Sunday, October 24, 2021

Boards & Commissions

Boardsandcommissions
Please direct all correspondence to
Town Hall, One Town House Road, Hopkinton, RI 02833
to the attention of the desired party.

Active

Conservation Commission

The Conservation Commission’s mission is to promote and develop natural resources, protect the watershed resources, and preserve natural aesthetic areas. The Conservation Commission consists of seven members appointed by the Town Council for terms of three years. The Conservation Commission meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7 pm at the Town Hall.

  • Gary Marsh
  • Deborah O’Leary
  • Bradley Hodge
  • *Council Liaison – Councilor Marvel 

Land Trust

The Land Trust consists of seven members appointed by the Town Council for variable terms of up to 7 years. The mission of the Hopkinton Land Trust is to protect the Town Hopkinton’s rural character and natural heritage. Preservation will be accomplished by preserving land as open space through acquisition and conservation easement while maintaining, where possible, public access to these natural resources.

The Land Trust meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 7 pm at the Crandall House.

  • Marilyn A. Grant – Chair
  • Carol Baker
  • Cynthia G. Johnson
  • Sarah Windsor
  • Mary Gibbons
  • Tom Thompson
  • Jason Parent
  • *Council Liaison – Councilor Marvel 

Historic District

The Historic District Commission consists of five members, appointed by the Town Council President, with the council’s consent, for a term of three years. The Historic District Commission is responsible for maintaining the Historic Districts and other designated structures of historic or architectural value in the Town, reflecting elements of Hopkinton’s cultural, social, economic, political, and architectural history. The Historic District Commission meets on the fourth Monday of alternating months (Jan/March/May/July/Sept/Nov) at 7 pm at the Town Hall.

Historic District Commission Guidebook

  • Richard Prescott – Chair
  • Theresa Prescott
  • Michael McNamara
  • Michael Hoard
  • *Council Liaison – Councilor Geary 

Juvenile Hearing Board

The Juvenile Hearing Board promotes public health, safety, morals, and the general welfare in and for Hopkinton. The Board shall hear cases from the Chief of Police, his designee, concerning the Town residents who are under the age of eighteen.  The charges should consist of;  violating the criminal laws of the State of Rhode Island, limited to wayward, misdemeanor and status offenses, and violations of Town Ordinances.  The membership of the Board will consist of not less than three nor more than five persons, residents of the Town of Hopkinton.

The Juvenile Hearing Board meets the first Thursday and second Thursday if needed of each month at 1 pm at the Hopkinton Police station.

  • Martin E. Liese – Chair
  • Jeffry Hall
  • Steven Wiehl

 Planning Board

The Planning Board consists of five members and two alternates appointed by the Town Council for terms of three years. The Planning Board is responsible for studies of the resources and needs of the Town regarding its physical, economic, and social growth and development as affecting the health, safety, morals, and general welfare of the people. This Board prepares and adopts a comprehensive plan for the development of the Town. The Planning Board meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7 pm at Town Hall.

  • Alfred DiOrio – Chair
  • Ronald Prellwitz – Vice Chair
  • Carolyn Light – Secretary
  • Keith Lindelow
  • Emily Shumchenia
  • Alternate – John Pennypacker
  • *Council Liaison – Councilor Davis 

Police Commission

The Police Commission consists of three members, appointed by the Town Council for a term of three years. The Police Commission serves as the supervisory arm of the police department, acting as appointed members of the Town Council and subordinate to the Town Council on all Police matters.

  • Philip Scalise – Chair
  • Geoffrey Cook
  • *Council Liaison – Councilor Marvel

There is one Vacancy

Recreation Commission

The Recreation Commission consists of five members appointed by the Town Council for terms of five years. This Commission is responsible for the creation and management of recreation facilities. The Recreation Commission meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm at the Crandall House.

  • Zafar M. Agha – Chair
  • Sherri Ryan
  • Christine Cook
  • Matthew LaBounty
  • Melissa Perry
  • *Council Liaison – Councilor Hirst

Zoning Board

The Zoning Board consists of five regular members and two alternates appointed by the Town Council for terms of five years. The Zoning Board shall enforce the Zoning Ordinance, determine appeals, approve applications, and issue special use permits. The Zoning Board meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7 pm at the Town Hall.

  • Jonathan Ure – Chair
  • Ronnie J. Sposato – Vice Chair
  • Daniel Harrington III
  • Joseph A. York
  • Daniel C. Baruti 
  • Philip Scalise – Alternate
  • Clifford Heil Jr. – Alternate
  • *Council Liaison – Councilor Geary

Hopkinton representative on the Wood-Pawcatuck Wild and Scenic Rivers Stewardship Council

Inactive

Affordable Housing Partnership

The Affordable Housing Partnership committee consists of five members appointed by the Town Council for five years. The AHP’s duties include maintaining a list of candidates for affordable housing, oversee lotteries that control access to affordable housing and advocate for the creation of affordable housing for the elderly and special needs groups.

The Affordable Housing Partnership meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Town Hall.

  • Jared Rhodes
  • Mary W. Karlsson

There are three Vacancies

Animal Control Commission

The Animal Control Commission does not have a set meeting schedule as they would only meet as needed or required to perform such duties that might be assigned to them by the Town Council.

  • Holly Greene
  • Robert Greene
  • *Council Liaison – Councilor Geary

Economic Development Commission

The Economic Development Commission consists of seven members appointed by the Town Council for terms of five years. The Economic Development Commission is responsible for studying, investigating, promoting, and encouraging the preservation, expansion, and sound development in the Town of industry, business, commerce, and tourism. The Commission shall be considered the economic development agency in the Town. The Economic Development Commission is inactive due to a lack of membership.

  • *Council Liaison – Councilor Geary

Committee on Aging

The Committee on Aging consists of five members appointed by the Hopkinton Town Council. The Committee on Aging is responsible for examining issues and problems facing the aged and aging residents of the Town. The Committee on Aging aims to explore possible solutions to the problems and concerns and report its findings and recommendations to the Town Council.

The Committee on Aging previously met at the Crandall House on the first Monday of the month at 12:30 pm.

  • *Council Liaison – Councilor Hirst