeting Files Folder

ARTICLE: 32 Accessory Family Dwelling Unit Sponsor: Planning Board | Vote Needed: Two-Thirds Majority Planning Board Town Meeting Files Folder

ARTICLE: 33 Nonconforming Lots, Uses and Structures Sponsor: Planning Board | Vote Needed: Two-Thirds Majority Planning Board Town Meeting Files Folder

ARTICLE: 34 Temporary Signs Sponsor: Planning Board | Vote Needed: Two-Thirds Majority Planning Board Town Meeting Files Folder

ARTICLE: 35 Commercial Solar Photovoltaic Installations Sponsor: Planning Board | Vote Needed: Two-Thirds Majority Planning Board Town Meeting Files Folder
eHop Timeline: Commercial Solar Bylaw – The Whole Story
eHop Summary: Stakeholder Concerns & Challenges Surrounding Solar By-Laws in Hopkinton 

ARTICLE: 36 Commercial Solar Photovoltaic Installations Overlay District Sponsor: Planning Board | Vote Needed: Two-Thirds Majority Planning Board Town Meeting Files Folder
Map of Proposed Solar Overlay District
eHop Timeline: Commercial Solar Bylaw – The Whole Story
eHop Summary: Stakeholder Concerns & Challenges Surrounding Solar By-Laws in Hopkinton 

ARTICLE: 37 Rubbish Disposal, Garden Apartments in Residential Districts and Village Housing in Residential Districts Sponsor: Citizens Petition | Vote Needed: Two-Thirds Majority

GENERAL BYLAW AMENDMENTS

ARTICLE: 38 Dog Licensing Sponsor: Select Board General Bylaw Proposed Changes Document

ARTICLE: 39 Stormwater Management and Erosion Control Sponsor: Director of Public Works General Bylaw Proposed Changes Document

ARTICLE: 40 Obstruction of Streets & Sidewalks, and Housekeeping Sponsor: Select Board General Bylaw Proposed Changes Document

ARTICLE: 41 Street Opening Permits Sponsor: Select Board and Director of Public Works General Bylaw Proposed Changes Document

ARTICLE: 42 Trench Safety Officer Sponsor: Select Board and Director of Public Works General Bylaw Proposed Changes Document

LAND ACQUISITIONS AND DISPOSITIONS

ARTICLE: 43 148 Lumber St. Sponsor: Historical Commission | Vote Needed: Two-Thirds Majority.

ARTICLE: 44 Teresa Road to Hughes Farm Trail Sponsor: Citizens Petition – Motion for NO ACTION is anticipated

Special Town Meeting 2021

ARTICLE: 1 Senior Citizens Means Tested Property Tax Exemption Sponsor: Board of Assessors

ARTICLE: 2 Elementary School Feasibility Study Sponsor: Select Board $1M transferred from the School Department Stabilization Fund | Vote Needed: Two-Thirds Majority.
News Article: District seeks Town Meeting support as Elmwood School enters MSBA pipeline for replacement



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