Community Preservation Committee Solicits Proposals for 2005 Annual Town Meeting

Published July 9, 2004 | Community Preservation Committee | Automatically Archived on 10/14/2004

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The Community Preservation Committee is currently soliciting projects for review for the third round of funding under Community Preservation Act (CPA). Projects will be accepted through October 13, 2004. To download a Project Submission Form Click Here. Forms are also available at the Planning Board office, Goodnow Library and the Town Clerk’s office. CPA funds must be used or reserved as set forth in the Act, with a minimum of 10% of annual revenue used or reserved in each of the following categories: open space, community housing and historic preservation. The remaining 70% of the funds can be used for any of these purposes, plus recreation. All projects must be recommended to Town Meeting by the Community Preservation Committee. Residents or town boards cannot propose projects using CPA funds independently to Town Meeting. Project proponents will be notified of preliminary acceptance of their proposal, and will be scheduled to meet with the CPC later in the fall for development of a final list of project recommendations. Project proponents are encouraged to review The Project Submission Form for additional project requirements.

CPA funds are expected to again exceed $2 million in FY05. The Town anticipates receiving its second state match of CPA funds in October, 2004, in addition to local revenues of approximately $1 million. The 2004 Annual Town Meeting approved expenditures of over $5.5 million for 3 projects – Cutting property open space preservation and recreation field development, Revolutionary War Cemetery restoration and walkway construction.

For a copy of the Community Preservation Committee’s 2002 report Click Here.