Hopkinton Bill Signed Into Law
On Friday, November 13, Governor Patrick signed into law Hopkinton Home Rule Petition ‘An Act relative to the election of the members of the Board of Public Works of the Town of Hopkinton.’ It is now Chapter 136 of the Acts of 2009.
According to Board Chairman Dan McIntyre, the act was required in order to stagger the election of the members.
“Instead of the board turning over every three years, this will bring continuity,” he said. At the next election, the person having the highest vote count will have the three-year term, the second highest will have the two year term, and the third highest will have the one-year term.
Working together, Rep. Carolyn Dykema and Sen. Karen Spilka pushed this legislation through the House and Senate so it would be on the Governor’s desk and signed into law before Thanksgiving.