Next Monday, Jan. 11, at 6:30 p.m., proponents have been invited to present their projects remotely to the Community Preservation Committee. This is an opportunity for residents to also phone in to learn more about what types of projects are being reviewed by the committee.
The CPC has received seven applications from proponents applying for a Community Preservation Act grant.
The committee reviews applications submitted by town agencies and citizens at large for funding projects involving open space protection, historic preservation, affordable housing, and outdoor recreation.
The CPC makes recommendations that will be discussed at the annual town meeting regarding the use of the town’s Community Preservation Fund for those purposes. That fund is composed of a 1.5 percent surtax on town real estate taxes and state matching funds payable each fall. This year the CPC is working with a budget of approximately $575,000.
The CPC is scheduled to vote on which projects it will recommend for town meeting consideration on Monday, Feb. 1, with the final vote on these grants taking place at this year’s town meeting.
The Jan. 11 meeting is scheduled as a remote meeting via telephone conference call. The meeting link is as follows:
Instructions to join GoToMeeting:
Join the meeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
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