Weekly News Update – 07/16/23

Weekly News Update – 07/16/23

Elmwood Elementary School Building Project Forum Coming Up • Community Preservation Committee Project Extensions • Health Department Survey • Select Board Actions Taken • Upper Charles Trail Committee Update • Sustainable Green Committee Proposed Town Meeting Article • Fruit Street Bridges I-495 / I-90 Project Update • Main Street Corridor Project Update

Elmwood Elementary School Building Project

The Elmwood School Building Project will be hosting their Community Forum #8 this week:

Tuesday, July 18 at 7:00 pm
Zoom: https://hopkintonps.zoom.us/j/87990819298
Or join by phone: +1 309 205 3325 US
Webinar ID: 879 9081 9298

Watch on HCAM TV – live or later at your convenience

Visit https://www.elmwoodproject.com/ for more information.  

Community Preservation Committee

  • Trail Coordination and Management Committee requests extensions for three projects.
  • Upper Charles Trail western alternative route discussion about Gorman property permission
  • Parks & Recreation Department requests discussed
  • Historical Commission extensions granted
  • Cemetery Commission’s headstone project request approved
  • HALT requests approved
  • ‘War on Japanese knotweed’ proposed by resident
  • Larson-Marlowe thanked for her service
  • Kelleigh property to be discussed at July 20 meeting

Read “Community Preservation Committee roundup: Project extensions approved; ‘War on Japanese knotweed’ discussed” in the Hopkinton Independent

Health Department Survey

The Hopkinton Health Department is sponsoring a Massachusetts Department of Public Health intern who is researching the health impacts of long COVID, and as part of her research, the intern is conducting an online survey that residents are invited to fill out.

Participation in the survey is anonymous, and responses will be confidential. The survey has a maximum of 36 questions and should take five minutes or less to complete.

To complete the survey, use this link: survey.fynzo.com/u/7j2pbf.

Select Board

  • Fire Chief recruitment process update
  • Appointment of Danielle Cook, Reference and Technology Supervisor at the Library
  • Appointment of Kerry Reed, Director of Public Works
  • Appointment of Julia Chun, Sustainability, Economic Development and Equity Project Manager
  • Committee appointments to:
    • Affordable Housing Trust Fund Board
    • Historical Commission
    • Sustainable Green Committee
    • Commission on Disability
  • Suspended the work of the Upper Charles Trail Committee until August 1, 2023

Read “Select Board roundup: New DPW director, first economic development manager approved” in the Hopkinton Independent

Read “Select Board Actions Taken for July 11, 2023” on eHop

Upper Charles Trail Committee

Read “Select Board continues suspension of Upper Charles Trail Committee pending review at Aug. 1 meeting” in the Hopkinton Independent

Sustainable Green Committee

Read “Sustainable Green Committee proposes Special Town Meeting article on energy code” in the Hopkinton Independent

Fruit Street Bridges I-495 / I-90 Project

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced that a new temporary off-ramp from Interstate 90 (MassPike) eastbound to I-495 northbound and southbound will be opening on Tuesday as part of the ongoing work at the I-495/I-90 interchange to improve traffic flow. Also of note is that construction will resume July 17 on Fruit Street’s other bridge, which has been closed to vehicular traffic since February 2022, when construction began…

Read “Work on Fruit Street bridges resumes this week; railroad bridge opening delayed to fall” in the Hopkinton Independent

Main Street Corridor project update

What to Expect for the Week of July 17, 2023

East Side of Project

  • Installation of conduit and bases for site lighting from the Muffin House to Ash Street (work will take place in the excavated sidewalk area)
  • Installation of the granite curb from the Muffin House to Ash Street
  • Grade and pour concrete sidewalks from the Muffin House to Ash Street

West Side of Project

  • Grade and pour concrete sidewalks

See hopkintonmainstreet.com for details

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