2019 Annual Town Meeting Articles Voted
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2019 Annual Town Meeting - Articles Passed
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Article #DescriptionVoteDateStatus
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1Acceptance of Town ReportsPassed by Voice Vote - Unanimous05/06/2019No additional action necessary
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2FY 2019 Supplemental Appropriations & TransfersPassed by Voice Vote - Unanimous05/06/2019Complete
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3Unpaid Bills from Previous Fiscal YearsPassed by Voice Vote - Unanimous05/06/2019Complete
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4Property Tax Exemption IncreasePassed by Voice Vote - Unanimous05/06/2019Complete
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5BRAVE Act-Increase in abatement by amount not to exceed the cost of livingPassed by Voice Vote - Unanimous05/06/2019Complete
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6BRAVE Act- Real estate tax exemption for veterans & other qualified persons, where home is owned by a trust, conservator or other fiduciary for the person's benefitsPassed by Voice Vote - Unanimous05/06/2019Complete
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7BRAVE Act- Real estate tax exemption for surviving parents or guardians of certain soldiers, sailors,members of National Guard & veteransPassed by Voice Vote - Unanimous05/06/2019Complete
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8BRAVE Act-Reduction of property tax obligation of veteran in exchange for volunteer services.Passed by Voice Vote - Unanimous05/06/2019Complete
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9Set Salary of Elected officialsPassed by Voice Vote - Unanimous05/06/2019No additional action necessary
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10Fiscal 2020 Operating BudgetPassed by Voice Vote - Clear Majority05/06/2019FY2020 operating budget in effect from 7/1/19 to 6/30/20
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11FY 2020 Revolving Funds Spending LimitsPassed by Voice Vote - Unanimous05/06/2019Spending limits in effect from 7/1/19 to 6/30/20
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12PEG Access Enterprise FundPassed by Voice Vote - Unanimous05/06/2019Complete
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13Chapter 90 Highway FundsPassed by Voice Vote - Unanimous05/06/2019Complete
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14Transfer to General Stabilization FundPassed by Voice Vote - Unanimous05/06/2019Complete
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15Establishment of School Department Stabilization Fund; Acceptance of fourth Paragraph of M.G.L.c40, 5BPassed by Voice Vote - Unanimous05/06/2019Complete; Vote was amended at the 12/9/2019 Special Town Meeting
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16Transfer of Other Post-Employment Benefits Liability Trust FundPassed by Voice Vote - Unanimous05/06/2019Complete
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17Pay-As-You-Go Capital ExpensesPassed by Voice Vote - Clear Majority05/06/2019
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17-ASecurity Cameras-Library & Police (Technology Department)Vendor under contract. Completion anticipated in spring, 2020.
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17-BEnd User Hardware Replacement (Technology Department)Ongoing. As of 1/28/20, 50 devices were upgraded or replaced.
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17-CPublic Safety Facilities/Fire Station Feasibility Study (Fire Department/Police Department)Phase 1 expected Spring 2020; Phase 2 expected Fall 2020
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17-DReplace Fire Chief Car (Fire Department)Vehicle is on order, delivery pending. (Jan. 2020)
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17-EPolice Jail Cells Floor Repair (Facilities Department)Complete
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17-FTown Hall Elevator Controls (Facilities Department)Work scheduled to begin April-May 2020
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17-GReplace DPW Trucks (Public Works Department)Complete. New Ford 550 dump truck purchased 12/10/19, 2006 Ford 550 dump truck traded in. New Ford F350 purchased 2/5/20, 2009 Ford truck traded in.
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17-HWetlands Order of Conditions (School Department)On Hold. Requires additional funding.
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17-IRoof Engineering (School Department)Design complete. Project out to bid. (Jan. 2020)
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17-JKitchen Equipment (School Department)Complete
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17-KData Center Replacement (School Department & Technology Department)Complete
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17-LSchool Capacity Study (School Department)Complete
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17-MDistrict Wide Facility Improvements (School Department)Ongoing
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17-NBoiler Replacement (School Department)Feasibility study in progress. (Jan. 2020)
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17-OSpecial Education Van (School Department)Vehicle purchased.
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17-PReplace Police Cruisers (Police Department)Vehicles are on order, delivery pending
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18Purchase of Valve Maintenance Trailer SystemPassed by Voice Vote - Unanimous05/06/2019Purchased; complete
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19Purchase of Water Department TruckPassed by Voice Vote - Clear Majority05/06/2019Pending
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20Purchase of Bucket TruckPassed by Voice Vote - Unanimous05/06/2019Finalizing specifications; expected Spring 2020
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21Purchase of Multi-Purpose Municipal TractorPassed by Voice Vote - 2/3 Declared by Moderator05/06/2019Vehicle purchased.
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22Sewer Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan UpdatePassed by Voice Vote - Unanimous05/06/2019Pending
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24School Bus Parking LotPassed By 2/3 Majority (Y-146, N-60)05/06/2019Complete
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25Purchase of Ladder TruckPassed By 2/3 Majority (Y-256, N-11)05/07/2019Contract with vendor pending 1/28/20; Design process begins after contract signed.
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26Public Safety Software UpgradePassed by Voice Vote - Unanimous05/07/2019Vendor selection complete. Contract pending.
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28Security Cameras-SchoolPassed by Voice Vote - Unanimous05/07/201990% complete. (Jan. 2020)
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29Center School Renovation & Reuse Feasibility StudyPassed by Voice Vote - Clear Majority05/07/2019Architect selected. Report to be completed by end of April, 2020.
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30Community Preservation FundsPassed by Voice Vote - Unanimous05/07/2019Complete
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31Community Preservation Recommendations
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31-APreservation of Land Records (Town Clerk)Passed by Voice Vote - Clear Majority05/07/2019Project Complete
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31-BPreservation of Historical Photographs (Hopkinton Historical Society)Passed by Voice Vote - Clear Majority05/07/20190% of funds expended (1/21/20)
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31-CPreservation & Rehabilitation of Cemetery Headstones (Cemetery Commission)Passed by Voice Vote - Clear Majority05/07/20190% of funds expended (1/21/20)
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31-DDesign/Engineering of Dog Park at 66-B Fruit Street (Parks & Recreation Department)Passed By Simple Majority (Y-191, N-158)05/07/20195.39% of funds expended (1/21/20)
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31-ELacrosse Wall at Fruit Street Feilds (Parks and Recreation Department)Passed by Voice Vote - Clear Majority05/07/20190% of funds expended (1/21/20)
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31-FIrrigation System at Pyne Field (Parks and Recreation Department)Passed by Voice Vote - Clear Majority05/07/20190% of funds expended (1/21/20)
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31-GDesign Wetland Crossing at 0 Wilson Street (East Main St) (Parks and Recreation Department)Passed by Voice Vote - Clear Majority05/07/20190% of funds expended (1/21/20)
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31-HReplace Playground Equipment at EMC Park (Parks and Recreation Department)Passed by Voice Vote - Clear Majority05/07/2019Project Complete
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33Indoor Recreation UsesPassed by Voice Vote - Unanimous05/07/2019Approved by Attorney General 8/27/19; Zoning bylaw change effective on the date of the ATM vote.
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35Associated Retail to Manufacturing UsePassed By 2/3 Majority (Y-305, N-8)05/07/2019Approved by Attorney General 8/27/19; Zoning bylaw change effective on the date of the ATM vote.
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37OSMUD District-Affordable HousingPassed by Voice Vote - Unanimous05/07/2019Approved by Attorney General 8/27/19; Zoning bylaw change effective on the date of the ATM vote.
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38OSMUD District-Restricted Land DefinitionPassed by Voice Vote - Unanimous05/07/2019Approved by Attorney General 8/27/19; Zoning bylaw change effective on the date of the ATM vote.
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39Temporary BannersPassed by Voice Vote - Unanimous05/08/2019Approved by Attorney General 8/27/19; Zoning bylaw change effective on the date of the ATM vote.
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40Commercial Solar Photovoltaic InstallationAmended Motion Passed By Voice Vote - Unanimous05/08/2019Approved by Attorney General 8/27/19; Zoning bylaw change effective on the date of the ATM vote.
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43Change "Board of Selectmen" to "Select Board" in Zoning BylawMain Motion Passed By - 2/3 Majority (Y-258, N-53)05/08/2019Approved by Attorney General 8/27/19; Zoning bylaw change effective on the date of the ATM vote.
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44Change "Board of Selectmen" to "Select Board" in General BylawsPassed By Voice Vote - Clear Majority05/08/2019Approved by Attorney General 8/27/19. Bylaw is in effect.
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45Kennel Licensing BylawPassed by Voice Vote - Unanimous05/08/2019Approved by Attorney General 8/27/19. Bylaw is in effect.
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4676 Main Street Historic DistrictPassed By - 2/3 Majority (Y-287, N-70)05/08/2019Approved by Attorney General 6/24/19. Bylaw is in effect.
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47Historic Preservation ByLaw AmendmentAmended Motion Passed By Voice Vote - Clear Majority05/08/2019Approved by Attorney General 6/24/19. Bylaw is in effect.
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48Street AcceptancesPassed by Voice Vote - Unanimous05/08/2019Process Complete
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49Fruit Street LeasePassed By Voice Vote - Clear Majority05/08/2019RFP anticipated spring, 2020
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50Chamberlain Street CurvePassed by Voice Vote - Unanimous05/08/2019Pending action by Massachusetts Legislature
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51Municipal Parking
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51(1)6 Walcott StreetPassed By - 2/3 Majority (Y-206, N-32)05/08/2019Pending
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51(2)25 & 35 Main St.Passed By - 2/3 Majority (Y-197, N-19)05/08/2019Pending
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54South Middlesex Regional Vocational School District AgreementPassed by Voice Vote - Unanimous05/08/2019Complete
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55Trustees of the School Fund in the Town of HopkintonPassed by Voice Vote - Unanimous05/08/2019Complete
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