Monday, June 24, 2019

Bear Advisory


Be #BearAware! You can prevent nuisance problems with black bears by removing backyard food sources such as bird feeders. Without the food attractions, and left alone, a curious bear will usually wander back into more secluded areas.

Prevent issues with wildlife by:
• Removing bird feeders by early April and waiting until early November to put them up back up.
• Refraining from feeding pets outside, or if you do, taking pet food dishes inside at night. Storing birdseed, livestock feed, and garbage in buildings.
• Taking garbage out for pickup on the morning of collection – not the night before.
• Keeping barbecue grills clean of grease. Do not put meat or sweet food scraps in your compost pile.
• Securing chicken coops, beehives, rabbit hutches, and livestock pens.
• Moving livestock into barns at night.

Above all, DO NOT FEED BEARS. These are wild animals.


Click here for the DEM link on how to avoid encounters with a bear and what to do if you see one.

Open Position: Part Time Police Dispatcher


Public Notice: Adoption of the State Property Maintenance Code for the Town of Hopkinton




The Hopkinton Town Council hereby gives notice that a Public Hearing will be held on Monday evening, May
20, 2019 beginning at 7:00 PM in the Town Hall Meeting Room, 1 Town House Road, Hopkinton, RI 02833 on
a proposed Ordinance – Chapter 5.5, entitled “Adoption of the State Property Maintenance Code for the Town
of Hopkinton.”

   1. The State Property Maintenance Code is a section of the State Building Code. Chapter 5.5, entitled
        “Adoption of the State Property Maintenance Code for the Town of Hopkinton,” provides language
         enumerating that the State Property Maintenance Code serves as the Property Maintenance Code for the
         Town of Hopkinton. This Ordinance also adopts municipal jurisdiction language for grass and weed
          length, along with a fine for each violation. Key elements of the proposed ordinance:

           – The State Property Maintenance Code to be adopted as the Property Maintenance Code for the Town
              of Hopkinton.
           – The Town will adopt a maximum of ten (10) inches as the maximum allowable height of grass and
           – The Town may assess a fine of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per day, per violation.

   2. This amendment shall take effect immediately upon passage.


A full copy of the proposed ordinance is available for viewing in the Town Clerk’s Office and posted on the
Town’s website:

Said proposed amendments may be amended as a result of further study or the views expressed at the public
hearing without further advertising. The amendment shall take effect immediately upon passage.

The Town of Hopkinton does not discriminate on the basis of disability. Anyone requiring special services or
devices, please call 377-7777 (V) or 377-7773 (TDD) 48 hours prior to the hearing.

PER ORDER: Hopkinton Town Council
Elizabeth J. Cook-Martin
Town/Council Clerk


Click here for the Ordinance

Open Position: Building Official


Building Official Advertisement

Job Description:  Building Official

Employment Application

Hopkinton Animal Shelter Reopening


Effective Monday, March 11th, 2019, at 8:00 a.m., the Town’s animal shelter will reopen for business.

The animal shelter is open each day of the week. Its hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. from Mondays through Saturdays and 8:00 a.m. until noon on Sundays.

The animal shelter is located at 395 Woodville Road, and its telephone number is (401) 377-7785.

Public Notice: Board and Commission Vacancies


Non Residential Photovoltaic Solar Energy Systems (PSES) Ordinance


Fair Housing Information



Click here for Fair Housing Information

RI Livable Homes Grant


Click on the links for a Brochure and Infographic

FEMA – Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map

Federal Emergency Management Agency
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations