Saturday, March 25, 2017

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 consists of seven members, appointed by the Town Council for terms of three years. The Conservation Commission was created to promote and develop the natural resources, to protect the watershed resources, and to preserve natural esthetic areas within the town. The Conservation Commission meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm at the Town Hall.

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. This is 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 7pm at the Crandall House.

Historic District

The Historic District Commission consists of five members, appointed by the Town Council President, with the consent of council, 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 which reflects elements of Hopkinton’s cultural, social, economic, polictical, and architectural history. The Historic District Commission meets on the fourth Monday of alternating months (Jan/March/May/July/Sept/Nov) at 7pm at the Town Hall.

Historic District Commission Guidebook

Juvenile Hearing Board

The Juvenile Hearing Board is established to promote the public health, safety, morals, and general welfare in and for the Town of Hopkinton. The Board shall hear all cases referred to it from the Chief of Police, or his designee, with respect to persons resident of the Town of Hopkinton, under the age of eighteen, who are charged with 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 Hopkinton Juvenile Hearing Board shall consist of not less than three nor more than five persons, resident of the Town of Hopkinton.

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

 Planning Board

The Planning Board consists of five members and two alternates, appointed by the Town Council for terms of five years. The Planning Board is responsible for studies of the resources and needs of the town with reference to 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 the first Wednesday of each month at 7pm at Town Hall.

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.

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 the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm at the Crandall House.

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 be responsible for enforcing the Zoning Ordinace, determing appeals, approving applications and issuing special use permits. The Zoning Board meets the third Thursday of each month at 7pm at the Town Hall.

Affordable Housing Partnership

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

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

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 purpose of the Committee on Aging is to explore possible solutions to the issues and problems and to report its findings and recommendations to the Town Council.

The Committee on Aging meets at the Crandall House the first Monday of the month at 12:30 PM.

Inactive

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 lack of membership.