Today, the Hopkinton Select Board announced a Special Town Meeting to be held at 7:00 PM on Monday, November 13, 2023.
The deadline to submit articles or petitions proposed to be included in the special town meeting warrant must be received at the Select Board/Town Manager’s office no later than 4:30 PM on October 18, 2023, and can be submitted to: Select Board, Town Hall, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748 or by email to email@example.com.
While other warrant items may appear, the ostensible purpose of this meeting is for voters to take action on the proposed Elmwood School replacement plan, a $158 million project endorsed by both the School Committee and Select Board.
The existing Elmwood school was built to house 650 students. Today it holds 626, but State demographers estimate this will grow to 774 students by 2032.
If the project is approved at Special Town Meeting, a ballot measure will appear in a subsequent special election, which will ask voters to authorize the town to raise the funding.
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