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Student Government Breakfast March 25

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The Student Government Week Breakfast will be on Friday, March 25, from 7:25 – 8:30 AM in the High School Cafeteria. All local government officials are invited to attend, and asked to RSVP as soon as possible to the Selectmen’s Office. As of now, Congressman James McGovern, State Senator Karen Spilka, and State Representative Carolyn Dykema are also planning to attend.

Republican Candidate for Planning Board Announces

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Republican Brian Karp of Nicholas Road officially announced today that he is seeking election to one of the two five-year term positions on the Planning Board.

Blue Sky Session Looks To Downtown Improvements

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Buried utility lines, traffic calming, and intersection improvements were some of the major topics discussed last Saturday morning March 5th at the Downtown Initiative Steering Committee's (DISC) Blue Sky session. The meeting was the first step in the coordination process between the Town and the downtown improvement design team.

Joint Working Session to Discuss FY12 Budget

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With a little over four days to go until Town Manager Norman Khumalo submits his FY12 budget, Khumalo and the Board of Selectmen are intently discussing budgetary alternatives and changes with a coalition of town boards and committees.

The town manager and the selectmen met with the Appropriations Committee and the School Committee last night to collectively share ideas on how to trim an almost $900,000 deficit off the budget's bottom line.

Selectmen Approve Warrants for New School Vote

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At a late afternoon Board of Selectmen meeting held on March 2, the board unanimously voted to close and sign warrants for the upcoming Special Town Meeting and Special Town Election.

The two articles listed in the warrants would seek to appropriate funds for construction of the new elementary school on Fruit Street and transfer the land located at 50 Fruit Street from the town to the School Committee.

From the School Committee: Special Town Meeting Info

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The Board of Selectmen has scheduled a Special Town Meeting (STM) for Monday, March 21, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hopkinton High School Athletic Center. Residents will be asked to vote to raise and appropriate funds to build a new elementary school on the town owned Fruit Street property. There will be a Special Election on Monday, March 28, 2011 from 7 am to 8 pm at the Hopkinton Middle School. In order to go forward, the project must pass at both the Special Town Meeting and the election.

Important Voter Information

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Present registered voters do not need to register to vote in order to vote at the Special Town Meeting or the Special Town Election. Only residents who have not registered to vote need to register. Registering to vote by March 8 will enable you to vote at both the Special Town Meeting and the Special Town Election. Please call the Town Clerk’s Office if you have any questions

ADA Oversight Committee Gets Down To Business

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A few short weeks after they were reestablished, the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Oversight Committee is back at work addressing their ten year plan.

Board of Appeals Approves Permit For Legacy Farms

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Legacy Farms Project Manager Steven Zieff asked for and was quickly granted a Special Permit for road and water storage changes at Wednesday’s Board of Appeals meeting.

Speaking at the February 23rd meeting, Zieff said he was seeking relief for upgrading a gravel road that crosses over an existing floodplain. The new vehicle and pedestrian road would replace the gravel road with a paved road that would become part of the Legacy Farms road.

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The Renovated Third Floor at Town Hall

Although the Land Use, Planning and Permitting Department was officially created one year ago, it wasn't until recently that all of the staff were able to work together in one location. With the newly completed renovations to the third floor of town hall, all personnel are now located in the new offices on that floor, resulting in improved communication for the staff and for those they serve.

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