Community Preservation Committee holding public information hearing – Thursday

by beth on June 10, 2019

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Above: Above are some of the CPA projects approved at recent year’s Town Meetings. If you have an opinion about the kinds of preservation projects the CPC should be focusing on, attend their public session to weigh in. (images clockwise: by Alan Bezanson, Google Maps, Town announcement, Ryan Donovan, Kate Matison,  and Neil A. Theriault’s Facebook post)

Do you have a potential preservation project? Or maybe you have strong opinions on what the Southborough’s preservation priorities should be.

The Community Preservation Committee is doing its annual reevaluation of the Town’s preservation needs. Plus, they’ll be answering questions for people who want to know how to pursue getting their ideas funded. This week, you have an opportunity to weigh in, or just learn more. 

The CPC issued a public invitation to their meeting this Thursday night:

CPC public info hearing flyer

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Community Preservation Committee’s (CPC)
Public Information Hearing
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Cordaville Hall (Room A/B)
9 Cordaville Road, Southborough. MA
7:00 PM.

At the meeting, we will collect input as part of the CPC’s evaluation of community preservation needs of Southborough. An overview of the Community Preservation Act and the process to apply for CPA fundswill be presented.

Please come with your specific project ideas and overall needs for community preservation in Southborough.

It is highly recommended you attend if you are planning to submit an application.

For those of you not familiar with the CPC, here is an explanation from the Town website of what kind of projects can fall under it: 

The Community Preservation Committee shall make recommendations to the Town Meeting for the acquisition, creation and preservation of open space; for the acquisition, rehabilitation, restoration and preservations of historic resources; for the acquisition, creation and preservation of land for recreational use; for the creation, preservation support of community housing; and for the rehabilitation or restoration of such open space, land for recreational use and community housing that is acquired or created as provided in this section. With respect to community housing, the Community Preservation Committee shall recommend, wherever possible, the reuse of existing buildings, or construction of new buildings on previously developed sites.

For more details, click here.

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