Weekly News Roundup – 07/25/2021
Main Street Corridor Project – Weekly Update • Public Notice: Roadwork • Artwork submissions sought for Art on the Trail display in October • Town of Hopkinton Shares Summary of National Community Survey’s Livability Report • Zoning Advisory Committee Vacancy • Design Review Board Vacancies • Water Off on Main Street between Pleasant and Wood Street – July 28 • Public Notice: Mosquito Spraying Schedule
Main Street Corridor Project – Weekly Update
What to Expect for the Week of July 26, 2021
- Continuation of the Drainage Installation along Main Street (from Claflin Ave to 89-91 Main Street)
- Continue installation of Mast Arm Foundation for Traffic Signals along the corridor
- MassDOT Survey Crews to continue to locate limits of easements within the corridor
- Delivery of Drainage Materials
RELATED: Live Construction Video Feeds are available for the Main Street Corridor Project, check where crews are working and traffic / weather conditions before you leave your home or office.
PUBLIC NOTICE: ROADWORK
Crews will be removing & plating structures in preparation for road resurfacing work on the following streets starting on Wednesday July 28- Friday July 30. Work hours will be approximately 7a-5p unless otherwise noted. Dates are subject to change due to weather conditions. One lane of traffic will be open. Please expect delays and seek alternate routes when possible.
- Legacy Farms Rd North (Cedar St to Wilson St)
- Edgehill Rd
- Stoney Brook Rd (Saddle Hill Rd to Wedgewood Dr)
- Cunningham St
- School St (West Main St to the Upton town line) 9am-3pm
- School St (West Main St to West Elm St)
- West Main St (Oakhurst Rd to School St) 9am-3pm
Artwork submissions sought for Art on the Trail display in October
The Hopkinton Cultural Council is inviting artists to submit work for display as part of 2021 Art on the Trail. The program will run from Oct. 7-17 (setup is from Oct. 4-7) on the mile-long Center Trail, which starts on Main Street, across from Hopkinton Lumber.
Submissions are due by Aug. 15 and must include a $25 entry fee. Artists whose work is not selected will be refunded the entry fee.
Town of Hopkinton Shares Summary of National Community Survey’s Livability Report
Town Manager Norman Khumalo is pleased to share a summary of the National Community Survey’s Livability Report for the Town of Hopkinton and thanks residents for taking the time to respond to the survey. The report states that compared to the 2020 national benchmark, the overall image or reputation of Hopkinton is higher than the national average with 91% of respondents rating it as either excellent or good. Similarly, the overall quality of life in Hopkinton is reported to be higher than the national average with 94% of those surveyed stating that it’s either excellent or good.
Zoning Advisory Committee Vacancy
The Planning Board is seeking individuals interested in serving on the Zoning Advisory Committee (ZAC) in varying capacities as outlined below.
The following positions on the Zoning Advisory Committee are open and available. All appointees must be a resident of Hopkinton.
- Two (2) at-large members to serve a two-year term
- One (1) member from the Chamber of Commerce to serve a one-year term
- One (1) member from the Conservation Commission to serve a one-year term
- One (1) member from the Board of Appeals to serve a one-year term
- One (1) member from the Planning Board to serve a one-year term
Design Review Board Vacancies
The Planning Board is seeking individuals interested in serving on the Design Review Board. This responsibility is undertaken via review of site plan applications and sign applications. Pursuant to §210-142 of the Zoning Bylaw, the Design Review Board shall consist of five (5) residents meeting the following criteria:
- Chairman of the Planning Board or his/her designee.
- One person qualified by training and experience in the fine arts or landscape design.
- One person doing business in the Town or a citizen at large.
- One person qualified by training and experience in the art or design professions.
- One member of the Historic District Commission or a designee of the Planning Board.
Water Off on Main Street between Pleasant and Wood Street – July 28
Please be advised that due to work related to the Main Street Corridor Project, it will be necessary to shut down the water main on Main Street between Pleasant Street and Wood Street, including Commonwealth Ave. This will take place Wednesday, July 28 at approximately 8:30AM and last for several hours. After the water is turned back on, you may notice some air or discoloration and may need to flush your cold water line.
Public Notice: Mosquito Spraying Schedule
Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project personnel will be in your community to respond to residents’ concerns about mosquitoes in their area on the following tentative dates in August-September:
August 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 and September 1