Friday, October 22, 2021

Crandall Field Playground Improvements Project Request For Proposal

Crandall Field Playground Improvements Project Request for Proposal

Amended Solar Ordinance Chapter 279

The Hopkinton Town Council amended the Solar Ordinance, Chapter 279, on April 19, 2021.  It is available here for your review:

Amended Solar Ordinance, Chapter 279

Police Officer Recruitment

The Hopkinton Police Department is currently accepting applications from qualified candidates for the upcoming testing procedure for the position of entry-level Patrol Officer. Once the selection process is completed, applicants will be placed on a one-year eligibility list for employment. Applicants will be selected off of this eligibility list as positions become available.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens, 21 years of age or older, possess a valid operator’s license, and a high school diploma or GED.

Candidates will be required to undergo a rigorous and highly competitive selection process that includes a written examination, physical fitness test, oral interview, background investigation, medical examination, and psychological testing.

Application is available here: Hopkinton Police Employment Application

The recruit information packet is available here: Recruit Info Packet

Please submit an application, along with a $25 non-refundable application fee (check or money order only) made payable to the Hopkinton Police Department c/o Captain Mark Carrier, 406 Woodville Road, Hopkinton, RI 02833. The deadline date for the receipt of applications is August 31st, 2021, by 4:00 p.m. No applications will be accepted online. Prior applicants must reapply. EEO Compliant.


Wyoming Upper Reservoir Dam Repairs and Presentation

Wyoming Upper Reservoir Dam Repairs and DEM Presentation


PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will offer an overview of the Wyoming dam repair project at the Hopkinton Town Council meeting Monday, June 21, at 7 PM.

The Wyoming Upper Reservoir Dam is about to receive much-needed repairs. The state-owned, 300-year old dam impounds the Wood River to form the 35-acre Wyoming Reservoir in the towns of Hopkinton and Richmond. It’s a popular site for both fishing and boating and DEM stocks the reservoir with trout.

The dam is a high-hazard structure in poor condition, rated with an “Unsafe” status in the most recent DEM annual Dam Safety Report. The dam upgrades will include a new low-level outlet and sluiceway gates, repaired embankment walls and spillway, and the removal of vegetation with root systems that pose a threat to the structural integrity of the dam.

Construction will entail the installation of a cofferdam, which is a temporary wall positioned along the dam that holds the water back allowing access to the dam for repairs.

DEM is making every effort to minimize the impacts to the public during this project. The drawdown of the dam will be slow and controlled (no more than 3 inches per day) and can be stopped if necessary. Work is expected to continue through spring 2022 at which point the site will reopen for fishing, boating, and paddling activities.

Construction work is expected to include closure of the parking lot and limited access to the boat launch starting on or around June 25, 2021. The Wood Pawcatuck Watershed Association is aware of the upcoming work and will keep their website updated with information/closures.

Signage will be posted at portage locations upstream along the Wood River to alert paddlers of the changes.

For a detailed presentation please review this link – Wyoming Upper Reservoir Dam Presentation


Funding for the $2.9 million project is supported by 2018 Green Economy Bond.

Follow DEM on Facebook at, on Twitter (@RhodeIslandDEM), and Instagram (@rhodeisland.dem) for timely updates.


Potter Hill Ecological Restoration Study – Residential Well Questionnaire


Residential Well Questionnaire- Potter Hill Ecological Restoration Study


The Southern Rhode Island Conservation District is partnering with the Town of Westerly, the Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association, the Nature Conservancy, NOAA, RIDEM, USFWS, and others to conduct a feasibility study to identify the best alternative for improving public safety, reducing flood risks, and improving ecological function of the Pawcatuck River at the Potter Hill Mill site on the Westerly-Hopkinton border.  Detailed information and updates about the project can be found at

We are using this survey to gather additional information needed to complete our study.  Your participation is greatly appreciated.  Any information collected will be held strictly confidential by the partner team, will not be distributed or used for other purposes than to assess potential impacts from the project, and will be destroyed upon the completion of our study. 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this survey, please contact Gina Fuller at (401) 661-5761 or 

Public Notice: Boards and Commission Vacancy Information


The Hopkinton Town Council is seeking individuals who are residents of the town to fill vacancies on the following active Boards and Commissions:

Historic District Commission; one vacancy
Juvenile Hearing Board; two vacancies
Land Trust Board of Trustees; one vacancy
Planning Board; one alternate vacancies
Recreation Commission; one vacancy
Tax Board of Review – one vacancy
Zoning Board of Review; one alternate vacancy

In order to reactivate the following Boards and Commissions, the Hopkinton Town Council is seeking individuals who are residents of the town to fill vacancies on the following:

Affordable Housing Partnership – currently inactive; three vacancies
Animal Control Commission – currently inactive; three vacancies
Committee on Aging – currently inactive; five vacancies
Economic Development Commission – currently inactive; seven vacancies
Town Charter Commission –currently inactive; up to six vacancies, 9 member maximum
Waste Water Management District Commission – currently inactive; five vacancies

Residents interested in serving must be registered to vote. Please contact the Town Clerk’s
Office at 377-7777 if you have any questions, would like information on a particular board or
commission and to request an application. You may apply in person at the Hopkinton Town
Hall, 1 Town House Road, Hopkinton, RI 02833, Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. The
application form is available on the Hopkinton website:

Updated: January 15, 2021

Woody Hill South Bridge Closed


Pursuant to RIDOT’s request to permanently close Woody Hill South Bridge #10201, Hopkinton DPW personnel has closed the bridge to traffic.

Non Residential Photovoltaic Solar Energy Systems (PSES) Ordinance


FEMA – Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map

Federal Emergency Management Agency
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations

Vacant and/or Abandoned Property Ordinance


Registration Maintenance of Vacant and or Abandoned Property Ordinance Chapter 255

Town of Hopkinton Notification of Vacant and or Abandoned Property- Local Agent Form

Town of Hopkinton Notification of Vacant and or Abandoned Property