Community Preservation Act annual forum – June 6th

Each year voters at Annual Town Meeting decide whether or not to support projects using money collected through the Community Preservation Act surcharge.

The Community Preservation Commission is holding its annual public forum a week from today. It’s an opportunity for those interested to learn more about what the CPA fund can cover and the application process.

The CPA allows the town to collect a property tax surcharge that, along with some matching funds from the state, is used for open space preservation, creation of community housing, preservation of historic buildings and landscapes, and creation of recreation opportunities. The state provides a partial match of the funds.

CPC forum flyerAt the public forum on June 6th, CPC members will explain how to apply for CPA funds for the next fiscal year and answer any questions. Town Meeting ultimately decides how CPA money gets spent, but the CPC makes recommendations to voters.

Although Town Meeting 2025 may seem like a long way off, but the process of vetting details for CPA funding proposals takes time.

The meeting starts at 7:00 pm at the Public Safety Building, 32 Cordaville Road and over zoom.

You can learn more about the CPC and the history of the CPA in Southborough here.

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