Community Preservation Committee holding public information hearing – June 21st

Above: Above are some of the projects approved at Town Meetings over the past several years to be funded by our Community Preservation Act funds. If you have an opinion about the kinds of projects the CPC should be focusing on, attend their public session to weigh in. (scroll down for photo credits)

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. 

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.

The CPC issued a public invitation to their meeting in two weeks:

Please attend the Community Preservation Committee’s (CPC) Public Information Hearing on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 7:00 PM. Meeting may be watched or may be participated in remotely with the meeting link:

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 funds will 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.

Southborough Community Preservation Committee

Andrew S. Mills (Chair)

For more details, click here.

(above images cropped clockwise from: 84 Main St pic by Alan Bezanson, trails project location on Google Maps, St. Mark’s Church clock tower pic on Facebook, Mooney Field lights from Facebook, Town House pic by Beth Melo, Library facade pic by Ryan Donovan, Old Burial Ground headstones pic by Kate Matison, golf course pic by Neil A. Theriault’s Facebook post, and Richardson Tennis Courts from a Town announcement)

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