Weekly News Update – 12/19/2022

Weekly News Update – 12/19/2022

Town of Hopkinton Partners with Helpsy to offer free clothing recycling service • Town of Hopkinton Provides Update on Regional Emergency Communications Center Study • School Committee meeting centers on FY24 budget, capital requests • Hopkinton Fire Department Shares Holiday Fire Safety Tips For Decorating This Season • Main Street Corridor Project Update


TOWN OF HOPKINTON PARTNERS WITH HELPSY TO OFFER FREE CLOTHING RECYCLING SERVICE

As of Dec. 12, Hopkinton residents can now request for their unwanted clothing and textile items to be picked up by Helpsy at their homes. Pickups in Hopkinton will take place weekly on Monday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Residents can schedule a home pickup by visiting www.helpsy.co/hopkintonma or calling 1-800-244–6350.

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Town of Hopkinton Provides Update on Regional Emergency Communications Center Study

Town Manager Norman Khumalo wishes to provide the community with an update on the Town’s efforts to research the feasibility of regionalizing emergency dispatch operations. A final report of the feasibility study, conducted by the third party Edward J. Collins Jr. Center for Public Management at UMass Boston, was shared at the Sept. 20 Hopkinton Select Board meeting.

Regional Emergency Communications Center Info Session – Wednesday, January 4 at 6:00pm at the Senior Center.

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School Committee meeting centers on FY24 budget, capital requests

The proposed fiscal year 2024 budget and capital plan dominated Thursday’s School Committee meeting, held jointly with the Select Board and Appropriation Committee. Director of Finance Susan Rothermich led a presentation about a proposed $60 million school operating budget, noting an 8.1 percent increase (approximately $4.5 million) over this fiscal year. Most of that increase, nearly $3 million, is in salaries.

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Hopkinton Fire Department Shares Holiday Fire Safety Tips For Decorating This Season

Chief William Miller and the Hopkinton Fire Department would like to share important fire prevention tips for community members to be mindful of while decorating for the holidays.

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Main Street Corridor Project Update

  • What to Expect for the Week of December 19, 2022, to December 22, 2022 Detours
    • The eastbound detour from Grove Street to Maple Street to Hayden Rowe will be used on an as needed basis
    Project Wide
    • Patching around structures
    • Final clean-up and winterization of project
    • Eversource will be onsite performing underground utility work (up to property lines only)
    East Side of Project
    • Continue underground service connections between the Muffin House and Church Street

Read more details about the Main Street Corridor Project

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