Weekly News Update – 04/24/2022

Weekly News Update – 04/24/2022

Know Your Vote – eHop Spotlight Forum • Main  Street Corridor Project – Weekly Update • TOWN ELECTION 2022 – CANDIDATES & BALLOT QUESTIONS • TOWN MEETING LIST OF ARTICLES WITH DETAILS • TOWN MEETING 2022 REFERENCE DOCUMENTS • Main  Street Corridor Project – Weekly Update • TOWN ELECTION 2022 – CANDIDATES & BALLOT QUESTIONS • Meet the Candidates 2022 – Hopkinton Independent • HCAM Presents the 2022 Contested Races Debates on Saturday, April 30th starting at 5pm! • Town of Hopkinton Announces Changes to Hopkinton Public Library’s Hours Beginning in May • Appropriation Committee Report with Recommendations Annual Town Meeting • Select Board roundup: No support for former Liberty Mutual property acquisition; Tedstone bids farewell • SELECT BOARD ACTIONS TAKEN 04/19/22


Know Your Vote – eHop Spotlight Forum 

REMINDER: MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2022 AT 7 PM

Get your questions answered from our Town officials before the Annual Town Meeting! 

eHop’s Spotlight Forum on Town Meeting at HCAM Studios and Live-streaming on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/TycEjUmAXEU and on
HCAM-TV (Comcast 8 / Verizon 30). Residents are encouraged to submit questions before or during the forum by email (knowyourvote@ehop.org), via Facebook (@ehop01748), or by commenting on the YouTube Livestream. Share this event with neighbors and friends in Hopkinton.

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RELATED: Everything you need for Town Meeting 2022

TOWN MEETING LIST OF ARTICLES WITH DETAILS

TOWN MEETING 2022 REFERENCE DOCUMENTS

 

Main  Street Corridor Project – Weekly Update

What to Expect for the Week of April 25, 2022 to April 29, 2022

  • Saw Cut for Vaults and Ductbanks — located mainly between Church St. and Ash St.
  • Install Electric Manholes, Comcast and Telephone manholes — located at the intersection of Hayden Rowe and Main Street
  • Both eastbound and westbound lanes of traffic will remain open with the work zone along the centerline of the roadway
  • Materials will be moved from Marshall Ave. to Marathon Way with a fence set up along the Common

https://hopkintonmainstreet.com/

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.

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TOWN ELECTION 2022 – CANDIDATES & BALLOT QUESTIONS

This year there are six contested races, and six ballot questions. eHop has posted all candidate statements received by 4/23 and will continue to post new statements as they are received on a rolling basis. All candidates are encouraged to email eHop a candidate statement and headshot, please send to webmaster@ehop.org.

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Meet the Candidates 2022 – Hopkinton Independent

The Hopkinton Independent invited all candidates to answer some basic questions about their background and provide a general statement, and we present all of them here (a few candidates elected not to submit a response).

HCAM Presents the 2022 Contested Races Debates on Saturday, April 30th starting at 5pm!

On Saturday, April 30th, HCAM will host our annual contested races debates live from our Studios starting at 5pm. HCAM News Director, Tom Nappi will moderate and ask the questions. We will not be featuring a live audience for the debates this year but invite all community members to watch live on HCAM-TV (Comcast: Channel 8, Verizon Channel 30) or on our youtube page: www.youtube.com/hcamtv.

 

Town of Hopkinton Announces Changes to Hopkinton Public Library’s Hours Beginning in May

Town Manager Norman Khumalo and Library Director Nanci Hill wish to share with community members a change to the Hopkinton Public Library’s hours.

Beginning May 1, the library will be open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Appropriation Committee Report with Recommendations Annual Town Meeting

The overarching priorities reflected in this budget align with a period of recovery from the financial shock of the COVID-19 public health emergency. This proposal is very effective in meeting service delivery and financial priorities in FY 2023.

One of the key aspects of this budget proposal include funding town services at FY 2022 service levels, with targeted additional service increases that support community growth with a focus in increased equity for Hopkinton residents; including increases for the Hopkinton Public Schools special education, Library service level increases to support an increasingly diverse population, enhancements to Senior and Youth and Family Services serving at-risk members of the community, and increased transparency of government operations.

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Select Board roundup: No support for former Liberty Mutual property acquisition; Tedstone bids farewell 

he Select Board on Tuesday voted not to support a resident’s Town Meeting request to allocate $500,000 for the purchase of the wooded area behind the former Liberty Mutual property on Frankland Road that is targeted for a commercial solar array. Resident Ann Karnofsky requested the money for the purchase of the property currently owned by Seaboard Solar.

Karnofsky noted that there already are two solar arrays in East Hopkinton and asked the Select Board to “be brave.”

However, Principal Assessor John Neas checked in via Town Manager Norman Khumalo and indicated there was a misunderstanding. He said he told Karnofsky the land would be valued at about $700,000 if it was unbuildable. Because it can be developed, Neas said the property’s actual value is more than $2 million.

Select Board Member Muriel Kramer said she was not in favor of the article based in part on the limited information available to the board. “I wish we could preserve it as well, but the vehicle [to do so] is not in front of us,” she said.

Tedstone offers thanks, advice

At his final meeting, outgoing Select Board Member Brendan Tedstone was recognized for his six years of service on the board.

COVID numbers show promise

Health Director Shaun McAuliffe checked in with a COVID update and said the town has had 185 cases in April, for an average of more than eight cases per day.

Alcohol violation addressed

Deputy Police Chief John Porter reported that alcohol compliance checks were held recently, and the only establishment in town that failed was Central Public House.

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SELECT BOARD ACTIONS TAKEN 04/19/22



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