Community Preservation Committee

The Community Preservation Act (hereafter referred to as “CPA”), M.G.L. c. 44B, allows Massachusetts cities and towns to raise monies through a surcharge of up to 3% of the real estate tax levy on real property.  In November 2004, Town Meeting voted a 2% annual real estate levy against real property which was ratified at the Annual Town Election April 5, 2005.  Town Meeting accepted two exemptions from this surcharge as permitted by law: an exemption of $100,000 of the value of each taxable parcel of residential real property and an exemption for low income.    

These CPA funds are to be used for four core purposes: to acquire, create and preserve open space; to acquire, rehabilitate, restore and preserve historic resources; to create, preserve and support community housing; and to acquire, preserve and utilize land for recreational use.  A minimum of 10% of the annual revenues of the fund must be appropriated for each of the three core community concerns. The remaining 70% can be allocated for any combination of the allowed uses, or for land for recreational use.


Applications Now Available for FY'19 CPA Funding

The Community Preservation Committee will hold a Pre-Application/Public Hearing on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at 6:30 pm in the Washington Room, at Town Hall. The Committee welcomes the public to attend this meeting to review the guidelines on applying for CPC funding for community preservation purposes.  FY’19 Applications are due by Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at 4:30 pm in the Town Clerk’s Office at the Town Hall, 41 South Main Street. 

A copy of the CPC Application can be picked up at the Town Clerk’s Office, or by clicking here. (this is a PDF form).

For more information feel free to contact:

Kristin McDonald, Committee Secretary at 781-961-0900 or via email at

Ronald Lum, Committee, Chairman at 781-961-0921 or via email at



Chair, Housing Authority

Raymond Carson

Vice Chair, Recreation Commission

Town Council

Bruce Fleischmann

Community Member- Business

Gerald Good Sr.

Community Member- Resident

Marcell Robateau

Community Member-Resident

Jim Pasman

Conservation Commission

Mary West

Historical Commission

Alexandra Alexopoulos

Planning Board