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Read the Mandate of the 2021 municipal assembly (44 articles)

Read the 2021 Special Mandate for a Municipal Meeting (2 articles)

Note: Most votes require a simple majority, unless stated otherwise below.

Reports

ARTICLE: 1 Acceptance of Town Reports Sponsor: General Manager

FINANCIAL – FINANCIAL YEAR 2021

ARTICLE: 2 Additional credits and transfers for fiscal year 2021 Sponsor: General Manager

ARTICLE: 3 unpaid invoices from previous years Sponsor: General Manager | Vote required: four-fifths majority

FINANCIAL – FISCAL YEAR 2022

ARTICLE: 4 Surety Surety Premium Sponsor: General Manager – $ 42,498.46 – Parking 25-35 Main Street | Vote required: two-thirds majority

ARTICLE: 5 Set the salary of elected officials Sponsor: Director general – Salary of the clerk $ 73,527

ARTICLE: 6 Sponsor of the 2022 operating budget: general manager

ARTICLE: 7 Parks and Recreation Revolving Fund Sponsor: General Manager

ARTICLE: 8 Expenditure limits for revolving funds for the 2022 fiscal year Sponsor: general manager

ARTICLE: 9 Consumer price index for property tax exemptions Sponsor: Council of Assessors

ARTICLE: 10 Chapter 90 Road fund sponsor: general manager $ 635,871

ARTICLE: 11 Other Post-Employment Benefits Liability Trust Fund Sponsor: Chief Executive Officer $ 410,000

ARTICLE: 12 Transfer of the sponsor of the General Stabilization Fund: general manager | Vote required: two-thirds majority.

ARTICLE: 13 Transfer of the stabilization fund from the school department to the sponsor of the general fund: director general; School committee | Vote required: two-thirds majority.

ARTICLE: 14 Transfer of the School Department Stabilization Fund to the School Department Sponsor: Director General; School Committee – $ 500,000 | Vote required: two-thirds majority.

ARTICLE: 15 Sponsor of the Parks and Recreation Company Fund: General Manager

CAPITAL EXPENDITURES AND PROJECTS

ARTICLE: 16 Sponsor of the pay-as-you-go capital expenditure: general manager

  • 1 School district planning study department $ 80,000 School principal Presentation of the HPS Capital Plan for Fiscal Year 22
  • 2 Upgrading the school security camera School department $ 200,000 School principal Presentation of the HPS Capital Plan for Fiscal Year 22
  • 3 School Data Center Firewall and High School Bell System Upgrade $ 75,000 School Principal Presentation of the HPS Capital Plan for Fiscal Year 22
  • 4 College boiler, additional funding School department $ 201,000 School principal Presentation of the HPS Capital Plan for Fiscal Year 22
  • 5 Replacement of police patrol cruisers (3 units) Police department $ 174,999 City manager
  • 6 City multifunction printer replacement (2 units) Department of Technology $ 16,000 Municipal manager
  • 7 Replacement of security cameras, police technology service and fire stations $ 34,931 General manager
  • 8 Department of EMC Park Drainage Sanitation Facilities $ 300,000 City Manager
  • 9 Replace Fire Department Ambulance Fire Department $ 360,000 Fire Chief
  • 10 # 4 Fire Truck Refurbishment Fire Department $ 110,000 Fire Chief
  • 11 Replace the wood chipper in public works Department of public works $ 51,000 City manager
  • 12 Public works Super Duty Truck, plow, equipment Public works department $ 96,000 City manager
  • 13 Public works Excavator and trailer Public works department $ 84,000 City manager
  • 14 Center School Planning Study Facilities Department $ 60,000 City Manager

ARTICLE: 17 Marathon Sponsor of the addition of a school: School committee $ 3.6 M | Vote required: two-thirds majority. Presentation of the HPS Capital Plan for Fiscal Year 22

ARTICLE: 18 School HVAC System Renewal and Digital Control Upgrade Sponsor: School Committee $ 350,000 | Vote required: two-thirds majority. Presentation of the HPS Capital Plan for Fiscal Year 22

ARTICLE: 19 Hopkins & Middle School Roof Replacement Sponsor: $ 3M School Committee | Vote required: two-thirds majority. Presentation of the HPS Capital Plan for Fiscal Year 22

ARTICLE: 20 Police station roof replacement sponsor: general manager $ 250,000 | Vote required: two-thirds majority.

ARTICLE: 21 Pratt Farm Well Field Sponsor: Director of Public Works 195 K $

ARTICLE: 22 Grove Street Chlorine Injection Sponsor: Director of Public Works $ 300,000

ARTICLE: 23 Alprilla Farm Well Sponsor: Director of Public Works $ 40,000

ARTICLE: 24 Main Water Line Replacement – Woody Island Road Sponsor: Director of Public Works $ 280,000

ARTICLE: 25 Entrance and infiltration investigation Sponsor: Director of public works $ 80,000

ARTICLE: 26 Vehicle replacement sponsor: Director of Public Works $ 53K

COMMUNITY PRESERVATION FUND

ARTICLE: 27 Community Preservation Fund Sponsor: General Manager

  • Starting with fiscal year 2022, estimate the revenue from the leisure reserve $ 144,611
  • Based on estimated revenues for fiscal year 2022 for the historic resource reserve $ 144,611
  • As of fiscal 2022, estimated community housing reserve revenues $ 144,611
  • As of fiscal 2022, estimated revenues from the open space reserve $ 144,611
  • As of fiscal 2022, estimated revenue from the budgeted reserve of $ 867,675

ARTICLE: 28 Community preservation recommendations Sponsor: Community preservation committee

  • A. $ 20,000 from the Historic Resources Fund for Phase 5 of the Historic Cemetery Headstone Restoration
  • B. $ 60,000 from recreation funds to add additional equipment to the unused space at the EMC playground off Hayden Rowe
  • C. $ 350,000 from recreation funds to design, deliver and build a public skate park at EMC Park, off Hayden Rowe
  • D. $ 40,000 from recreation funds for the skate park net at EMC Park, which will protect skaters and participants from hitting balls on the EMC Park ball field
  • E. $ 90,000 from Community Housing Funds for Covid-19 Housing Emergency Relief Program
  • F. $ 75,000 from recreation funds to install two sections of stone dust trail of approximately 0.2 to 0.3 miles to connect phase 2 of the center trail to field 13 with sidewalks on Chamberlain Street , and from the center trail to field 11 and the sidewalk on Chamberlain Street
  • G. $ 22,000 from recreation funds to prepare a turf surface at the lacrosse wall at Fruit Street Fields
  • H. $ 56,000 from funds earmarked for Open Space for the purchase of the “Dunbar” property, a parcel of land on Hayden Rowe in Hopkinton, MA, containing more or less 0.35 acres, identified as the parcel of the evaluator U25 26 0 | Vote required: two-thirds majority

ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENTS

ARTICLE: 29 Car Washes, Downtown Business District Sponsor: Planning Council | Vote required: two-thirds majority City Planning Board Meeting File Folder

ARTICLE: 30 Industrial District B Housekeeping Sponsor: Planning Council | Vote required: two-thirds majority City Planning Board Meeting File Folder

ARTICLE: 31 Wireless Telecommunications Facilities Sponsor: Planning Council | Vote required: two-thirds majority City Planning Board Meeting File Folder

ARTICLE: 32 Ancillary Family Housing Unit Sponsor: Planning Council | Vote required: two-thirds majority City Planning Board Meeting File Folder

ARTICLE: 33 Lots, uses and non-conforming structures Sponsor: Planning Council | Vote required: two-thirds majority City Planning Board Meeting File Folder

ARTICLE: 34 Temporary signs Sponsor: Planning Council | Vote required: two-thirds majority City Planning Board Meeting File Folder

ARTICLE: 35 Commercial Solar Photovoltaic Installations Sponsor: Planning Council | Vote required: two-thirds majority City Planning Board Meeting File Folder
EHop timeline: Commercial solar regulations – The whole story
EHop Summary: Stakeholder Concerns and Challenges Surrounding Solar Energy Regulations in Hopkinton

ARTICLE: 36 Commercial Stacked Solar Photovoltaic Systems District Sponsor: Planning Council | Vote required: two-thirds majority City Planning Board Meeting File Folder
Map of the proposed solar recovery district
EHop timeline: Commercial solar regulations – The whole story
EHop Summary: Stakeholder Concerns and Challenges Surrounding Solar Energy Regulations in Hopkinton

ARTICLE: 37 Disposal of garbage, garden apartments in residential areas and village dwellings in residential areas Sponsor: Petition from citizens | Vote required: two-thirds majority

CHANGES TO THE GENERAL RULES

ITEM: 38 Dog License Sponsor: Selected Council Document of Proposed Amendments to the General Regulations

ARTICLE: 39 Rainwater management and erosion control Sponsor: Director of public works Document of Proposed Amendments to the General Regulations

ARTICLE: 40 Obstruction of streets and sidewalks and housekeeping Sponsor: Special advice Document of Proposed Amendments to the General Regulations

ARTICLE: 41 Street opening permit Sponsor: Special council and director of public works Document of Proposed Amendments to the General Regulations

ARTICLE: 42 Trench Security Guard Sponsor: Special Council and Director of Public Works Document of Proposed Amendments to the General Regulations

ACQUISITIONS AND SALE OF LAND

ARTICLE: 43 148 Lumber St. Sponsor: Historical Commission | Vote required: two-thirds majority.

ARTICLE: 44 Teresa Road to Hughes Farm Trail Sponsor: Citizens’ Petition – Motion for NO ACTION planned

Special city meeting 2021

ARTICLE: 1 Elderly Means tested Exemption from property tax Sponsor: Council of assessors

ARTICLE: 2 Elementary School Feasibility Study Sponsor: Selected Council $ 1M transferred from School Department Stabilization Fund | Vote required: two-thirds majority.
News article: District seeks support for town meeting as Elmwood School enters MSBA pipeline for replacement


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