Weekly News Update – 06/05/2022

Weekly News Update – 06/05/2022

Board & Committee Openings • School Safety • School Committee Update • Turf Field Update • Youth & Family Services Programs • Hopkinton Maintains AAA Bond Rating • DPW Shares Road Repaving Plan for Summer 2022 • Main Street Corridor Update • Board of Health Update – Covid Rates Soar

Board & Committee Openings

Hopkinton has openings on 27 different boards & committees coming up this summer. Residents can apply online now to be appointed at the next Select Board meeting, most boards are open to residents of all ages and citizenship is not required for membership on most boards. Details about each board and how often they meet can be found on the eHop website.

Planning Board Vacancy

The Hopkinton Planning Board currently has 1 vacancy due to a resignation. The town has posted the job description. Interested residents may apply online on the town website. Must be a registered voter to apply.

Notice of Board/Committee Vacancies (Updated June 2, 2022)

School Safety

Hopkinton Police and Public Schools Issue Joint Statement to Community

HPS administrators ‘heartbroken’ following Texas school shooting, plan to review safety protocols in Hopkinton

Residents share shock, dismay at vigil following school shooting

School Committee roundup

Repairs continue after flood at middle school; protocols adopted

Parks & Rec roundup

Turf field removal to begin end of June

A Note from Hopkinton Youth & Family Services as youth and families continue to process the Ulvade, Texas shooting

It is normal for adults and children to experience a range of reactions following the news of a school shooting and most recently the tragic mass murder of students in Ulvade, Texas. Over the past week we have begun to receive questions about “what is normal” about how reactions are experienced to this tragedy.

More Information and Links to Resources

Hopkinton Youth & Family Services – June Events

Family Stress Workshop

Families for Depression Awareness

Wednesday, June 8 at 7:00-8:30pm
Hopkinton Library, 13 Main St

Teen Stress Toolkit for youth ages 14-24

Families for Depression Awareness

Thursday, June 9 at 7:00-8:30pm
Hopkinton Library, 13 Main St

Town Highlights Ongoing Work of the Hopkinton Organizing for Prevention Coalition

Town Manager Norman Khumalo and Hopkinton Youth & Family Services Director Dawn Alcott are pleased to highlight the ongoing work of the Hopkinton Organizing for Prevention (HOP) coalition and introduce staff members. 

Read the full details about the work of the HOP Coalition

Town of Hopkinton Maintains Exemplary Bond Rating

Town Manager Norman Khumalo and Chief Financial Officer Tim O’Leary are pleased to report that Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (S&P) Global Ratings has affirmed the Town of Hopkinton’s strong AAA credit rating.

Read more details about Hopkinton’s Bond Rating

DPW Shares List of Streets to be Resurfaces this Year

Our 2022 Pavement Management Plan roadwork is tentatively scheduled to begin sometime after July 4. We will post updated construction dates as we move forward with each project. Each street that is on this year’s list has been inspected and evaluated to determine which treatment method is best based on the street’s current condition. Read the. full Roadwork Notice.

The following is a list of streets that are currently scheduled to be resurfaced this year.

  • Daniel Shays Rd – Full length
  • North Mill St – Full length
  • South St – West Main St to 710’ S of West Main St
  • South St – #176 to the Milford Town Line
  • Westcott Dr – Pond St to 760’ S of Pond St (The old section)
  • West Elm St – Barbara Rd to the Dead End
  • West Main St – 100’ E of South St to 900’ W of South St

Main Street Corridor Project Update

What to Expect for the Week of June 6, 2022 to June 10, 2022

  • Saw Cut for Ductbanks
  • Electric Ductbanks from the Boston Marathon Start Line toward 2 Main Street, and from 2 Main Street toward 20 Main Street
  • Service Connections from the Fire Station towards CVS
  • Stone Wall Remove and Reset at 77 Main and 101 Main Street

Read more details about the Main Street Corridor Project

Board of Health

Health Department encourages more mask use as COVID rate continues to soar:
The recent spike in COVID cases has shown no letup. In fact, it continues to get worse. The good news is the illnesses have not been as severe. The bad news is the absences caused by COVID have put a major strain on town services — especially the schools. Read more about the Board of Health Meeting.