Article 3: Specialized Stretch Energy Code

Article 3: Specialized Stretch Energy Code

Article title: Adopt the Municipal Opt-in Specialized Stretch Energy Code

Sponsor: Sustainable Green Committee

Article text:

To see if the Town will vote to adopt the Municipal Opt-in Specialized Stretch Energy Code, for the purpose of regulating the design and construction of buildings for the effective use of energy and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, by accepting the provisions of 225 CMR 22, Appendix RC and 225 CMR 23, Appendix CC, with such acceptance to take effect July 1, 2024; or take any other action in relation thereto.

Vote Needed: a Simple Majority at Town Meeting

Article 3: Specialized Stretch Energy Code – eHop Q & A with the Sustainable Green Committee “Know Your Vote”

More info:

The Hopkinton Select Board has called a Special Town Meeting to be held at 7:00 PM on Monday, November 13, 2023 in the Hopkinton Middle School Auditorium, 88 Hayden Rowe St, Hopkinton MA 01748.

If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to attend a public meeting or event, please complete this form or contact the Town Manager’s office at 508-497-9701 at least 3 business days prior to the event.

Childcare: The HPTO will be offering childcare in the Hopkinton Middle School Library. It is encouraged to pre-register to make check-in that night faster: Pre-register for Childcare.

Read the Special Town Meeting Warrant 2023-11-13 (PDF)

Read the Appropriation Committee Report with Recommendations for STM (PDF)

Read the Final Warrant Articles and Motions Document_2023-11-13 (PDF)


Electronic Voting Clicker

New for 2023

Hopkinton will be piloting electronic voting with handheld clickers for this town meeting. Voters will receive a clicker (as well as a paper voting pass) when they check in at Town Meeting. This system made by Meridia is used by many other New England towns to improve accuracy and efficiency. Read more from the Town Clerk Hopkinton Special Town Meeting Voting Goes Electronic.

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