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.


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Chair, Housing Authority

Town Council

Bruce Fleischmann

Community Member- Business

Gerald Good Sr.

Community Member- Resident

Marcell Robateau

Community Member-Resident

Conservation Commission

Mary West

Historical Commission

Alexandra Alexopoulos

Planning Board

Recreation Committee