Town offices will be closed on 1/17/2022 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Town Council Meeting – January 18, 2022 – 7:00 PM – Remote Only
Monday, January 17, 2022

Open Position – Tax Assessor Senior Clerk

Town Manager’s Office

Town of Hopkinton

1 Town House Road

  Hopkinton, Rhode Island 02833

 

TAX ASSESSOR SENIOR CLERK

HOPKINTON, RI: Full-time, 40 hours weekly, union position. Candidates must possess an associate’s degree and at least three years’ experience in a similar position or related work capacity. Duties include: updating records of real estate sales information; researching land evidence records; maintaining annual records of all exemptions, tangible leased equipment and business equipment; and dealing confidentially with public officials, employees and the public.

Interested persons must submit a cover letter, resume and application found online at hopkintonri.org to Town Manager Brian M. Rosso, c/o 1 Town House Road, Hopkinton, RI 02833 by Friday, January 21st, 2022. EEO compliant.

 

Tax Assessor Senior Clerk Job Description

 

Post expires at Friday January 21st, 2022 4:31pm

Hopkinton Communications Committee 

Hopkinton Communications Committee 

The Communications Committee will be a temporary committee consisting of five members appointed by the Town Council, and having a Town Council member as Liaison. This Committee is responsible for exploring strategies and resources that will foster and promote a positive and productive dialogue with community members. Specifically, the Committee will: 

    • Explore ways in which the Town can better communicate with the public through the use of various vehicles, such as social media and the Town website 
    • Consider the establishment and management of a Town newsletter and other forms of communications, including costs and personnel required 
    • Explore ways in which other Boards and Commissions can better communicate with residents as well as with each other 

The Town Council liaison will be the conduit for all communications between the Committee and all town entities as well as other boards, and commissions. All interim suggestions, ideas, questions, etc. directed to the Town Manager, IT Director or others will be funneled through the Council Liaison. 

The Committee will meet at a regular interval to be determined by the committee members. The Committee will present its findings and make final recommendations to the Town Council at the first regular Town Council meeting in February 2022. After this presentation, the Committee’s work is concluded and the committee will be dissolved. 

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: www.hopkintonri.org. 

Updated Board and Commission Vacancies

PUBLIC NOTICE

TOWN OF HOPKINTON, RI

 

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

 

Conservation Commission; two vacancies

Historic District Commission; one vacancy

Juvenile Hearing Board; two vacancies

Tax Board of Review; one vacancy

Wood Pawcatuck Wild and Scenic Rivers Stewardship Council, one 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, nine-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: www.hopkintonri.org.

 

Updated November 1, 2021

Heating Assistance

The Tri-County Community Action Agency provides help for items such as fuel bills, boiler replacement, and weatherization assistance for your homes.  Use the link below for more information and for who to contact. 

Tri-County Community Action Agency

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

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 www.facebook.com/RhodeIslandDEM, 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  http://www.westerlyri.gov/PotterHill

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 gfuller@sricd.org 
 

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