Stakeholder Concerns and Challenges surrounding Solar By-Laws in Hopkinton

Stakeholder Concerns and Challenges surrounding Solar By-Laws in Hopkinton

Here’s a quick summary of concerns that residents, land owners, town officials and abutters in Hopkinton have been voicing over more than the last couple of years. To get an understanding of the timeline of actions and events that happened since 2017, please also see 

Commercial Solar Bylaw – The Whole Story

Commercial Solar Bylaw – The Whole Story

The issue of ground-mounted photovoltaic commercial solar overlay in Hopkinton has been a source of a long and contentious debate for over a couple of years now. The following visual story is broken down by timeline and lays out all events, actions and plans pertaining 

Weekly News Roundup – 02/14/2021

Weekly News Roundup – 02/14/2021

Covid-19 Vaccine, Updates & Precautions • Municipalities team up to make most of limited doses of COVID-19 vaccine • Public Forum Notice: General Bylaw Amendments • Public Notice: President’s Day • Legal notice: Sealed bids for construction of Hayden Rowe Street Water Main Improvements • Public 

Weekly News Roundup – 12/20/2020

Weekly News Roundup – 12/20/2020

Covid-19 Updates & Precautions • About the Covid-19 Vaccine in Massachusetts • Hopkinton Health Director, Shaun McAuliffe talks COVID-19 • 2021 Annual Town Meeting Notice • Property Valuations and Tax Rate set for 2021 • Public Notice: Hydrant Accessibility • Public Notice: Notice of a 

Town Meeting Results 2020 (unofficial)

Town Meeting Results 2020 (unofficial)

Read the Town Meeting Warrant 2020 Brendan Tedstone (Select Board Chair) moves to run Town Meeting to its completion today. PASSED Ann Karnofsky moves to consider articles 19 & 20 first. PASSED – 133 YES – 57 NO FINANCIAL – FISCAL YEAR 2020 ARTICLE: 1 

Midweek Roundup – Town Meeting 2020 Edition

Midweek Roundup – Town Meeting 2020 Edition

Annual Town Meeting 2020 Begins Saturday September 12 at 9:30 AM and will be held outside at Hopkinton High School.  (Note: Town Meeting is typically the first Monday in May, but was delayed this year due to COVID-19.) 2020 Annual Town Meeting Warrant Annual Town 

List of Articles with Links & Details

List of Articles with Links & Details

Read the Town Meeting Warrant 2020 FINANCIAL – FISCAL YEAR 2020 ARTICLE: 1 FY 2020 Supplemental Appropriations and Transfers Sponsor: Town Manager Transfer the sum of $62,000 from Certified Free Cash to supplement the FY2020 Snow and Ice Control Operating Budgets, $151,054  from Certified Free 

Zoning Articles Proposed for 2020 Annual Town Meeting

Zoning Articles Proposed for 2020 Annual Town Meeting

Eight proposed zoning changes have been submitted into the 2020 annual town meeting warrant. The Planning Board is required by law to hold a public hearing on every zoning bylaw and zoning map change. The draft language of the Planning Board’s articles may be modified 

The FY21 Budget Process: How to Follow & Get Involved

The FY21 Budget Process: How to Follow & Get Involved

[Article updated on 7/8/20] The FY21 budget cycle is underway and over the next few months important decisions will be made about what items will and will not be included.  If you want to have a say in the process, now is the time to 

Town Meeting Results 2019

Town Meeting Results 2019

Annual Town Meeting Warrant, May 6, 2019 Annual Town Meeting Motions Document 2019 (more detailed than the warrant) Annual Town Meeting 2019 Presentations & Supporting Information (Google Folder) Appropriations Committee Report with Recommendations, May 6, 2019 Town of Hopkinton Underride Issue Paper, March 14, 2019 Zoning Articles 

Weekly Roundup – Town Meeting Edition – 05/10/2019

Weekly Roundup – Town Meeting Edition – 05/10/2019

Annual Town Meeting 2019 took place from May 6-8 • 2019 Annual Town Meeting Results – Day 1, 2 and 3 • Downtown parking in Hopkinton gets a boost • Hopkinton Town Meeting approves saving Claflin Home • Hopkinton voters reject self-storage business, OK $150K for dog park • Hopkinton makes switch to Select Board 

Town Meeting Results Day 3 (5/8/19)

Town Meeting Results Day 3 (5/8/19)

Read the Town Meeting Warrant 2019 Temporary Banners – Increase allowed size to 180 sq ft, and add additional allowed locations (Route 85, Route 135 and West Main Street) – PASSED Commercial Solar Photovoltaic Installations – Add additional screening requirements Amendment by Mark Hyman to