Select Board Actions Taken 11/15/22 

Select Board Actions Taken 11/15/22 

Agenda Items & Actions Taken:

6:00 PM CALL TO ORDER

1. EXECUTIVE SESSION

a. Pursuant to M.G.L. c.30A, §21(a) (purpose 3) to consider strategy with respect to collective bargaining relative to DPW, Police, Fire and Communications Unions because an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the negotiating position of the Board;

b. Pursuant to M.G.L. c.30A, §21(a) (purpose 6) to consider the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real estate relative to parcels R22 9 0, R34 26 B, U26 7 0, R23 73 A, R23 100 0 because an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the negotiating position of the Board;

c. To approve executive session Minutes (11/1/2022).

6:30 PM CALL TO ORDER – OPEN SESSION

2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

6:31 PM PUBLIC FORUM

3. Residents are invited to share ideas, opinions or ask questions regarding Town Government.

6:40 PM CONSENT AGENDA

4. The Select Board will consider the following consent agenda:

a. APPROVE MINUTES – The Select Board will consider approving the Minutes of the October 25, 2022 and November 1, 2022 meetings.

b. ACCEPT RESIGNATIONS – The Select Board will consider accepting the following resignations:

● Kevin McCaffrey from the Historical Commission (Associate Member)

● Kelly Karp from the Youth Commission

● Nasiba Mannan from the Hopkinton Cultural Council

Supporting Exhibits: Resignation emails

The Select Board approved the Consent Agenda. (5-0)

6:45 PM TAX CLASSIFICATION HEARING

5. The Select Board will hold a public hearing to determine the percentage of local tax levy to be borne by each class of real and personal property, in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 40 Section 56.

Supporting Exhibits: Memo to Select Board from Board of Assessors with supporting documents

  • The Select Board voted not to implement a residential factor for 2023. (5-0)
  • The Select Board voted not to implement an Open Space Discount for 2023. (5-0)
  • The Select Board voted not to implement a Residential Exemption for 2023. (5-0)
  • The Select Board voted not to implement a Small Commercial Exemption for 2023. (5-0)
  • The Select Board voted to implement a Single Tax Rate for 2023. (5-0)
  • The Select Board approved the form LA5 as presented. (5-0)

7:00 PM POSTED PUBLIC HEARING – UTILITY POLE HEARING, NSTAR ELECTRIC COMPANY dba

6. EVERSOURCE ENERGY, CLINTON STREET

The Select Board will hold a public hearing on a petition for utility pole/poles location on Clinton Street as follows:

● Northeasterly side approximately 1641± southeast of Partridge Road – Install six (6) poles 36/88, 36/89, 36/90, 36/91, 39/92, 36/92A.

● Southwesterly side approximately 1637± northwest of Country Road – Install one (1) pole 39/92B

Supporting Exhibits: Application; Public Hearing Notice; Permitting Team Comments; Regulations for Pole and Wire Location Petitions

The Select Board continued the public hearing to December 20, 2022. (5-0)

7:05 PM PUBLIC LISTENING SESSION – FY 24 COMPREHENSIVE BUDGET

7. The Select Board will hold a public listening session on the proposed FY 24 Comprehensive Budget.

Supporting Exhibits: FY2024 Budget Review Slides

7:30 PM CHANGE OF MANAGER, HOPKINTON WINE & SPIRITS, 77 WEST MAIN ST.

8. The Select Board will consider approving a Change of Manager for the Section 15 alcohol license for Hopkinton Wine & Spirits, to Mohil Sopariwala.

Supporting Exhibits: Application & Supporting Documents

The Select Board approved a Change of Manager for Hopkinton Wine & Spirits, to Mohil Sopariwala. (5-0)

7:35 PM NEW TOWN EMPLOYEE

9. The Select Board will consider confirming the Town Manager’s appointment of Bruce Palmer as Van Driver, Senior Services.

Supporting Exhibits: Resume

The Select Board confirmed the Town Manager’s appointment of Bruce Palmer as Van Driver, Senior
Services. (5-0)

7:40 PM FRIENDS OF HOPKINTON – FAMILY DAY

10. Friends of Hopkinton, Inc. will provide an update on the 2022 Family Day held on September 17, 2022, and the 2023 Family Day planning.

7:45 PM ALTAEROS TAX INCREMENT FINANCING (TIF) AGREEMENT

11. The Select Board will review a draft Town of Hopkinton/Altaeros TIF agreement.

Supporting Exhibits: Staff Memo and Non-Final Draft TIF

The Select Board approved the draft TIF Agreement with Altaeros Energies Inc. and Atlantic Oliver 80
South Street LLC. (5-0)

8:00 PM DPW UNION CONTRACT

12. The Select Board will consider signing a contract between MA Laborers District Council Public Employee Local 272 (DPW union) and the Town of Hopkinton.

Supporting Exhibits: Town DPW MOA July 2025-June 2025

The Select Board voted to sign the contract with the DPW union (MA Laborers District Council Public
Employee Local 272). (5-0)

8:05 PM TOWN MANAGER REPORT

13. Town Manager will report on the following:

a. Main Street Corridor Project Update

b. Textile Recycling- HELPSY Contract

c. Economic Recovery and Income/Workforce Development Grants

d. MWRA Project Public Participation Plan

Supporting Exhibits: Town Manager Report

8:15 PM LIAISON REPORTS/BOARD INVITES

14. Supporting Exhibit: FY 23 Liaison Assignments

8:20 PM FUTURE BOARD AGENDA ITEMS

15. Board members will identify future agenda items.

Supporting Exhibit: Board Member Future Agenda Items

8:30 PM ADJOURN

Correspondence to Select Board
Email from Dignity Matters – Boston Marathon Invitational Entry
Email from Lucia V. Lopez – Preventing Future Injuries

Upcoming Select Board Meetings
November 21, 2022
December 6, 2022
December 8, 2022 (Joint Meeting with School Committee, Appropriations & School Committee)
December 20, 2022

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